Anaheim Hills | 07/24/2017-08/04/2017
Canyon Hills Church
190 South Fairmont Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92808
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 come to Anaheim’s Canyon Hills Presbyterian Church 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 campers build confidence and fall in love with writing!
MEET THE TEAM
Richelle Apiz, Site Administrator
My name is Richelle Apiz, and I am excited to be returning to camp this year as a Writing Ranger and Camp Director. I have been working with children of all ages for many years. I earned my Bachelor degree in Child Development from California State University, Fullerton and my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and Master of Arts in Teaching from University of California, Irvine. I love sharing my passion for learning, reading, and telling stories with my students. I believe learning can be fun by incorporating songs, games, and imagination. When I am not teaching, I love scrapbooking, hiking, and playing with my dog, Oliver.
Jodie Huber, Writing Ranger (Middle School)
When Ms. Huber isn’t teaching, she is spending time with her four crazy kids and two dogs. She loves to read, write, and spend time with her family. Ms. Huber is working on her Ph. D. She has three classes left and then will start her dissertation. Writing and researching is her life! There is basically no free time. 🙂 She loves to learn and enjoys passing on that love of learning to her students!
Mary Caldwell, Writing Ranger (Middle School)
Mary loved playing school as a little girl, but her goal was to be a doctor when she grew up. However, after spending a good deal of time in chemistry lab, Mary decided she would rather be involved with people than test tubes!
Two summers working in a children’s home in Alaska convinced her that she really liked working with kids. Attending school in her home state of Illinois, she graduated from Wheaton College with a degree in sociology and a masters in elementary education from National Lewis University in Evanston.
She and her husband have enjoyed being in many plays. Having her husband be Scrooge, she as Mrs. Cratchit, and their two sons be the Cratchit boys was the highlight of her theatrical experience.
With over thirty years in education, Mary has worn many hats, as a classroom teacher for grades K,1,2,3,5; remedial reading teacher K-8; TOSA (Teacher On Special Assignment); she has helped start a new private school; been a substitute for grades K-8; and been an art teacher.
Mary loves to read. Her idea of a relaxing day is to curl up with a good book at Starbucks. A favorite thought of hers (not original) is… What I think, I can say. What I say, I can write. What I write, I can read and others can read it as well! Write On!!
Cullen Bonham, Entertainment Ranger
This will be Cullen’s second year with Adventures in Writing Camp! He is a Southern California native with a passion for music and education. Cullen works as a resource educator for the Tustin School District and spends the majority of his free time as a studio musician and song writer. He is beyond excited to share the joy of music and writing with the next generation of talented youngsters!
Kirstin Joyce, Adventure Guide (Counselor)
Kirstin’s favorite movie growing up was Beauty and the Beast – most girls wanted the castle, but she just wanted the library. As an English major and aspiring teacher at California State University Chico, she’s fortunate enough to have been hired as an English and Political Science mentor on her campus, and gets to spend lots of time guiding incoming freshman to success in their classes.
As a member of the mentoring program, she has been trained in methods of teaching that include hands on learning, group activities, and making sure others feel positive about themselves and their abilities within a the classroom.
Her personal take on writing? It is one of the best ways that young minds can express and discover themselves, and she is crazy excited to be working with so many creative kids!
When she’s not hitting the books or coming up with story ideas (she would read and write all day if she could), you can probably find her at the theater house or in the nearest cupcake shop – she seriously loves those things!
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!
Madyson Hill, Adventure Guide (Counselor)
Madyson is a sophomore in college and loves to write and sing and dance. She is so excited to be an Adventure Guide and share her enthusiasm for creativity at Adventures in Writing Camp this summer!