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Palo Verde Elementary School

3450 Louis Road, Palo Alto, CA

Situated on one of Palo Alto’s tree-lined streets, the Palo Verde campus is your centrally-located launchpad to serious ed-venture. Both kids and parents love the spacious classrooms, shaded walkways and grassy centerpiece field.

Dates: June 6 - July 22 (please note there is no camp on July 4)

Ages Served: Pre-K - 8th

Closest Park Program: Cupertino at Stevens Creek Park, July 18 - August 12

Camp Hours: Mon-Fri, 9AM-3PM

Director

Kendra Watkins Kendra Watkins
Kendra Watkins
Kendra is excited to be returning to CAMP EDMO for her fourth year! She’s filling Courtney Hann’s big pink Camp Director shoes (Courtney is now the Region Manager!). Having served as Courtney’s trusty Arts & Science Instructor for the past three years, Kendra is delighted to take on the role of Palo Alto Camp Director. Kendra works for EDMO year-round as the EDMO360 Manager, bringing programs to schools around the Bay Area and training our amazing EDMO360 staff! Before becoming our EDMO360 Manager, she worked as a School Year Programs Presenter for EDMO for two years. Kendra earned her Bachelor of Science in Education and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. While earning her degree, Kendra worked at the local humane society, where she directed a humane education camp for two years. Yup, she loves kids AND animals…do they come any more kind-hearted?

Welcome Message

“It is hard to believe that this will be my fourth summer with CAMP EDMO! I have had so many great times over the past three summers and look forward to making this summer the best one yet! I can’t wait to see all of our returning campers and welcome new campers to our program. I hope you are all ready for a summer full of exciting games, outrageous numbers of pies, silly camp songs, and more!”

Staff

  • Melina Hettiaratchi Melina Hettiaratchi
    Melina Hettiaratchi
    EDMO JR/PM Program Coordinator - Palo Alto
  • Alex Nguyen Alex Nguyen
    Alex Nguyen
    PRO Photography Instructor

Melina has almost ten years of experience working with children ages two and up as a gymnastics coach, camp counselor, after-school tutor and mentor, and student teacher. Melina graduated in May 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Mercer University’s Holistic Child program. She has a dual certification to teach general and special education in pre-school through fifth grade. Melina is excited to return to the world of silly songs, costumes, face paint, and more as she joins the EDMO team this summer as the Palo Alto EDMO JR Program Coordinator and PM Program Coordinator. Melina may be new to the area, but she is no stranger to out-of-the-box education. Coming from the Southeastern United States, she can’t wait to start her new adventure in the Bay Area, beginning with EDMO!

Alex is excited to be joining CAMP EDMO this summer as a Digital Photography Instructor for the South Bay/Peninsula CAMP EDMO sites. During the school year, he works as an after school and in-class presenter for EDMO360 within the South Bay and Peninsula. Alex earned his degree in photography at San Jose State University in 2013, and is a practicing photographer and visual artist. As a former Scoutmaster, he has led many weekend and summer camps with his Boy Scout troop and taught them skills in Outdoorsmenship, teamwork, and self-reliance. He is delighted to be instructing the next generation of image-makers and art lovers.

Select age group (entering)
  • JR. (Pre-k)
  • EDMO (K-1)
  • EDMO (2-4)
  • PRO (5-8)
Week of 6/6-6/10

AVAILABILITY UPDATE:  Minecraft Adventure Map Making Intro is almost full! Hurry! Enroll Now!

Week of 6/13-6/17

AVAILABILITY UPDATE: Spy Maker is full. Please select another program/week or add your name to our waitlist.

Week of 6/20-6/24

AVAILABILITY UPDATE: Animation is full. Please select another program/week or add your name to our waitlist.

Week of 6/27-7/1

AVAILABILITY UPDATE: Minecraft Adventure Map Making Intro is full. Please select another program/week or add your name to our waitlist.

Week of 7/5-7/8 (short week)

AVAILABILITY UPDATE: Spy Maker is almost full! Hurry! Enroll Now!

Week of 7/11-7/15

AVAILABILITY UPDATE:  Animation is almost full! Hurry! Enroll Now!

Week of 7/18-7/22

Don't forget about our late summer park programs!

