Writing lessons are taught by energetic, innovative, and CREDENTIALED teachers
No matter how good the curriculum may be (and we think ours is GREAT!), your child’s experience with camp will only be as good as his or her teachers and counselors. We provide a student-to-staff ratio of not more than seven-to-one to ensure that each camper’s writing development receives consistent personal attention throughout the journey.
Each Adventures in Writing Camp session is taught by a team of credentialed, local elementary and middle school teachers. Unlike many camps, we only require a two week commitment from teachers, so top teachers are often willing to spend two or four weeks a summer with us, where they might not want to spend the eight+ weeks other academic camps often require.
We are fortunate to receive teacher referrals each year from principals, teachers, and camp alumni, and each qualified candidate goes through a thorough screening and interview process. Those that are hired undergo an extensive background check, and every team member receives significant training on our culture and curriculum.
Our counselors (teacher’s assistants) are all college students, and are usually a mix of teachers-in-training who want the classroom experience assisting teachers, and drama students, who thrive leading “improv” games, skits, and other high-energy activities.
Adventures in Writing Camp was created by Stanford-educated authors Hans and Jen Hartvickson in partnership with Doctor Alison DeMark and teacher Jonny D. Williams.