Struggling to find inspiration or to make that extra step to take your world to the next level? Well, good news, because I have a challenge for you! It’s JUNE, which means that Worldbuilding Summer Camp 2022 is only 1 month away! It also means we’re going to be helping you get yourself ready with the Summer Camp Pledge to breeze through the challenge. How? With the World building Summer Camp 2022 Homework Club! Piece of (ice cream) cake!
What is Summer Camp 2022?
Summer Camp is one of the biggest world building events of the year! During July, we challenge you to answer 31 prompts of world building! You answer to a prompt by creating an article during July that’s at least 300 words long and submitting it to the prompt. It’s a great time to start new worlds, focus on new areas of your existing world, or simply get inspired and take part in the community that comes together for the event!
Now, coming up with 31 articles in one month can be tricky, which is why we use June as the prep month! Every week, we’ll give you a homework post to get your ideas flowing. You don’t have to do the homework if you don’t want to, but it will be helpful! Plus, if you do it, you’ll get a fancy badge for your World Anvil profile!
What are the Summer Camp 2022 Themes?
Last year, we introduced prompt themes: several prompts were related to a single concept. And your feedback was that you loved them! So, this year, most prompts will follow one of these themes:
- Expanse: deserts, prairies, oceans, urban expanse, pocket dimensions, planes of existence, or nebulas.
- Leadership: monarchs, presidents, generals, revolutionaries…
- Discovery: research, exploration, and investigation.
- Monstrous: things considered villainous, cruel, unlucky, unnatural, or just “wrong”!
As you can see, they are all setting-agnostic, so you’ll be able to integrate them into your world seamlessly! We’ll be unpacking these themes more next week, but they are intended to give inspiration and can be interpreted in any way you like! Not every prompt is directly related to a theme, but each can be tied together by the theme if you like.
What is the Summer Camp Pledge?
The Summer Camp Pledge is a way to prepare yourself mentally for the challenge—and keep you accountable so you don’t lose track of your goal! Instead of improvising, sit down and think in advance about what your goal will be, what will you be writing about, and why. This will be your Summer Camp Pledge!
Coming up with your Creative Goal and Motivation
To write your Summer Camp Pledge, start thinking about your creative goal: what do you want to write about? Of course, you can’t be too specific because you don’t know the prompts yet, but here are some creative goals as examples:
- I want to expand into a new area of my world
- I want to create a new world
- I want to begin world building for a new novel
- I want to work on my RPG campaign setting
If you take one of these examples, make sure to tweak them so they fit your actual goal! For example, if you want to expand into a new area of your world, what is that area? If you’re creating a new world, what’s the elevator pitch for it?
Then think about why you want to achieve your creative goal! This will make sure you actually have the motivation to reach it. Here are some reasons you might have your goal:
- I’m passionate about the genre
- I’m excited about expanding my world!
- I want to create an X experience for my players or readers
- I really want to delve into X or Y theme!
Coming up with your Challenge Goal for the Summer Camp Pledge
Now that you have your creative goal, it’s time to think about your challenge goal! What’s your completion goal for Summer Camp itself? You must answer each prompt with at least 300 words, so think about what a realistic goal is for you. Since there will be a badge for every 8 prompts (except for Diamond, with only 7 prompts), you can use the badges as a challenge goal.
You can also add additional goals: maybe you want to challenge yourself to have a higher word count (500 words instead of 300, for example). Or you could challenge yourself to read a certain number of articles from other people and give them feedback to share the love! Whatever you decide, this will be part of your Summer Camp Pledge too.
Summer Camp 2022 Homework Assignment 1: The Summer Camp Pledge
This is your Summer Camp 2022 homework for this week!
- Create a generic article on World Anvil and name it “Summer Camp Pledge” (or a similar title).
- What is your creative goal and your motivation? Add this to the Summer Camp Pledge.
- What is your challenge goal: Copper (8 prompts), Silver (16 prompts), Gold (24 prompts), Diamond(31 prompts)? Add this to the Summer Camp Pledge too.
- Submit the article in the comments of this post!
Make sure the Summer Camp Pledge is published and public (i.e. not a draft and not private) before posting it here. If your comment doesn’t appear immediately, it’s because it needs approval—but we’ll get it sorted as soon as possible!
Are you part of the Homework Club?
One of the highlights of Summer Camp is the community, which comes together to pour their creativity on World Anvil and our community channels! If you want to be part of the Homework Club, tune in to the Homework Club streams every Sunday in June and July! We’ll be live on our Twitch channel at 7pm UK/11am Pacific.
If you want to show off your participation to Summer Camp, we have some graphics you can use in your World Anvil world or in social media:
Download all participation graphics and the community streaming pack! You’ll find logos, stickers, banners—anything your heart desires!
