Thanks for your interest in our Writing Camps!
What activities are available?
Your camper will visit several “stations” throughout the session, engaging in guided writing, drawing, discussion, and reflection. Of course, it is a summer camp, so games will be integrated into the session!
Where does the camp meet?
Camps will change meeting locations each week. There will be one pick up and drop off location for an entire week (specific pick-up/drop-off locations will be sent upon registration):
- June 18 – Jacome Plaza
- June 25 – Reid Park
- July 9 – Himmel Park
- July 16 – Tucson Mall
- July 23 – Jacome Plaza
- July 30 – Reid Park
Will my camper get to bring anything home?
Yes! Your camper will take home a journal of their writing and drawing creations, a headful of knowledge about local history and local traditions, an understanding of personal and community responsibilities, traditions, dreams, friendships, a unique paper quilt, and their personal bag of “quilt” making supplies!
What are the hours for camp?
- Morning camps are from 9a-12p.
- Afternoon camps are from 1p-4p.
- Full day camp is from 9a-4p
What is the cost for camp?
The cost varies, depending on the program selected and the total number of participants. Our goal is to inspire and empower our youth to speak up and share their thoughts and ideas. Our financial goal is to take in $15/hour of service, and pay for transportation and materials. Any additional income is re-invested in the business model, designed to end systemic domestic violence through empowering community members through writing and art, so that they may speak up when in danger:
- 1 registered participant $45/participant for half day ($225/week)
- 2 registered participants $25/participant for half day ($125/week)
- 3 registered participants $20/participant for half day ($100/week)
- 4 registered participants $15/participant for half day ($75/week)
- 5 or more registered participants $10/participant for half day ($50/week)
- 1 registered participant $90/participant for full day ($450/week)
- 2 registered participants $60/participant for full day ($300/week)
- 3 registered participants $40/participant for full day ($200/week)
- 4 registered participants $30/participant for full day ($150/week)
- 5 or more registered participants $25/participant for full day ($125/week)
Are scholarships or discounts available?
Yes! Scholarships are available, based on income and need. Family and refer-a-friend discounts are also available.
Is lunch provided?
Full day campers may bring their own lunch, or participate in the catered lunch program for an additional $7/camper.
Half day campers may remain for lunch on a space available basis. Half day campers will be charged an additional $5 to participate in the lunch program. Half day campers may bring their own lunch, or participate in the catered lunch program for the additional $7/charge (total of $12).
How many children will participate in a camp session?
Camp size is limited to a minimum of three campers, and a maximum of 10 campers, ages 7-14.
How old are the campers?
Campers are age 7-14.
Who is teaching the camp?
Felicia Chew is a first aid/CPR certified, Arizona Department of Education credentialed writing instructor, who loves to write, draw, and play games. Felicia began teaching over 25 years ago in traditional classrooms in California, and has also taught on the Zuni Indian Reservation, the Gallup-McKinley School District in New Mexico, and around Tucson. Felicia believes that self-expression and the ability to form relationships with nature and culture in the community are healthy and necessary parts of life.
What does the camp provide?
The camp provides materials for campers for writing and drawing, including a journal, markers, crayons, pencils, and a carrying bag.
Can my camper bring their own writing materials?
Yes, however, please note that your camper is responsible for their own belongings.
What else does my camper need to bring?
Campers provide their own snack, and should bring a water bottle, and be prepared for light outdoor walking (from station to station), and will receive specific instructions prior to the start of the camp session.
I have more questions. Who do I contact?
You may contact us at http://www.chewfortucson.wordpress.com/contact or via text or phone (leave a message!) 520.909.3888