Redwood City | 07/29/2019-08/09/2019

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Redwood City

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PRICING (2-WEEKS)

Note: All prices shown are for TWO-WEEKS of camp.

$859 Tuition

Tuition includes all instruction, activities and materials. It also includes two camp t-shirts, which should be worn daily. Lunch is NOT included.

Add-Ons

$70 – Morning Supervised Play (8am – 9am)
$140 – Afternoon Supervised Play (3pm – 6pm)
$100 – Daily Lunch & Snack
$6 – Extra camp t-shirt (2 shirts are included with your registration)
$6 – Extra camp CD (1 CD is included for each child registered)

Discounts

Family Discount:

  • $20 off per camper for 2 members of the same family
  • $30 off per camper for 3 members of the same family
  • $40 off per camper for 4 members of the same family – please contact us to register 4 or more members of the same immediate family

2124 Brewster Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94062

07/29/2019 – 08/09/2019 (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 the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Redwood City 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!

As a note, we group campers by grade level. If your child is attending with a friend and they are entering the same grade, they will be grouped together.

Space available in 1st grade!
Only 3 spaces remaining in 2nd grade!
Only 5 spaces remaining in 3rd grade!
Space available in 4th grade!
Only 4 spaces remaining in 5th grade!
Only 2 spaces remaining in 6th grade!
Only 2 spaces remaining in 7th grade!
Only 2 spaces remaining in 8th grade!

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Camp Staff

MEET THE TEAM

Elizabeth Casey, Site Administrator

Liz is thrilled to return to Adventures in Writing for the third year. She is a high school English teacher during the school year. She completely understands the importance of fostering an appreciation of reading and writing in the elementary school years. As an actress and theatre major, she includes any dramatic elements whenever and wherever possible into her teaching. She has recently returned to the Bay Area from SoCal and loves exploring her new home. This is her 15th year teaching and is excited to work with fellow adventurers and mini-adventurers in creating new books and dreaming new dreams!

Zoe Bader, Site Administrator

Zoe Bader is a 5th and 6th English Language Arts Teacher in Los Angeles. She spends her summers in San Jose with her family and to work for Adventures in Writing Camp. She loves how the camp teaches writing in a fun and interactive way! Zoe has been teaching for 5 years and has been involved in Adventures in Writing Camp for the past 3 years. Zoe received her undergrad degree in arts education at UCLA, and went on to receive her Masters in Education at Loyola Marymount University. She is so excited to join the Adventures in Writing Team again this year.

Abigail Meade, Assistant Site Administrator

Abby grew up in Arizona and attended Northern Arizona University before moving to the Bay Area in 2014. She is currently pursuing a degree in secondary mathematics education. Abby has always had a passion for teaching. She spent 3 years working in a Montessori preschool and kindergarten in Flagstaff, AZ and 3 years working in second and third grade classrooms in Belmont, CA. During the school year she works for Workshop Education as an afterschool director. Her long-term goal is to teach math in a middle school or high school setting. She loves reading, skiing, camping, playing guitar, and riding her bike whenever she can.

Charisse Poston, Writing Ranger (Middle School)

Hello! I'm Charisse Poston. I'm a middle school ELA and ELD teacher during the school year, but a camp counselor at heart. I attended summer camp for eight years when I was growing up and know the impact that it can have on a young person. I have loved reading and writing since I was very young. I loved making up stories as a kid, especially fantasy ones. As an adult, I love reading memoirs, young adult fiction, and food magazines and blogs. After high school, I earned a Bachelor's Degree from Tulane University in New Orleans. During my summers at Tulane, I worked as a teacher at Breakthrough New Orleans, a summer enrichment program. After graduating from Tulane, I served with Communities in Schools of the Gulf South, where I worked as a mentor at a high school in New Orleans. After these amazing experiences working in schools, I knew that I was passionate about working with young people. Therefore, I attended Stanford's Teacher Education Program, which brought me to the Bay Area three years ago. I feel lucky to have spent much of my adult life helping young people learn about themselves and the world around them!

Sara-Rachell Grunow, Writing Ranger (1st Grade)

Originally I'm from San Diego, California. I graduated College at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and moved to China to teach English for 3 years. I loved living abroad and meeting so many people from around the world. I moved to the bay area three years ago and I now love it like home. In my spare time I enjoy going to concerts, watching sports events, or getting outdoors and camping.