Big shout out to our amazing sponsors, GACUCon, Norse Foundry, and Kobold Press! They make it possible to offer so many prizes to celebrate your awesome creativity! Check them out and give them some love!
Working on it! This will be an INTENSE July, and probably the most important one in my life, but I still want to achieve at least a copper 🙂
Ah! You beat me to it! Here is mine I think it has all that was requested in the first homework already 🙂
@My Summer Camp Pledge!
Getting ready for two big projects for NaNoWriMo Camp July! To celebrate, adding my entry to WorldAnvil Summer Camp 2022 as well! Here’s my article: @SUMMER CAMP PLEDGE 2022
smol pledge! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/Melior/a/tj-s-super-smol-summer-camp-pledge-article
Pledgeeee! Very excited for this year ^-^ https://www.worldanvil.com/w/yonderverse-mochimanoban/a/mochi-s-sc22-pledge-article
Here we go! Psyched for this event, as always.
I solemnly pledge to pledge a pledge document. https://www.worldanvil.com/w/lukkein/a/summer-camp-pledge-article?preview=true
My Pledge! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/nyckaneh-melu/a/julian-s-summer-camp-pledge-article
Super excited for Summer Camp #4!
We are going to merge our Summer Camp Pledge article with our Summer Camp Progress article! So when the prompts get released from their coffins, this article will riiiiiiissseee
Version 1 of my Pledge article! Super excited for my favorite event from World Anvil!
Done and done! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/alana/a/summer-camp-pledge-2022
Summer Camp #5 is a go!
Here goes my first WA Summer Camp!
Hype for this summercamp !
My first Summer Camp, let’s do this! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/beckettville/a/summer-camp-2022-pre-planning-article
This is my pledge: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/laria-s-ninth-world-laria/a/my-summer-camp-pledge-2022-article
Let’s see how we do, this year.
This is going to be so much fun!
Hey, that’s my pledge article. I am so happy.
My pledge! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/rome-and-the-sassanid-empire/a/pledge-summer-camp-2022-landmark
correction: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/rome-and-the-sassanid-empire/a/pledge-summer-camp-2022-article (because te first time I apparently used the building template instead of the generic one thanks to the updates to the way WA looks XD)
Alright, first time camping in WorldAnvil! Let’s get rolling. https://www.worldanvil.com/w/analecta-tybarbary/a/summer-camp-2022-article
Looking forward to camp again!!! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/liminal-chronicles/a/wa-summer-camp-pledge-2022
Yes second time it going to be a blast https://www.worldanvil.com/w/elema-valcin/a/summer-camp-2022-pledge-article
First iteration of my pledge!
Last year was my first summer camp, and I really enjoyed it, so here the pledge for this year!
Have a great time everybody and good luck with your goals!
Here’s that pledge; https://www.worldanvil.com/w/stellar-journey-28working-title29-madtoxin/a/sc-pledge2C-i-suppose-article?preview=true
Itty bitty baby steps. https://www.worldanvil.com/w/unnamedisekai-gwensimon/a/summer-camp-pledge-2022-article
I’m excited for my second Summer Camp! Here is my pledge: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/turien-tarafaebelle/a/summer-camp-2022-pledge-article
My 4th Summer Camp already!? Let’s go! This year’s motto: “To Copper and Beyond” with Camp Chill
My pledge! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/beourjen-mirescosmo/a/summer-camp-2022-pledge-article
Here’s the Pledge for my third Summercamp since joining the wonderful World Anvil community! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/world-of-cartyrion/a/summercamp-2022-preparation-article
I was productive last year, might as well try again.
This will be my first WA Summer Camp.
Let’s hope I can match last year’s work!
Homework #1 Completed! Looking forward to our next assignment! Good luck everyone!
I’m so excited!
I will try: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/1957-racussa/a/my-summercamp2022pledge-article?preview=true?
My pledge! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/overlord-lady-grayish/a/summer-camp-pledge-2022-article
My pledege: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/thenia-pyrrha/a/summer-camp-2022-pledge-article
Happy worldbuilding, friends! 🙂
Whoooo, it is that time of the year again. \o/
Let’s gooooooo! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/edda-evtaurus/a/summer-camp-2022-pledge212121-article
Ready for my 2nd Summer Camp!
Ok, here’s my pledge…
@Summer Camp Pledge: 2022
and away we go!
For my third Summer Camp!
I’m ready! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/manifold-sky-bcgrwurth/a/summer-camp-2022-progress-report-article
Should submit and not only write it ;).
Pledge all done and ready to go! Lets go copper 😀
whoops, should probably include the link too! xD
noooo I grabbed the wrong link..
Here’s my pledge, proposing camp chill for all those who want to create and take it easy as they do so!
