Does your child have a way with words? A love of books? Then you might consider signing him or her up for Winning Writing Academy summer camp in Westfield. There are still a few spots left for this great camp for students entering grades 3-8 that will keep your wordsmith’s mind and pen active while avoiding the so-called summer slide!
Cranford resident Lauren Feldman founded Winning Writing Academy last summer, and it was such a success that she has not only returned for a second summer but has added more classes as well. Lauren is a much-loved elementary school educator with a venerable list of achievements and expertise in the teaching of reading and writing. She will be joined by a staff of certified teachers to bring truly creative, engaging classes to kids who love to read and write, or who want to improve upon both skills.
Winning Writing Academy will take place at Surgents Elite Gymnastics in Westfield. There are four classes to choose from:
· Winning Writing Academy I –
· Reading Like a Boss
· Winning Writing Academy II – The Next Level
· Creative Writing and Character Development
Each class runs for three hours a day, five days a week during July 13-17 and August 3-7. See www.WinningWritingAcademy.com for the class dates and times. You can combine morning and afternoon sessions to create a full day of camp for your child. Save $50 by using code 365Things! Check the website for an additional multi-class discount.
Why choose a gymnastics center to host writing classes? According to Lauren: “It’s summertime. I know that kids don’t want to be sitting in a classroom. Surgent’s is a place where we can spread out, move around, and have fun–and that really helps their creativity come out.”
Lauren went to explain: “Teaching writing is my passion, and I’ve been told that my passion is contagious! At the camp, we see incredible progress in just five days. Plus we give our campers a custom reference guide and two free refresher classes in the fall and spring to help them stay sharp and prepare for the state tests.”
Parents of last year’s campers gave the Academy rave reviews and found that their children’s skills not only improved, but that a genuine love of writing was reinforced. Sounds like a no-brainer — or rather a SMART-brainer — to me!