Palo Alto | 06/17/2019-06/28/2019
890 Escondido Road, Stanford, CA 94305
06/17/2019 – 06/28/2019 (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 Escondido Elementary 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
Veronica Talton, Site Administrator
Veronica is returning to Adventures In Writing Camp again this summer. She brings over twenty years of experience as a music educator and teacher leader in grades K-8. Veronica holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master's of Science in Music and prefers working in summer camps which have a focus on literacy for children. An avid reader, Veronica enjoys singing, science fiction, roller coasters and Phineas & Ferb episodes ("Hey, where's Perry?"). Veronica looks forward to reuniting with AIW families and bringing her passion for education and advocacy to those she encounters.
Krista Stratton, Writing Ranger
Leah Carlon, Writing Ranger (Middle School)
Leah was raised in the mountains of a tiny town in Northern California. As a child in a television free home surrounded by nature, her imagination soared. She kept her eyes peeled for pirates from the tops of trees, and the trickling streams turned into raging rivers of lava. Stories of adventure filled her little head! As Leah got older, her imagination stayed with her. In elementary school, she began writing scripts with her friends. Using the living room as a stage, they performed theatrical scenes for parents and siblings. As a teen, Leah adapted her visions to short films. Friends were cast, and she directed (and starred in) her cinematic creations. In college, her love for writing and creating only continued to grow. Today, Leah is an English teacher at a high school in Saratoga. She now uses her imagination to create engaging lesson plans, make short videos, and write for fun. She finds joy in guiding her students as they discover their own unique voices. Leah believes that language is the most powerful tool, and everyone deserves the opportunity to learn how to use it to empower, inspire, and create change!
Bethany Wong, Adventure Guide (Counselor)
Bethany is excited for her very first summer at Adventures in Writing Camp. During the school year, she studies Human Development at UC Davis. As an experienced camp counselor, babysitter, and tutor, Bethany is ready to combine fun and learning to empower campers to write about whatever ideas spark their imaginations. Some of her favorite pastimes include experimenting in the kitchen, doing crafts, and exploring the great outdoors. She’s counting down the days until camp begins and can’t wait to meet everyone soon!
Ellie Wong, Supervised Play Scout
This will be Ellie's first year on the Adventures in Writing camp team! She was born and raised in Palo Alto, California and currently attends Palo Alto High School, soon to be a junior. She finds joy in reading and watching movies. Her favorite genres include memoir and mystery books, as well as drama and romance movies. One of the greatest joys in her life is travelling, both near and far. She most recently took a trip to Hong Kong over Thanksgiving, and is excited to be visiting Europe for the first time this summer. Her family, which consists of her parents and two older sisters, enjoy hiking and playing board games together. They recently hiked Half Dome in Yosemite, a major accomplishment!Ellie loves to argue, debate, and fall down internet rabbit holes for the sake of learning strange new things. She enjoys working with kids, and is excited to help foster their creativity this summer!