The Young Creatives Guide provides Lansing’s young creatives, their parents and their teachers with a listing of classes, camps, lectures, workshops and more for anything from writing to dancing to theatre and beyond! Currently the guide is virtual, but you can expect a print version in Fall 2022, just in time for the next school year.


We invite you to participate by submitting your programming to our guide. For spring and summer programming, please give us as much information as possible by March 28, 2022.

Submit Your Event Here

Do you want to add your programming  to the Guide or need to updated your existing information? Our virtual guide is very accommodating as it allows for updates as your programs adapt to individual and local health guidelines. Submit your information, and we will routinely update the Guide to include new programming and updates.

This is an exclusive opportunity for Arts Council members. If you are not a member, sign up today!

Please contact us if you have any questions at and stay tuned for updates on our fall print version!


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All-of-us Express Children's Theatre

Theatre Productions - Main Stage

Dates: Year round
Age Range: 9-18 (Summer Sessions: 6-18)
Cost: $60-130

All-of-us Express Children's Theatre offers youth the opportunity to take part in every aspect of theatre production from acting, technical production, costume design to set construction. It brings four major productions to the Greater Lansing community each year with the help of hundreds of youth from throughout the region, include a summer musical. Most scholarships cover 75 percent of fees.

Drama Camps

Dates: June- August 2022
Age Range: 6-16
Cost: $135-300

All-of-us Express Children's Theatre drama camps are for ages 6-15. Camps are grouped by age range. In 2021, there will be some virtual and some in-person camp options. Each weeks is a different theme and participants build a story around the theme and perform it live on Friday. One and two week camps will be offered. Scholarships available.

Theater Workshops

Dates: Varies
Age Range: 9-18
Cost: $50-200

All-of-us Express Children's Theatre holds a variety of workshops and classes. Ages and costs vary depending on the specific workshops. Past workshops/classes include Studio Classes, Shakespeare intensive program and All-of-us On Air: A Podcast Drama and Playwriting Experience.


Red Cedar Writing Project

434 Farm Lane, 300 Bessey Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824

Spartan Writing Camps

Dates: June 20-23 and June 27-30, 2022
Age Range: Grades K-8
Cost: TBA

All inquiries should be directed to Jill Hoort at

Since 1994, Spartan Writing Camp has invited elementary and middle school writers to explore their love of writing with countless opportunities to write about the thoughts, ideas and experiences that move them. Camp instructors, who are experienced teachers and Red Cedar Writing Project (RCWP) Teacher Consultants (TCs), help students nurture and develop the writer within using Michigan State’s campus for inspiration. Each summer campers search for stories and capture memories on visits to the Red Cedar River, Michigan State University’s beautiful gardens, the Dairy Store, museums and other places around campus.

Greenrock Writers Retreat

Dates: July 14-17, 2022
Age Range: Grades 9-12
Cost: $325 ($300 early bird)

All inquiries should be directed to the Greenrock Writers Retreat directors at

Greenrock Writers Retreat is a residential four-day camp for high school students with a passion for writing. Workshops are designed to encourage participants to view writing as both personally meaningful and pleasurable, as well as to improve student writing ability.
Students who are incoming ninth graders through outgoing twelfth graders in high school are invited to apply, regardless of writing proficiency. These participants will work with other young, aspiring writers as well as certified Red Cedar Writing Project (RCWP) Teacher-Consultants (TCs). RCWP TCs are experienced classroom teachers who have been identified as outstanding writing teachers by their colleagues and university faculty members.
As a Greenrock participant, you will work with a variety of teenagers from a multitude of high schools across Michigan. You will explore and improve your talents as a writer, both creatively and academically. Additionally, you will work with experienced college writers in order to enhance your own writing skills and participate in readings and discussion centered on the camp’s annual theme: Hidden Messages for 2022.


Events Pending

The opportunity to be listed in the guide is exclusive to Arts Council members. If you are not a member, sign up today! We are planning for the guide to be completely uploaded by mid-March 2022.