Connect with peers and create together

Connect with peers from all over Minnesota and the United States, be inspired by professional artists from all over the world, and participate either in-person at a cool space or online from the comfort of your own home all while imagining and producing original podcasts, films, poetry, prose, music and visual arts.

Summer Camp 2022

Create stories with some of the brightest the the biz

Writers, Actors, Filmmakers, and more. Rub elbows and create stories with those who tell stories for a living.

Need help with Transportation?

As a part of StoryArk’s commitment to eliminating barriers to participation, school districts involved in StoryArk programming are able to provide their students with transportation to and from camps at no cost to you! You’ll be able to sign up for transportation (if needed) during registration. Contact steph@storyark.org if you have any questions.

Our Summer Camps

Register by June 15th | Free to students in participating school districts!

Mission: Storytelling

July 25 – 28, 2022

11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

9th – 12th grades

Free to students in MAPS, & JWP districts only

Podcast Camp

Connect, collaborate and create original podcast episodes

June 13 – 23, 2022

(Monday through Thursday for two weeks)

11:00 AM to 3:00 PM 

9th – 12th grades

In Person Camp

Twin Cities only, free to twin cities participating school districts

Film Camp 

Produce original short films and tv episodes from script to screen

July 11 – 28, 2022

(Monday through Thursday for three weeks)

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

9th – 12th grades

Online via Zoom

Free to all participating districts

Creative Writing Intensive

Develop a short story, poem, song, memoir, graphic novel within a community of writers

August 1st – 5th

(Monday through Friday for one week)

11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

9th – 12th grades

In Person Camp

Free to Twin Cities participating school districts


Join our staff! Be apart of the BOOMSITE and help us create!

Read submissions/pieces of work (the amount will vary based on how many are received)

Submit your own work, whether it be poetry, prose, interviews, comics, visual arts, polls, or more.

Youth Voice

Empowered, Uplifted, Amplified

Students creative projects will be featured:
StoryArk Festival

An in-person, indoor/outdoor event on Wednesday, August 17 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM and featuring the student band NUNNABOVE

The Boomsite

in the Boomsite newsletter, magazine and virtual gallery

StoryArk Network

Sharing stories world wide

Social Media/Apps

Download the StoryArk App and take our stories with you!

Students participate for free in our camps thanks to a combination of grant funding, school district achievement and integration dollars, and individual contribution by generous donors.

This activity is funded, in part, by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund

The Fine Print

You have questions. wE have answers.

Some StoryArk programming is currently held online via Zoom, and in virtual platforms via HUBZ MOZILLA VR Galleries. StoryArk staff and Emerging Professionals have been trained to effectively utilize these new technologies and how to safely monitor activities. All online sessions will also be recorded (including chat conversations) for the safety of the student and adult mentors alike, and will be stored internally. These recordings may be used to create promotional materials, staff training materials, etc. These recordings are not readily available to the public, but may be made available upon request depending on the reason by which it is needed to protect other students attending.

StoryArk expects all students and adult leaders to adhere to their current Code of Conduct. You may find our current policies and codes of conduct here. 

If you need financial assistance for classes, we have scholarships available to all students on request. Please let us know before you register for classes so that we can give you a coupon code for check out where applicable. 

Please reach out to Stephani Atkins at  steph@storyark.org or 651-417-6223 with any questions or concerns.