Santa Barbara’s Rancho Oso Hosts Write On Girls Writers Camp for Girls

Write On Girls will host a writer’s retreat for girls ages 10-14 in the Santa Ynez Mountains August 21 through 25.

Write On Girls campers enjoy outdoor activities

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Write On Girls campers enjoy outdoor activities

Located at Rancho Oso, just 20 minutes east of Santa Barbara, the overnight camp and writer’s retreat for girls offers a fun environment in which to encourage young writers to explore their unique voices and imaginations in a safe and supportive environment.

Founders Lia Langworthy and Jennifer Croslow, both professional writers, had a vision of creating a writer’s retreat just for girls. In addition to mentoring the young writers in crafting stories, poems and songs, Langworthy and Croslow take time out to enjoy horse back riding, swimming, hiking, kayaking and fishing in Lake Cachuma with the girls. Campfires, s’mores, sleeping in covered wagons and of course storytelling end each night of the week-long retreat.

“We wanted to bring girls back to the basics, sleeping in covered wagons, cooking and dining al fresco and writing in nature,” said Langworthy.

Space at the camp is limited to 10 girls. The cost of the retreat is $800. Scholarships are available. For more information contact Jennifer Croslow at or visit

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