  • JR. (Pre-k)
  • EDMO (K-1)
  • EDMO (2-4)
  • PRO (5-8)
EDMO JR – $409/wk

Mini-makers mix it up with epic adventures and hands-on camp activities. Early Childhood Education Specialists lead age-adjusted, curiosity-igniting arts & science and maker sessions. Nappers welcome!

Note: Your child must be at least 4 years of age by June 1, 2016 to qualify for EDMO JR.

Extras: Lunch & Snacks, Extended Day Program: AM (8:00-9:00AM), PM (3:00-6:00PM)
Savings: Early Bird, Muliti-Week, Sibling, and Referral Discounts

Count Your Savings!

Discounts $ Savings
Early Bird $20/Wk until February 29!
Multi: 3 Week $15/Wk for 3 Weeks
Multi: 4-5 Week $20/Wk for 4-5 Weeks
Multi: 6-8 Week $40/Wk for 6-8 Weeks
Sibling $10 for Each Additional Child
Referral $25 for Each New Family You Refer
Grand Opening Referral $75 for Each New Family You Refer
Monday, July 4 (Bay Area) $40 for July 4 Week
Monday, July 4 (Greater Sacramento) $35 for July 4 Week

Being a CAMP EDMO Family is Rewarding

CAMP EDMO makes it even more rewarding for returning camp families to grow with us! Each returning family is assigned a unique Loyalty Discount Code based on the number of years they have attended camp. The discount is valued at $10 per week for every summer a family has enrolled at least one child in camp. For example, if you’ve been with us three previous summers, your Loyalty Discount Code will apply a $30 discount per week this summer. One more perk, it CAN be combined with any other discount.  Codes have been sent out but if you didn’t receive yours, or have forgotten it, please contact us.

Pre-Camp Payment & Refund Policy

  • 3 month (until 3/30) and 2 month (until 4/29) credit card payment plans available. No additional cost. Initial payment is immediate and includes all optional services. Balance automatically charged on the 20th of every month.
  • 100% refund available until March 25th ($25 processing fee per cancelled week still applies)
  • 75% refund until April 29th
  • 50% refund until May 27th
  • No refunds after May 28th

Please Note:

  • It’s completely FREE to transfer sessions from one week to another, space permitting
  • Missed days of camp are generally not refunded, but if you’re child misses a bunch of days due to illness or injury, just talk to us. We’re human.
  • Prices and terms are subject to change. All terms are valid from date of registration.

 

If you’re not happy, we’re not happy!

CAMP EDMO guarantees great service, enthusiastic staff and that your child will be safe at camp. If you are unhappy with these aspects of our program, please notify your Camp Director immediately. Camp Directors will respond to verbal or written parental concerns within 24 hours and schedule an Action Plan meeting to improve your camp experience. 99.9% of the time, we can make it better!  If you’re still not satisfied, then please complete our online Money Back Guarantee Form and we will humbly issue a partial or full refund.  

EDMO (Maker, Arts & Science) – $409/wk

As original as you! Mind-blowing arts & science and maker sessions are led by College Grads. It’s next generation learning, fueled by old-school values like curiosity, confidence and kindness.

Extras: Lunch & Snacks, Extended Day Program: AM (8:00-9:00AM), PM (3:00-6:00PM)
Savings: Early Bird, Multi-Week, Sibling, and Referral Discounts
EDMO (Tech) – $459/wk

Our technology sessions feature cutting-edge projects on kid-friendly platforms led by tech-savvy College Grads. It’s next generation learning, fueled by old-school values like curiosity, confidence and kindness.

Extras: Lunch & Snacks, Extended Day Program: AM (8:00-9:00AM), PM (3:00-6:00PM)
Savings: Early Bird, Multi-Week, Sibling, and Referral Discounts

Count Your Savings!

