Mary Ellen Hill ~ Storyteller & Teacher

FAD PAD Fun Art & Drama

New! Appreciation Days Novemeber 20 and 21, 2017
See Below



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FAD (Fun Art and Drama) + PAD (Mary Ellen's home studio) = lots of exciting, creative and innovative summer camps, classes and more!


Mary Ellen Hill, Creator and Director, Headmistress, Professional Storyteller~

Supporting children's creativity, joy and love of Earth for over 30 years!

   newFAD PAD 2017 Playshops and Summer Camp Schedule below.

                   "Here we go to the best camp of the summer!!"
                   "Last night she said- I cannot wait to go to Fairy Camp!"
                   "He got up earlier than usual and said can we go to camp now?"
                   "He asked us- this camp is all summer, isn't it? I hope!!"
                   "Our daughter has had an amazing week (best camp of the summer, she says!).
                   Thank you so much for all the fun, creativity and love. We are so lucky to know you!"



The FAD PAD is my home studio created for Fun, Art and Drama! A designated place for your child to enjoy a wide variety of playshops/classes and camps. From cooking, gardening, drama, fairy lore, cooperative games, hand sewing, embroidery, Harry Potter to science!

The FAD PAD is located in my big back yard where there are many magical areas to explore. From climbing Bob, the loquat tree, to vegetable and herb gardens to the enchanted and forbidden forests to the hammock.

The playshops/classes and camps are for K-6th graders. In order to foster fun and give attention to all children, I take 8 children only. Reservations are required. All art, gardening, and cooking supplies are included in the fees.

"When I asked my girls what their favorite part of their summer was they said "going to Mary Ellen's camps!" They cannot wait to come back." Mom of a 6 & 8 year old

"Thanks you and the "great work" you do with children in your magic forest and garden. What a boundless gift you offer these girls and boys! It seems to me you're changing their lives in important ways." College Professor

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"You are the only place my girls can explore Harry Potter books! This is so important to them that they can act out their favorite books!" Mom of an 8 & 13 year old

"I fell so relaxed knowing my child is with you. She always tells us about the great activities she does and the fun kids she plays with each day. Thank you!" Mom of 7 year old








FAD PAD Appreciation Days

Make name cards for Thanksgiving dinner, create gratitude bags, make signs for Alameda Food Bank, bake apple cake and plant bulbs.

All art, gardening and cooking supplies are included in the class fees.

Reservations Are Required

$85 Each Day

Time 9am - 3pm

Ages K - 6th Grade

8 Children Maximum

After-care from 3-5:30 is available at $6 per half hour.

There will also be plenty of time for free play, climbing Bob (the loquat tree), exploring the gardens and the enchanted and forbidden forests!

Scholarships and Payment Plans Available.


Please fill out the FAD PAD Emergency 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 Emergency Form.

Send in the $25 non-refundable deposit for each session. I will send a confirmation and the FAD PAD Release form will be emailed to you once you sign up.



Apprecation Days





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Oakland, California, USA, North American Continent, Earth, Solar System, Milky Way Galaxy, Universe
Mary Ellen Hill ~ Storyteller & Teacher
Telephone 510-636-4155
Email mehstories@netzero.com
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