This will be my daughter's third year in Doug's Drama(her
older brother loved Doug's Drama and was a camper for
many years). She had a super enjoyable experience last
year and looks forward to returning. Doug does an amazing
job with all types of personalities, bringing out the
performer in everyone. The plays are humorous and age
appropriate, and each day includes plenty of outdoor
playtime and funny storytelling by Doug. Doug also offers
the convenience of paying in installments for families
dealing with the shock of summer camp expense!

Rachel Levine-2018
Mr. Cole, the director of the camp, is
a wonderful, creative, gifted, and
very kind teacher. We only have
wonderful things to say about him
and his camp. Over the years my
step-children have attended his
camp or taken after school classes.
They rave about him and his camp.
They've also developed passion for
both theater and story telling, thanks
to Mr. C, as the children call him. We
highly recommend it
.

Jen Parker- SUMMER 2006, 2007, 2008
Doug's plays are all fun,
imaginative, meaningful and
sweet. He finds a way to
include all the kids in a way
that seems to suit each one of
them, and the plays are a
delight for the kids and the
parents.

John Walker- parent- 2008,
2009, 2010
Doug's plays are truly
outstanding. He is a highly
imaginative, funny and talented
playwright and director who knows
exactly what kids enjoy. His plays
have all the qualities you would
want in a children's
production-adventure, meaning,
fantasy, a little danger and a lot of
goofy humor. Doug always
manages to find the right part for
the right kid and watching the kids
perform is a delight. It's obvious
they are having a ball! And he is a
brilliant storyteller.

I
n all my years working in schools,
I have never met a teacher who is
more naturally gifted with kids than
Doug!

Sandra Delay- Former Asst. Head,
St Paul's Episcopal School,
Oakland
My daughter has attended Doug's
Drama for three summers and will
be attending again this year. She
loves it and it is one of the
highlights of her year! It's
amazing the quality of the
production the kids pull off in two
weeks! The kids work hard, but
boy do they have fun!

Margie Hansen- Parent-2010-13
My 6 year old  is very shy and I was
reluctant to enroll her in Doug's
Drama. I spoke to Doug about this
and he said, "I'm good with the shy
ones". I took a chance and was
amazed how much she loved the
camp. She came home the first day
and said, "Mr.C is hilarious!". She
did a great job in the performance
and her self-confidence improved
quite a bit. We have already signed
her up for this summer and she can't
wait!

Julia Wright- Summer 2012
DRAMA CAMP 2019
FOUR 2-WEEK SESSIONS
OAKLAND
ONE TWO WEEK
SESSION- MORAGA
SESSION 1- June 3-14
9:00-3:00- Extended day available 8:00-6:00.
For students entering grades k-4
week 1-Kaiser Elementary School-Oakland
week 2- Redwood Heights Elementary School-Oakland

Production-
THE FINAL JOURNEY (First play in The third
Magic Drops series) Performance on Thursday, June13 at
6:30

THE FINAL JOURNEY  is the third play in the Magic Drops series if plays
written by Doug Cole. When the Magic Drops are stolen from the Fairy
Queens by some evil dwarfs, a group of children, pets, fairies and elves must
go on a journey to recover them. Along the way, they encounter some dangers
and surprises which makes the journey quite exciting.

This is one of our most popular plays for younger students with excellent parts
for all.
Camp fee-$685
SESSION 2- Redwood Hts Elementary School-
Oakland
June 17-28- 9:00-3:00
extended day from 8:00-6:00
For students entering grades k-4
Production:
THE FINAL JOURNEY
(SEE SESSION 1)
performance on June 28 at 6:30
Camp fee $685
SESSION 4-Redwood Hts School- Oakland
JULY 15-26   9:00-3:30 (extended care 8:00-6:00)
FOR STUDENTS ENTERING GRADES 3-8

Production:THE SEARCH FOR THE HEALING HERBS
(see session 3)
performance on July 26 at 6:30
Camp fee $695
Camp Highlights
-Full length evening production

