This is online CAMP, not an online course!
We’ve created new online curriculum for 2021, with fresh takes on the energetic, confidence-building programs that have helped so many campers fall in love with writing.
We offer 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.”
Summer Online Programs
Weekly Starts: 3/29, 4/5, & 4/12
AIW Camp Online is two-weeks long, Monday through Friday, and is offered as both “Half-Day Plus” and “Full-Day” programs. 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.
Adventures in Writing Camp Online
Starts: 6/7, 6/21, 7/5, 7/19, 8/2
Campers enjoy an energetic and musical journey through the process of writing and publishing an eBook (entering grades 1-5) or podcast (entering grades 6-8). Campers learn to “set a goal and make a plan” as they brainstorm, draft, revise, edit, and publish their very own ebooks or podcasts.
Adventures in PLAYwriting Online
Starts: 6/14, 6/28, 7/12
Campers elevate their authoring and performance skills by writing and performing a play in their small-group “cabin” of up to 7 similarly-aged learners. Campers also work individually on writing projects, including “Playbill Bios” and “reviews,” and other age-appropriate pieces. This is an expansion of our popular Winter Break program, now made available in the summer.
The 1st Grade program is designed for our youngest campers and focuses on developing a love of writing.
In the elementary program, we work with students entering grades 2-5, and they’ll have the opportunity to work with teachers and writers, to write, edit, illustrate, and PUBLISH their very own eBooks.
Our middle school program was designed specifically with middle schoolers in mind, and we aim to meet them where they are at, with their interests, development, and age. Each middle school camper will select a topic of their choice and practice writing skills while creating a blog.