Tustin | 07/08/2019-07/19/2019
Tustin Memorial Academy
12712 Browning Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92705
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 come to return to Tustin Memorial 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!
MEET THE TEAM
Evelyn Seto, Site Administrator
Evelyn Seto is currently a 5th grade GATE teacher in Long Beach, California. She has taught for many years in grades 1st through 6th grade. Evelyn has a passion for teaching writing and helping young writers express their thoughts. She finds it inspirational for students to take ownership of their writing and make it unique...and creative! She earned her BA from Cal State Long Beach in Liberal Studies with an English concentration, and a MS from National University in Curriculum and Instruction. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her children, husband, and two dogs. You will often find all of them camping or going on walks on the beach!
Philip Black, Entertainment Ranger
This is Philip Black's third summer working with Adventures in Writing Camp, and he is THRILLED to be back. He received his B.A. in Theatre Performance from Huntington University (in Huntington, IN), where he was a member of the Alpha Chi Honor Society, the Alpha Psi Omega Theatre Honor Society, and a Colloquium Scholar. He has spent the past 10 years working at theaters across America, performing mostly in comedies and musicals. Making people laugh is the thing he enjoys most, followed closely by reading. As he has traveled, he has made a point of always joining the local library. (At last count, he has 5 active library cards.) Along the way, Philip has also developed a distinct passion for teaching, helping to run educational "backstage experience" tours in Michigan, doing interactive Treasure Island performances for grade students in Missouri, and teaching for two summers at Camp Melodrama, a theatrical camp for students K-8 in California's Central Coast. He currently spends his days during the school year as a full-time presenter with California Weekly Explorer, running "game show" styled interactive history presentations for grades 4-6 all over Orange County.
Christi Tucker, Writing Ranger
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.
Clare Reiland, Writing Ranger (Middle School)
Clare is SO excited for camp!! She is originally from Irvine, but she just moved back to Orange County from San Francisco, where she pursued a Master's Degree in Teaching at the University of San Francisco. Clare's been a part of various classrooms throughout San Francisco and the SF Bay Area, but she is excited to return where her own education started! Outside of the classroom, she enjoys listening to music, hiking, traveling, and (of course) writing! This is her second year at AIW. She's so excited to meet the campers and to have a great summer!!
Elizabeth Rangel, Adventure Guide (Counselor)
Elizabeth is an extremely passionate person. Some of her passions include animals, reading, Disney movies (her favorite is Ratatouille), music, and sports - but most of all, she is passionate about helping others! Elizabeth always tries to devote her time to volunteering, tutoring, and any other way that she can help people. This is her second year at Adventures in Writing Camp, and she can't wait to meet everyone!
Josephine Catalusci Medina, Adventure Guide (Counselor)
Josephine Medina is incredibly excited for her second year at Adventures in Writing Camp! She is currently attending Vanguard University as a sophomore psychology and history major. She has worked as a camp counselor at several camps, with children of all ages, and is thrilled to help students create their own spectacular stories! Nothing is more amazing than a homemade story! She loves hiking, exploring, and traveling; and enjoys nothing more than a good book and some hot chocolate.
Kari Munoz, Adventure Guide (Counselor)
My name is Kari Munoz! I earned my Undergraduate from Cal State Fullerton in Health Science, specifically Health Education, and I minored in Kinesiology. Through college, I coached girls softball in Orange, and I taught after school Chess throughout Orange County. I also taught for the Fullerton School District teaching physical education. I finished my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential program through Cal State Fullerton, with an emphasis in Arts and Creativity. Since then, I have been substitute teaching in Fullerton, which I love! I am passionate about science, writing, fun, and creativity! I love to incorporate games and manipulatives when learning, and I believe in teaching to the multiple intelligences. I can't wait to work this summer with Adventures in Writing!
Nicole Mason, eBook Ranger
Niki Mason is currently a kindergarten teacher, and next year she will be teaching first grade at a charter school in LA. She loves working with kids. Niki has been a babysitter, nanny, worked for after school programs, worked as a preschool teacher, and has worked as an instructional assistant before she received her Masters in Teaching. Niki also has a Bachelor degree in Art. Dancing and art are passions of hers. Above all, she loves working with and teaching kids. It is an absolute joy!