Walnut Creek South | 07/29/2019-08/09/2019
The Seven Hills School
975 North San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
07/29/2019 – 08/09/2019 (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 The Seven Hills 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
Sandra Elliott, Site Administrator
Mrs. Elliott lives in Pleasanton with her sons, Preston and Carson, and husband Daniel. They love to hike, travel and go to baseball games. Mrs. Elliott is the official family photographer, no event is too big or small for her to capture their adventures. Her specialty shots are family selfies. Currently, she teaches 7th grade Honors English and History at Mendenhall Middle School. Mrs. Elliott enjoys the spirit and spunk of junior high students. This is her fourth year with AIW Camp and she is so excited to share the fun of writing with all the campers!
Joshua Gentry, Writing Ranger
We are excited that Joshua Gentry is returning for his 3rd year at Adventures in Writing Camp to. This will also be his 3rd year as an amazing Writing Ranger. Joshua teaches at Lighthouse Community Public School in East Oakland California where he is a social justice activist and serves a community of amazing kids. Joshua has a Bachelors degree in child development from Cal State Fullerton University where he also was a star basketball player! Standing at 6'5 1/2 inches Josh not only excelled in the classroom but on the court as well. HIs education won't stop there, next year he is planning to get his masters in education through the Alder teaching credential program which has teamed up with the University of the Pacific! Great News, way to go Josh! Josh is excited to get started and have another great year with AIW. The only question is are you ready to have fun and become a better writer!?!?
Al Foreman Jr, Entertainment Ranger
Alaric "Al" Foreman is an experienced and engaged educator from the Oakland Bay Area. In his 6+ years of classroom instruction, Al has challenged the minds of learners from Transitional Kindergarten (TK) through 12th grade and beyond in a wide range of instructional positions, including facilitating extracurricular programs, and as a coach of athletic teams. As an innovative, energetic and hardworking classroom facilitator and administrative leader, Al attributes his love for teaching to his passion for helping kids think 'outside of the box' to showcase their academic knowledge and to express their emotions. In addition to his teaching experience, Mr. Foreman has also created instructional supports like his Differentiated Assignment Assessment (DAA) student-focused assessment model, he has created and supported student-run media projects like the 'Bobcat Broadcast News,' podcast within Oakland Unified School District, and he has participated in fundraisers for student-centered wilderness retreats. Al completed teaching credential requirements for Multiple Subject focus through Cal State Teach/California State University Monterey Bay, he is a Master's Degree recipient in Graduate Communication Studies, he holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communication/Media Production, and is a veteran of the United States Army Reserve.
Daniel Elliott, eBook Ranger
Dynamic Daniel is excited to join our team this year as a Writing Ranger! He has a BA in Political Science from the University of Georgia and a Masters in Elementary Education from Western Governors University. During his free time, Daniel loves to read and be involved in sports. College football is his all time favorite, Go Dawgs! Daniel loves teaching and is very excited to help campers fall in love with writing this summer!
Morgan Mayhew, Adventure Guide (Counselor)
This is Morgan's second year as an Adventure Guide, and she loves to write. She especially loves write songs and poems. Morgan is currently student at the University of Kansas studying Music Therapy. She can play four instruments and loves to sing! Morgan loves mentoring students and helping them find creative ways to learn and remember information. She very excited to help students get their creative juices flowing during camp!
Isabel Hinchliff, Adventure Guide (Counselor)
Isabel Hinchliff will be an incoming college freshman this summer planning to major in English and Creative Writing. She is a lifelong bookworm, and loves to spread the joy of reading and writing to the children in her community by volunteering at her local library and leading her school book club. She took college and creative writing classes at UC Berkeley with the Bay Area Writing Project last summer. She regularly babysits and helps out at summer camps, so she has a lot of experience planning, supervising, and participating in all sorts of fun and games!
She is Dungeon Master of a Dungeons and Dragons group, where she practices channeling her inner eight-year-old by acting out all of her non-player characters with crazy voices and occasional laps around the table. She is also a singer with Cantabella Children’s Chorus (formerly Contra Costa Children’s Chorus) and a lifelong Girl Scout, so singing camp songs comes naturally to her. Her other pursuits include lanyarding, playing oboe and english horn, and convincing her shy cat Pippin to spend at least part of the day outside of her bed!