Joshua Hughes, Entertainment Ranger

Joshua Hughes is a gifted educator, singer, conductor, and performer. Hailing from Missouri, he received his Bachelor of Music Education in Vocal Music from Oklahoma City University and a Master of Music in Voice Performance and Pedagogy at The Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. Joshua moves to Northern California this summer bringing with him a decade of teaching experience. Though he has taught all ages from preschool to college to senior citizens, he finds himself continually drawn to elementary education. This has included general music classrooms, church music programs, children's and youth choirs, handbell choirs, musical theatre camps, and private voice lessons. Regardless of social, cultural, or socioeconomic background, students find Joshua's energetic teaching style engaging and inspiring while Joshua is constantly invigorated and impressed by the talent, skill, and dedication of the children with which he works.

As an in-demand performer, Joshua has been lauded for his "lush, rich baritone," "powerful lyricism," and "brilliant vocal range." Though he has performed in professional opera, operetta, and musical theatre productions throughout the country, some of his favorite performances have been elementary school outreach programs in which he has introduced hundreds of children in Arkansas, Maryland, and Texas to a wide variety of works ranging from the operas "L'Enfant et les Sortilèges" and "Hansel and Gretel" to musicals like "Curious George and The Golden Meatball" to classic plays such as Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

Madeline Casey, Adventure Guide (Counselor)

Isabelle Murphy, Adventure Guide (Counselor)

Hi, My name is Isabelle, but most people call me Izzy! I love to read and write and play the ukelele really badly! I am a Psychology major and a University outside of New York City and I am so excited to be spending the summer in California with so many happy people! I have spent my entire life reading and writing, I can not wait to help share all of the things that I have learned this summer.

Renee Stephenson, Adventure Guide (Counselor)

Hi! My name is Renee Stephenson. I grew up in Foster City, before moving to Palo Alto. I enjoy jogging, playing soccer, and watching cartoons. I worked as a support coach at Kidz Love Soccer for a year, in which I helped teach soccer to young children in classes and camps through fun games. I graduated from Palo Alto Senior High School in 2018. I currently study Biochemistry and Cell Biology at Rice University, in Houston, Texas. One of my favorite classes at university was Understanding Greek Drama, in which we read and discussed plays written by tragedians in fifth century Athens. It was fascinating to discover how different tragedians could twist the same myth in their own unique way to communicate different messages. My mom started reading to me when I was a little girl, and I have loved stories since! Some of my favorite authors include Jane Austen, J. K. Rowling, and Edgar Allen Poe. I love stories in all different types of formats; I enjoy books, theatre, movies, and musicals. I love writing stories and I hope to spread my love of stories to others.

MEET THE TEAM

Elizabeth Casey, Site Administrator

Liz is thrilled to return to Adventures in Writing for the third year. She is a high school English teacher during the school year. She completely understands the importance of fostering an appreciation of reading and writing in the elementary school years. As an actress and theatre major, she includes any dramatic elements whenever and wherever possible into her teaching. She has recently returned to the Bay Area from SoCal and loves exploring her new home. This is her 15th year teaching and is excited to work with fellow adventurers and mini-adventurers in creating new books and dreaming new dreams!

Zoe Bader, Site Administrator

Zoe Bader is a 5th and 6th English Language Arts Teacher in Los Angeles. She spends her summers in San Jose with her family and to work for Adventures in Writing Camp. She loves how the camp teaches writing in a fun and interactive way! Zoe has been teaching for 5 years and has been involved in Adventures in Writing Camp for the past 3 years. Zoe received her undergrad degree in arts education at UCLA, and went on to receive her Masters in Education at Loyola Marymount University. She is so excited to join the Adventures in Writing Team again this year.

Abigail Meade, Assistant Site Administrator

Abby grew up in Arizona and attended Northern Arizona University before moving to the Bay Area in 2014. She is currently pursuing a degree in secondary mathematics education. Abby has always had a passion for teaching. She spent 3 years working in a Montessori preschool and kindergarten in Flagstaff, AZ and 3 years working in second and third grade classrooms in Belmont, CA. During the school year she works for Workshop Education as an afterschool director. Her long-term goal is to teach math in a middle school or high school setting. She loves reading, skiing, camping, playing guitar, and riding her bike whenever she can.

