THE CAMP IS FULL AND NO LONGER ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS.
A week-long camp for kids aged 9-14. Register now. Space is limited.
In this revolutionary new camp from the Ottawa International Writers Festival, a new generation of authors and storytellers will embark on a quest into a land of magic.
Pathfinder is a fantasy adventure, in which players embody heroic characters and battle evil. In Pathfinder, you travel through a world of mystery and lore, making tough decisions and developing your own unique story. You must use your wits to survive and ultimately win the day against monsters, oppressive regimes and maniacal villains. You create a character who you will develop and define. You then act as that character, adventuring and growing closer to your teammates. By the end, you’ll be sad to say goodbye to your legendary hero--at least until next summer.
After playing pathfinder, you will write about the events of the session from your characters perspective. You will be instructed about writing techniques and aided in your writing by Republic of Childhood co-founders Aidan and Neil Wilson. A published fantasy author will be invited to speak at the workshop on one or two occasions. The final product will be in chap book form, including (if you are comfortable with it) your writing and illustrations, switching between character perspectives and writing styles.
This will help develop creative expression and skill, allowing those who wouldn’t usually write explore the format and creating a jumping off point for new writers. It will be good for experienced writers too, allowing them to expand on their abilities by writing about a pathfinder adventure.
All in all, this is a great opportunity for new and experienced writers alike. It allows for deep exploration of morality and life, improves your writing and you have a fun time doing it. See you soon!
The camp is free goes from August 19th to 23rd, so I hope to see you there. If you have any questions or if you want to sign up, email me at
Presented in partnership with Ottawa Public Library.