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Fairmount Elementary

65 Chenery St, San Francisco, CA 94131 | Get Directions
Camp Director: Julia White
Email: sfglenpark@campedmo.org
Phone: 415.420.3022

This location is an Equity Location funded by the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth, and their Families.

Special qualifying rules apply. Please see the “Program Info” tab below.

Camp Entrance
Blacktop Area
Lunch Area

About the Campus

Fairmount Elementary is a landmark and incredible location! It was the first schoolhouse built in San Francisco and has continued to grow and thrive and is one of the best-attended multicultural schools serving the neighborhoods of Noe Valley, the Mission, Glen Park, and Bayview! You can’t beat its’ outdoor area and play structures either!

Dates
June 11-July 20

Ages Served
K - 8th

Camp Hours
Mon-Fri, 9AM-3PM

Camp Director

Julia White Julia White
Julia White

Julia is incredibly excited to return to the Bay Area for her second summer with Camp EDMO and her first summer as a Camp Director! A proud Californian, Julia grew up in the Silicon Valley and attended Chapman University in Orange, CA where she graduated with her B.A. in Peace Studies in 2016. For the past two years, she has been traversing the nation’s capital and served over 3,400 hours as an AmeriCorps member with City Year D.C. Through her experiences in college and with City Year, Julia has cultivated passions for youth development, civic engagement, and mindfulness–which she is stoked to incorporate at EDMO. When she’s not sporting her rainbow tutu and rockin’ the EDMO vibe, you can find her eating an avocado, reading a book outside, or on the search for the best vegetarian pad thai.

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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 areas, funded by the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth, and their Families.

  • 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 living in the city of San Francisco
  • Commit to attending all 6 weeks of camp. No more than 4 absences are allowed.
  • Pay a fee of $20-$160/week, based on income
  • Apply online or print and mail a paper application*
  • Complete a pre-camp and post-camp survey specifically for DCYF.
  • Attend weekly workshops relating to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math (STEAM) and Social Emotional Learning (SEL). (6 workshops in total)

*Note: If you have already applied to our Sliding Scale Financial aid program for 2018, but would prefer to participate in the 6-week DCYF Program, please note that on your application.

  • Each scholarship is for all 6 weeks of Camp EDMO running at one of our two DCYF sites. Campers will do each EDMO theme once.
  • Campers must attend ALL 6 weeks of camp.
  • There is a one-time fee for participation in the program and fees are determined on a sliding scale, based on income.
  • 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.

We are pleased to announce that the Department of Children, Youth and Their Families will be funding two San Francisco programs for Summer 2018 at:

  1. Thomas Edison Charter Academy
  2. Fairmount Elementary

At this time, we are accepting applications for a limited number of spots for each of these camps.

There are two ways to apply for our summer program:

  1. Fill out an application online:
    Apply Now
  2. Download, print and mail a paper application:
Summer 2018 DCYF Application (English) Summer 2018 DCYF Application (Spanish)

If you attend Thomas Edison Charter Academy or Fairmount Elementary, please return the application to your school’s Main Office. If you do not attend one of these schools, please return your application via mail to:

Edventure More
2295 Palou Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124

BREAKFAST & LUNCH

Breakfast and Lunch provided by SFUSD Nutrition Services.

More information forthcoming.

  • Nut Free Zone
  • Don’t Forget Water!

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

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.

EXTENDED DAY

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.

Extended Day is included in the price of your program.

  • AM Program (8:00-9:00AM)
  • PM Program (3:00-6:00PM)

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

We believe in getting the most out of a day. In our PM Extended Day Program, campers get a chance to decompress from their day, spend time both indoors and out with camp staff in a smaller group setting, and work on that big idea with the guidance of counselors and instructors.

Take a look at what each of our EDMO campers will be doing during the end of the day and how they’ll be inspired!

