Saratoga | 07/08/2019-07/19/2019
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!
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!
Jesus Gonzalo Rivera Solano, Adventure Guide (Counselor)
Hello, my name is Jesus Gonzalo Rivera Solano, or Jesus Rivera for short.
I am an undocumented student at De Anza College. I am majoring in English, History, and ESL for Education. I am also a 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.
Margaret Rockdale, eBook Ranger
Margaret Rockdale is extremely excited to be working for the second time 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!
Jose Arriaga, Assistant Site Administrator
Hi! My name is Jose and guess what? I'm from San Jose! I am a current masters student at Santa Clara University reaching for a Doctor of Education Degree in the future years! I believe that learning should be all about fun, discovery, and interaction. Writing is one of the ways in which children learn about their own voice and identity! We unearth passions and realize dreams through writing!