FAD PAD: FAD PAD SUMMER CAMPS

Summer & Holiday Camps
City: 
Oakland
Ages: 
Kinder, School-Aged, Preteens

Does your creative child thrive in small groups (4-8), a homey atmosphere and being outside?  FAD PAD 2020 camp is for them! F = Fun + A = Art + D = Drama + PAD (an awesome place to hang out) = Innovative, creative and unique camps!  We will be doing everything possible to follow safety precautions and ensure your child is having fun in a safe and healthy environment.  There are a few more openings in the following: * Session A: June 1-5, *Session B: June 8-12, BOT BOT Camp  (a bit of this & a bit of that) Come and enjoy some FAD PAD favorites: cooking, gardening, sewing, and various art projects plus general goofing around! Mary Ellen has so many activities she likes to do with campers- she can’t choose just one!  *Session 1: June 15-19, *Session 3: June 29-July 3, STARWITZ~Harry Potter theme, based on : ”Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix, Book 5”. We will delve into the magical and imaginary realm of witches and wizards through art, play and drama. Some of the activities include: wands & spell work; Hogwarts Express, the Sorting Hat, creating a patronus, attending the DA and the Department of Mysteries quest. Headmistress ME has been a Harry Potter fan since 1997! Session 4: July 6-10 * Adoptees Connecting Camp (ACC) ~ for adopted children who want to share and explore their adoption in a supportive and playful way with other adoptees. All campers will have many opportunities to celebrate their particular life journey as an adopted person through various art forms: writing, drawing, cooking, yoga, storytelling, mindfulness and drama. Mary Ellen was adopted as an infant and has been exploring adoption in various ways for many years.  *Session 5: July 22-26, BOT BOT Camp (a bit of this & a bit of that) Come and enjoy some FAD PAD favorites: cooking, gardening, sewing, and various art projects plus general goofing around! Mary Ellen has so many activities she likes to do with campers- she can’t choose just one! *Session 6: July 27-31 * Fairy Camp ~ Calling all fairy fans! Flower and tree fairies await your arrival! Campers will make fairy furniture using clay, paper, nuts, wood and fabric. We will also spend time playing, singing and dancing in a wide array of fairy costumes.  On Friday we will baking and making treats for our fairy tea party! Since she was a little girl in Indiana, Mary Ellen has enjoyed play acting with her neighbor friends and looks forward to meeting more fairies in her garden!  ALSO~ There is plenty of free time to climb the big loquat tree, swing in the hammock, play in the enchanted & forbidden forests, play with puppets, games, toys and art supplies! M–F, 9a-3p, 6-14 yr, $450, 8 campers max.  Scholarships and Payment Plans are available. BPN folks get $50 off tuition.  See www.mehstories.com for photos!  Location: Edwards Ave. & HW580/Oak, CA.  This is the 10th season of FAD PAD camps!  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 AND jumps out of bed to make sure he is on time". "My Summer would no be right if I didn't go to the FAD PAD!".(10 year old girl) "Can I come to all the camps Mary Ellen does, mom?"( a 7year old boy)

Contact
Mary Ellen Hill
mehstories [at] netzero.com
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