Diamond Bar | 07/22/2019-08/02/2019
Mount Calvary Lutheran School
23300 Golden Springs Drive, Diamond Bar, CA 91765
07/22/2019 – 08/02/2019 (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 Mount Calvary Lutheran School 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.
MEET THE TEAM
Christi Tucker, Site Administrator
Christi Tucker is a credentialed 4th grade teacher with her masters degree in curriculum and instruction. She has eleven years of experience in preschool through 8th grade. Christi loves the Southern California sunshine, color-changing sheep on Minecraft, kayaking, and taking on a challenge to learn something new. Embracing change, she loves to integrate technology into learning and utilize it to make writing an adventure everyday. She is excited to help students find their voice as authors this summer at Adventures in Writing Camp.
Vanessa Chi, Writing Ranger (1st Grade)
“Create something that will make the world awesome!” - Kid President. When I was little, I wrote countless of stories of my own. Some about princesses fighting dragons, some about the places I visited, some about friends. I wrote because I wanted to express my feelings concretely, intentionally, and purposefully. Hello there, my name is Vanessa Chi and I finished my first year as a classroom teacher! I received my multiple subjects teaching credential and Masters of Education from University of California, San Diego. Besides education, I love eating good food, drinking milk tea, and going to the beach. Feeling the sand between my toes calms my mind and fuels my creativity, in writing or drawing! I also LOVE cats, anything cat related makes me smile! I am super excited to work as a ranger because I love kids, especially the little ones. I can’t wait to inspire kids to write with big imaginations. Let’s create something awesome, together!
Chloe Williamson, Assistant Site Administrator
Hello, my name is Chloe, but my camp name is Lucky Clover! Why, you ask? I actually have a little bit of Irish in my blood and I love the idea of being lucky all the time! I also chose this name because my favorite color is green! I was adopted when I was just a baby, so I am extremely blessed and lucky to have the life that I have right now and to be as unique as I am! Hence, Lucky Clover! I have worked with AIW Camp before as an Adventure Guide and I simply cannot wait to get back into it. I love writing and I actually want to become a Children's Books Author! I am a very creative individual and I would love to be able to spread my positivity and creativity to the kids when helping them learn how to write and having fun with it! Write to you heart's content!
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!
Mariah Cheng, Writing Ranger (Middle School)
Following your dream is a great way to lead your life! I've wanted to teach my whole life and now I am. I've been a teacher since 2002 at various grade levels. This chapter with AIW is just one more way to give back to students, hone my skills, and have fun while doing it. I'm so excited to be a part of the AIW team again! Let's write Middle Schoolers!
Kait Alcantara, Adventure Guide (Counselor)
Kait is a writer through and through! She has been writing since she was eight years old, and, having graduated last year from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology, she is now pursuing writing professionally in a Master's of Fine Arts in Screenwriting program. 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 three years 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!
Zachary Peterson, Adventure Guide (Counselor)
Zachary’s love of language is only outmatched by his passion for learning. A recent graduate of California State University Fullerton, with Bachelor’s Degrees in both English and Theater, Zachary is currently pursuing a career in education. Realizing from a young age that someone had to be making edu-tainment programs like Sesame Street and Blues Clues, Zachary has devoted much of his life to inspiring the same level of joy in learning new things. In his spare time Zachary enjoys old films, board games, and carpentry. His own writing is focused on fantasy and science fiction, which he likes to bring to life with table-top games. He is excited to share his passion for writing and creating this summer with Adventures in Writing!
Evelyn Casas, eBook Ranger
I am a fourth-year teacher that leads the 6th-grade team and holds the mathematics department chair. I bring a strong business background and a love for teaching. I would love to inspire students to become lifelong learners who not only seek higher education but who also strive to achieve their dreams in spite of personal challenges. I have three beautiful children and a wonderful extended family. Recently, we explored the Gila Cliff Dwellings and took our twins to work on set with the stars. Reading is my favorite past time, especially thrillers and mysteries. I look forward to incorporating all our strengths to building writing skills and expanding knowledge.
Mari Villanueva, Secretary of Shenanigans
Meet our Secretary of Shenanigans, Mari! Mari is in school for Interior Design, but when she's not studying, she's always trying to travel the world and learn different cultures, foods, and languages. She finds that reading and writing really strengthens our communication skills and that anything can be solved by great communication and understanding. Mari currently knows four languages and doesn't plan to stop there. Mari often finds herself amazed by children's brain power, imagination, and natural desire to learn! As a former kid's entertainment coordinator and Disneyland cast member, Mari was able to see happiness everyday and plans to bring that same joy to Adventures In Writing Camp!
Aanya Ismail, Supervised Play Scout
Aanya Ismail loves to learn and explore through her writing! She has been writing poetry, fictional and nonfictional short stories for years, and was inspired to write creatively at a young age. When Aanya was in high school, she wrote and published articles in her school newspaper and was part of the journalism club. She is currently works at School Connection as a Teachers Assistant, helping children with home and schoolworks in all subjects at all grade levels. Aanya is also an honors college student who is pursuing a major in English and Children's Literature. She also plans to pursue a multiple subject teaching credential in order to become an Elementary school teacher.