Saratoga | 07/08/2019-07/19/2019

Saratoga Elementary

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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

14592 Oak Street, Saratoga, CA 95070

07/08/2019 – 07/19/2019 (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 Saratoga Elementary 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!
Space available in 2nd grade!
Space available in 3rd grade!
Space available in 4th grade!
Space available in 5th grade!
6th Grade is FULL for this camp!
     Click HERE to be added to the waitlist.
Only 1 space remaining in 7th grade!
8th Grade is FULL for this camp!
     Click HERE to be added to the waitlist.

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Camp Staff

MEET THE TEAM

Danielle ("Danni") Strand, Site Administrator

“Diction Danni” has returned! This will be Danni's third season at Adventures in Writing Camp, and second as Site Administrator! For the first eight years of her career, Danni taught high school English. For her second act, she's developed her own private tutoring practice. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English literature at UC Santa Cruz and her master’s in education and English teaching credential at Stanford University. Danni just looooves words, wordplay, and all sorts of stories. She is excited to help campers find the stories inside them and get zany with words! *Pictured: Diction Danni makes it home to her favorite shelf of books (seen in background) after climbing through a mudslide -- nothing stops her!

Humberto Solis, Assistant Site Administrator

Humberto will be joining us for his first AIW camp session this summer 19’! As a recent graduate from the UC Santa Barbara (Environmental Science), he has continued schooling towards an EMT certification as he is an aspiring firefighter.When Humberto is not studying or working, he loves getting out of town to catch a baseball game in SF, bike through county parks, or go camping with his friends along the California coast. He is a big lover of sports and staying active, so meet him out in the fields during free time!

Bernadette Yam, Writing Ranger (1st Grade)

Bernadette is the perfect combination of silly and sweet! She is currently in her second year teaching 3rd grade. She is a local that graduated from SJSU with a B.A. in Child and Adolescent Development as well as her Multiple Subject Credential. In her free time, she enjoys photography and spending time with her friends and family. Bernadette is also a "foodie" who adores finding new restaurants around the Bay Area. She is very excited to join Adventures in Writing Camp for the first time this summer!

Carrie Kari, Writing Ranger

Carrie Kari is an accredited educator and entrepreneur whose passions in life are to prepare young minds to succeed and thrive in the world of academics and business. Carrie draws upon her endless supply of energy, enthusiasm and business savvy to create a unique and custom tailored education experience. As an educator, Carrie has taught in the United States and internationally, emphasizing active learning, independent thinking and individual leadership.

Leanne Lopes, Writing Ranger (Middle School)

Leanne is returning for her second session working at Adventures in Writing Camp and has been teaching 6th-8th graders for five years. She loves to be a part of the creative and goofy middle school life! She currently teaches 6th grade at The King's Academy in Sunnyvale. Leanne is a Cal Poly and San Jose State graduate credentialed to teach K-12th grade with single subjects in English and Social Studies.

Her favorite part of the day is dessert. Don't we all sometimes eat dinner just because we are excited to get to dessert? She makes up for it with her other hobby of hiking.

Most of all, she is passionate about inspiring children to write and realize that what they are thinking and wanting to say is important to share with the world.

Jesus Gonzalo Rivera Solano, Adventure Guide (Counselor)

Hello, my name is Jesus Gonzalo Rivera Solano, or Jesus Rivera for short. I am an undocument student at De Anza College. I am majoring in English, History, and ESL for Education. I am also an undocumented educator and peer advisor on campus. I have previously had the awesome chance to work for the East Side Unified School District as a tutor for high school juniors and seniors. My mother runs a daycare which provided me with the skills to accommodate with every child's need and learning methods.I wish to be the kind of teacher students can talk to their friends and parents about. I strongly believe any child regardless of their background, can become the next big author.

Shreya Narayanan, Adventure Guide (Counselor)

Shreya is currently a Nursing student at the University of San Francisco, hoping to become a Pediatric nurse after graduating. She's always enjoyed working with children, and has a strong passion for using writing as an outlet for creativity. She is super excited to help foster this creativity in others in a fun environment. She has grown up writing short stories from a young age of 3, when she would narrate stories and make her mom write them out for her. She is now able to write her own stories without the help of her mom, and finds herself using her hospital patients as an inspiration for many of her stories. When she's not studying for one of her million nursing exams, you can find her out in the city of San Francisco discovering new food places or out in nature, hiking. She hiked the Inca trail to Machu Picchu last summer and will brag about this 4-day hike whenever anyone brings up hiking!

Alyssa Lopez, Adventure Guide (Counselor)

Hello!
My name is Alyssa Lopez, i'm 21 years old and currently going into my 4th year at California State University of East Bay. I'm a Sociology major, who would like to one day become a children's counselor. I love being outdoors, and enjoy doing anything adventurous. In my free time you can usually find me spending time with my friends and family. This is my 2nd year working for this camp and I'm so excited to meet all of you and have an amazing summer!