Discounts $ Savings
Early Bird $20/Wk until February 29!
Multi: 3 Week $15/Wk for 3 Weeks
Multi: 4-5 Week $20/Wk for 4-5 Weeks
Multi: 6-8 Week $40/Wk for 6-8 Weeks
Sibling $10 for Each Additional Child
Referral $25 for Each New Family You Refer
Grand Opening Referral $75 for Each New Family You Refer
Monday, July 4 (Bay Area) $40 for July 4 Week
Monday, July 4 (Greater Sacramento) $35 for July 4 Week

Being a CAMP EDMO Family is Rewarding

CAMP EDMO makes it even more rewarding for returning camp families to grow with us! Each returning family is assigned a unique Loyalty Discount Code based on the number of years they have attended camp. The discount is valued at $10 per week for every summer a family has enrolled at least one child in camp. For example, if you’ve been with us three previous summers, your Loyalty Discount Code will apply a $30 discount per week this summer. One more perk, it CAN be combined with any other discount.  Codes have been sent out but if you didn’t receive yours, or have forgotten it, please contact us.

Pre-Camp Payment & Refund Policy

  • 3 month (until 3/30) and 2 month (until 4/29) credit card payment plans available. No additional cost. Initial payment is immediate and includes all optional services. Balance automatically charged on the 20th of every month.
  • 100% refund available until March 25th ($25 processing fee per cancelled week still applies)
  • 75% refund until April 29th
  • 50% refund until May 27th
  • No refunds after May 28th

Please Note:

  • It’s completely FREE to transfer sessions from one week to another, space permitting
  • Missed days of camp are generally not refunded, but if you’re child misses a bunch of days due to illness or injury, just talk to us. We’re human.
  • Prices and terms are subject to change. All terms are valid from date of registration.

 

If you’re not happy, we’re not happy!

CAMP EDMO guarantees great service, enthusiastic staff and that your child will be safe at camp. If you are unhappy with these aspects of our program, please notify your Camp Director immediately. Camp Directors will respond to verbal or written parental concerns within 24 hours and schedule an Action Plan meeting to improve your camp experience. 99.9% of the time, we can make it better!  If you’re still not satisfied, then please complete our online Money Back Guarantee Form and we will humbly issue a partial or full refund.  

EDMO (Maker, Arts & Science) – $409/wk

As original as you! Mind-blowing arts & science and maker sessions are led by College Grads. It’s next generation learning, fueled by old-school values like curiosity, confidence and kindness

Extras: Lunch & Snacks, Extended Day Program: AM (8:00-9:00AM), PM (3:00-6:00PM)
Savings: Early Bird, Multi-Week, Sibling, and Referral Discounts
EDMO (Tech) – $459/wk

Our technology sessions feature cutting-edge projects on kid-friendly platforms led by tech-savvy College Grads. It’s next generation learning, fueled by old-school values like curiosity, confidence and kindness.

Extras: Lunch & Snacks, Extended Day Program: AM (8:00-9:00AM), PM (3:00-6:00PM)
Savings: Early Bird, Multi-Week, Sibling, and Referral Discounts

Count Your Savings!

Discounts $ Savings
Early Bird $20/Wk until February 29!
Multi: 3 Week $15/Wk for 3 Weeks
Multi: 4-5 Week $20/Wk for 4-5 Weeks
Multi: 6-8 Week $40/Wk for 6-8 Weeks
Sibling $10 for Each Additional Child
Referral $25 for Each New Family You Refer
Grand Opening Referral $75 for Each New Family You Refer
Monday, July 4 (Bay Area) $40 for July 4 Week
Monday, July 4 (Greater Sacramento) $35 for July 4 Week

Being a CAMP EDMO Family is Rewarding

CAMP EDMO makes it even more rewarding for returning camp families to grow with us! Each returning family is assigned a unique Loyalty Discount Code based on the number of years they have attended camp. The discount is valued at $10 per week for every summer a family has enrolled at least one child in camp. For example, if you’ve been with us three previous summers, your Loyalty Discount Code will apply a $30 discount per week this summer. One more perk, it CAN be combined with any other discount.  Codes have been sent out but if you didn’t receive yours, or have forgotten it, please contact us.

Pre-Camp Payment & Refund Policy

  • 3 month (until 3/30) and 2 month (until 4/29) credit card payment plans available. No additional cost. Initial payment is immediate and includes all optional services. Balance automatically charged on the 20th of every month.
  • 100% refund available until March 25th ($25 processing fee per cancelled week still applies)
  • 75% refund until April 29th
  • 50% refund until May 27th
  • No refunds after May 28th

Please Note:

  • It’s completely FREE to transfer sessions from one week to another, space permitting
  • Missed days of camp are generally not refunded, but if you’re child misses a bunch of days due to illness or injury, just talk to us. We’re human.
  • Prices and terms are subject to change. All terms are valid from date of registration.

