SU2023 Tale Tales and Typing Camp

Tall Tales and Typing Camp


Everyone loves a good story. Crafting a good story, however, takes a lot of work and practice. This week-long program helps students learn the art of the narrative and techniques of writing. Topics will include simile / metaphor, dialogue building, character and plot development, etc. In addition, each day will include an imitation practicum wherein budding authors will practice imitating the style and tone of great authors. The program will also include a multimedia approach to narrative building, which will give students interesting prompts for writing short pieces. Each afternoon will include a lesson on proper keyboard typing techniques, followed by time to practice those techniques while writing their story. The goal of this program is that students become comfortable creating, writing, and typing stories.

Tall Tales and Typing Camp FAQs

What’s the schedule of an average day of Tall Tales and Typing Camp?
Camp runs each day from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Drop-off starts at 8:30 AM. Parents should pick their campers by 3:15 PM.

Where does the camp take place?
All activities take place on the Sparhawk grounds and in Sparhawk Classrooms.

What should my son wear to camp?
Campers should dress in comfortable, warm-weather athletic attire and bring a bag lunch and drink from home.

What else does my son need to bring with him to camp?
Boys are encouraged to bring laptops or tablets with a full-size keyboard. We will also have Chromebooks available for use. Boys should bring their own lunch and a water bottle.

Do Tall Tales and Typing Camp t-shirts cost extra?
The price is included in the camp fee. Each camper will receive a Sparhawk Tall Tales and Typing Camp t-shirt on the first day of camp.

Camp Leadership

Raymond LeGrand is the Director of Operatons and teaches Math and Science at Sparhawk Academy. He has spent many summers helping to organize and run the Sebago Leadership Camp. Contact Mr. LeGrand at

Full profiles for Mr. LeGrand and other Sparhawk teachers are available here.



Sean Mahoney teaches History, Literature, Math, and Speech at Sparhawk Academy, as well as running the Sparhawk Greek Club. Contact Mr. Mahoney at

Full profiles for Mr. Mahoney and other Sparhawk teachers are available here.



Camp fee: $325 ($50 discount for currently enrolled Sparhawk students)

Session: August 3 – August 7

Hours: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Entering Grades: 6-9

Enrollment cap: 20 Per Session

Camp location: Sparhawk Academy