Mankato | St. Peter | Janesville-Waldorf- Pemberton

Enjoy the best of StoryArk 

Do you love to create?

Storytelling camp connects you with other creatives interested in film, podcasting and literary arts just like you!

Work with StoryArk’s emerging professionals and with esteemed artists from all over the world to produce podcasts, short films, novel, short story, poetry, music, graphic novel and visual arts.

This in-person camp will take place at Mankato East High School and begin with lunch. Students will spend time in the large group for warm up activities, and then split into creative teams to develop stories reflective of the students’ interests and life experiences. Participants will have the option of delving more deeply into:


Connect, collaborate and create original podcast episodes


Produce original short films and tv episodes from script to screen

Literary Arts

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

The Details…

Free to students in MAPS, JWP districts only

June 6th – June 9th

(Monday through Thursday)

11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

9th – 12th grades

This is a partnership with three school districts and available slots are allotted accordingly. Referred students from Mankato, St Peter and JWP can register.

You must Register by May 16th.

Camp will take place at Mankato East High School.

 Space is limited. First come first served. Transportation is available for those in need.

Email steph@storyark.org to find out how you can be involved.

StoryArk Festival

Celebrate student storytelling

NEW THIS YEAR! The Festival expands to be an indoor AND outdoor event! 

The StoryArk Festival celebrates student podcast, film, poetry, short stories, novel excerpts, plays, music and visual art and showcases student stories in an engaging, high energy way.

An indoor/outdoor event hosted by Stillwater Public Library, youth from across Minnesota who participate in StoryArk programming share stories in multiple mediums to friends, family, neighbors and community members.

Stories, food, music – the Festival has it all!

All are welcome to experience the transformative power of youth storytelling to build empathy and understanding of the student experience. 

The Festival is free to all, but we always happily accept donations 🙂

Ready to join?

You must Register by May 16th, 2022

A Special Thanks to

Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation.
This activity is funded, in part, by the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council with an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund