Inner Richmond | 06/17/2019-06/28/2019

Congregation Beth Sholom

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PRICING (2-WEEKS)

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

$909 Tuition

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

$70 – Morning Supervised Play (8am – 9am)
$140 – Afternoon Supervised Play (3pm – 6pm)
$100 – Daily Lunch & Snack
$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

301 14th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118

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 Congregation Beth Sholom 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!

We are very appreciative of our host, Congregation Beth Sholom, for allowing us to bring Adventures in Writing Camp to the San Francisco community this summer.  Out of respect to the wishes of our host, we ask that all campers and staff refrain from bringing any meat products on campus for the duration of the camp. Please ensure that all lunch and snacks are MEAT FREE. Any outside food other than dairy, tuna fish, or vegetarian options are strictly prohibited on the facility.

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!
Only 1 space remaining in 2nd grade!
Only 2 spaces remaining in 3rd grade!
Only 3 spaces remaining in 4th grade!
Space available in 5th grade!
Only 3 spaces remaining in 6th grade!
Only 2 spaces remaining in 7th grade!
Only 3 spaces remaining in 8th grade!

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Camp Staff

MEET THE TEAM

Adrienne Thompson, Site Administrator

Adrienne Thompson is a local from the Bay Area. After high school she continued her education at UC San Diego. There she studied Literatures of the World with a focus in Spanish Literature, as well as a minor in Education. Adrienne got her Spanish Bilingual teaching credential and Masters of Education there as well. Soon after, she set her sights far and moved to Argentina for a cultural and linguistic immersion. She taught English as a foreign language as well as second and third grade in a bilingual school. There she gained a unique perspective of distinct academic cultures, teaching styles and expectations. Adrienne then returned to the Bay Area and taught for two years at a Title-I public school. She currently works at Willow Creek Academy and loves fusing these experiences into a dynamic and engaging education for all her students.In her free time you will find Adrienne outdoors and with others. She is excited to work for her fourth summer at Adventures in Writing Camp helping kids pursue their love of writing!

Zoe Marinkovich, Writing Ranger (1st Grade)

Zoe can often be heard shouting with joy her favorite camp cheer "You Rock! You Rock like a Rock Star!" Zoe loves cheers, games and camp more than anything in this universe. She has been a camp counselor for more than 20 years. During the "off season," you can find her in a classroom. She has taught second grade as well as middle and high school levels. She is a credentialed teacher with a Master's degree in Education from San Francisco State University and a doctorate in International and Multicultural Education from the University of San Francisco. She has taught writing at almost every grade level including helping graduate students with their dissertations. She loves to help students stay motivated through revisions and reach for the stars.

Jaime Kwon, Assistant Site Administrator

Jaime is an upbeat, happy person! this will be her 3rd year at AIW. She is currently attending UC Santa Cruz as a undergraduate with a psychology major. Jaime also loves to dance! She has been dancing for seven years, and is one of the directors of UCSC's only competing hip hop dance troupe, Haluan. Jaime loves to have fun, and is looking forward to helping the kids have a great time at the camp!

Angelo Sphere, Writing Ranger (Middle School)

Angelo Sphere is a Writing Ranger at St. Thomas the Apostle. Angelo is a former Waldorf school teacher and is currently earning his teaching credential at Dominican University. He will be teaching at Tamalpais High School this fall. In addition, Angelo earned his MFA in Creative Writing from Mills College, and a story he wrote at Mills, “After-Action Report” appeared in Rosebud 64.

Angelo got started writing stories when he was in middle school and took a class with novelist Martin Cruz Smith. He loves helping young writers find their voice and sharing his experiences as a writer. Angelo believes that the dreams and stories young writers have now are the ones that can last into adulthood. When he’s not writing or reading a great comic book, Angelo is playing board games with his son and daughter. If you’ve got a favorite game, tell Angelo!

