Rancho Santa Margarita | 07/31/2017-08/11/2017
Mission Hills Christian School
29582 Aventura, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
07/31/2017 – 08/11/2017 (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 Rancho Santa Margarita’s Mission Hills Christian School 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
Christine Joines, Site Administrator
Creative Christine can’t wait to meet all of the campers this summer! She is passionate about reading and writing and knows the campers will be too!
When Creative Christine is not at Adventures in Writing Camp, she teaches 5th grade language arts. She has been teaching for 8 years and couldn’t think of anything she would rather be doing! Besides reading, Christine loves going to Disneyland with her family!
She can’t wait to meet everyone, this is going to be the best summer yet!
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!
Beth Thomas, Writing Ranger
Beth is an avid outdoors person! She loves mountain bike riding, swimming in the rough waters, and spending time in nature. Beth says there is nothing better than getting lost in a book that engages your imagination and wonder! She’s a free spirited person and loves telling stories. Beth believes that life is all about exploring, playing, and finding one’s passion! Dream big, live everyday in the moment, be you, and amazing things will happen!
Philip Black, Entertainment Ranger
This is Philip Black’s first summer working with Adventures in Writing Camp, and he is VERY excited about it. He received his B.A. in Theatre Performance from Huntington University (in Huntington, IN), where he was a member of the Alpha Chi Honor Society, the Alpha Psi Omega Theatre Honor Society, and a Colloquium Scholar.
He has spent the past 7 years working at theaters across America, performing mostly in comedies and musicals. Making people laugh is the thing he enjoys most, followed closely by READING. As he has traveled, he has made a point of always joining the local library. At last count, he has 5 active library cards.
Along the way, Philip has also developed a distinct passion for TEACHING, helping to run educational “backstage experience” tours in Michigan, doing interactive Treasure Island performances for grade students in Missouri, and teaching for two summers at Camp Melodrama, a theatrical camp for students K-8 in California’s Central Coast.
He currently spends his days as a full-time presenter with California Weekly Explorer, doing interactive history presentations for grades 4-6 all over Orange County.
Kristina Fecarotta, Adventure Guide (Counselor)
Kristi loves dancing around in her shark costume! When she is not dressed as a shark, you can find her at Boston College! She studies Communications and English, and is also on the swim team at BC.
Kristi loves writing, and hopes to one day write for a television show. Growing up, Kristi watched TV comedies, such as SNL and Modern Family, and they inspired her to write comedy in the future!
Kristi loves having fun, and is excited for more adventures in writing to come!