Redondo Beach | 07/22/2019-08/02/2019

Valor Christian Academy

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PRICING (2-WEEKS)

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

$819 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)

$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

525 Earle Lane, Redondo Beach, CA 90278

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 come to Valor Christian Academy 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 5 spaces remaining in 2nd grade!
Only 2 spaces remaining in 3rd grade!
Only 2 spaces remaining in 4th grade!
Space available in 5th grade!
Space available in 6th grade!
Space available in 7th grade!
Only 4 spaces remaining in 8th grade!

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Camp Staff

MEET THE TEAM

Rachel Blitz, Site Administrator

Hello! I am so excited to share my passion of teaching and helping campers enjoy writing. I was born and raised in Southern California. I received my bachelors from Arizona State University and double majored in Elementary Education and Special Education. I also received my credential in Cross Cultural Language of Academic Devlopment from Alliant University. I have taught both elementary and middle school. I am so thrilled to be apart of AIW camp and share my joy and passion for writing!

Arnold Vaughn, Assistant Site Administrator

Hello! My name is Arnold Vaughn and I live in Lakewood, California. I’m excited to be returning to the Adventures In Writing Camp. I’m currently a kinesiology major at CSUDH where I will be getting my Bachelors this year. I have been married for almost five years to my gorgeous high school sweet heart, Beth Vaughn. We have a beautiful son named Ernesto Vaughn. My hobbies include playing basketball, hanging out with friends and family, listening to music, and watching Netflix originals. I look forward to meeting you all this summer!

Joslyn Cuevas, Writing Ranger (Middle School)

Joslyn Cuevas is a 6th, 7th, and 8th grade English Language Arts teacher in Los Angeles. This is her first year participating in the program, and she is thrilled to be here! She absolutely loves reading and believes everyone has a life changing novel; it is just a matter of time before they find it! She is currently working on her Masters in Urban Education at Loyola Marymount University and wants to inspire the love for reading in all of her students. Some of her other interests include surfing, hiking, playing her ukulele, and eating lots of tasty foods. She loves to bring different cultures and experiences to her students. She especially loves helping students reach their "A-ha!" moments, the moments when students completely master a topic they've worked hard to understand, and their confidence in the subject soars!

Cassandra Reveles, Adventure Guide (Counselor)

Hi y'all, I'm Cassandra Reveles, a Senior at CSU Chico. I love kids and I'm pursing a career in Liberal Studies (YAY for teachers) with a minor in Spanish. I plan on enrolling to the bilingual teaching credential. In my free time I LOVE to watch movies, anywhere from comedy to thrillers, just not anything scary. I also enjoy a good beach day, and hiking although I don't do it often as I'd like. I would say I'm a pretty cool, energetic, and very friendly person.

Brian Klemm, Entertainment Ranger

HEY HEY HEY!!!

So glad to be apart of this camp. I have been a touring musician for the better part of 16 years and working for Disney for about 17. I am currently a new father and am so focused on helping to mold small minds and set them on the right path by giving them camp experiences that they can take with them for the rest of their lives. I still have fond memories from my years at camp..... but that was about 52 years ago and they are still fresh.

I am a gentle giant 🙂 I look like a tattooed colorful cartoon character that somewhat resembles a mix between David Duchovny and Elvis. If they somehow had a child together that would be me 🙂 I love comic books! I have been a collector for over 25 years and I'm pretty sure it helps to keep me young.

Most important things to know about me:

I love a good fat lazy cat
I love a good book (the physical kind... not on a kindle or ipad)
I will forever miss the days of good hip hop music
and I will always be a Disneyland pass holder.

Music makes memories. so lets get to work!!!

Mackenzie West, Adventure Guide (Counselor)

My name is Mackenzie West and I am so excited to get to know your children over the next couple weeks! I just finished my junior year at Clemson University in South Carolina, where I am majoring in Elementary Education. After I graduate in May 2020, I plan on becoming a teacher in grades 2-6! Although I go to school on the east coast, I grew up in Los Alamitos, CA, and spend all of my summers here! During my free time I love to read, spend time with friends and family, and cook. When I was a kid, I participated in a similar camp and even to this day, I am so thankful for the skills that I learned during that week! I cannot wait to foster your child?s love for writing and make them excited every time they get to write!