Note: For our PM Program, we recommend packing an extra snack.
Time CLICK ON EACH ACTIVITY BELOW TO LEARN MORE
3:00 - 3:30PM Circle Games & Snack

During Circle Games & Snack, campers transition out of the main camp day. While other campers get checked out, our PM campers get to participate in games & songs with the counselors and have an afternoon snack.

3:30 - 4:15PM Free Outdoor Time

After a day full of organized activity periods, campers get 45 minutes free to choose their own outdoor adventure; whether that be the playground, basketball, recreation games, or something else their imagination cooks up!

4:15 - 5:15PM Inspiration Hour

Inspiration Hour, inspired by a practice at Google, is an hour of unstructured time for campers to explore their passions, apply the skills they learned during the day and create a new product. This time encourages creativity, innovation and a lifelong love of learning by providing campers with a choice in what they learn, a practice proven to improve productivity and generate cool new inventions and ideas.

Take a look at what each group of campers will doing during their Inspiration Hour:

  1. EDMO JR. Each camper will select one structured project, developed by our EDMO curriculum team, to work on throughout the week. Their project will be something they are interested in or passionate about. Campers will have access to our maker space in the EDMO Maker/Science room where, with the guidance of an EDMO counselor, they will bring their ideas to life!
  2. EDMO. Campers will have the freedom to choose from a number of structured projects designed by the EDMO curriculum team. Through their selection, campers will get a chance to pursue one of their interests and develop a project to showcase their passion. With guidance from our EDMO Counselors and Instructors, campers will learn how use computers to conduct research, and have access to our maker space to bring their projects to life. By the end of each week, campers will create a project they can share with their peers.
  3. EDMO PRO. Campers will select a topic and then research it with guidance from our EDMO PRO Instructors. Campers will practice sustainability and help reduce our carbon footprint by repurposing and upcycling materials and supplies already found at camp in their design. By the end of each week, campers will create a project that can be shared with their fellow EDMO PRO campers, and later, maybe the world!
5:15 - 6:00PM Camp Director Game Time/Pick Up

For the final 45 minutes of PM Care, the Camp Director gets to play too! This is the Camp Director’s time to pick their favorite games to play with all the PM Care campers as they get checked out! 

Please note that PM Care campers can be picked up any time between 3:00-6:00PM, though from 5:15-6:00 is recommended or your campers may be begging to stay to work on their Inspiration Hour project!

Program Requirements

  • What is the DCYF Scholarship Program?
  • To qualify for our DCYF Program, families must:
  • What are the program rules & policies?
  • How do I apply for the 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 areas, funded by the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth, and their Families.

  • Be a low income family living in the city of San Francisco
  • Commit to attending all 6 weeks of camp. No more than 4 absences are allowed.
  • Pay a fee of $20-$160/week, based on income
  • Apply online or print and mail a paper application*
  • Complete a pre-camp and post-camp survey specifically for DCYF.
  • Attend weekly workshops relating to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math (STEAM) and Social Emotional Learning (SEL). (6 workshops in total)

*Note: If you have already applied to our Sliding Scale Financial aid program for 2018, but would prefer to participate in the 6-week DCYF Program, please note that on your application.

  • Each scholarship is for all 6 weeks of Camp EDMO running at one of our two DCYF sites. Campers will do each EDMO theme once.
  • Campers must attend ALL 6 weeks of camp.
  • There is a one-time fee for participation in the program and fees are determined on a sliding scale, based on income.
  • 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.

We are pleased to announce that the Department of Children, Youth and Their Families will be funding two San Francisco programs for Summer 2018 at:

  1. Thomas Edison Charter Academy
  2. Fairmount Elementary

At this time, we are accepting applications for a limited number of spots for each of these camps.