There it is, I did it
My pleeeeedge! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/urskoga/a/sc2022-pledge-article
My pledge. https://www.worldanvil.com/w/magic-earth-kajetanwrites/a/pledge-for-summer-camp-2022-article
And here is my entry for the first summercamp homework! 🙂
Pledging Summer Camp to support King Bob and my fellow House Sauropoda. Go Dinos! And Lieben… I… I need to work on Lieben…
I am so excited for Summer Camp!
I almost missed this – we have three major projects and an organisational restructure on at work, and I haven’t visited World Anvil in a couple of weeks. So, scraping in, here is my first summer camp homework entry!
We are unbelievably ready for this journey and challenge <3
@THE SUMMER CAMP PLEDGE
Summer Camp number 1!! WOOOOO!!! Here’s the pledge:
Time to throw an Iron in the Anvil…https://www.worldanvil.com/w/nycos-game-master-guru/a/2022-summer-camp-anvil-pledge-article?
At the very least I’m going for a repeat on my Most Beautiful People badge. https://www.worldanvil.com/w/chellok-sointex/a/summer-camp-2022-pledge-article
Super excited for this! Time to start giving my world the attention it deserves!
My second Summer camp! Can’t wait!
Alrighty, my first summer camp!
I had a little fun with my pledge this year. Trying to set the tone for both my followers and myself 🙂
My first camp! So exciting! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/adin-golemancer/a/summer-camp-2022-pledge21-article
Ready for Summer Camp! 🙂
Ready for my first Summer Camp!
Here’s mine! 🙂
Best of luck to everyone!
Pledge hype! Have fun everyone 😀
Here’s my pledge. Excited for this first year.
I can’t wait to have fun with you guys! 😀
It’s time! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/treasure-box-tris/a/summer-camp-pledge-2022-article?preview=true
A little bit late from the party, but here is mine too (I’m still working in hungarian): https://www.worldanvil.com/w/evera-liafelis/a/summer-camp-2022-article?preview=true
Yay for Summer Camp! Time to make my pledge!
Here it is! My Homework!
A year goes so quickly now! Can’t believe its already my second Summer Camp!
Here we go. Rather short pledge but that is okay. Aiming for diamond! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/warpunk-lil-roe/a/summer-camp-pledge-article
I’m pretty new to this, but I’m excited to really focus on worldbuilding this summer 🙂
Round 2, Fight!
Hyped for Summer Camp, here is my simple pledge https://www.worldanvil.com/w/witch-world-laurabones/a/summer-camp-2022-pledge-article
First pledge. We’ll see how this goes! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/caerdonel-da476/a/summer-camp-2022-pledge-article
My summer camp pledge, new to world anvil and hope this helps get me motivated!
I intend to put a lot of effort into SummerCamp 2022 because creative writing is something I enjoy just because I enjoy it.
Finally finished Homework 1. 🙂
Long time listener, first time pledger… https://www.worldanvil.com/w/amnar-thecharmquark/a/summer-camp-pledge-2022-article?preview=true
Thought I’d have time for gold this year but reality check makes me go for copper this year again
week late, but o well!
First attempt at Summer Camp and I am going for the big one. Good luck to everyone.
Ha, Twitter reminded me I needed to write this 🙂 Cheers!
Late to the party, here is my pledge article!
I guess I’m late to the party too, but here goes nothing:
I do love a challenge!
@Summer Camp Pledge 2022
Here’s my pledge! https://www.worldanvil.com/world/901ccd8c-6984-4d7e-959e-f2ce7d7ee1e8/summary
Homework 1 and 2 completed! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/rysidor-daisychick/a/summer-camp-2022-pledge-article
My pledge is here! insert eyes emojis… https://www.worldanvil.com/w/secret-agent-someone/a/summer-camp-2022
Finished my Summer Camp 2022 Pledge!
Homework 1 and 2 done! Excited for this summer!
Starting a new world this year–let’s do this! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/the-world-of-unnamed-aliensdrinktea/a/summer-camp-pledge-article
https://www.worldanvil.com/w/gleesi-CEB2-wolfkeeper989/a/summer-camp-pledge-for-july-2022-article I am excited for my first Summer camp!
I’m hoping I posted this correctly. #AnvilNoob
A little late, but here is my pledge:
My first Summer camp! Very excited to see what I can do!
Sorry I’m a bit late to the party!
SO excited to get this camp started! Know I’m late to the party, but this will be just what I need to get going.
@Summer Camp 2022 Pledge!
Here’s to my first Summer Camp!
@Summer Camp Pledge 2022
I’m a little late but finally got it done!
My first article on WorldAnvil! It is not the prettiest (man, some of you have IMPRESSIVE article layouts!) but it is something. I know if I’m not careful I’ll spend more time on designing the look than on the writing itself!
