Rockland Poet Laureate and educator Carol Bachofner is organizing a three-day creative writing camp for third through fifth graders. The camp will run Monday through Wednesday, July 29 through 31, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rockland Lodge of Elks on Rankin Street.

The free camp is limited to 25 participants, and there are still a few spaces left. For more information and to sign up, send email to

Campers will work with writers/mentors on poetry, short story and news writing. Each camper will get lunch, materials and a T-shirt. The camp is co-sponsored by the Elks Lodge No. 1008 via an Elks National Foundation Beacon Grant and the Rockland Poet Laureate Project; and is supported by a generous donation from Maine Media Women.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or