Burlingame | 07/10/2017-07/21/2017
1801 Devereux Dr, Burlingame, CA 94010
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 Burlingame with two sessions at Lincoln Elementary this summer. The first session is July 10-21, and the second is July 24 – August 4. These Burlingame sessions 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
Tyler Webb, Site Administrator
Tyler is an high school English teacher who loves to be creative. He got bachelors degrees in English and Communication at UC Davis, and continued on to get his teaching credential from San Jose State University. He had a blast last summer as a Writing Ranger, but is beyond excited to be working this year as a Site Administrator at Lincoln Elementary School. A Burlingame native who attended Roosevelt Elementary School right down the street, he loves the community and cannot wait to meet the area’s young writers and their families. Writing, drawing, music – you name it, Tyler is a fan. In his free time, you can find Tyler writing poetry, inventing short stories, playing music, making witty puns, or attacking the hoop on the basketball court (he is a Warriors fanatic). Come tell him your favorite joke, or just say hello!
Piper Walker, Writing Ranger (Middle School)
Piper Walker loves running, traveling, reading and writing! She has traveled to 20 different countries and has been inspired to integrate travel stories into her writing portfolio.
Piper currently teaches 8th grade in Santa Ana Unified and she loves every minute of her job. She feels she is one of the luckiest people in the world because she has the privilege of working in her vocation daily. She loves all aspects of teaching, and she is especially passionate about teaching writing. She has previously taught 1st grade and 6th grade GATE students. She has noticed that she is particularly successful working with middle school students. Middle school is a unique time in a student’s life when they are maturing from children into young adults and Piper is honored to join the students on their journey’s to cheer them on and support them along the way.
Piper graduated from Concordia University, Irvine with honors. She has a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education and a California teaching credential. Her writing was published twice in the yearly university arts journal. She also played clarinet on scholarship in the university orchestra during her time at Concordia.
When she is not traveling Piper enjoys spending time with family, writing, and playing the piano. She is thrilled to be sharing her passion for writing as a Writing Ranger this summer.
Cynthia Starborn, Writing Ranger
Cynthia Starborn is a life-long teacher and creative writer. She has taught all ages from preschool to high school, in both public and private school settings, and particularly loves working with elementary-age students. Her favorite subject to teach is, of course, creative writing! Cynthia started writing stories and poems at the age of 5, and has been published in the anthology “365 Moments of Grace” (2016), as well as the anthology “365 Life Shifts” (2017). Cynthia loves helping students to express their unique voice through writing, and she is excited to support campers in having many magical “Adventures in Writing” this summer.
Elena DeNoia, Adventure Guide (Counselor)
Your friendly neighborhood Elena is back! She is a third-year student at UC Santa Cruz (Go Banana Slugs!) studying History and Anthropology. Elena hopes to one day get her PhD and work at the archives in Washington D.C. Elena was an Adventure Guide with AIW Camp last summer and loved it so much she just HAD to come back! In her spare time, she likes to read, play soccer, and sing Disney songs with my friends!
Emily Stack, Adventure Guide (Counselor)
Hey! This is Emily’s second year as an adventure guide at Adventures in Writing Camp. She’s a third-year English major at UC Davis with minors in Women’s Studies and French; her areas of focus and research include women’s writing, modern and postmodern literature, and feminist critical theory. When she’s not in class, she’s working as the copy chief on the managing staff of The California Aggie, UC Davis’ student-run newspaper. She’s a Bay Area native, beach bum, book hoarder, Ravenclaw with a strong Gryffindor streak, political junkie, unironic dad-rock aficionado, aspiring English professor, San Francisco Giants fan, worshiper of Virginia Woolf, and caffeine-based life form.The only thing she loves more than reading and writing is teaching other people to love reading and writing!