Fullerton | 06/03/2019-06/14/2019

Laguna Road Elementary

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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.


$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)


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

300 Laguna Road, Fullerton, CA 92835

06/03/2019 – 06/14/2019 (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 Laguna Road 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!
Space available in 6th grade!
Space available in 7th grade!
Only 5 spaces remaining in 8th grade!

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Camp Staff


Kelly Pellizzari, Site Administrator

Kelly Pellizzari is a 6th grade GATE teacher at Laguna Road Elementary School, in Fullerton School District. She is a highly accomplished teacher, as well as a GATE qualified teacher. This is her fifth year participating in the program, and she is super excited to be here! Since she love, love, loves reading, teaching writing is very enjoyable for her. She recently completed her Masters in Education!!!! Another few of her interests include gardening, riding her bike, and playing with her dog and cat. She also enjoys musical theater - so much that she puts on a play with her fellow teachers with the sixth graders as the actors- every year. Yet one more interest of hers is drinking boba, and, once again, reading! Her favorite food is ICE CREAM!!!!! Sounds like a perfect writing teacher, a great mentor, and an amazing person! (written by a former student!)

Hailey Vittrup, Assistant Site Administrator

Hailey has always loved writing. From research papers to short stories, Hailey cannot remember a time when she didn't want to write. A May 2016 graduate of The Master's College (now University), Hailey has a Bachelor's of Science degree in Family & Consumer Sciences with an emphasis in Communication. Last year, she was a high school teacher and long term substitute for second grade while pursuing a Master's degree in Communication: New Media and Marketing. Since then, she has decided to pursue a multiple subject teaching credential and has been tutoring, subbing, and waitressing. Hailey's interests in the field of writing vary from creative to editorial pieces. She completed a four-month internship at The Signal newspaper while finishing up her Bachelor's degree, and loved interviewing, editing, and writing articles of her own for the paper. She has written to various children's fiction authors over the past few years, and has read more books than she can count. Hailey has volunteered as an AWANA leader and Sunday School teacher in her church for 3 years, and loves teaching children and inspiring them to do their best at whatever they are doing.

Amanda Steinfeld, Writing Ranger

Hi all! My name is Amanda Steinfeld. I just graduated this May with my Masters in Teaching from Azusa Pacific University, and am so excited to start the summer off right with Adventures in Writing! I first developed a love of teaching after having the opportunity to teach hands-on science for a summer camp, and the rest is history! While I began my teaching experience in the science/math field, I found that teaching writing became on of my favorite subjects to teach. I have experience teaching writing to students from Pre-Kindergarten to fifth grade, and I am looking forward to the opportunity to share my love of writing this summer with you all! I enjoy using hands-on, fun, and engaging lessons to help instill a love of writing in my students. I also have a strong passion for performing arts so I may even throw in a few fun writing songs every once in a while. Besides teaching, some of my favorite things include the color pink, music, my friends and family, and everything Disney! Looking forward to a fantastic summer!

Casey Smith, Writing Ranger (1st Grade)

My name is Casey Smith. I have been a Kindergarten teacher for eight years and I absolutely love teaching kids how to write! I am so excited to be teaching you this summer. Writing is such a special way to express your thoughts, tell your story, and teach other people about something you love. But, I haven’t always felt this way about writing. When I was a kid, I didn’t love to write. I could never think of anything to write about and I rarely felt like my story was interesting enough. I would sit there feeling frustrated and discouraged. As a writing teacher, I never want my students to experience that! I want young writers to feel empowered to share their ideas and excited to write. Writing can be so much fun! I am here to meet your child right where they’re at- if they absolutely love to write or not. Over the next couple of weeks, your child will develop into a writer and they will have fun doing it! I am looking forward to teaching your little writer how to feel confident and excited to share their story through the beautiful art of writing!

Kait Alcantara, Writing Ranger (Middle School)

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!

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.

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!

James Danforth, Entertainment Ranger

My name is James Danforth and I love helping children express themselves through writing and the arts! Growing up I had the pleasure of participating in musical and theatrical performances to express my artistic and creative sides. These endeavors allowed me to open up and greatly influence my writing for the better. Today I am a credentialed teacher who uses these experiences to engage my own students and hone their skills in writing in my classroom. I absolutely love seeing what my students can display when given the chance to have a little artistic freedom.

Outside of the classroom I have a wealth of personal interests that keep me busy. I love sports, namely basketball and soccer, both watching and playing to help keep me healthy and active. I also have a fondness for travel, be it a day trip to the beach or a stint up the coast to any one of California?s beautiful vistas. I can?t wait to share my expertise and experience with the students and see what incredible ideas we will come up with this summer!

Blair Campbell, eBook Ranger

There once was a teacher named Blair
She had super wild and curly hair
She loved teaching and writing
And made everything exciting
And could create and revise with flair!

Blair Campbell LOVES writing! Yep, she has a sparkle for helping students find their inner voice by coming up with original ideas. Her passion is with teaching students, and energizing them to be themselves. Writing is one of the best ways to see the uniqueness in each child, and that is where she shines! She has been teaching at Beechwood School in Fullerton for 14 years and makes sure each year is fresh and new. She loves trying new strategies, is a life-long learner herself, and knows that her role is in the classroom, working with students. She was awarded Teacher of the Year in 2016 at her school, and feels so lucky that her teaching talents and "outside the box" ideas are recognized and appreciated. She has studied with some of the best Writing Educators from Columbia University’s Reading and Writing Institute, and can’t wait to share her expertise with a new group of students this summer. She also has her GATE Certificate and loves setting high expectations for her kids by looking through different learning lenses. She will be guiding each child on their path to becoming an author and coaching them along the way. She loves teaching various writing strategies to help her students bring their writing to the next level. Adding in sensory details, figurative language, dialogue, and strong vocabulary is just one area that she can help each child make their stories spectacular and get it all set up in a wonderful e-book. She looks forward to this wonderful writing journey together this summer! So grab your pencil, your creativity, and get ready for some writing fun and flair!

Mary Lyng, Adventure Guide (Counselor)

Hi! My name is Mary and I am currently working as an instructional aide for a visually-impaired student. As a result I am learning Braille and enjoying this new skill.
I also work at Nordstrom part time in their offices which is great but my entire paycheck goes towards clothes!
I am looking forward to helping out as an Adventure Guide at Adventures in Writing Camp this summer!

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!

Amy Manriquez, Adventure Guide (Counselor)

Hi my name is Amy. I am a substitute teacher in Lakewood, CA. I am currently finishing up my credential to become an elementary school teacher. I love working with students and I am excited to share my love for writing!

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!

Madelyn Nye, Supervised Play Scout

Hi all! My name is Madelyn Nye and I am currently a student at the University of San Diego! I am studying communications with a minor in marketing and psychology. I have loved writing since I was little, and am so excited to help others love writing too. I got to further strengthen my writing and editing skills as editor-in-chief of my high school's, Rosary Academy, yearbook. I have had the opportunity to volunteer at many summer camps, such as All the Arts Camp in Fullerton and Us in the Sun camp at St. Martin de Porres in Yorba Linda, to strengthen both my leadership skills and my confidence in working with children. Besides writing, I love to dance, travel, sing (even though I'm not the best), go to Disneyland and just have fun with my friends and family! My favorite Disney movie is Aladdin, however I do love them all! I'm known to my friends as outgoing, friendly, confident, and loyal. I am so excited to meet everyone at camp this summer and can't wait for all the adventures!