Oakland Hills | 06/17/2019-06/28/2019

Aurora School

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PRICING (2-WEEKS)

Note: All prices shown are for TWO-WEEKS of camp.

$ Early Registration Price ($ after 04/01/2019)

Tuition includes all instruction, activities and materials. It also includes two camp t-shirts, which should be worn daily. Lunch is NOT included.

Add-Ons

$6 – Extra camp t-shirt (2 shirts are included with your registration)
$6 – Extra camp CD (1 CD is included for each child registered)

Discounts

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

40 Dulwich Road, Oakland, CA 94618

06/17/2019 – 06/28/2019 (M-F, 9am – 3pm)

Adventures in Writing Camp is excited to return to Aurora 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!

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

MEET THE TEAM

Siena Meeks, Site Administrator

Siena is a camper at heart, but happy to be returning to camp as a site administrator this summer!! With lots of experience at different types of camps herself, both as a camper, counselor, and director, she can't wait to bring the excitement and good vibes into one of her favorite places... the classroom!! She currently works at Aurora Elementary School as a Teaching Assistant and has plans to pursue a teaching credential. She looks forward to thinking creatively together and to inspiring one another through writing and fun!!

Regina Sorey, Site Administrator

Regina is a 2/3 teacher at Aurora School and has been teaching for over 10 years. She is also a mom of two awesome kids. Writing is one of her favorite things to teach and as her students say, "Writing is fun because I get to get my ideas out!" She is excited to be joining Adventures in Writing Camp again this summer and seeing what ideas get to come out 🙂

Fordy Shoor, Writing Ranger (Middle School)

Fordy is excited to bring another summer of shenanigans back to AIW camp. He is a double English degree holder, with a B.A. from UC Berkeley and an M.A. from CSU East Bay. He works as an academic coach at the College Link Program with adult students on the ASD spectrum, and as an Extended Daycare Assistant at Black Pine Circle School in Berkeley. As a writer, he finds the small stuff most challenging, such as the finding the right word and drafting (I mean revising. No, changing. Actually, I meant drafting. Yes, that's it! Drafting); his interests lie in short fiction, poetry, and essays. He has facilitated writing workshops and acted as an editor on literary magazines. In his free time, Fordy adores being with his cats, his bass guitars, friends, garden, kitchen, concerts and books. He's passionate about both creative writing and literacy, and proud to be contributing to the summer retention rate for young learners.

Marjorie Boggs Vazquez, Writing Ranger

Marjorie is super excited to be working with Adventures in Writing Camp for the third year! She has been in education for 11 years, and a teacher for 8 of those years. When she's not teaching, she spends her time cuddling her kitties, doing yoga, and sitting by Lake Merritt with friends. She is really looking forward to meeting her newest crew of campers and families this spring!

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.

MEET THE TEAM

Siena Meeks, Site Administrator

Siena is a camper at heart, but happy to be returning to camp as a site administrator this summer!! With lots of experience at different types of camps herself, both as a camper, counselor, and director, she can't wait to bring the excitement and good vibes into one of her favorite places... the classroom!! She currently works at Aurora Elementary School as a Teaching Assistant and has plans to pursue a teaching credential. She looks forward to thinking creatively together and to inspiring one another through writing and fun!!

Regina Sorey, Site Administrator

Regina is a 2/3 teacher at Aurora School and has been teaching for over 10 years. She is also a mom of two awesome kids. Writing is one of her favorite things to teach and as her students say, "Writing is fun because I get to get my ideas out!" She is excited to be joining Adventures in Writing Camp again this summer and seeing what ideas get to come out 🙂

Fordy Shoor, Writing Ranger (Middle School)

Fordy is excited to bring another summer of shenanigans back to AIW camp. He is a double English degree holder, with a B.A. from UC Berkeley and an M.A. from CSU East Bay. He works as an academic coach at the College Link Program with adult students on the ASD spectrum, and as an Extended Daycare Assistant at Black Pine Circle School in Berkeley. As a writer, he finds the small stuff most challenging, such as the finding the right word and drafting (I mean revising. No, changing. Actually, I meant drafting. Yes, that's it! Drafting); his interests lie in short fiction, poetry, and essays. He has facilitated writing workshops and acted as an editor on literary magazines. In his free time, Fordy adores being with his cats, his bass guitars, friends, garden, kitchen, concerts and books. He's passionate about both creative writing and literacy, and proud to be contributing to the summer retention rate for young learners.

Marjorie Boggs Vazquez, Writing Ranger

Marjorie is super excited to be working with Adventures in Writing Camp for the third year! She has been in education for 11 years, and a teacher for 8 of those years. When she's not teaching, she spends her time cuddling her kitties, doing yoga, and sitting by Lake Merritt with friends. She is really looking forward to meeting her newest crew of campers and families this spring!

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.