@My 2022 Summer Camp Pledge
Reposting because I don’t think I did the link correctly in my last one…
Well here it is, Not as detailed as some peoples, but its still helpful with actualisation to get it written down!
This might acutally help i suppose!
The time is nigh, let’s try try again.
Here is my Summer Camp Pledge!
Feeling very excited about this year’s summer camp!
So excited for this year!
I’m feeling optimistic about getting a badge level this year. https://www.worldanvil.com/w/ruins-of-drakkenheim-many-angled-one/a/summer-camp-pledge-2022-article
My pledge: [articleblock:b877f68f-549b-48f8-88df-6566bd614d71]
Handing in my homework late as usual. https://www.worldanvil.com/w/the-ocean-the-big-g/a/how-i-plan-to-spend-my-summer-vacation-article?preview=true
Better late than never, right?
A little late to the game but here’s my Summer Camp pledge!
I’m late to this but here is my Summer Camp Pledge! Going for Gold! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/solus-rynthewin/a/ryn-s-summer-camp-pledge-2022-article
Better late than never lol
Better late than never. Catching up on all the homework before Summer Camp begins next week. https://www.worldanvil.com/w/divinity2C-texas-kdalberson/a/2022-summer-camp-pledge-article
I join, it’s a bit late, but at least I will make an attempt!
I hope to get at least 8 done 🙂 Maybe we can have 30h days in July? Please?
I’m hoping to flesh out my world.
This is the beginning of my summer camp pledge. https://www.worldanvil.com/w/eleanor-s-west-coast-dreamre/a/summer-camp-pledge-article
First time really working with World Anvil but we all start somewhere I guess. Getting excited for the event.
And here is my pledge for the Summer Camp 2022 or Camp Chill \m/
here’s mine! I hope i’m not too late: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/las-islas-de-las-nueces-gortius-viii/a/summer-camp-pledge-article?preview=true
I’ve joined World Anvil very late, but I want to join in this challenge so I’m going to speedrun the homework! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/bold-beetle-world-vandwriter/a/summer-camp-pledge-2022-article?preview=true?
Just joined World Anvil recently so I’m speedrunning the homework! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/bold-beetle-world-vandwriter/a/summer-camp-pledge-2022-article?preview=true
Awesome! Could you please also reply with the URL link to the world as well?
Super pumped for this year’s Summer Camp! Also speedrunning the homework, but because I’ve procrastinated. 😅 (that’s a great sign for how Camp will go, isn’t it) (oops)
I’m a little late but here is my Summer Camp Goals
Thank you! – Could you be able to grab the URL link for us too, please?
Here is the URL: https://www.worldanvil.com/world/50397b5e-533e-40cd-8580-283605d00fd5/summary
Time to get serious – while having fun! lol
Here’s my pledge!
looks around I’m not late submitting this part of the homework! It’s before the deadline!
Here’s my pledge for this year’s Summer Camp! Can’t wait to get started! 😀 https://www.worldanvil.com/w/black-light/a/summer-camp-2022-pledge-article
Trying to get back into writing and streaming again: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/the-bennorian-chronicles-lethann/a/summer-camp-2022-pledge-article
https://www.worldanvil.com/w/kohtalo-drunkenpanda951/a/summer-camp-pledge-2022-article because HOORAY for procrastination
Summer camp homework all done! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/shadowfire-ononomad/a/shadowfire-summer-camp-2022-article
Finished all the homeworks! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/istralar-hanhula/a/summer-camp-20223A-pledge-article
Here’s my pledge! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/5Bbioluminescent5D-jes01/a/summer-camp-2022-pledge-article
Here is mine!
Exited for my first Summer Camp!
I’m getting a late start on the homework, but I’m excited for Summer Camp!
Woops, tweaked world settings and broke the link. Here’s the updated one: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/amalgama-holyflpncows/a/summer-camp-pledge-2022-article
something went wrong with my first post
@Nated123’s Summer Camp Pledge
I am a bit late for homework, but I am super exited for the summer camp!
Here is my pledges https://www.worldanvil.com/w/5Bitsaso5D-lilseasalt/a/summer-camp-pledge-article?preview=true?
late arrival, but here’s my pledge 😀 @Summer Camp Pledge
Better late then never!
Its a start cosnidering not finsihed. https://www.worldanvil.com/w/Mallum/a/summer-camp-2022—pledge-article
Better late than never! https://www.worldanvil.com/w/etherea-anotherjoy/a/summer-camp-pledge-article?preview=true?
Little bit late but I hope that’s okay!
Late, but I was moving! That’s an excuse, right?
Learning – Brand new WA guildmember so late to the party…
Oh and I think trying to figure out why my discord won’t connect to WA and I’m not showing up in any discord lists of members is also on my pledge list.