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 $1,074,000 worth of services in the 2015-16 school year and 2016 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 our Development Director, Jennifer Ross, at email@example.com or 415.282.6673.
Subsidized Summer 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. It is hosted at our SF – Bernal/Portola site.
- To qualify for our DCYF Program, families must:
- What are the program rules & policies?
- How do I apply for the program?
- Be a low-income family residing in one of the following zip codes: 94102, 94103, 94110, 94112, 94124, 94134.
- Attend all 6 weeks of the program. No more than 4 absences are allowed.
- Have their child’s teacher fill out the teacher recommendation form. This can be done online or on paper.
- Complete a pre-camp and post-camp survey specifically for DCYF.
- Each scholarship is for all 6 weeks of CAMP EDMO running at our SF Bernal/Portola site and campers will do each EDMO theme once.
- Children must attend ALL 6 weeks of camp.
- Scholarships cannot be used for EDMO JR or EDMO PRO programs.
- There is a one-time fee for participation in the program and fees are determined on a sliding scale, based on income.
- Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all 100 spots are filled.
- Families are required to pay to reserve their scholarship slot 1 week after being notified of acceptance into the program.
- Payment may be made via debit or credit card online or over the phone, with cash or check brought to the Edventure More office, or via check mailed to the Edventure More office.
There are two ways to apply:
- Apply Online by clicking on the button below (Please note that you must fill out a separate application for each child.)
- Download a Paper Application and mail it to our home office at:
2295 Palou Ave.
San Francisco, CA, 94124
The Fullerton Family Foundation Scholarship Program
The Fullerton Family Foundation Scholarship Program (Marin) has funded youth from San Raphael’s Canal District and Marin City to attend our Mill Valley, Corte Madera and Larkspur camp sites since 2010. Up to 80 children from disadvantaged neighborhoods attend up to two weeks of subsidized camp for only $50 per week for EDMO and $75 per week for EDMO PRO. We typically work with the Family Liaison at target schools in these communities to distribute and collect applications. Hosted in Larkspur for Summer 2017.
- To qualify for Fullerton Family Foundation Scholarship Program, families must:
- What are the program rules & policies?
- How do I apply for the program?
- Have an annual household income of less than $60,000.
- Reside in Marin County.
- Agree to complete a special Fullerton Family Foundation Scholarship Program survey after attending camp.
- Each scholarship is for 2 weeks of camp and students must attend both weeks of camp.
- Families pay $50 per week for CAMP EDMO and $75 per week for EDMO PRO.
- Families must pay their school contact when they turn in their application. If a child ends up not being able to come to camp, CAMP EDMO will refund the payment.
- Scholarships can be used for any EDMO or EDMO PRO weeks at our Larkspur location.
- Families may indicate ideal themes/weeks when they apply, but we cannot guarantee placement.
Applications are not yet being taken for the 2017 Fullerton Program. Please provide us your information if you wish to be notified when the application process opens again next year or come back in February to apply!
OUSD/OFCY HUB Camp Program
Our Oakland HUB Camp Program is a FREE 6-week summer camp program funded in part by the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) and Oakland Fund for Children & Youth (OFCY). This program provides 360 disadvantaged students in East Oakland with a free summer camp and literacy program experience. Campers attend a morning half-day reading program with Springboard Collaborative then transition to an EDMO half-day STEAM & SEL-focused program. Students who participate must attend REACH Academy, Brookfield Academy and Acorn Woodland Elementary to participate and commit for all 6 weeks of the program.
Tierra is excited to be coming back to CAMP EDMO for a second summer. Tierra has been working with youth for over 9 years. Working at the OHUB Acorn site last year was such an amazing experience for her that she wants to make sure this year is even better. Tierra is originally from Seattle, Washington and graduated from Washington State University. A couple of years ago she relocated to the Bay Area for a two year Master’s program in Urban Education and Social Justice at the University of San Francisco. Currently, Tierra is a full time teacher at Castlemont High School in East Oakland. As a child, Tierra attended many summer camps and knows the exact impact an amazing summer camp experience can have on a student’s life. “We have an amazing crew coming back and I can’t wait to see all the returning campers and community members. I look forward to meeting everyone this year and growing our Acorn Hub community!”
East Palo Alto Camp Program
Our East Palo Alto CAMP EDMO Program is a 5-week STEAM & SEL-focused summer camp program funded by The Ravenswood City School District and The Primary School. Thanks to this collaboration, 80 Ravenswood District students and 40 Primary School students who are entering Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten will have an EDMO JR summer experience at no cost to their families. Camp will be hosted on the Brentwood Academy campus, 2086 Clarke Ave, East Palo Alto, CA. Interested TK and K families should contact the Ravenswood School District or The Primary School directly for applications. Camp will run June 26-July 28 from 8:30AM – 4:00PM, Monday-Friday. A free optional breakfast (8-8:30AM) & lunch are also provided.
Sia is excited to be joining the newest site of CAMP EDMO- East Palo Alto! A native of Washington, D.C., Sia has served in Non-Profit Youth Development for over 10 yrs. A proud first-gen, Sia has years of experience instructing secondary and post-secondary education students, securing resources, and implementing effective programs.
During the school year, Sia serves as a third grade educator of both students and parents in a small community in Oakland.
In her spare time Sia enjoys playing Jeopardy and watching home improvement shows. Sia is excited to begin working with the students, staff and community of CAMP EDMO.
Subsidized School Year Programs
We partner with 400+ schools in the Bay Area and Greater Sacramento Areas. We do this by subsidizing hands-on science, maker and tech In Class and 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.