Experience EDMO™ Learning at Your School

Comprehensive After School Programs (CASP) are 180 days, 5 days a week, experiential learning programs built on the educational expertise that Camp EDMO™ has been developing over the last 15 years. Programs are customized to school needs and are perfect for schools looking for after school homework support, STEAM activities and Social Emotional Skill building.

With Camp EDMO’s year-round enrichment, students benefit from:

  • Science, Tech, Engineering, Art & Math (STEAM) curriculum
  • Age appropriate maker-infused activities
  • Balanced daily schedule and continuity of staff and environment
  • Expertise in whole child development & Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
  • Time dedicated to completing homework
  • Parent Ed Workshops for at-home STEAM & SEL practices
  • A fun camp-like environment that makes kids want to learn

As all programs are customized to school needs, we recommend your answering a few questions as part of our Needs Analysis so we can make recommendations and create the program that is right for your school.

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Comprehensive After School Program Details

CASP Curriculum

Students in the Camp EDMO™ comprehensive after school program will receive 60 minutes of Camp EDMO™ STEAM enrichment curriculum on full school days and for 90 minutes on early release or minimum days. Curriculum will be constructed to be developmentally appropriate for K-1, 2nd-3rd, and 4th-5th graders, with scaled projects in:

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Engineering
  • Coding
  • Computer Literacy
  • Design Thinking
  • Engineering Design Process
  • And More…

Our Science, Engineering and Arts curriculum is structured around inquiry-based learning and experiential process-based, maker education. Students will be making projects and cycling through the scientific method and the engineering design process where they will develop questions, test those questions through making and acquire knowledge and vocabulary in the specified content areas.

See sample Science Program

Our Technology curriculum will make use of laptop computers, tablets and other electronic devices to instruct students in technology and coding concepts, including but not limited to:

  • Exposure to different coding languages such as: java, javascript, lua, and python
  • Blogging
  • Computer literacy – mouse control, use of a qwerty keyboard, in game navigation, etc
  • Game design
  • Stop motion animation
  • 3D computer generated animation

This curriculum engages students in much the same way as our science/engineering curriculum by offering inquiry based and exploratory opportunities to students through the making of a concept. Students will receive direct instruction in coding and technology as it applies to browser based platforms such as WordPress, Roblox Studio, Blender, Unity and Woof.js., as well as downloadable programs such as Scratch, Scratch Jr. and Minecraft. Through the making of projects and the completion of activities through our curricula, students will acquire knowledge in coding languages, game design theory & techniques, and computer literacy.

See sample Technology Program

At the heart of all of our STEAM based learning experiences lies an emphasis on Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and the development of pro-social behaviors to support students in their interactions with our curriculum and each other. Using opening and closing circles, Camp EDMO™ curriculum introduces and reinforces a key concept in the EDMO™ RECIPE (Responsibility, Empathy, Collaboration, Initiative, Problem Solving, Emotion Management) which is inextricably tied to the STEAM content and the lesson of the day. These soft skills fit seamlessly into STEAM content areas and many, if not all, of these skills are used in STEAM fields by STEAM professionals. Students not only learn foundational concepts of science, engineering or technology, but also learn to identify skills, such as collaboration and problem solving, skills needed to succeed in these fields.

STEAM and SEL programs are proven to be GOOD for kids. Multiple studies from various research groups around the country have conducted studies of the effects of exposure to STEAM and SEL programming in an after school setting. Read more about these studies here

Pricing, Staff & More

What is the window between signing up for a CASP and when a program begins?

We suggest a minimum of 3 months time in order to provide you with parent registration materials and for you to get families to sign up for the program. We require a similar time frame to hire and train staff for each program. Although 3 months is our minimum, the ideal time frame from saying “go” and signing a contract is 6 months. Take a look at our proposed timeline below.

Are there any restrictions on program size or the ages of students?

Our Comprehensive After School Programs are for students in Kindergarten – 5th grade. Please contact us if you would like to talk about exceptions. We do not currently run programs for middle schools.

Programs require a minimum of 60 students. Most programs have a population of anywhere from 150-200 students however we are flexible with student numbers and just want to ensure that adequate staff:student ratios are maintained throughout.

From where do you recruit your staff and how are they trained?

We do a lot of our recruiting from local colleges. Much of our staff are college students or recent graduates. Our staff are passionate about learning with strong leadership skills. Each member goes through extensive training before becoming a part of our team and continues to receive professional development after they are hired.

What is the student:staff ratio during your programs?

We like to maintain a 15:1 student to staff ratio at all times.

What is the typical price for a Comprehensive After School Program?

Each program’s fees are determined based on the length of the program and the grade level. For example, a 3 ½ hour program might be $400 – $460 per child. Once we talk with you and understand your needs, we will provide you with a complete cost estimate.

Who handles soliciting parent registrations? Are there materials available for this process?

Each school or district is responsible for handling any communication with families. As a part of our program, we provide any enrollment materials, as well as materials for marketing purposes including posters or fliers, as well as newsletter content. We are also happy to set up a table at your school’s open house. We will also send a monthly newsletter to families once a program has begun.

Proposed Timeline
Time Frame Step in Proces

Month One

  • In Person Needs Assessment
  • EDMO™ Proposal Development
  • Program Enrollment System Set-up
  • Marketing Material Creation

Month Two

  • Develop Curriculum
  • Launch Enrollment
  • Begin Marketing to Families
  • 1st Host School Event

Month Three

  • Hire Staff
  • Continue Marketing
  • 2nd School Event

Month Four

  • Develop Program Welcome Packet
  • Continue Marketing as needed

Month Five

  • Finalize Hiring
  • Schedule Staff Training
  • Continue Marketing as needed

Month Six

  • Train Staff
  • Send Welcome Packet to Enrolled
  • Finalize Program logistics
  • Launch ASP
Summer Program Component

If we are interested in continuing a program during the summer, is this an option?

There are a number of benefits to a year round program and are happy to discuss continuing your program in the summer. Please note that should we already have a camp in your area, running an additional program may not be feasible.

“My child's favorite part of the program was tinkering with electronics and then bringing them home. He loved showing off his new knowledge like telling us what LED stands for!”
– Mare M., Marin Country Day School Parent