Basic Information

  • For girls and boys entering second through fifth grade
  • Two week-long sessions. The morning will be focused on writing, with the afternoon dedicated to bookmaking.
  • August 1-5
    •  9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Writing, $400)
    • 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Optional bookmaking, $50)
  • August 8-12
    • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Writing, $400)
    • 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Optional bookmaking, $50)
  • Campers will need to bring a notebook to write in, lunch and a refillable water bottle to camp everyday. All the supplies needed for bookmaking will be provided.

About the Program

The Gale Mosheim Summer Writing Program will provide a space where girls and boys can feel safe and encouraged as they explore and grow as writers. Each week will be filled with the freedom that creative writing provides. The mission is to provide children with the opportunity to grow and learn even when they are not in school — and to do so in a fun and creative way. With their imaginations and their trusted notebooks, they will learn by doing. Examining metaphor and personification while creating short stories; learning about voice and rhythm in poetry; discussing character and plot as they start to write their novels. Led by skilled teachers who are accomplished in their fields, and share a love of story telling. Daily activities will also be accompanied by different readings — stories, poems, and essays written by their true writing teachers, the authors who inspire their writing. In the afternoon, they will learn the basics of bookmaking — designing and making books in which to publish their writing.
In order to receive a full refund on this summer program, cancellations must be received no later than 14 days before the camp starts.

About the Camp Team

Financial assistance is available for students receiving tuition assistance at Burke's. Please contact Jerry Mullaney for more information.
Burke's mission is to educate, encourage and empower girls. Our school combines academic excellence with an appreciation for childhood so that students thrive as learners, develop a strong sense of self, contribute to community, and fulfill their potential, now and throughout life.

Katherine Delmar Burke School

An independent K–8 school for girls
7070 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94121
Phone: 415.751.0177 Fax: 415.666.0535
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