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 INFO ON OUR CREATIVE WRITING & ART SUMMER CAMPS 2012 

“Take My Word For It!” is offering our East Bay summer camps through Piedmont Parks and Rec.* this year. 

We are currently working out additional locations in the East Bay as well as San Francisco, so please stay tuned!

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*Parents who want to register for Piedmont camps can do so through their online catalogue at http://www.ci.piedmont.ca.us/recreation/catalog.shtml. Their 2012 catalogue will be available soon.

Here’s a preview of our Creative Writing Camp Adventures

at Piedmont Parks & Recreation in the East Bay

for kids 9 years old and up

Peanut Butter & the Pen© – Food Writing for Kids!

June 18-22 (1 week)  M-F, 9:00-12:00

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!

Grammar-ama and The Punctuation Party©

July 9-13 (1 week)  M-F, 9:00-12:00

Brushing up on writing mechanics should never be boring! Take our Dangling Modifier Dare and join our Participle Parade. Our take on commas and conjunctions will tickle your funny bone and leave you wanting more!

Stamps and Letters©

July 16-20 (1 week)  M-F, 9:00-12:00

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.

Take Flight!©

July 23-27 (1 week)  M-F, 9:00-4:00

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!

Bedtime Story: Write & Illustrate Your Own Children’s Book©

July 30-August 3 (1 week)  M-F, 9:00-4:00

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.

Found Treasures & Scavenger Hunts©

August 6-10 (1 week)  M-F, 9:00-4:00

Ever wonder how writers get their ideas? In this workshop we’ll explore the art of found inspiration. We’re going to scavenge for words, collect phrases, and hunt for hidden ideas in unusual places. We’ll create original poems and stories using what we’ve collected. Using found and recycled materials we’ll also make art that transforms trash into treasure!

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 Camps at Classroom Matters, 2436 Sacramento St. in Berkeley

Stamps and Letters©

July 30 - August 3  (1 week)  M-F, 9:00-4:00  Kids ages 8 - 12

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©

August 6 - 10  ( 1 week) M-F, 9:00 - 4:00  Kids ages 8 - 12

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.

Cost: $350 per camper for 9 am - 4 pm. After- care until 5pm for $25 extra per week. Tuition includes a journal and pen, snacks and art materials.
Registration available soon.

 

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