Burbank | 06/18/2018-06/29/2018
755 N Whitnall Hwy, Burbank, CA 91505
06/18/2018 – 06/29/2018 (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 Brighton Hall this summer with all new curriculum! 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 her third year of writing adventures. Her stories have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul's book The Cat Really Did That? and The Miracle of Love. She's eager to watch youngsters grow into the novelists, journalists, and screenwriters they aspire to be.
Ariel Patt, Writing Ranger (Middle School), Writing Ranger (Middle School)
Ariel is delighted to be returning to AIW for her second year 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 five years of classroom experience at the upper elementary/middle school level. She earned her Masters degree in Education from Mount St. Mary’s University and currently teaches 6th grade at an independent school in Miracle Mile. 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.
Brian Klemm, Entertainment Ranger
HEY HEY HEY!!!
So glad to be apart of this camp. I have been a touring musician for the better part of 16 years and working for Disney for about 17. I am currently a new father and am so focused on helping to mold small minds and set them on the right path by giving them camp experiences that they can take with them for the rest of their lives. I still have fond memories from my years at came..... but that was about 52 years ago but they are still fresh. I am a gentle giant 🙂 I look like a tattooed colorful cartoon character that somewhat resembles a mix between David Duchovny and Elvis. If they somehow had a child together that would be me 🙂 I love comic books! i have been a collector for over 25 years and im pretty sure it helps to keep me young.
most important things to know about me:
I love a good fat lazy cat
I love a good book (the physical kind... not on a kindle or ipad)
I will forever miss the days of good hip hop music
and i will always be a Disneyland pass holder.
music makes memories. so lets get to work!!!
Elizabeth Charre, Adventure Guide (Counselor)
She goes by Liz for short! This is her second year working as an Adventure Guide. Liz loves sports, especially baseball, football, tennis, and hockey. Her favorite teams are the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Kings, and the Dallas Cowboys. Liz is a current graduate from Mount Saint Mary's University, Los Angeles. She earned her degrees in Journalism and Education. In her free time, Liz enjoys exercising, trying new foods and desserts, volunteering, and catching up on her shows on Netflix. Liz has always had a special connection with children, and is so excited to be working with these young, inspiring, and energetic students!
Stephanie (Stevie) Tayor, Adventure Guide (Counselor)
Stephanie, who affectionately goes by Stevie, 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!
Cassidy Lafee, eBook Ranger
Cassidy LaFee is thrilled to be joining AIW camp as a returning ranger! 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 3 years of experience in the classroom. She loves to combine her love of teaching with travel, and has taught English in Israel (She plans on expanding her travels)! She looks forward to sharing ideas and learning all about her campers and their awesome stories.
Elizabeth Rangel, Secretary of Shenanigans
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 second year at Adventures in Writing Camp, and she can't wait to meet everyone!
Danielle Canas, Supervised Play Supervisor
Hi, my name is Danielle Canas and I am so excited to be working at AIW camp as a supervised play supervisor this summer. I love working with kids, it has been a passion of mine since I started teaching Sunday school at my church when I was thirteen years old. Now I've got my bachelors degree in Deaf studies and work for La Canada Unified School district as a paraprofessional. Being a Deaf Studies major meant I had to learn American Sign Language. You want know what the best part about knowing ASL is? You can sign with your friends anywhere you want and no one knows what you're saying, you can also sign through windows and from across the street. It's like a secret agent language, well that's what it feels like anyways. I believe that learning should be fun and I'm always thinking of creative ways for my students to enjoy learning. In my free time I love reading (I'm a huge harry potter fan), hanging out with my friends and family, and going to Disneyland!
Rose Montoya, Supervised Play Scout
I'm a new college graduate student. I have a passion for writing and for stories. I'm an actress. I love working with kids. I'm just excited to be here.