Session 1: Fables and Legends (Aug. 23 – Sept. 28)
Join us on an exciting adventures where we will explore the crafts and conventions of Fable Story Writing. Every week we will read an exciting and new fable or legend and learn how to write your very own, focusing on elements of fables, themes, and proper writing conventions. In the end, campers will get to use their knowledge to create their very own epic fable. Not only will campers write a creative story, they will also learn how to create a radio play bringing their story to life. Based in Common Core Reading, Language Arts, and Writing, this program is perfect for all writers! We hope you can join us on this exciting adventure!
Session 2: Safari Adventure (Oct. 4 – Nov. 18)
Each week campers will learn about a fascinating animal, create a Safari Journal Guide, and use the animal traits to learn different writing skills. Campers will practice these skills while creating their own animal “field guide” and story about their very own fictitious animal! Come along for the adventure of a lifetime with Zoologist Zoe and Safari Sam! For those of you who have joined us last year, this is a completely different adventure. Campers will explore important grammar conventions to become better writers and bring their writing to life not only in their Safari Guide but also in their very own documentary on their animal in the “Technoverse!”
Session 3: Adventures in Journalism (Jan. 10 – Feb. 17)
Journalism comes in many forms. You can read a newspaper an online news source or watch your local news station. However, recently a new type of journalism has taken the world by storm and this is Blogging. Through blogs people are able to share their interest, hobbies, and even their conspiracy theories. In this camp we will explore how to share your thoughts and ideas through the use of writing skills and conventions. Each week campers will blog about a different topic of interest and learn an important writing and reading skill like sequencing, identifying key details, and cause and effect! Come with us to the the coolest blogger on the block!
Session 4: The Great Writing Expedition (Apr. 18 – May 26)
Get ready for an epic writing adventure! In this session, campers will work through the different purposes of writing covered in California Common Core– informational writing, opinion/persuasive writing, and narrative writing. Your child will learn valuable writing craft skills to help them fall in love with and accelerate their writing. This program is great for writers of all levels!