Mary Ellen Hill ~ Storyteller & Teacher

FAD PAD Fun Art & Drama

Spring Break Playshop and Summer Camp
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 2018 Summer Camps 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


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

Thursday, January 3, 2019 9am - 3pm $85 (OSUD Holiday)

Friday, January 4, 2019 9am - 3pm $85 (OSUD Holiday)

Attend Divination, Charms, and Herbology classes, act out specially selected scenes from Books 1-5

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

Scholarships and payment plans are available. Please contact Mary Ellen directly.

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

This is how you sign up for HARRY POTTER WINTER WONDERS 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 2018 Release form will be emailed to you once you fill out the Registration Form out and return it to me.

Once you register, please make a payment for the full day cost plus any after-care you plan to use. The cost is $85 for each day camp. After-care is $8 per 1/2 hour.

*There are 3 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

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

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

Cancelation Policy:If you cancel a week or more before the play-shop, $60 will go towards future play shops and camps and a $25 registration fee will not be refunded. All before and after care fees will be refunded in full.
If you cancel is less than a week, the total fee is non-refundable. All before and after care fees will be not be refunded.
If you do not use your after-care hours, the fees are not refundable or transferable.

YAY! Thanks for signing up for HARRY POTTER WINTER WONDERS 2019!

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Mary Ellen Hill ~ Storyteller & Teacher
Telephone 510-636-4155
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