Huntington Beach | 07/24/2017-08/04/2017
Brethren Christian High School
21141 Strathmoor Lane, Huntington Beach, CA 92646
07/24/2017 – 08/04/2017 (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 Brethren Christian High School with new curriculum this summer! This 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!
MEET THE TEAM
Julianna Tapia, Site Administrator
Mrs. Tapia LOVES teaching children to LOVE to learn! She has been teaching for 10 years and tells everyone she has the best job in the world! She is also a mom to 4 energetic & sporty young boys. She looks forward to meeting you at Adventures in Writing Camp!
Kelsey Weston, Writing Ranger
Kelsey Weston is a middle school math and science teacher at Vista Heritage, who misses reading novels and creative writing during the school year. She has a Masters in Education from USC and a Bachelors in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Seton Hall University. This is her first session at Adventures in Writing Camp and she is very excited! Feel free to ask her to sing some Disney songs with you, because she probably knows most or all of the words. She enjoys being transported to far away places to play quidditch with Harry, dig holes with Stanley Yelnets, and float down the river with Huckleberry.
Kevin Heydman, Entertainment Ranger
Kevin Heydman loves music and education. Kevin spends his time educating preschool through 5th grade elementary students the joy of music in Orange County.
Kevin is excited to be a part of the Adventures in Writing Camp team and bring his talents to inspire and entertain students with writing and art. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commercial Music from California State University Los Angeles and Master’s Degree in Double Bass Performance from Azusa Pacific University. He also runs an after school band program giving kids skills in music as well as building self esteem and leadership skills.
Philip Black, Entertainment Ranger
This is Philip Black’s first summer working with Adventures in Writing Camp, and he is VERY excited about it. He received his B.A. in Theatre Performance from Huntington University (in Huntington, IN), where he was a member of the Alpha Chi Honor Society, the Alpha Psi Omega Theatre Honor Society, and a Colloquium Scholar.
He has spent the past 7 years working at theaters across America, performing mostly in comedies and musicals. Making people laugh is the thing he enjoys most, followed closely by READING. As he has traveled, he has made a point of always joining the local library. At last count, he has 5 active library cards.
Along the way, Philip has also developed a distinct passion for TEACHING, helping to run educational “backstage experience” tours in Michigan, doing interactive Treasure Island performances for grade students in Missouri, and teaching for two summers at Camp Melodrama, a theatrical camp for students K-8 in California’s Central Coast.
He currently spends his days as a full-time presenter with California Weekly Explorer, doing interactive history presentations for grades 4-6 all over Orange County.
Hailey Vittrup, Adventure Guide (Counselor)
Hailey has always loved writing. From research papers to short stories, Hailey cannot remember a time when she didn’t want to write. A May 2016 graduate of The Master’s College (now University), Hailey has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Family & Consumer Sciences with an emphasis in Communication. Since then, she has been working as an administrative assistant and tutor while pursuing a Master’s degree in Communication: New Media and Marketing.
Hailey’s interests in the field of writing vary from creative to editorial pieces. She completed a four-month internship at The Signal newspaper while finishing up her Bachelor’s degree, and loved interviewing, editing, and writing articles of her own for the paper. She has written to various children’s fiction authors over the past few years, and has read more books than she can count. Hailey has volunteered as an AWANA leader and Sunday School teacher in her church for 3 years, and loves teaching children and inspiring them to do their best at whatever they are doing.
Jillian Kido, Adventure Guide (Counselor)
Jillian is super excited to return for another summer with Adventures in Writing Camp! She is a sophomore at UC Davis and currently studying Economics and Communications. She also works at the library on campus so she is always surrounded by books! When she is not working or studying, she likes to go hiking, go to the beach, and the movies! As a former writer and editor for her high school newspaper, Jillian loves reading and writing and she can’t wait to help your camper with writing!
Lulu Pellizzari, Adventure Guide (Counselor)
We are so excited that Lulu is returning to AIW Camp as an Adventure Guide, for her third summer! When she is not working at the summer camp, she is getting her degree in Theater at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Also she can be found back-stage, stage managing shows or in the kitchen cooking up a storm. Her three greatest loves are food, children and entertainment. We can’t wait to have her in on the adventure again this summer!
Jolene Wright, Adventure Guide (Counselor)
Jolene loves helping kids learn and have fun! Jolene graduated from California State University, Long beach with her bachelor’s in psychology, she is now working on obtaining her California Multiple-Subject Teaching Credential at CSULB. Jolene is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.