Lucille Luan, Adventure Guide (Counselor)

Hi, my name is Lucille Luan and I am currently a sophomore at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. I am pursuing a bachelor of science in middle grades education and a double minor in english and social studies. I have experience working with both children and special education children. I have volunteered at OSF (Organization of Special Needs Families) for the past 2 years and I am also a personal tutor for two kids (2nd grade and 6th grade) whenever I am back during the summer. At school, I am a part of a teacher-focused professional fraternity called Epsilon Delta. I love working with kids and definitely will be honored to work at this Adventure Camp this summer! In the future, I am planning on completing my masters at UIUC and hopefully become a hardworking middle school teacher.

Jesus Gonzalo Rivera Solano, Adventure Guide (Counselor)

Hello, my name is Jesus Gonzalo Rivera Solano, or Jesus Rivera for short. I am an undocument student at De Anza College. I am majoring in English, History, and ESL for Education. I am also an undocumented educator and peer advisor on campus. I have previously had the awesome chance to work for the East Side Unified School District as a tutor for high school juniors and seniors. My mother runs a daycare which provided me with the skills to accommodate with every child's need and learning methods.I wish to be the kind of teacher students can talk to their friends and parents about. I strongly believe any child regardless of their background, can become the next big author.

Milla Zlatanov, Adventure Guide (Counselor)

Milla Zlatanov is a recent graduate from UC Santa Cruz and has a B.S. degree in Technology and Information Management. After working as a research assistant/intern for the ASSIST (Assistive Sociotechnical Solutions for Individuals with Special needs using Technology) Lab, she was able to successfully help create and engineer a new technology that will accommodate others. This ended up being an interactive speech therapy game for children that have cleft speech. Going through the design iterations, she realized how much she loves to work with people and make sure that when she designs a technology for them, it is enjoyable, interactive, and intuitive.

Other than having aspirations to work in the human-computer interaction field one day, she loves to dance, play the piano (not to mention give piano lessons to students from ages 3-70!), and write in her free time. She believes in helping campers find or stick with their passion for writing, which is why she has decided to join the AIW Camp team as an Adventure Guide! Milla is adaptable, creative, and has very strong communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills. In addition to her caring and friendly personality, she hopes to help inspire campers throughout the two weeks. She is positive that campers will have a wonderful experience where they will be able to work on their grammar skills, cultivate new skills, explain their thoughts and ideas, and flourish as young writers!

Catherine Kim, Adventure Guide (Counselor)

Catherine Kim is an avid fan of writing and reading. In college, she was able to learn and write essays about the Beatles and Scandinavian literature! She enjoys meeting new people and learning new things.

Catherine studies Psychobiology at UCLA, and she hopes to pursue a career where she can help kids. At college, she regularly volunteers and teaches reading and writing to kids from marginalized communities. Outside of school, Catherine enjoys field hockey and exploring aesthetic cafes. One day, she hopes to go backpacking in Europe!

Oviya Adhan, Adventure Guide (Counselor)

Oviya was born and raised in the Bay Area and is currently an undergraduate student at New York University. She is pursuing a degree in economics, but she has always loved writing since it was the only core subject in school in which creativity always played a role. In order to quench that thirst for writing, Oviya is minoring in media studies. Through her college coursework, she has learned that creativity plays an important role even with analytics and it is important to foster that creativity from an early age. She is looking forward to sharing her love for writing with the campers as an Adventure Guide!
Apart from her coursework, Oviya loves painting, photography, hiking, and traveling as much as possible.

Margaret Rockdale, eBook Ranger

Margaret Rockdale is extremely excited to be working for a third summer at Adventures in Writing Camp this summer! She is currently working as an elementary school teacher in the South Bay near Los Gatos, CA. She recently received her multiple subject teaching credential from San Jose State University. In the past, she has worked at various summer camps and after school programs, but she is really looking forward to sharing her love of writing with others. Margaret loves to write almost as much as she loves to talk!

Jennifer Portillo, eBook Ranger

Joyful Jenny has been teaching for thirteen years. Her experience includes teaching at private and public schools, and from preschool all the way up to 8th grade. She currently teaches fifth grade in Loomis, California. She loves teaching and enjoys making connections with students. This is her third time working at AIW Camp and she loves the program as a teacher and parent. Joyful Jenny loves hiking with her family and watching movies.

Antonio Nerio, Secretary of Shenanigans

Antonio Nerio loves loves spending his time reading, making memories and walking his dog at least when he isn't busy spending time with his other pets which include two rabbits, and a chinchilla. Antonio Nerio is currently a biology major at UC Riverside.This is Antonio's second year working at a summer camp.Antonio is super excited to work at camp and to make even more great memories!

Hayley Chu, Supervised Play Scout

Hayley Chu is very excited for her first year with Adventures in Writing as a Super Play Scout! She is a rising junior at Monta Vista High School in Cupertino who loves reading and writing. When she's not busy with schoolwork, Hayley can be found singing (anything and everything!), dancing (not very well), acting, playing piano, swimming, babysitting, spending time with her friends and family, doing robotics, watching (too much) Netflix, and sleeping (a lot!). She has loved being a devoted Girl Scout for over 5 years and being an experienced crew member at GS Day Camp. Hayley is constantly positive and optimistic around others, attempting to always have a smile on her face. She is looking forward to getting to know your campers this summer!