EDMO™ Equity Programs

When you choose EDMO™, you choose great for your child and good for the world. Our non-profit status, community partnerships and high-quality programs allow us to create equity opportunities like no other organization in our field. As a provider of STEAM & SEL focused enrichment programs since 2004, we know what the research says. Our summer camp and school year programs set kids up to succeed in school and life. That’s why we have social responsibility to make our programs accessible to ALL kids.

Through our EDMO™ Equity Program efforts, we subsidized $1,891,321 worth of services in the 2017-18 school year and 2018 summer to underserved kids, schools, and families.  

Parents: Learn more about the EDMO™ Equity Programs in your community, eligibility requirements and how to apply below.
Individual Donors: Go to the Ways to Support EDMO page to join our giving circles.
Corporate & Civic Funders: Contact develop@campedmo.org or call 415.282.6673 or 877.993.6673.

Subsidized Summer Camps

San Francisco Camps

The DCYF Scholarship Program

The DCYF 6-Week Camp EDMO™ Scholarship Program (San Francisco) is a special subsidized 6-week camp experience for 100 kids from priority low income zip codes, funded by the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth, and their Families.

We are pleased to announce that the Department of Children, Youth and Their Families will be funding two San Francisco programs for Summer 2019 at:

  1. Thomas Edison Charter Academy – 3531 22nd Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
  2. Fairmount Elementary -65 Chenery Street, San Francisco, CA 94131

Please visit the location pages listed above for information regarding the application process as well as eligibility requirements. Please download and complete the English or Spanish application now.

North Bay Camps

San Rafael Canal District Program

We’re aiming to raise $80,000 to host a fully funded camp in the Canal District for up to 100 children in desperate need of STEAM & SEL programs. The San Rafael school district will be donating the facility rental and food for the camp. We typically work with the Family Liaison at target schools to distribute and collect applications.With added support, we hope to a Camp EDMO site at a local school within the San Rafael School District in Summer 2019.

If you are interested in:

  1. Donating, please do so now.
  2. Know anyone who might be interested in furthering educational enrichment in this area, please have them email us at develop@campedmo.org.
East Bay Camps

Ruby Bridges Summer Program

Ruby Bridges is a FREE summer camp program. This program is funded by the Alameda Unified School District. Campers attend a half-day, district-run summer school in the morning then transition to a Camp EDMO™ half-day STEAM & SEL-focused program in the afternoon. Learn more about Ruby Bridges Summer Camp here.

Leader-in-Training Equity Positions

Our EDMO™ Leader-in-Training (LIT) Equity Program position is designed to to cultivate the leadership potential in youth, ages 14 and above, by teaching foundational leadership skills through the lens of equitable youth development programming. Leaders-in-Training cultivate strengths, develop self understanding, interpersonal and communication skills, maturity, and confidence. They also gain community service hours, access to a network of support in the enrichment field, and exposure to non-profit and youth-oriented careers.

Interested in becoming an LIT at one of our other locations, visit the LIT program page to learn more.

Qualifications & Responsibilities

Equity Program Leaders-in-Training must commit to the entire length of the 4-6 week program. During this time, LIT’S will be exposed to the various facets of the camp experience by shadowing Camp Directors, Coaches, Instructors, and Counselors. Equity Program Leaders-in Training are expected to be at camp from 8:10AM – 3:30PM each day at our SF-Glen Park and SF – Mission locations and 11:00AM – 3:00PM at our Alameda Ruby Bridges location.

All LIT’s will receive traditional training with added sessions on Youth Development, Cultural Awareness & Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Development

Equity Program LITs will:

  • Be Involved in program planning
  • Participate in weekly check-ins
  • Take part in Equity Program team meetings, with reflective activities designed to monitor LIT progress
  • Complete a stretch writing assignment
  • Take over leading camp activities towards the end of camp
Enrollment Process

To become an Equity Program LIT, applicants must:

  1. Complete this application in English
  2. Complete this application in Spanish
  3. Select the desired Equity Program camp location
  4. Attend a 1-day interview/training day in their region. Each training will take place from 10:00am to 4:00pm with a 30 minute break for lunch. Dates are as follows:

San Francisco: May 4th, Sports Basement, 1590 Bryant Street, San Francisco
East Bay: May 11th, Lake Temescal North Entrance, Oakland

If you are unable to attend the above, the make-up date is:

Bay Area: May 18th, Sports Basement, 1590 Bryant Street, San Francisco

Please note there is no enrollment fee for LITs working at an equity site.

Equity Program Interview/Training Day Schedule

The following is the schedule for LIT interview/training day:

  • 10:00 – 11:00am: Group interview; as a pathway to a potential career, this process provides participants with real-life job interview experience in order to develop those professional and personal skills necessary to increase employability.
  • 11:00am – 12:00pm: New LIT Logistics Training; learn what a week at Camp EDMO™ looks like. You will learn what your role and responsibility with campers will be, prepare questions for returning LITs, and of course, play fun camp games!
  • 12:00 – 12:30pm: Lunch
  • 12:30 – 2:00pm: Welcome and EDMO Leadership Ladder Training
  • 2:00 – 4:00pm: EDMO™ Orientation (songs, rallies, games, cheer competition, etc.); each LIT will have an individualized position depending on years in the program and role for the upcoming summer.
Equity Program LIT Benefits

Aside from having a fun summer, our LIT’s can also gain these other benefits from our program:

  • Leadership Training. Equity LITs will receive approximately 100 hours of leaderships and youth development training during the course of the summer.
  • Community Service. Hours volunteered at camp can be applied to middle and high school leadership programs or community service programs. You will receive a letter detailing the hours you volunteered at camp upon request from your sites Camp Director.
  • Counselor Pre-Approval. While at camp if your Camp Director thinks you’re ready to be a Counselor at Camp EDMO™, don’t be surprised if they hand you a letter stating that you’ve been pre-selected to be one when you reach counselor age. This position also paves the way to Instructor and Camp Director opportunities down the road as well!

Letters of Recommendation are also available upon request.

Comprehensive After School Programs


The first of this type of program, the Ruby Bridges Comprehensive After School Program, brings Camp EDMO™’s experiential camp learning environment to the daily after school arena. The Ruby Bridges program serves youth in grades K-5 and encompasses a broad range of focus areas including: STEAM, Social/Emotional Learning, academic support, youth development, and sports and recreation.  This program began in Fall 2018 and runs daily for 3 hours, immediately following the close of the regular school day.


The Oakland EDMO After School Program is in partnership with the Oakland Fund for Children and Youth and Oakland Unified School District’s goal of ensuring that every student graduates college, career and community ready. The program provides youth in grades K-5, with supplemental reading/comprehension assistance, homework help, STEAM, and SEL Learning. This program will start in Fall 2019 and run daily for 3 hours, immediately following the close of the regular school day.  

Subsidized School Year Programs

We partner with 400+ schools in the Bay Area and Sacramento Region. We do this by subsidizing hands-on science, maker and tech After School Programs, as well as by providing discounted camp to school administrators, making auction donations, and supplying camp scholarships to Principals to award to a select number of their students. Take a look at the schools supported in your community.

“I am glad there is a place for all children from different income levels to go to in order to grow mentally and educationally.”
– Kristina N., 6th Grade Oakland Parent