Pleasanton | 07/10/2017-07/21/2017

Harvest Park Middle School

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PRICING

$699 Tuition

Tuition includes all instruction, activities and materials. It also includes two camp t-shirts, which should be worn daily. Lunch is NOT included.

Add-Ons

$40 – Morning Supervised Play (8am – 9am)
$80 – Afternoon Supervised Play (3pm – 6pm)
$6 – Extra camp t-shirt (2 shirts are included with your registration)
$6 – Extra camp CD (1 CD is included for each child registered)

Discounts

Family Discount:

  • $20 off per camper for 2 members of the same family
  • $30 off per camper for 3 members of the same family
  • $40 off per camper for 4 members of the same family

4900 Valley Avenue, Pleasanton, CA 94566

07/10/2017 – 07/21/2017 (M-F, 9am – 3pm)

Supervised play available 8am-9am and 3pm-6pm for an additional charge.

Adventures in Writing Camp is excited to return to Harvest Park with new curriculum this summer! This Pleasanton location will have first grade, elementary, and middle school programs! Our team of credentialed teachers, musicians and college students is ready to help new campers build confidence and fall in love with writing, and help returning campers continue to develop as writers!

Space available in 1st grade!
Space available in 2nd grade!
Space available in 3rd grade!
Space available in 4th grade!
Space available in 5th grade!
Only 2 spaces remaining in 6th grade!
7th Grade is FULL for this camp! Click HERE to be added to the waitlist.
8th Grade is FULL for this camp! Click HERE to be added to the waitlist.

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Camp Staff

MEET THE TEAM

Erin Maravilla, Site Administrator

Erin is so excited to return for her second summer with Adventures in Writing! During the school year, Erin is a middle school writing teacher. She is a proud banana slug, having received her Masters in Education from UC Santa Cruz! Her favorite thing in the world is to see her students use writing to express themselves and their personalities!

However, during the summer, Erin raises dinosaur eggs in the depths of the forest. She is hoping they will hatch soon. In the meantime, she’s extremely excited to spend her time with the adventurers at Adventures in Writing! She can’t wait for all the singing, playing, and writing!

Dr. Cynthia Cohen, Writing Ranger (Middle School)

Writing is fun! Dr. Cohen has a BA in History from Yale University, a MA in English Literature from the University of London, and a PhD in English Education from the University at Buffalo. In her English classes, Dr. Cohen uses written texts alongside video clips to compare interpretations of books. She also incorporates role-playing, debates, small groups, jigsawing, collaborative writing, and other media, such as music and artwork, into class discussions of the books. At Adventures in Writing Camp, she will be using technologies, such as blogs. Dr. Cohen looks forward to getting to know all of the students in her summer classes and working to develop their writing skills!

Cassidy Sigars, Writing Ranger (1st Grade)

Cassidy Sigars is currently a Kindergarten teacher in the central valley in California! She has taught 4 years in American public schools, as well as 2 years teaching English in Japan. She loves travelling and meeting new people, so of course she is excited for a great summer teaching at Adventures in Writing Camp!
As well as having a great time with kids as they learn, Cassidy is a lover of the outdoors. On the weekends she enjoys camping and climbing anywhere that has good weather. California is a beautiful place with beautiful people and she is very happy to be here!

Cassidy Sigars, Writing Ranger (1st Grade)

Cassidy Sigars is currently a Kindergarten teacher in the central valley in California! She has taught 4 years in American public schools, as well as 2 years teaching English in Japan. She loves travelling and meeting new people, so of course she is excited for a great summer teaching at Adventures in Writing Camp!
As well as having a great time with kids as they learn, Cassidy is a lover of the outdoors. On the weekends she enjoys camping and climbing anywhere that has good weather. California is a beautiful place with beautiful people and she is very happy to be here!

Haley Walker, Writing Ranger

This is Haley Walker’s second summer with Adventures in Writing Camp! She is a second grade teacher at Kolb Elementary. In her free time she loves to write, read, eat tacos, and play the banjo! She is so excited to be teaching at Adventures in Writing Camp again this year!

Samara Maamo, Adventure Guide (Counselor)

This is Samara, but you can call her Sam, and this will be her third year as an Adventure Guide! She loves being silly and being creative! She believes that AIW Camp is the best place to learn and have fun at the same time. Sam is currently a junior at CSU East Bay, studying sociology. She is also learning American Sign Language, which is a new passion of hers! Her favorite thing to do on her free time is to skateboard, make videos, and go on adventures. Sam can not wait to be an Adventure Guide again this year and help write a whole lot of books!

Victoria Naylor, Adventure Guide (Counselor)

Victoria Naylor’s favorite thing to do is write!

She likes it SO much, she studies English at University of Washington, and is currently in a creative writing program!

Victoria grew up playing music. She played the oboe and the saxophone for 7 years before deciding to dedicate her time to studying and writing poetry.

Victoria loves teaching and is very excited to spend another summer teaching kids how to write!

Khalilah Taylor, Adventure Guide (Counselor)

Khalilah has worked with children birth through 6 years-old for over five years! This year Khalilah began teaching STEM to ages K-6 and is loving the change of pace. Working with kids and helping them discover new and exciting things, that makes them what to learn, is what Khalilah is all about!

Khalilah’s spare time is full with making jewelry and natural home decor. Khalilah loves to create – whether with a pin or a paintbrush, and believes that passion for creativity and exploration is catching! Welcome, Khalilah!

Kristine Tsung, eBook Ranger

Kristine Tsung loves working with children. She is a high honors graduate of UC Berkeley, and a Joint Teacher’s Credential with Masters in Education candidate at San Jose State University. She is the owner and Chief Creator of BuzzingBOTS (yaybots.com), an award winning multimedia property for tweens. Winner of the business pitch competition in 2009, Ms. Tsung was interviewed on CBS TV where she showcased BuzzingBOTS. At the Santa Clara University Baby Boomer B-Plan Competition, her business plan targeted to boomer parents took the semi finalist position. Recently, BuzzingBOTS was a top 8 finalist in PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center Students With Solutions contest. Ms. Tsung helped launch Youth Charge Now!, a non-partisan civic engagement group energizing Asian American youth. She helped cross promote Asian Heritage Night to welcome NBA rookie Jeremy Lin making history with 17,000+ in attendance. Her mission is to connect different interests to work towards a global future – to connect, inspire and integrate. Kristine is looking forward to sharing her expertise and enthusiasm with the campers this summer!