Mary Ellen Hill ~ Storyteller & Teacher

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FAD PAD SUMMER CAMPS 2019


FAD (Fun Art and Drama) + PAD (Mary Ellen's home studio) =
lots of fun, creativity and innovation!


Monday - Friday, 9a-3p, $450, Ages 6-12, Eight (8) children maximum

After-care from 3-5:30 is available at $8 per half-hour.



Session 1: June 17 - 21 + StarwitZ : Harry Potter Camp
Session 2: June 24 - 28 + StarwitZ : Harry Potter Camp
Session 3: July 1, 2, 3, + StarwitZ : Harry Potter Camp *$320 for 3 day camp*  9am to 4pm.

This summer we will focus on "Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire. We will delve into the magical and imaginary realm of witches and wizards through art, play and drama. Some topics include: wands & spell work; the Sorting Hat; Marauder's Map; participating in the Quidditch World Cup and the Triwizard Tournament; attending Defense Against the Dark Arts, Divination and Care of Magical Creatures classes. Headmistress ME has been a fan of Harry Potter books since the books came out in 1997!

Session 4: July 8-12: + Adoptees Connecting Camp (ACC) (6-14 ages)
This session is 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 creative ways for many years.

Session 5: July 22-26 + Fairy Camp
Session 6: July 29-August 2 + Fairy Camp

Calling all fairy fans! Flower and tree fairies await your arrival! Campers will make fairy houses 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 enjoyed play acting with her neighbor friends and looks forward to meeting more fairies in her garden!

Session 7: August 5-9 + Gardening and Cooking Camp *All Food organic*
Come explore Mary Ellen's big, beautiful, magical backyard! Campers will learn about and harvest organic fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers and use them for yummy cooking projects. Basic gardening and cooking skills will be taught, and perhaps the garden fairies will show up to teach a few things! Mary Ellen has enjoyed creating recipes and trying them out since she was a youngster and loves to grow her own food.



PLEASE NOTE-NEW SCHOLARSHIP POLiCY:
THERE WILL BE ONE PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR EACH SESSION THIS YEAR.
THERE IS ONLY ONE FULL SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE FOR THE SUMMER.
A FAMILY CAN HAVE ONLY ONE SCHOLARSHIP.





This is how you sign up for FAD PAD SUMMER CAMPS 2019!


Please fill out the Registration Form or I can email it to you.
If you have already been to a FAD PAD playshop or camp and your contact information has not changed, you do not need to fill out the FAD PAD Registration Form.

The FAD PAD Release form will be emailed to you once you fill out the Registration Form out and return it to me.


*There are 4 ways to send this fee.*

1. Make a check out to and mail it to: Mary Ellen Hill, 7548 Circle Hill Drive, Oakland, CA 94605.

2. Use your own Pay Pal account and pay under the family and friends button to mehstories@netzero.com.

3. Use VENMO on your phone to Mary Ellen Hill, 510-219-3474.

4. Use Paypal on my site. Slightly higher rate

FAD PAD 2019



Once you have sent in the registration, release form and payment, I will confirm your spot.


CANCELLATION POLICY:
January 7-March 4: Receive half tuition refund and all before and after care fees.
March 5- May 6: Receive a quarter of tuition refund and all before and after care fees.
After May 7: No refunds.

BEFORE & AFTER CARE INFORMATION: M-F Before-care is available from 8:30-9:00. After-care is available from 3-5:30. $8 per half-hour. Please let me know what you need. You can add this into your tuition fee or wait until the first day of camp your child attends. If you do not use your after-care hours, the fees are not refundable or transferable


YAY! Thanks for signing up for FAD PAD SUMMER CAMPS 2019!








Adoptees Connecting Club (ACC)

Our 2018/19 ACC Club is filling up!

Please email, mehstories@netzero.com, or call Mary Ellen, 510-219-3474 for more information.

ACC is a fun, safe and creative place for adoptees, 7-14 years old. This club is for children who want to explore their adoption story in a supportive and playful way with other adopted children. Each child will have many opportunities to share, explore and celebrate their particular life journey as an adopted person through various art forms: writing, drawing, cooking, tai chi, mindfulness, creative visualization, and drama. Since there are no more than 8 children at our club meetings, there is time for all to participate fully. This year we will be using the fantastic, clever and practical booklet for adoptees when they are asked questions about adoption called: W.I.S.E. Up! Powerbook from The Center for Adoption Support and Education (CASE).

9 Saturdays, September 2018- May 2019

10:00am - 2:00pm

September 8, October 13, November 10, December 8, 2018

January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13, May 11, 2019

Fee: $735

Scholarships and Payment Plans available.


*There are 4 ways to send this fee.*

1. Make a check out to and mail it to: Mary Ellen Hill, 7548 Circle Hill Drive, Oakland, CA 94605.

2. Use your own Pay Pal account and pay under the family and friends button to mehstories@netzero.com.

3. Use VENMO on your phone to Mary Ellen Hill, 510-219-3474.

4. Cash












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Mary Ellen Hill ~ Storyteller & Teacher
Telephone 510-636-4155
Email mehstories@netzero.com
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