Brandt Miller, Writing Ranger (Middle School)

Brandt Miller is a writer and storyteller to his very core. After graduating from Bates College in Maine, he moved to Mongolia on a Fulbright Fellowship where he documented the underground LGBT community through writing and photography. During his free time, he lived with nomadic families near the Siberian border and camel herders of the Gobi Desert. After a year on the steppe, he moved to Cambodia to work as reporter for the nation's English-language newspaper. Fate returned him to the States where he obtained a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Columbia University. After his MFA, he found himself in the documentary film world as an Associate Producer for National Geographic, Discovery, Smithsonian and BET. Throughout Brandt's diverse creative career, he has always taught and tutored young folks in English and Creative Writing. He moved to California one year ago to pursue a career filled with writing and teaching, which he believes are complimentary paths. His passion is help others tap into their innate creative energies, thereby connecting to their most authentic selves.

Faith Zralka, Writing Ranger

Faith Zralka is a jubilant and delighted teacher in Phoenix, Arizona. During the school year, she teaches a self-contained Special Education classroom for kids with a diagnosis of Autism at Madison School District #38. In this position, she has a lot of autonomy. She is able to create fun lessons for her students with singing, art, dancing, exercises, and technology on a regular basis!

She will be joining us for her first year at Adventures in Writing Camp and she is so excited! Faith holds a Bachelor Degree in English as well as a Dual Bachelor Degree in Elementary and Special Education from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. Faith also holds a secondary position teaching English online to kids in China. Anything affiliated with learning the English language and writing is her favorite to learn about!

George Rosaly, Writing Ranger (Middle School)

George Rosaly is a board-certified educator. His scope of teaching encompasses project-based learning, lifelong learning (IB), differentiated instruction, lesson hooks and student engagement. During his teaching career, George worked as a middle school teacher in Houston, Texas where he was also an Instructional Specialist and Assistant Principal involving community partnerships, student engagement and building curriculum. George experienced great satisfaction in his work with students as this is where his passion and love working with students started. George has eight years of working as an educator working in different areas, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Dallas, Texas. He is bilingual in English and Spanish, and holds a Bachelor's degree, (BA in Elementary Education); and in order to fulfill and address the needs in his work as a school leader, George completed a Master's of Arts in Education Administration and Leadership at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. He completed his internship experience in Houston, Texas, where he received a strong practical foundation for the kind of holistic approach to education that George feels is critical to student success.

Emilie Rohrbach, Entertainment Ranger

Emilie Rohrbach is so excited to be working with AIW! She has her BA in Theatre with a minor in Faith, Peace, and Justice Studies from Boston College and her MFA in Creative Writing, Nonfiction from Pacific University. She is a certified Orff Schulwerk and Music Together music teacher and has been teaching both music and theatre for the last twenty years. Her work has been published in Narratively, Hippocampus, Common Ground, 1000 Words, Divine Caroline, and Marin Magazine, and she is the music blogger for Marin Magazine.

MADISON KITTREDGE, Adventure Guide (Counselor)

My name is Madison Kittredge, but you can call me Maddy for short. I am currently a college student at California State University Long Beach, having just finished my second year there. I major in English Literature and minor in Comparative World Literature. I am from San Francisco and went to Lowell High School. I have enjoyed reading and writing before I could remember. There was not a public event that I did not bring a book to. In fact, I wanted to be a writer in middle school, but since then my dream job has shifted. I now want to go into publishing, as I have learned that reading and editing are truly where my heart lies. I am the resident editor of my friend group, not only because I love to edit, but also because I have a keen eye for grammar, syntax, and diction. I spend most of my time curled up with a good book or helping my younger siblings and friends with their writing assignments. I hope that my appreciation for reading and writing can help others in their writing endeavors, all it takes is a honest chance and practice.

Angelyn Klatt, Adventure Guide (Counselor)

Hey guys! My name is Angel. I'm currently a student at San Francisco State University where I study Political Science. I'm hoping to be a lawyer someday. But for now, on my downtime, I like to go to the beach or the park and just relax. I enjoy listening to new music, meeting new people, and trying out new foods.

