Hillsborough | 07/29/2019-08/09/2019
303 El Cerrito Avenue, Hillsborough, CA 94010
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 return to South 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
Eric Waxman, Site Administrator
Eric has been a teacher for more than 10 years in both elementary and middle schools. He has been a Writing Ranger with Adventures in Writing and has also taught journalism and creative writing. He likes working with students and teachers to maximize student performance within classrooms that emphasize the enjoyment of learning. Eric is eager to help nourish the creative writing talents of the campers this summer. Eric grew up in Chicago and graduated from Colorado State University. His hobbies include traveling, photography, reading, hiking, and playing sports. He has also been a soccer coach. Eric is looking forward to a fun-filled camp this summer helping everyone write their amazing stories and blogs!
Brittanica Bakta, Assistant Site Administrator
I have been teaching for over 11 years. I have taught Robotics and STEM courses for the past 7 years and love teaching willing minds eager to learn. I have taught grades from Kindergarten up to adults in college. Education is important to be because it builds confidence and allows a person to reach their fullest potential in life.I have majored in creative writing as an undergrad and graduate student. I have been teaching for over 10 years and have become very familiar with the requirements within the common core elements.As a Robotics instructor I have had the opportunity to learn various types of software granting me the extensive knowledge of being able to understand various forms of learning through technology.I am easy going energetic and love being around people. To me learning is something that should be fun and approached with a positive can do attitude.
Keely OLoughlin Camp, Entertainment Ranger
We're excited to welcome back Keely for her third year with AIW! She has been an Adventure Guide as well as an Entertainment Ranger so she knows this camp pretty well by now. Keely lives in Southern California during the school year and spends most of her time either working as a Behavior Therapist or attending school at UC Irvine. She majors in Psychology and Social Behavior with a minor in Education. When she is not busy with work or school, Keely enjoys reading, hiking/being outdoors, baking/cooking, playing basketball, and enjoying time with friends! She is extremely delighted to be back this summer and looks forward to the crazy adventures that await!
Kristen Ozorio, eBook Ranger
Kristen is returning for her third year of Adventures In Writing Camp! She enjoys teaching students the writing process and helping publish their stories. She is excited when her students are as enthusiastic about writing as she is! She received her Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies and Multi-Subject Teaching Credential from Dominican University of California. Kristen loved teaching 4th and 2nd grade at El Crystal STEM Magnet School. She is currently a 2nd grade teacher at Sandpiper School.
Emily Stack, eBook Ranger
Hi there! This is Emily's first year as a Ranger after three years of being an Adventure Guide. She recently graduated from the University of California at Davis with a B.A. in English - Literature, Criticism, and Theory, where she specialized in Shakespeare studies and wrote about everything from Renaissance agriculture to theater costumes. When she's not in the classroom, she can be found practicing her French and Irish (Bonjour! Dia dhuit!), laboring over graduate school applications, hiking, romping around the beach with her dog, gardening, and re-reading "Macbeth" for the umpteenth time. She's excited to be teaching writing this summer and is looking forward to sharing her love of language and stories with campers!