“Take My Word For It” Partners with GIRLS ON THE GO!
This summer we’re thrilled to collaborate with Girls on the Go to bring a “Take My Word For It!” creative writing focus to 3 Berkeley camp sessions in July and August! Campers will be travelling with pencils in hand drawing their writing inspiration from their adventures.
Make sure to register for one of the following dates!
- July 8–12
- July 15–19
- August 19–23
Times: Basic Day: 8:00-4:00, Extended Care: 4:00-6:00
Prices: Basic Day: $360/week, Extended Care: $420/week
Girls on the Go offers field trip camps in the Bay Area camp where girls can explore, learn, and share in a fun, respectful environment. Campers learn about travelling by bus and BART and see a variety of Bay Area locations!
On-Demand Summer Camps 2013
Writing and Art Camps tailor made for your group!
We bring camp to you!
- We will connect you by e-mail with other parents forming groups in your area
- We need a minimum of 8 kids
- We need access to an appropriate space (this can be a private home)
- We can provide a full-day (9 – 4) writing and art camp experience or a half-day (9 until 12 or 1 until 4) writing only camp.
- Our camps are designed for boys and girls and we can tailor the camp content to suit the age range of your group.
Information on camp themes and pricing is below. Questions? E-mail us at email@example.com.
Please note: Once a group is formed and confirmed through us, we will handle registration, collect payment, handle all communications with parents, furnish supplies, provide curriculum and instructor, coordinate the reading and take care of anything else related to putting on camp.
Peanut Butter & the Pen – Food Writing for Kids!©
Do you have an appetite for writing? Then come join us for Peanut Butter and the Pen – our unique food writing class for kids. We’ll taste food, read excerpts from some of literature’s greatest writing in praise of food, and explore tantalizing ways to describe all things edible. Then we’ll write love letters to our favorite foods, food mysteries and more!
Stamps and Letters©
What is to become of the hand written letter? We’ll practice the (almost lost) art of letter writing, make mail art, have fun with rubber-stamping and then mail our creations to strange and distant lands.
Bedtime Story: Write & Illustrate Your Own Children’s Book©
Come in with a notebook, a pencil and your imagination and leave with an original children’s book. We’ll learn the building blocks for creating an engaging story for younger readers (K – 2), and after exploring different illustration techniques, create original illustrations.
Using art and creative writing we’ll explore flight – flights of fancy, the flight of the bumble bee, the first airplane flight, space flight, the flight of Cupid’s arrow, and more. Come fly with us!
Found Treasures and Scavenger Hunts!©
Ever wonder how writers get their ideas? In this camp we’ll explore the art of found inspiration. We’re going to scavenge for words, collect phrases, hunt down hidden ideas in unusual places. We’ll create original poems and and stories using what we’ve collected. Using found and recycled materials we’ll also make art that transforms trash into treasure!
What a Mystery!©
How do mystery writers create page-turners? In this camp we’ll be learning all about the elements that make up a good who-dunnit story: how to create a red herring, to build suspense, to develop clues, incorporate suspense and more!
What is our camp day like?
Half day camps:
We’ll spend each day with paper and pencil, immersing ourselves in words centered around the camp theme. Our writing activities are designed to spark kids’ imaginations and include solo and collaborative writing projects. Camp culminates in a reading and art exhibit for parents and friends at the end of the week. Plus, we’ll read writing by well-known authors, edit, painting, snack, erase, gab, read stories, as well as admire and share our work.
Full day camps:
We’ll spend half of each day with paper and pencil, immersing ourselves in words centered around the camp theme. Our writing activities are designed to spark kids’ imaginations and include solo and collaborative writing projects. The other half of the day we’ll interpret that same theme using visual art, exploring a range of mediums. Camp culminates in a reading and art exhibit for parents and friends at the end of the week.
Plus, we’ll read writing by well-known authors, look at art by famous artists and have fun drawing, writing, editing, painting, snacking, erasing, gabbing, reading stories, as well as admiring and sharing our work.
Camps will be taught by our wonderful instructors. Their bios are here.
$400. plus $50 materials fee for art supplies and snacks for the week
includes full day camp from 9 – 4 (and includes creative writing and art) culminating in a reading and art exhibit for parents and friends.
$225. plus $25 snack fee for the week.
Half day camp which (9 – 12 or 1 – 4) and is writing only, culminating in a reading for parents and friends.
There’s an 8 camper minimum. Typically our age range is from 8 – 13 however we can work with individual parent groups to determine specific age ranges for each camp.
We apologize, but there are no refunds once payment is made.