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.
Megan Benton, Writing Ranger (1st Grade)
Ms. Benton has taught 3rd grade for two years, and first grade for a year. She went to USC for teaching, and has experience in gifted and special education. Last summer, Ms. Benton was a fellow at the National Writing Project, Northridge campus. She loves writing in her free time. Ms. Benton loves empowering young people to help put their thoughts on paper. Ms. Benton says, “Writing lasts forever!” and we are looking forward to her sharing her enthusiasm with the campers this summer!
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!
Sybil Chester, eBook Ranger
Sybil Chester is a teacher that believes in making learning fun and interactive! Sybil lives in a small rural mountain community where her neighbors are often bears or coyotes. In addition to teaching, she is mom of two wonderful children, one in middle school and the other just learned to walk. Sybil looks forward to an amazing summer, meeting new friends while creating memories!