Newport Beach | 07/10/2017-07/21/2017
1541 Monrovia Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92663
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 Newport Beach, in our new home at Carden Hall! 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
Evelyn Seto, Site Administrator
Evelyn Seto is currently a 4th grade GATE teacher in Long Beach, California. She has taught for many years in grades 1st through 6th grade. Evelyn has a passion for teaching writing and helping young writers express their thoughts. She finds it inspirational for students to take ownership of their writing and make it unique…and creative! She earned her BA from Cal State Long Beach in Liberal Studies with an English concentration, and a MS from National University in Curriculum and Instruction. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her children, husband, and two dogs. You will often find all of them camping or going on walks on the beach!
Cat Wright, Writing Ranger
Originally from the east, Cat Wright ventured west in 2015 to complete her Masters Degree in Education from Oregon State University. She enjoyed her year nestled in the majestic Cascade Mountains before moving to the Oregon Coast last August to teach 2nd grade. Cat is now a happy, new resident of The Golden State and will be continuing her teaching career in Davis for the 2017/18 school year. On the weekends, you might find her adventuring in the forest or groovin’ to her favorite tunes. She is an avid animal lover and can’t resist the color purple. Cat is a huge fan of Mister Lemur and his friends, and couldn’t be happier to be part of the Adventures in Writing Camp family for her first time this summer!
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.
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.
Katherine A Garcia, Adventure Guide (Counselor)
Kat cannot wait to return for another summer with Adventures in Writing Camp! Currently, she is a sophomore at the University of San Francisco studying Environmental Science and Chemistry. From writing research papers to journaling in nature, Kat always has a pen and paper in her hand. Her passion for books started at a young age with her favorite children’s books “The Legend of the Bluebonnet” and “Where the Wild Things Are”. She loves to volunteer at the local libraries tutoring students and readings stories to kids.
In her free time, she likes to go hiking with friends, walk her dog, and take photography. While at college, she loves playing soccer and exploring historic San Francisco! She is actively involved in numerous clubs and organizations on campus ranging from Food Recovery Network to Women in Science Club. Kat cannot wait to help your camper with writing this summer!
Jessie Yount, Adventure Guide (Counselor)
Jessie loves to write stories and she can’t wait to share her passion with all the campers! She studies at UC Irvine where she’s an English major and aspiring writer. She fell in love with reading at a young age, and in second grade her favorite teacher inspired her to start writing her own short stories!
When Jessie doesn’t have a pen and paper in hand, she spends her time outdoors camping, rock climbing, or doing acro yoga! She loves exploring new places and going on adventures with her friends. She is also a very lucky youth coach at a rock climbing gym and absolutely loves to help the kids reach their goals and have fun!
Paige Pickler, Adventure Guide (Counselor)
Paige Pickler loves being creative. She often teaches art lessons at her old elementary school.
She also loves reading all different kinds of books. When Paige isn’t surfing or swimming at the beach, she brings along a book to read in the sand.
Growing up, Paige ice skated and performed in many competitions and Holiday Shows. Paige designed her own costumes and loved helping her coaches come up with new choreography for her programs.
Paige is studying art at Cal State University San Marcos, where she has been on the Dean’s List for her three years there. Paige is a member and founder of Unheard Voices, an activism club on campus. She also helped put on a dance performance for school last semester and is excited to share her moves with all the campers!
Kayla Globerson, eBook Ranger
Kayla is so excited to be back at Adventures in Writing Camp for the second summer! She LOVED being an eBook Writing Ranger last summer, and watching the magic happen of campers’ books getting published!
Kayla currently resides in San Diego, teaching 6th grade. She used to teach 3rd grade, but this is her first year teaching the big kiddos! What an adventure! After wanting to live in San Diego for a few years, Kayla relocated from Orange County this year. She LOVES living here and loves exploring new hiking locations, the beaches, restaurants, and shops.
Kayla can’t wait for another great summer with AIW Camp and to see what these future writers (aka campers!) have in store to bring to life on paper, and eventually in a digital format, with her!