Amber Medina, Adventure Guide (Counselor)

Amber is a recent graduate from UC Davis. She has worked with children as a bicycle instructor and classroom teaching assistant. She has put on numerous educational events including crafts with upcycled materials, musical performances, and pumpkin carving contests. She will be attending UCLA in the fall to obtain her Masters in Education and teaching credential. She plans to become an elementary school teacher and is looking forward to the opportunity to interact and invest in campers at AIW this summer. She plans to give them the best camp experience possible! When asked what she is most excited about, she says, "Writing was my creative outlet as a kid and even in my adulthood, I find myself jotting short stories and enjoying writing papers in college. I can?t wait to plant the seed for love of writing in these children so they can grow to use this new skill in and outside of the classroom!"

Ava Weber, Adventure Guide (Counselor)

Ava Weber realized her love of creative writing during her sophomore year of high school. She started writing silly stories for her friends and found them asking her for more! She has deepened her love of writing by majoring in English at UCLA with the ultimate goal of obtaining a masters degree in screenwriting. She loves school, and wishes to share her love through teaching. Ava has taken French for five years and has gone on two study abroad programs to France. She speaks French conversationally. Don't hesitate to test her when you see her at camp!

Stephanie (Stevie) Tayor, Adventure Guide (Counselor)

Stephanie, who affectionately goes by Stevie, is an L.A. transplant originally from Michigan. Someone told her she was a writer as a kid and she believed it! Stephanie has been pursuing her writing dreams since middle school and is excited to inspire kids to pursue their love of writing!

Beth Vaughn, eBook Ranger

My name is Beth Vaughn and I am so excited to be apart of the Adventures in Writing Camp this summer. I have taught first grade for six years at Lindstrom Elementary School in Lakewood, California. I work at the same elementary school I attended from kindergarten to sixth grade. I also have the wonderful privilege of teaching with my mom who has taught for 36 years! My favorite part of teaching is watching my students grow throughout the year and helping them succeed. I graduated and received my teaching credential from California State University of Long Beach. I have been married almost five years and we have a beautiful one year old son who is the light of our life. When I am not teaching, I love to spend time with family. We all live within walking distance of each other! I also enjoy watching movies, fishing, playing basketball, and doing crafts. I really look forward to working at the Adventures in Writing Camp this summer and look forward to meeting you all soon!

Samuel Korobkin, Secretary of Shenanigans

Sam Korobkin is thrilled to be spending his summer with Adventures in Writing! Born and raised in Los Angeles, Sam is glad to be back in his favorite city. When he is not in beautiful California he is studying hard at Pace University in Manhattan. There he is working to get his Bachelors degree in International Performance and Devised Works. Last summer Sam worked as a traveling kids show performer, performing a 45 minute science show at birthday parties and libraries all through out California. He loves to bring a sense of ?play? into everything he does and understands that learning can be fun. Sam hopes to spark a unique sense of creativity in every camper at AIW. Bringing everything he?s learned long the way, Sam intends to leave AIW campers and staff with the memory of the most fun summer they have ever had.

Madison Denton, Supervised Play Scout

Madison Denton is thrilled to begin her first year working with the Adventures in Writing Camp this summer! She has always been both an avid reader and writer and could not be more excited to share her love of English with the campers. Throughout her childhood, Madison participated in creative writing camps and programs such as this one and cannot wait to provide the same life-changing experiences she had for the children enrolled in this camp! As well as harboring a love of the written word, Madison is busy as a college softball pitcher at Washington University, where she is double majoring in Psychology and Economics, and can often be found either practicing on her own or providing lessons for young pitchers in her community. Combining her love of writing and working with children this summer is a dream come true!

Arnold Vaughn, Assistant Site Administrator

Hello! My name is Arnold Vaughn and I live in Lakewood, California. I’m excited to be returning to the Adventures In Writing Camp. I’m currently a kinesiology major at CSUDH where I will be getting my Bachelors this year. I have been married for almost five years to my gorgeous high school sweet heart, Beth Vaughn. We have a beautiful son named Ernesto Vaughn. My hobbies include playing basketball, hanging out with friends and family, listening to music, and watching Netflix originals. I look forward to meeting you all this summer!