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Wise Writers

Writers at Camp Brainy Bunch will participate in challenging activities that work to build a foundation for effective written communication. At Camp Brainy Bunch, we believe that writing is a process, and that the best way to become a better writer is to simply write. Visit the curriculum tab below for more details!

East Bay, South Bay, and Peninsula Locations: $495* per week
San Francisco Locations: $525* per week
Morning Extended Care 8:00am - 9:00am (all locations): $30
Afternoon Extended Care 3:00pm - 5:30pm (all locations): $100

*For multi-week and sibling discounts, visit our Special Offers Page. Click here for special pricing on our Brainy Broadcasters week.

Program Location Start Date End Date Register
Wise Writers Oakland Jun 10, 2019 Jun 14, 2019 Add to Cart
Wise Writers Sunnyvale Jun 10, 2019 Jun 14, 2019 Add to Cart
Wise Writers Palo Alto Jun 10, 2019 Jun 14, 2019 Add to Cart
Wise Writers Orinda Jul 29, 2019 Aug 2, 2019 Add to Cart
Wise Writers Fremont Jul 29, 2019 Aug 2, 2019 Add to Cart
Wise Writers Dublin Jul 29, 2019 Aug 2, 2019 Add to Cart
Wise Writers San Francisco - Potrero Jul 29, 2019 Aug 2, 2019 Add to Cart
Wise Writers Los Gatos Jul 29, 2019 Aug 2, 2019 Add to Cart
Wise Writers San Francisco - Richmond Jul 29, 2019 Aug 2, 2019 Add to Cart
Wise Writers Los Altos Jul 29, 2019 Aug 2, 2019 Add to Cart
Wise Writers San Carlos Jul 29, 2019 Aug 2, 2019 Add to Cart
Wise Writers Millbrae Jul 29, 2019 Aug 2, 2019 Add to Cart

At Camp Brainy Bunch, we work with young writers to build their communication skills around audience, purpose, and voice. We will explore and consider the words of powerful authors which help to inspire our own pieces. At the same time, we balance all our engaging literacy development activities with games and recreation to keep our day full of energy and fun.

Rising 1st-2nd graders

Our youngest writers will learn the basic elements of nonfiction writing by researching and building their own book about a possible future career. They will learn and practice many expository writing skills, including how to conduct research, explain their facts in an interesting way, and learn how great authors write from the heart. Students will bring home their research book at the conclusion of camp.

Rising 3rd-4th graders

Writers will flex their expository writing muscles by exploring the field of journalism. Students will learn about journalism fundamentals, composition, and how to research, write, and publish features and human interest stories. Writers will actively participate in the publishing of their own original magazine, which you will receive at the conclusion of the summer season.

Rising 5th-6th graders

Our older writers will flex their expository writing muscles by deeply exploring the field of journalism. Students will learn about magazine and newspaper composition, explore ethics, and learn how to research, write, and publish features and human interest stories. Writers will actively participate in the publishing of their own original magazine, which you will receive at the conclusion of the summer season.

* Please note that 3rd-6th graders share some of the same activities and curriculum that vary in complexity and challenge.

Highlights of All Our Camps

  • Outstanding instructors and low student ratios make certain that your child develops a strong bond with all staff from the first minute they arrive.
  • Daily camp culture rituals create a strong, silly, and supportive camp community.
  • Extended care activities follow a theme that continues the fun and exploration beyond the regular camp day.

Sample Daily Schedule


At Camp Brainy Bunch, we include breaks, games, surprises, and play time throughout the day.
8:00 am AM Extended Care Begins
8:45 am Check-in Begins for All Campers
9:00 am Camp Community Building Activity
9:30 am Hands-on Curricular Activities
11:45 am Lunch
12:30 pm Camp Community Building Activity
12:40 pm Hands-on Curricular Activities
3:00 pm Check-out for Campers
3:00 pm PM Extended Care Begins
5:30 pm PM Extended Care Ends