Fullerton | 06/04/2018-06/15/2018
Laguna Road Elementary
300 Laguna Road, Fullerton, CA 92835
06/04/2018 – 06/15/2018 (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 Laguna Road Elementary with new curriculum and back-to-back camps this summer! This Fullerton 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
Kelly Pellizzari, Site Administrator
Kelly Pellizzari is a 6th grade GATE teacher at Laguna Road Elementary School, in Fullerton School District. She is a highly accomplished teacher, as well as a GATE qualified teacher. This is her fourth year participating in the program, and she is super excited to be here! Since she love, love, loves reading, teaching writing is very enjoyable for her. Another few of her interests include gardening, riding her bike, and playing with her dog. She also enjoys musical theater - so much that she puts on a play with her fellow teachers with the sixth graders as the actors- every year. Yet one more interest of hers is drinking boba, and, once again, reading! Her favorite food is ICE CREAM!!!!! Sounds like a perfect writing teacher, a great mentor, and an amazing person! (written by a former student!)
Callie Johnson, Writing Ranger (Middle School)
Callie loves to read (novels!) and write (plays!). She teaches theatre at colleges and high schools and loves seeing, creating, and performing in plays.
Esther Song, Writing Ranger (1st Grade)
I have been a teacher in the classroom for the last 10+ years. I enjoy watching students grow and succeed. I believe every student, even from the littlest, is a writer and there is always an amazing story waiting to be told. It is a joy for me to watch students become excited about writing as they share their wonderful stories through oral story telling, illustrations, and through the actual writing process. Let the writing adventure begin!
Lulu Pellizzari, Entertainment Ranger
We are so excited that Lulu is returning to AIW Camp as an Adventure Guide, for her fourth summer! When she is not working at the summer camp, she is getting her degree in Journalism at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Also she can be found back-stage, stage managing shows or in the kitchen cooking up a storm. Her three greatest loves are food, children and entertainment. We can't wait to have her in on the adventure again this summer!
Akeyva Gray, Adventure Guide (Counselor)
Hi! My name is Akeyva and this is my first summer with Adventures in Writing Camp. I am a sophomore Business Management major at CSU Northridge. My passions include cooking and DIY projects. I love working with kids and I am looking forward to helping them develop their ideas.
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 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 movies or in the nearest cupcake shop - she seriously loves those things!
Kait Alcantara, Secretary of Shenanigans
Kait is a writer through and through! She has been writing since she was eight years old, and, having just graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology, she will finally be pursuing writing professionally in a Master's of Fine Arts in Screenwriting program this fall. When not writing (or reading, or illustrating), Kait likes to listen to music and play old video-games. She has been working with children in k-12 for over a year and specializes in tutoring reading and writing skills. She is excited to share her passion for writing, story-telling, and having fun with the students she will meet at Adventures in Writing Camp!
Arnold Vaughn, Supervised Play Supervisor
Hello! My name is Arnold. I work in an after school program and I love it. Fun fact about me, I like to write in my diary. Also basketball is my life. This is my first summer with Adventures in Writing Camp and I am so excited to share my love of writing with all the campers!
Megan Manriquez, Supervised Play Scout
Hello everyone! My name is Megan and I am excited for our upcoming summer camp! A little bit about me is that I am a student of Long Beach City College working towards an Associate's Degree in Social Science and will soon be transferring to earn a Bachelor's Degree in English. I enjoy working with children and am currently an Instructional Assistant for an afterschool program. I also enjoy dancing Mexican Folklorico and have been a dance instructor to beginning level dancers of ages 4 to 7 for six years. I can't wait to meet all of you and am looking forward to a fun and succesful summer!