 

If you’re not happy, we’re not happy!

CAMP EDMO guarantees great service, enthusiastic staff and that your child will be safe at camp. If you are unhappy with these aspects of our program, please notify your Camp Director immediately. Camp Directors will respond to verbal or written parental concerns within 24 hours and schedule an Action Plan meeting to improve your camp experience. 99.9% of the time, we can make it better!  If you’re still not satisfied, then please complete our online Money Back Guarantee Form and we will humbly issue a partial or full refund.  

EDMO PRO – $549/wk

Level Up! Scrap the “kiddy” stuff and get your game face on. Graduate students and industry professionals teach more advanced design, tech and maker programs. More lab time. Bigger perks. It’s the real deal.

Extras: Lunch & Snacks, Extended Day Program: AM (8:00-9:00AM), PM (3:00-6:00PM)
Savings: Early Bird, Multi-Week, Sibling, and Referral Discounts

Count Your Savings!

Discounts $ Savings
Early Bird $20/Wk until February 29!
Multi: 3 Week $15/Wk for 3 Weeks
Multi: 4-5 Week $20/Wk for 4-5 Weeks
Multi: 6-8 Week $40/Wk for 6-8 Weeks
Sibling $10 for Each Additional Child
Referral $25 for Each New Family You Refer
Grand Opening Referral $75 for Each New Family You Refer
Monday, July 4 (Bay Area) $40 for July 4 Week
Monday, July 4 (Greater Sacramento) $35 for July 4 Week

Being a CAMP EDMO Family is Rewarding

CAMP EDMO makes it even more rewarding for returning camp families to grow with us! Each returning family is assigned a unique Loyalty Discount Code based on the number of years they have attended camp. The discount is valued at $10 per week for every summer a family has enrolled at least one child in camp. For example, if you’ve been with us three previous summers, your Loyalty Discount Code will apply a $30 discount per week this summer. One more perk, it CAN be combined with any other discount.  Codes have been sent out but if you didn’t receive yours, or have forgotten it, please contact us.

Pre-Camp Payment & Refund Policy

  • 3 month (until 3/30) and 2 month (until 4/29) credit card payment plans available. No additional cost. Initial payment is immediate and includes all optional services. Balance automatically charged on the 20th of every month.
  • 100% refund available until March 25th ($25 processing fee per cancelled week still applies)
  • 75% refund until April 29th
  • 50% refund until May 27th
  • No refunds after May 28th

Please Note:

  • It’s completely FREE to transfer sessions from one week to another, space permitting
  • Missed days of camp are generally not refunded, but if you’re child misses a bunch of days due to illness or injury, just talk to us. We’re human.
  • Prices and terms are subject to change. All terms are valid from date of registration.

 

If you’re not happy, we’re not happy!

CAMP EDMO guarantees great service, enthusiastic staff and that your child will be safe at camp. If you are unhappy with these aspects of our program, please notify your Camp Director immediately. Camp Directors will respond to verbal or written parental concerns within 24 hours and schedule an Action Plan meeting to improve your camp experience. 99.9% of the time, we can make it better!  If you’re still not satisfied, then please complete our online Money Back Guarantee Form and we will humbly issue a partial or full refund.  

It's your choice!

Former midnight sandwich makers rejoice! Fresh, healthy snacks and lunches are available for daily delivery to your camper. It’s a Snap! To order a quality meal from Choicelunch, check the box for Daily Lunch & Snack on your enrollment form.  Of course if you want to pack your own lunch, that’s cool too. Please, just do not bring any products that contain nuts. We strive to create a safe place for everyone. Please help us keep our campers and staff safe.

More about Choicelunch

Choicelunch automatically provides a standard lunch option. Standard lunches include an entree, fruit and snack. Once your order is placed, you will get an email from Choicelunch, one month prior to the start of camp, with a username and password in case you want to change your order. Choicelunch will provide seven other options to choose from. These options will include some hot entrees, some cold entrees, and vegetarian and dairy free choices.

