Burbank | 06/19/2017-06/30/2017
Burbank: Brighton Hall
755 N Whitnall Hwy, Burbank, CA 91505
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 Burbank in our new home at Brighton Hall School this summer! We have all new curriculum for 2017! 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
Robin Jankiewicz, Site Administrator
Robin Jankiewicz is returning for even more writing adventures! She enjoys writing short stories, and can often be found hunting for novels in Seattle, San Francisco, and Santa Barbara, or wherever massive quantities of good literature are consumed. She’s eager to watch youngsters grow into the novelists, journalists, and screenwriters they aspire to be!
Cassidy Lafee, Writing Ranger
Cassidy LaFee is thrilled to be joining AIW camp for the first time this summer. She is a big fan of reading, writing, and summer vacation- putting all three together will be a blast! During the school year, Cassidy works as a fourth-grade teacher in the Van Nuys area. She loves trivia and silly jokes, so campers should prepare for impromptu comedy shows or trivia challenges!
Cassidy is a credentialed California teacher with 2 years of experience in the classroom. She loves to combine her love of teaching with travel, and spent last summer teaching English to elementary students in Israel. She looks forward to sharing ideas and learning all about her campers and their awesome stories.
Whitney Williams, Writing Ranger (1st Grade)
“Let’s go on an adventure!”
Whitney Williams has been teaching since she started helping her five little brothers with the alphabet. For the last thirteen years she has taught kids of all ages, inside and outside the classroom, as a teacher and tutor. She has her bachelors from UC Berkeley and is finishing a masters in multicultural and multilingual education at CSU Northridge. When she’s not teaching, she’s playing with her seventeen nieces and nephews, volunteering, reading, growing vegetables and flowers – and writing. She can’t wait to write with you, this summer, and hear all your fun ideas!
Ariel Patt, Writing Ranger (Middle School), Writing Ranger (Middle School)
Ariel is delighted to be joining the AIW team as a Writing Ranger this summer!
From an early age, Ariel was fascinated by the musicality of language and storytelling. She discovered her passion for creative writing in 1st grade and has been putting pencil to paper as a creative outlet ever since!
Ariel is a credentialed teacher with over four years of classroom experience at the upper elementary level. She earned her Masters degree in Education from Mount St. Mary’s University and currently teaches 5th grade at an independent school in West Hollywood. Ariel loves helping students throughout every stage of the writing process, but she is particularly passionate about helping new writers hone their individual style and author’s voice.
In her free time, Ariel enjoys baking desserts for family and friends, attending concerts, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
Rachel Burcham, Entertainment Ranger
Rachel loves to read and SING!
She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre at Wichita State University and is thrilled to bring her love of music and lyrics to Adventures in Writing Camp! She also has a passion for dance, and has worked as a professional dancer and choreographer here in Los Angeles, as well as in her home state of Kansas. She likes to spend her days in the dance studio, the library, or at camp with all of you!
Maya Rosales, Adventure Guide (Counselor)
Maya is a full time student at ELAC studying both English and Animation. She is already a published author and is working with an animation studio on a cartoon TV series pitch! Maya says that if you pair her up with a good article, comic, or book, she’ll be set for life! She loves reading so much that she also reviews advance copies of books for fun. Reading is fun – so much fun! When she’s not reading she listens to music, and comes from a family of musicians. Even though she might be the only reader and artist in her family, she delights in a special thing known as song lyrics! Welcome to Adventures in Writing Camp, Maya!
Suzanna Matevosian, Adventure Guide (Counselor)
Suzy Matevosian graduated from Mount St. Mary’s University. She has honor’s literature and writing experience. She will be starting graduate school in the fall for research and statistics. She really enjoys reading contemporary American and Russian literature and poetry.
Stephanie Tayor, Adventure Guide (Counselor)
Stephanie is an L.A. transplant originally from Michigan. Someone told her she was a writer as a kid and she believed it! Stephanie has been pursuing her writing dreams since middle school and is excited to inspire kids to pursue their love of writing!
Elizabeth Rangel, Adventure Guide (Counselor)
Elizabeth is an extremely passionate person. Some of her passions include animals, reading, Disney movies (her favorite is Ratatouille), music, and sports – but most of all, she is passionate about helping others! Elizabeth always tries to devote her time to volunteering, tutoring, and any other way that she can help people. This is her first year at Adventures in Writing Camp, and she can’t wait to meet everyone!