-Theater games

-Creative drama and improv

-Comedy skits

-Storytelling

-Making comedy videos

-Excellent parts for all campers

-Lots of outdoor playtime at our beautiful and
safe Oakland Hills campus

-small camp size (20-22 campers) and excellent
camper/counselor ratio

-sibling and multi-session discounts

-Camps great for beginners as well as more
experienced performers

-Fun, relaxed, low-stress environment
SESSION 3:  Redwood Hts School- Oakland
July 1-12-   no camp on July 4
9:00-4:00- Extended care from 8:00-6:00
For students entering grades 3-8
performance on July 12 at 6:30

Production:
THE SEARCH FOR THE HEALING HERBS
For many years, there has been conflict between the land of Ling and the dwarfs of
Svartheim. When the evil King and Queen of Svartheim secretly poison the people of Ling
with a slow acting poison, a brave group of citizens must go on a perilous journey to find
the four rare herbs that will save the Kingdom.

This play has it all- adventure, humor, danger and a few great twists! One of most our
most popular plays with great parts for all.

Camp fee- $695
My kids have attended Doug's camp for
several years and it is always the highlight of
their summer. The shows are great and all
the kids have a blast. Doug makes it so fun
for all of them. The kids love his storytelling
too. Doug tells these great stories about
when he was a kid that the kids repeat to me
word for word when they get in the car.

Michael Williams- parent- 2016, 2017
TO REQUEST MORE INFO PLEASE
CONTACT CAMP DIRECTOR DOUG
COLE AT dougsdrama65@gmail.com
510-332-9207
ONE OF THE BAY AREA'S
MOST POPULAR DRAMA
CAMPS FOR OVER 20 YEARS
FOR OUR SUMMER
HIP-HOP/DANCE CAMP:
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COM
SESSION 5- MORAGA PARKS AND REC
JULY 29-AUGUST 9
Production- The Final Journey (see session 1)
REGISTER AT www.moragarec.com
My daughter is shy and was really nervous the first
day of camp. When I came to pick her up that
afternoon I asked, "How was it?" She had a big grin
and said "Great!". And she loved going everyday, She
told me, "Doug is super funny". The play was
fantastic and yes-very, very funny!

Ann Clarkson- parent 2014
One thing I really appreciated about the camp was that is was
fun, and low pressure. The production was fantastic but all the
kids seemed to love it and were clearly having a great time.
Doug knows how to keep it light, but he gets the best out of the
kids!

Jason Lewis- Parent- 2013
Doug is a highly creative, sensitive and
engaging teacher. The kids adore him and I
always heard nothing but great things about
him from all the parents. The plays he does
are fantastic and he is a truly gifted storyteller!

David Forbes-Founder and Former Head of
School- St. Paul's Episcopal School-Oakland
Henry loved camp, just as he did last year.
So many wonderful moments!

Meghan Laslocky-
Parent 2017, 2018
I was concerned that my 13 year old son
would find the camp boring with too many
younger kids. Boy was I wrong! He loved it!
Doug found just the right part for him and he
had a great two weeks!

Molly Wells- 2013
My son loved the whole camp experience. He
had never done drama before and was a little
unsure at first. But by the third day, he was
totally jazzed about his parts in the play (he
had five parts), and worked everyday on
learning his lines (a total shock to me and
my husband). The performance was fantastic
and I was amazed to see how loose and
confident my son (and all the kids) were. And
he adored Doug's stories, which he repeated
to us at dinner every night!

Jeannie Wilson- Parent 2015, 2016
If you have a chance to enroll your kid in
Doug's Drama-do it!! The fabulous plays, the
storytelling, improv and creative drama-just
great! I don't know how Doug does it, but the
man is some kind of wizard with kids of all
ages. My kids adore him and his camp! They
are in college now, but they still talk about the
great summers they had in Doug's Drama!

Angela Watkins- Parent 2011, 2012
I am so beyond grateful. Daniel loves being
in your class And he especially loves the
improv.

Therese Livingston- Redwood Hts Parent
My children attended Doug's Drama from
kindergarten all the way through 8th grade.
From his imaginative storytelling to his
inclusive and original plays, they had a blast
each and every time. Each summer this was
their "go to" summer camp. As a parent, the
best part was seeing my once shy and
reversed kids turn confident and
experimental in their approach to most
things-all based on Doug's ability to bring out
the best in them.

Candance Apple