ONLINE CAMPS THAT KIDS AND PARENTS LOVE!
Ethan had a lot of fun joining the AIW camp the last two weeks. Your team has done an amazing job keeping him engaged and he was very excited to join the online camp every morning!Hui-Chien C.
This is online CAMP, not an online course!
We offer summer sessions for grades 1-8, with a 1st-grade program for “rising 1st graders “ (current Kinders), an elementary program for rising 2nd through 5th graders, and a middle school program for campers entering grades 6-8.
Your child will spend part of the day in an “all campers” environment, part in a grade-level group (“troop”), and part in a small group of friends (“cabin”) setting. Campers will also receive scheduled 1-1 time in the afternoon with teachers to get 1-1 guidance on their projects.
Instruction is done through music, online games, videos, and technology. Campers engage in learning activities that give them positive, confidence-building experiences with writing. Emphasis is placed on connecting and sharing ideas and laughter with their instructors and camp “cabin-mates.”
1-Week Spring Break Sessions: Comics!
Weekly Starts: 3/28, 4/4, & 4/11 | GRADES 1-5
Move over Marvel, the “comics” genre is not just heroes and villains anymore! During this five-day spring break camp, campers will learn the art of telling a good story, then discover how to break the story into scenes, to develop character-driven dialogue, and to use visuals to enhance their writing. This half-day program meets daily from 9am to 12pm Pacific, and provides your child with an opportunity to expand their writing skillset while sharing laughter and making memories with friends.
“Zany” Zoe, “So” Sam, “Electric” Erica, and the AIW Camp Online team will guide your child through the “meta-verse” on an exciting five-day, online “Adventure in Comics!”
By utilizing Zoom breakout rooms, campers will work with friends in small-group cabins as they draft, revise, edit, rehearse, and record an original theatrical creation!
Open to campers currently in grades 1-5, the session will be lead by credentialed-teachers, and feature actors, playwrights, and college-aged counselors. Signing up with friends is easy! The first person in your group to register will receive a “cabin code.” That parent can simply share their “cabin code” with friends in the same grade, and their campers will be automatically grouped in a cabin.
When I signed my son up I wasn’t sure how he would do in a writing camp (having a buddy in the group has definitely helped), but I think the AIW approach with high energy, fun, and relevance to the kids‘ interests is perfect to kindle interest in writing even for reluctant writers. I also think the one on one coaching sessions are extremely helpful for personalized feedback, and for the kids to feel like each of their voices is heard. Thank you for all the support and mentoring that you provide.Jui Bhagwat
2-Week Summer Online Programs
Session 1: 6/20-7/1 | Session 2: 7/18-7/29 | Session 3: 8/1-8/12
AIW Camp Online is two-weeks long, Monday through Friday, and is offered as a “Half-Day Plus” program. AIW Camp Online has a 1st-grade program, an elementary program (broken out by grade level), and a middle school program. A camper’s grade is the grade they will enter at the end of the summer.
Campers will be grouped in “cabins” (~7 campers), and may sign-up to be in a cabin with friends… allowing them to be social while still “socially distant.” We will ask campers to work from a tablet, laptop, or Chromebook and have at least two different physical spaces that they can move between during the camp day to simulate rotating between lessons & activities. Our staff is comprised of credentialed teachers and they are supported by college counselors, typically English and theater majors, who are on their way to becoming teachers themselves.
Half-Day (9AM-12PM PST)
Thank you so much for putting together this awesome camp – Jai has the best time and seems to have learned a few things about books and possibly quite inspired to write! We really appreciate the format and the counselors particularly – they brought the right energy, inspiration, and kept things stimulating.Aditi Bhalla