Palo Alto | 06/19/2017-06/30/2017
890 Escondido Rd, Stanford, CA 94305
06/19/2017 – 06/30/2017 (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 Palo Alto this summer at our new “home” at Escondido Elementary. We will have a new curriculum this summer (as always), and the session at Escondido 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!
Yvette Welch, Writing Ranger (1st Grade)
When Yvette is not teaching at Notre Dame Elementary or Adventures in Writing Camp, she can be found exploring the world looking for the next great adventure. Returning for her second session, Yvette is looking forward to creating new worlds with the tip of her pencil. She is a former whitewater raft guide, loves traveling and avid foodie.
Yvette is currently attending Notre Dame de Namur University acquiring her Masters in Education. This adventuresome teacher is looking forward to another wonderful summer with AIW!!!
Nicole Bella, Writing Ranger (Middle School)
Nicole loves history, writing, reading, and she considers herself an academic nerd! She loves working with students and seeing those special moments where they are engaged and pumped about learning! She especially loves working with middle schoolers as they are the silliest, most fun group to work with! She laughs alongside her kiddos and they have an amazing time learning whether they are acting out skits together during a class reading or putting together multimedia projects in the form of videos or podcasts. She is especially excited to help students find their writing voice through the use of technology this summer!
James Francis McGee, Writing Ranger
James McGee was born in Providence Hospital five years before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. James grew up on an obscure island in the San Francisco Bay as he learned to read and write and play. After 28 years of teaching students ranging from 4 to 75 years of age, Mr. McGee will be teaching at Adventures in Writing Camp this summer as he continues to write countless children’s books with invisible ink on Egyptian papyrus. As Mr. McGee always says, “Creativity is the key!”
Grace Trout, Entertainment Ranger
Welcome back, Goofy Grace Grace! Yes, her first and middle name are the same. You can call her Grace Grace!
Fun Facts: She loves gummy bears and roller skating!
She’s so excited to meet and spend another summer camp with all the campers!
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!