Summer Camps

Summer Writing Program

Due to construction on the Burke's campus, this program will not take place in Summer 2018. Look for it to return in 2019!

Basic Information

  • For girls and boys entering second through fifth grades
  • Two week-long sessions. The morning will be focused on writing, with the afternoon dedicated to bookmaking.
  • August 7-11
    •  9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (Writing, $400)
    • 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Optional bookmaking, $50)
  • August 14-18
    • 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 every day. All the supplies needed for bookmaking will be provided.

About the Program

The Summer Writing Program will provide a space where boys and girls 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 budding writers the opportunity to grow and learn more about their writing craft in fun and unique ways. 
With their imaginations and trusted notebooks, the writers 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 the written language. 
Daily activities will also be accompanied by different readings — stories, poems, and essays written by their true writing teachers, the published authors who inspire their writing. In the afternoon, the writers will learn the basics of bookmaking, designing, and making books in which to publish their written pieces.
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

A long-time San Francisco resident, Antona Stanley has a B.A. in English from the University of San Francisco, a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is currently working towards her California teaching credential. Since graduating from college, she has taught creative and academic writing at elementary schools all across the city, and as a fourth-grade associate teacher here at Burke's. With a background in creative writing and bookmaking, she is always amazed to seeing all that the kids come up with.

As the current fourth-grade Humanities teacher, Nayo Brooks relishes any opportunity to help young writers develop their skills. She is a National Board Certified Teacher, holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from UC Davis, a Masters in Educational Technology, and a Multiple Subject Clear CLAD Credential from the University of San Francisco. Nayo has taught second through fourth grades at Burke's for the last 18 years and loved every minute of it. 
Financial assistance is available for students receiving tuition assistance at Burke's. Please contact Ron Bannerman 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.

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