Summer & Holiday Camps
Kinder, School-Aged, Preteens

Does your creative child thrive in small groups, a homey atmosphere and being outside? Then the FAD PAD is for them! FAD (Fun Art and Drama) + PAD (Mary Ellen’s home studio) = unique & awesome classes! Upcoming Classes are during Oakland Unified School Holidays. HARVEST FEST: September 27, Friday, 9-3, $90, Harvest, taste and plant herbs, create a herbal sachet, make herbal sun tea. FALL FUN DAY: October 14, Monday, 9-3, $90, Harvest, eat and plant seeds, make a corn husk creation, bake an autumn fruity crumble. HARRY POTTER FALL FUN: November 11, Monday, 9-3, $90, Attend Potions, Charms, & Herbology classes, play HP games.  APPRECIATION DAYS : November 25, Mon., 9-3, $90 & November 26, Tues., 9-3, $90, Make name cards for Thanksgiving feast, make cards for Alameda Food Bank, bake pumpkin bread, crack nuts, plant and take home flower bulbs with Mary Ellen Hill, FAD PAD Creator and Director, Headmistress, Professional Storyteller ~ Supporting children's creativity, joy and love of Earth for over 30 years!  Before & After-care from 8:30-9 & 3-5:30 is available at $8 per half-hour. These classes are for children in K-6th grade. Reservations are required. 8 Children maximum. All art, gardening and cooking supplies included in the class fees . Scholarships and payment plans are available.  Mention this ad for $15 off.  There will also be plenty of time for free play, climbing Bob (the loquat tree), exploring the gardens and the enchanted and forbidden forests! Location: Edwards Ave. Exit off HW580 in Oakland, CA  Mary Ellen Hill has a Masters degree In Earth Justice, an Elementary Education degree, has been a professional storyteller since 1990 and has 35 years experience of teaching in a wide variety of settings. Here is what families say about Mary Ellen:  "You have uplifted, enriched and encouraged our family in so many ways. We are grateful. AND you are fun! " (mom of 9 year old daughter) "Mary Ellen has created a very special place for kids to be themselves while learning to be part of a community and having SO MUCH magical, dramatic and artistic fun indoors and out." (mom of 8 year old daughter and 11 year old son) "I have to say my son, age 8, LOVES your classes and camps.  It is the only place he always wants to go.

Mary Ellen Hill
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