Take My Word For It Creative Writing and Art Camps for Kids in San Francisco and the East Bay

5776 Broadway (Rockridge)
Oakland, CA 94608




"Take My Word For It!" invites you to come on a one-of-a-kind adventure with pencil and paintbrush! Each week of camp features a different theme using creative writing as well as art to dive into the imagination. Some of this year's themes are: dreams, secrets, family history and the lost art of letter writing. We'll also read writing by well-known authors, look at art by famous artists and have fun drawing, writing, editing, painting, snacking, erasing, reading stories, as well as admiring and sharing our work.

Who we are: "Take My Word For It!" is a Bay area creative writing program that encourages kids to have a grand old time, as well as feel safe and supported while they grow as writers. We have been leading students on word expeditions for six years in after school programs and community-based settings.

Kids have been writing with us at Los Perales, Bay Farm, Thornhill, Chabot, Crocker Highlands, Bay Farm and Redwood Heights Elementary in the East Bay, and Miraloma, Flynn, Sloat and Burke School in San Francisco. We have also been turning kids on to writing at 826 Valencia; Book Passage; 18 Reasons and Classroom Matters.

* Prices vary for the camps we offer through the Piedmont Parks and Rec. Dept. Please check their catalogue for more details and to register: http://www.ci.piedmont.ca.us/html/forms/recreation_catalog.pdf

* For more details on our Oakland (and San Francisco) based camps, please go to www.blog.takemywordforit.net and click on "Register for Summer Camp 2011".

2016 Camp Information

Camp Type:

  • Boys Camp
  • Day Camp
  • Girls Camp

Camp Season:

  • Summer

Other Features:

  • Extended Care Available

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