Enrollment for many on-campus as well as online summer sessions is
NOW OPEN!

2023 LOCATIONS

– San Francisco Bay Area – 

SAN FRANCISCO

Glen Park
St John Catholic School | July 24 – August 4

PENINSULA

Millbrae
Green Hills Elementary School | June 20 – June 30
(9-day program with no meeting on Juneteenth)

Burlingame
McKinley Elementary School* | July 10 – July 21

Hillsborough
South School | July 24 – August 4

Menlo Park
Oak Knoll Elementary | July 10 – July 21

Palo Alto
Duveneck Elementary | June 5th – June 16th

Los Altos
Covington Elementary School* | June 26 – July 7
(9-day program with no meeting on 4th of July)

SOUTH BAY

Cupertino
Bethel Lutheran School
Session 1: July 17 – July 28
Session 2: July 31 – Aug 11

Los Gatos / Saratoga
Saratoga Elementary School | July 17 – July 28

Campbell
Canyon Heights Academy | July 3 -July 14
(9-day program with no meeting on 4th of July)

San Jose (Almaden)
Williams Elementary School | June 20 – June 30
(9-day program with no meeting on Juneteenth)

– Monterey Peninsula –

Carmel
All Saints Day School| July 17 – July 28

– Southern California – 

LOS ANGELES

Calabasas
Valley Outreach Synagogue (5-day program)
Session 1: Personal Narrative | July 10 – July 14
Session 2: Story Elements | July 17 – July 21

Brentwood
St. Sebastian School (5-day program)
Session 1: Personal Narrative | June 26 – June 30
Session 2: Story Elements | July 10 – July 14

Pasadena
St. Phillip School (5-day program)
Session 1: Personal Narrative | July 31 – August 4
Session 2: Story Elements | August 7 – August 11

ORANGE COUNTY

Tustin
Tustin Memorial Academy*| July 3 – July 14
(9-day program with no meeting on 4th of July)

* The district is still finalizing their summer school and maintenance calendar. If this location is not available we anticipate being reassigned to a school nearby.

– Virginia – 

Leesburg
Loudoun Country Day School | July 31 – August 11

McLean
BASIS Independent School | July 17 – July 28

Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg Academy (5-day program)
Session 1: Personal Narrative | July 24 – July 28
Session 2: Story Elements | July 31 – August 11

Middleburg
Foxcroft School | June 19 – June 30

– AWAITING CONFIRMATION – 

Many districts do not finalize their summer schedules until February or March. We anticipate opening registration for these locations in the coming weeks, but please recognize some locations may change, be added, or even fall-through based on school/district schedules.

San Francisco (Sunset or Richmond), CA

Alameda, CA
St. Philip Neri School | July 24 – August 4 (dates TBC)

Redondo Beach, CA (TBC)
Valor Christian School | July 17 – July 21
(5-day program)

Fremont, CA
San Ramon, CA
Dublin / Pleasanton, CA
Palos Verdes, CA
Irvine, CA
Fullerton, CA
Newport Beach, CA
Herndon, VA

– Nevada – 

Las Vegas – Summerlin, NV
Doral Academy Red Rock | Dates TBD

CREATING POSITIVE, CONFIDENCE-BUILDING EXPERIENCES

Rising 1st graders will develop storytelling skills, campers entering grades 2-5 write an eBook, and campers entering grades 6-8 create a blog about any topic they choose. From sports and video games to princesses and ponies, we’re less concerned with the topic and more focused on your child having fun with writing while applying the new skills he or she is learning at camp.

Middle School Program

Campers entering grades 6-8

Campers entering grades 6-8 create their own projects and improve their writing and tech skills.

Elementary School Program

Campers entering grades 2-5

Campers entering grades 2-5 become published authors and develop confidence in their writing.

1st Grade Program

Campers entering grade 1

Campers entering grade 1 channel their natural creativity and practice foundational storytelling skills.

CHILDREN LEARN DIFFERENTLY. WE APPROACH WRITING FROM MANY ANGLES.

Music & Dance
Auditory learners love that we’ve worked with professional musicians to turn the curriculum into professionally produced pop songs. Every school year we hear from parents and teachers who tell us that their child is performing substantially better in writing because of things “they remember from the songs!” (Click here to hear examples of these songs.)

Kinesthetic learners love the verbal and physical story telling elements in learning games borrowed from “improv” theater.

Technology
Some reluctant elementary writers love being able to use an iPad to create a story about any (family friendly) topic of their choosing. Others come alive writing rap lyrics for good-natured “rap battles” with other camp sessions. Middle school campers embrace their voice when creating blogs, podcasts, or animatics. While we feel privileged to work with all of the campers, we do take a special joy in seeing the many, many reluctant writers each summer who fall in love with writing at Adventures in Writing Camp.
Writing
Traditional learners thrive in the project-based learning environment. The curriculum is created fresh each year, and we remain committed to providing campers positive, confidence-building experiences with writing.

SO MUCH TO LOVE ABOUT ADVENTURES IN WRITING CAMP!

Focus on COVID safety

Children become better writers

An environment where children can fall in love with writing

Engaging Curriculum

Active schedule

Convenient hours with Supervised Play available when needed

On-CampusSession FAQs

Click here to see answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

He never complained about going, enjoyed it, and was really excited about his book!

I was expecting Lucas to complain about going to camp, not enjoy it, and preparing myself for 3 weeks of dealing with the emotional stress of sending him to a camp he didn’t enjoy. Quite the contrary, he never complained about going, enjoyed it, and was really excited about his book (I want to print it and send it to his grandparents). I loved that Lucas came home with books and CDs and this only added to his excitement.

E. Koh

Parent, 1st Grade Boy

They loved all aspects of the program!

I wanted to thank you for making their camp experience so enriching and fun. They loved all aspects of the program and were very excited to show us their work.

Scott Nishiyama

Parent

He was eager and ready for camp every morning, which is saying something for a 9-year-old boy in the middle of summer vacation.

Camp was a great success for our son. It’s the first camp he really enjoyed and he was so proud of his book and the books of his fellow campers. He was eager and ready for camp every morning, which is saying something for a 9-year-old boy in the middle of summer vacation. As soon as camp ended he started talking about going next summer. And his excitement transferred over to our daughter, who sorely wished she was at the camp, too. So, thank you for all your hard work! Our family appreciated how fun your camp was for our kiddo.

Tricia Ready

Parent, 4th Grade Boy

CANNOT WAIT UNTIL SUMMER?

JUMP WRITING

Membership in this online writing tutoring center provides your child with personalized instruction and feedback at around one-third the cost of typical in-person tutoring. Regular assessments allow trained instructors to customize instruction to serve each child’s specific needs. Designed for kids who are already strong in writing, and those who could use a boost.

JUMP PRIVATE COACHING

Jump Private Coaching provides your child fully customizable writing instruction in a safe, convenient, and flexible 1-1 online format. From the timing and frequency of sessions to the area(s) of emphasis, Jump Private Coaching sessions are tailored to your specific needs and goals. Feel good knowing you are helping your child prepare for success in school, their career, and beyond!