Charisse Poston, Writing Ranger (Middle School)

Hello! I'm Charisse Poston. I'm a middle school ELA and ELD teacher during the school year, but a camp counselor at heart. I attended summer camp for eight years when I was growing up and know the impact that it can have on a young person. I have loved reading and writing since I was very young. I loved making up stories as a kid, especially fantasy ones. As an adult, I love reading memoirs, young adult fiction, and food magazines and blogs. After high school, I earned a Bachelor's Degree from Tulane University in New Orleans. During my summers at Tulane, I worked as a teacher at Breakthrough New Orleans, a summer enrichment program. After graduating from Tulane, I served with Communities in Schools of the Gulf South, where I worked as a mentor at a high school in New Orleans. After these amazing experiences working in schools, I knew that I was passionate about working with young people. Therefore, I attended Stanford's Teacher Education Program, which brought me to the Bay Area three years ago. I feel lucky to have spent much of my adult life helping young people learn about themselves and the world around them!

Sara-Rachell Grunow, Writing Ranger (1st Grade)

Originally I'm from San Diego, California. I graduated College at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and moved to China to teach English for 3 years. I loved living abroad and meeting so many people from around the world. I moved to the bay area three years ago and I now love it like home. In my spare time I enjoy going to concerts, watching sports events, or getting outdoors and camping.

Joshua Hughes, Entertainment Ranger

Joshua Hughes is a gifted educator, singer, conductor, and performer. Hailing from Missouri, he received his Bachelor of Music Education in Vocal Music from Oklahoma City University and a Master of Music in Voice Performance and Pedagogy at The Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. Joshua moves to Northern California this summer bringing with him a decade of teaching experience. Though he has taught all ages from preschool to college to senior citizens, he finds himself continually drawn to elementary education. This has included general music classrooms, church music programs, children's and youth choirs, handbell choirs, musical theatre camps, and private voice lessons. Regardless of social, cultural, or socioeconomic background, students find Joshua's energetic teaching style engaging and inspiring while Joshua is constantly invigorated and impressed by the talent, skill, and dedication of the children with which he works.

As an in-demand performer, Joshua has been lauded for his "lush, rich baritone," "powerful lyricism," and "brilliant vocal range." Though he has performed in professional opera, operetta, and musical theatre productions throughout the country, some of his favorite performances have been elementary school outreach programs in which he has introduced hundreds of children in Arkansas, Maryland, and Texas to a wide variety of works ranging from the operas "L'Enfant et les Sortilèges" and "Hansel and Gretel" to musicals like "Curious George and The Golden Meatball" to classic plays such as Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

Madeline Casey, Adventure Guide (Counselor)

Isabelle Murphy, Adventure Guide (Counselor)

Hi, My name is Isabelle, but most people call me Izzy! I love to read and write and play the ukelele really badly! I am a Psychology major and a University outside of New York City and I am so excited to be spending the summer in California with so many happy people! I have spent my entire life reading and writing, I can not wait to help share all of the things that I have learned this summer.

Renee Stephenson, Adventure Guide (Counselor)

Hi! My name is Renee Stephenson. I grew up in Foster City, before moving to Palo Alto. I enjoy jogging, playing soccer, and watching cartoons. I worked as a support coach at Kidz Love Soccer for a year, in which I helped teach soccer to young children in classes and camps through fun games. I graduated from Palo Alto Senior High School in 2018. I currently study Biochemistry and Cell Biology at Rice University, in Houston, Texas. One of my favorite classes at university was Understanding Greek Drama, in which we read and discussed plays written by tragedians in fifth century Athens. It was fascinating to discover how different tragedians could twist the same myth in their own unique way to communicate different messages. My mom started reading to me when I was a little girl, and I have loved stories since! Some of my favorite authors include Jane Austen, J. K. Rowling, and Edgar Allen Poe. I love stories in all different types of formats; I enjoy books, theatre, movies, and musicals. I love writing stories and I hope to spread my love of stories to others.