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

Lark Leet, Site Administrator

Lark was raised in Palos Verdes California and has been living in the Bay Area for the last 27 years. She is a mother of three boys one via adoption. She has also been a foster mother and an educator for 15 years. Having graduated from California State University, East Bay, she currently pursuing a master's degree in Special Education. While in college she volunteered with the AmeriCorps program for low income and at-risk children. That is where she realized her passion for working with children and wanting to make a difference in their lives. She loves working with students and being part of their wonderful educational journey. In her free time, she enjoys reading, baking, playing the didgeridoo, going to the opera, cheering for the SF Giants and spending time with her husband and children.

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!

Wanda Drayton, Writing Ranger

Greetings Everyone!My background includes extensive business and academia experience in the Silicon Valley.I am a dedicated Educator with a strong desire to see students achieve and excel in academics. I’m an advocate for the highest quality of education for our youth and in helping them realize their potential.Wanda R Drayton

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."

Laura Kirk, Adventure Guide (Counselor)

Hi my name is Laura, and I am so excited to be a Supervised Play Scout! In the fall, I will be starting my freshman year at the University of Washington, in hopes of majoring in Applied Mathematics. I am also really hoping to minor in French as I have studied the language for the past five years and have found a true passion for it. As a child, I was obsessed with reading the Nancy Drew series and ever since my favorite literary genre has been mystery. My favorite book of all time would definitely have to be "To Kill a Mockingbird". I love the book so much that I named my dog after the author of the book, Harper Lee. Besides reading and walking my dog, I also really enjoy sports. Through my four years of high school, I have maintained my status as a varsity player on both my Softball and Tennis Team. I even had the amazing opportunity of being the captain of both teams my senior year. So I am very excited to participate in any sports or camp games this summer! I can't wait to meet all of you at AIWC this summer!

Jessica Rebollo, Adventure Guide (Counselor)

During her free time, you can usually find Jessica Rebollo reading in a shady spot under a tree. She loves reading and is a huge history geek, so she will get immersed in any historical fiction book that she can get her hands on. Jessica currently attends California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where she is majoring in history and minoring in political science and Latin American studies. Jessica spent much of her teenage years babysitting local neighborhood children and has a strong passion for working with kids. Jessica is also very active and has a huge passion for rockliming. She loves teaching the basics of the sport to anyone who wants to learn.

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.

Tammy Holzschuh, eBook Ranger

Hello great writers, I am Talented Tammy I am an enthusiastic and caring person. I am super excited to be working with some sweet faces this summer. I love to guide children to think and imagine with great detail. Painting a picture with words is my Motto. We can take our readers anywhere we want.

Avi Varghese, Secretary of Shenanigans

Avi Varghese is a journalism student with a passion for writing, talking to people, and helping other writers develop their ideas and put them on paper. Right now he's studying at Northwestern University on Lake Michigan -- which means he's never more than a minute from the BEACH! (Well, it's a cold and rainy beach, but that's besides the point.) When he's not working, Avi likes to watch cat videos, take long walks on the water and listen to music. His other hobbies include guitar and learning about education.

Sophia Guericke, Supervised Play Scout

When not working at Adventures in Writing, Sophia Guericke likes to draw, cook, and do yoga. She is currently working on her art portfolio to submit to colleges which explores the concept of identity through various portraits of the many different and beautiful people she has met in her life and hopes to become a certified yoga teacher next summer!

During the year Sophia attends Besant Hill School of Happy Valley in Ojai, California and spends time with family and friends in the Bay Area during the summer. In college she plans to study Psychology and Education to become a school counselor (wish her luck on her application process this fall!)

She is very excited to be working at Adventures in Writing this summer because she believes you can learn just as much from kids as you can from the adults in your life.

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!

Lark Leet, Site Administrator

Lark was raised in Palos Verdes California and has been living in the Bay Area for the last 27 years. She is a mother of three boys one via adoption. She has also been a foster mother and an educator for 15 years. Having graduated from California State University, East Bay, she currently pursuing a master's degree in Special Education. While in college she volunteered with the AmeriCorps program for low income and at-risk children. That is where she realized her passion for working with children and wanting to make a difference in their lives. She loves working with students and being part of their wonderful educational journey. In her free time, she enjoys reading, baking, playing the didgeridoo, going to the opera, cheering for the SF Giants and spending time with her husband and children.

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!

Wanda Drayton, Writing Ranger

Greetings Everyone!My background includes extensive business and academia experience in the Silicon Valley.I am a dedicated Educator with a strong desire to see students achieve and excel in academics. I’m an advocate for the highest quality of education for our youth and in helping them realize their potential.Wanda R Drayton

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."

Laura Kirk, Adventure Guide (Counselor)

Hi my name is Laura, and I am so excited to be a Supervised Play Scout! In the fall, I will be starting my freshman year at the University of Washington, in hopes of majoring in Applied Mathematics. I am also really hoping to minor in French as I have studied the language for the past five years and have found a true passion for it. As a child, I was obsessed with reading the Nancy Drew series and ever since my favorite literary genre has been mystery. My favorite book of all time would definitely have to be "To Kill a Mockingbird". I love the book so much that I named my dog after the author of the book, Harper Lee. Besides reading and walking my dog, I also really enjoy sports. Through my four years of high school, I have maintained my status as a varsity player on both my Softball and Tennis Team. I even had the amazing opportunity of being the captain of both teams my senior year. So I am very excited to participate in any sports or camp games this summer! I can't wait to meet all of you at AIWC this summer!

Jessica Rebollo, Adventure Guide (Counselor)

During her free time, you can usually find Jessica Rebollo reading in a shady spot under a tree. She loves reading and is a huge history geek, so she will get immersed in any historical fiction book that she can get her hands on. Jessica currently attends California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where she is majoring in history and minoring in political science and Latin American studies. Jessica spent much of her teenage years babysitting local neighborhood children and has a strong passion for working with kids. Jessica is also very active and has a huge passion for rockliming. She loves teaching the basics of the sport to anyone who wants to learn.

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.

Tammy Holzschuh, eBook Ranger

Hello great writers, I am Talented Tammy I am an enthusiastic and caring person. I am super excited to be working with some sweet faces this summer. I love to guide children to think and imagine with great detail. Painting a picture with words is my Motto. We can take our readers anywhere we want.

Avi Varghese, Secretary of Shenanigans

Avi Varghese is a journalism student with a passion for writing, talking to people, and helping other writers develop their ideas and put them on paper. Right now he's studying at Northwestern University on Lake Michigan -- which means he's never more than a minute from the BEACH! (Well, it's a cold and rainy beach, but that's besides the point.) When he's not working, Avi likes to watch cat videos, take long walks on the water and listen to music. His other hobbies include guitar and learning about education.

Sophia Guericke, Supervised Play Scout

When not working at Adventures in Writing, Sophia Guericke likes to draw, cook, and do yoga. She is currently working on her art portfolio to submit to colleges which explores the concept of identity through various portraits of the many different and beautiful people she has met in her life and hopes to become a certified yoga teacher next summer!

During the year Sophia attends Besant Hill School of Happy Valley in Ojai, California and spends time with family and friends in the Bay Area during the summer. In college she plans to study Psychology and Education to become a school counselor (wish her luck on her application process this fall!)

She is very excited to be working at Adventures in Writing this summer because she believes you can learn just as much from kids as you can from the adults in your life.