First and foremost, we hope that this message finds you and your family in good health. Adventures in Writing Camp is offering both online programs, and where possible, on-campus programs this summer.
This page will provide information about the modifications we have made to the on-campus programs to comply with social distancing regulations, and will also provide information on the AIW Camp Online option.
How will we comply with State and County health orders to keep everyone safe?
Safety must be paramount for all programs this summer, and we are committed to following State and County guidance on this. We recognize that these orders are modified regularly, and we will adapt accordingly. At this point, we anticipate a long list that includes the following highlights:
- Stable groups of not more than 12 campers
- Temperature checks with a touch-less thermometer at arrival each day
- Only campers and teachers/staff allowed on campus, no parents or outside adults
- Masks required for teachers and campers
- No sharing of supplies/materials (campers will receive own supply kit)
- Frequent hand washing, hand sanitizer stations, and enhanced cleaning during and at end of days.
- No hot lunch offering
- Staggered outside play time
- No extended care “SuperPlay” program
- No all camp assemblies
- Additional measures as requested by the health department
How does a three-week on-campus program differ from a two-week program?
In consideration of health ordinances in our California counties, we will be offering all California sessions of AIW Camp on-campus as three-week programs (rather than our typical two-week sessions). Please note this only applies to on-campus sessions in California, and online sessions will remain two-weeks.
From a curriculum perspective, the three-week program will give us an opportunity to explore additional aspects of writing, and go deeper on topics. We create a new curriculum each year, and are fortunate to have a library that includes years of previously successful learning modules from which to pull. Creating a book or podcast can be a two-week process, a three-week process, or a three-year process, and this will give campers more time to create and practice their new skills.
What does AIW Camp Online look like?
AIW Camp’s Online sessions are offered as both “Half-Day Plus” (9am-12pm daily, with 2 hours of additional afternoon 1-1 meetings with a teacher per session ) and “Full-Day” programs (9am -3pm). Like our on-campus programs, campers will work with credentialed teachers and college students this year to create eBooks (elementary) and podcasts (middle school). The social component of camp is VERY important to us. Campers will be grouped in “cabins” (~7 campers), and campers may sign-up to be in a cabin with their friends, allowing them to be social while still “socially distant.” The online experience is designed as a virtual summer camp, not just classes online. You can read more about both Adventures in Writing Camp Online and Adventures in PLAY-writing Online here.
I am new to AIW Camp. How do I sign up?
To register, click on the “Register Now” button in the upper right-hand corner of this site. You will be able to choose from a menu of both on-campus and online options in the registration process. If you have any trouble, please contact us at 833-974-8366, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will be happy to help!
From all of us at Adventures in Writing Camp, THANK YOU!… for your patience, understanding, and flexibility as we navigate these uncertain waters. Stay happy, stay healthy, and keep being there for your kids! This too will pass.
Hans, Jen, and the AIW Camp Team