Tarah Rogers, Adventure Guide (Counselor)

Tarah loves having fun .. and being silly! She will be an adventure guide (counselor), and can't wait to be goofy with all the campers!She has worked at 2 daycares and 3 summer camps, and grew up with two silly sisters making up creative games! She loves using her imagination to learn, teach, and have as much fun as possible.. and if you're lucky will make a super cool obstacle course for you! Tarah currently attends Boston University, and tutors kids in French every week! She has always had a passion for helping kids learn languages, after going to French immersion school since she was 2 years old! She also loves dancing, playing the drums and guitar, drawing, painting, and most importantly- being an energetic goofball!

Maggie Morgan, Adventure Guide (Counselor)

Maggie Morgan is an eccentric and fun-loving gal who appreciates both the serious and the silly when it comes to learning.

Currently, Maggie is studying philosophy, music, and whatever else strikes her fancy (like basket-weaving!) at the equally zany Hampshire College. She is an avid reader and writer as well as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who makes music on her own time. In her studies, she is working mainly towards synthesizing her two interests - philosophy and music - by studying the intersections and interactions between the two. Her ultimate goal is to understand life as philosophy does but through music.

In high school, Maggie's serious side was always entertained by her academic pursuits, but she noticed that she and her classmates were often denied the opportunity to be silly. She decided to tutor her peers who did not engage so easily with the material and help them see why they should and could care about education, and she hopes to bring this spirit of facilitating accessible and engaging learning to the camp.

Maggie is, above all else, an enthusiastic and seasoned performer with a passion for emotionally engaging and accessible education, and she is very excited to bring both of these sides to her first summer as an Adventure Guide!

Erin Flathers, eBook Ranger

Erin Flathers is very excited to be returning for her second summer at Adventures in Writing Camp. She currently teaches 5th grade at Orion Alternative School in Redwood City. Previously, she taught 2nd grade in Los Altos and 3rd and 4th grade in San Mateo. Erin holds a M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction and a Multiple Subject Credential from the Bay Area Teacher Training Institute (BATTI), a two-year teacher residency program affiliated with the University of the Pacific. Erin enjoys teaching every subject, but writing instruction holds a special place in her heart. She loves helping her students bring their stories to life!

Rafael Alvarez, eBook Ranger

Hola amigos! My name is RAFA. I am a Spanish and Art educator from Havana, Cuba. For the last four years I have taught in the Bay Area, specializing in Elementary Education. I love teaching Literacy. I am a published writer myself. In my free time I do street photography, watch independent movies, and explore the beautiful city of San Francisco. I commit to supporting our students so they can freely express themselves and reach their full potential. I believe in being an active member of an inclusive community that explores and appreciates the differences that define us as individuals. Looking for new opportunities for growth as a camper and an educator is my priority. This summer is all about enjoying AIW Camp and building wonderful relationships. I am excited to start this journey. Hop on board!

Tammy Ng, Secretary of Shenanigans

Tammy Ng is your Secretary of Shenanigans with AIW Camp this summer, and she is currently an undergraduate at the University of California Santa Cruz, with a major in Sociology and minor in Education. With this, her main goal in life is to help youth find a creative outlet, whether it is through music or writing, she wants to help in any way she can. She loves to sing and dance and overall is here to help the youth have a great time!

Maggie Morgan, Supervised Play Scout

Maggie Morgan is an eccentric and fun-loving gal who appreciates both the serious and the silly when it comes to learning.

Currently, Maggie is studying philosophy, music, and whatever else strikes her fancy (like basket-weaving!) at the equally zany Hampshire College. She is an avid reader and writer as well as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who makes music on her own time. In her studies, she is working mainly towards synthesizing her two interests - philosophy and music - by studying the intersections and interactions between the two. Her ultimate goal is to understand life as philosophy does but through music.

In high school, Maggie's serious side was always entertained by her academic pursuits, but she noticed that she and her classmates were often denied the opportunity to be silly. She decided to tutor her peers who did not engage so easily with the material and help them see why they should and could care about education, and she hopes to bring this spirit of facilitating accessible and engaging learning to the camp.

Maggie is, above all else, an enthusiastic and seasoned performer with a passion for emotionally engaging and accessible education, and she is very excited to bring both of these sides to her first summer as an Adventure Guide!