Lunch is only offered for the entire week of camp and must be ordered at least one week prior to your child starting camp. There are two lunch sizes to choose from:

Regular Lunch (usually for Pre-K- 6th grade)
Cost: $38.00/week ($7.60/day) and includes lunch + morning snack
Portion: About 400 calories

Large Lunch (usually for 6th grader-high school)
Cost: $45.00/week ($9.00/day) and includes lunch + morning snack
Portion: About 600 calories
Please note that this is not a ‘double’ lunch, but instead an additional 180-200 calories of entree.)

PM Snack (for campers staying for our PM Program)
Cost: $5/week

Please note that the week of July 4, the cost of lunch will be $30.40 for a regular lunch and $36 for a large lunch.

Already Signed up for Camp?

Go to the Parent Portal, select the Camp Registration Change Form and add lunch there or call us at the home office.

Need to Cancel Lunch?

Please contact CAMP EDMO by Wednesday night at midnight, prior to your first day of camp . The cancel deadline applies even if you change camp weeks after the deadline has passed.

Sample Menu

Choicelunch partners with natural food providers to include fresh, natural and whenever possible, organic products in their meals. Every meal is home-style, kid-friendly and made with care. Please note: lunch does not include drinks.

Click on this link to see the Choicelunch hot (default) or cold lunch menu for Summer 2016! Please note that Choicelunch reserves the right to change their menu.

Nut Free Zone

If you bring lunch/snacks, please do not bring any products that contain nuts. Really.

Don’t Forget Water!

For either option, we strongly recommend packing an eco-friendly water bottle each day to make sure your camper stays hydrated. All of our facilities have water fountains.

The pregame and afterparty

You’re busy, and your kids will be too. Our AM & PM extended hours programs run from 8:00AM-6:00PM to give you peace of mind. Great for every camper who groans when mom or dad shows up! It’s even more time making cool stuff & hanging with your buds.

Save 50% OFF AM/PM Program when you in enroll in 3+ weeks of camp.

Please note that the week of July 4, the cost of AM Program will be $32 and the cost of PM Program will be $64.

AM Program (8:00-9:00AM, $40/week)

Campers make new friends, do arts & crafts projects, play games, and participate in special activities that relate to our weekly themes.

PM Program (3:00-6:00PM, $80/week)

Campers rotate between outdoor games, indoor crafts and extra science, maker or tech projects. 

Note: For our PM Program, we recommend packing an extra snack or adding a PM Snack to your lunch order.

A la carte: ($15/hour)

We understand life happens and you cannot be in two places at once. Good news, flexibility is our middle name.

Welcome parents, guardians, & superheroes!

Whatever your title may be, you’re in charge and you need the deets. Below are some useful links and information about your account as well as general camp information and resources. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to reach out to your Camp Director once camp begins or get in touch with our camp control center at 415.282.6673 or 877.993.6673. All of the information you need to reach out to any member of our team is on our contact page.

Note: Please be aware that our registration and account log in system works best with browsers other than chrome.

Enroll in Camp

Log Into Your Account

Health & Safety are a top priority

Please login and fill out your camper’s health information. We must have this completed by June 1st, 2016.

Health & Emergency Form Log-In

Have Camp Registration Changes?

If you need to add lunch or extended day services to your camp weeks, or if want to request a change in weeks or locations. Please note: changes to weeks/locations are based on availability and are not guaranteed.

Registration Change Request

Require an Aid at Camp?

If your child requires an aid at camp, please complete this form.

Parent Rewards

CAMP EDMO makes it even more rewarding for returning camp families to grow with us! Not only do new families get to reserve some of their camp weeks early at the lowest rate of the season, but each family is also assigned a unique Discount Code based on the number of years they have attended our summer camp. Learn More.

Survey Says...

96% of families who completed our 2015 Summer Camp Survey would enroll in CAMP EDMO again next summer AND recommend camp to friends!

Once camp begins, parents will receive our weekly survey via email on Wednesdays. We need your input, so please be sure to fill yours out by Friday noon. Families who complete their survey by Friday will be entered into a drawing and could win one of four prizes including a FREE SUMMER of camp! Visit the website in May for more details. In the meantime, download Survey Monkey’s Mobile App and this summer you can complete our survey on your iphone or android device!

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