There are two ways to apply for our summer program:

  1. Fill out an application online:
    Apply Now
  2. Download, print and mail a paper application:
Summer 2018 DCYF Application (English) Summer 2018 DCYF Application (Spanish)

If you attend Thomas Edison Charter Academy or Fairmount Elementary, please return the application to your school’s Main Office. If you do not attend one of these schools, please return your application via mail to:

Edventure More
2295 Palou Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124

ALL Programs Include

  • Marvelous Monday
  • T-Shirt Challenge Tuesday
  • Wacky Wednesday
  • Thursday Dress Up Day
  • Fabulous Friday
  • Every Day

What could be more marvelous than starting a week at camp. Every Monday, parents receive a printed handout that includes a schedule for the week. Campers usually receive their camp t-shirt on Monday as well.

T-shirt challenges are designed to help campers rock the EDMO Vibe at home! If you complete the week’s challenge by end of day Thursday, campers earn a special “Plus Card” on Friday at camp. Check out our Weekly Spirit page to see a list of the summer’s T-Shirt Challenge themes!

Kids love this special all-camp day. It could be Water Day, Color War Day or Game Day, with scavenger hunts, capture the monkey and more! Our staff may know what’s in store but campers will just know it’s going to be filled with wacky fun!

It’s not camp if you can’t dress a little weird…at least once a week! Each Thursday has a special dress up theme to get campers into the camp spirit and parents into that box of old Halloween costumes…one more time.

Thursday is also the day that parents receive a link to our Parent Survey.

It’s the end of the camp week. That means a larger than life rally and campers get to share the projects they’ve been working on with other campers.

The Vibe Game
Throughout the day, campers get a chance to earn special “EDMO Vibe Cards” that recognize actions that exemplify The EDMO Vibe. Visit our EDMO Vibe Game™ page to learn more about how we build 21st Century Life Skills in campers.

Daily Download
Parents receive a daily email from their Camp Director with updates about their camp location and links to EDMO at Home for details about what their child is doing today and tomorrow, as well as resources for fostering more curiosity at home.

Safety

  • Ratios
  • Staff Background Checks + First Aid
  • Injury Prevention and Reporting Guidelines
  • Behavior
  • Allergies & Medication
  • Nut Policy
  • Scooters, Bikes, Skateboards, etc.

EDMO & EDMO PRO–We maintain a camper:staff ratio of 8:1 during all instructional camp activities.

Background Checks: Background checks are performed on all camp staff through Sterling Talent Solutions using CourtDirect™ technology. Their search is based on social security number, name and address and provides instant access to the criminal records located in county court jurisdictions, state criminal records and the Sex Offender Registry. We also do fingerprinting electronically on new camp staff through the DOJ’s Live Scan Program that takes and transmits fingerprints to the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

CPR/First Aid: CPR/First Aid certified staff members are present on-site at all times.

If your child gets an unfortunate bump, scrape or hurt feelings, you will receive an Ouch Slip at the end of the day with a staff member’s report of the incident. In the event of any head injury or serious bodily injury, you or your Emergency Contacts will receive a call within 15 minutes of the injury and a full written Incident Report will be provided to you within 48 hours.

If your child is having a hard time adjusting to camp, we will work with you to develop an Action Plan. Unfortunately, if he or she repeatedly detracts from the camp experience of kids and staff or compromises the safety of others, we may ask you to pick your child up from camp.

What if my child takes medication during the day?

If you bring medication to camp for your child, you must fill out a FAAP form. Please allow time at Monday drop-off to complete it. If your child will need to take medication, please check it in with the Camp Director on Monday and out at the end of camp with us. Please bring medication in the original bottle with both your child’s name and the dosage clearly legible on the bottle.

My child has allergies, how do you handle this?

Please use our health form to fully describe any allergies your child has. Use the FAAP (Food Allergy Action Plan) available at camp to list foods to which the camper is allergic and the specific symptoms of the child’s typical allergic reaction.

Please be sure to inform your Camp Director of the allergy when you arrive at camp so the appropriate person can be instructed on how to deal with any allergic reactions.

You must provide us with a recent photo of your child, attached to instructions, medical documentation, and medications as prescribed by the physician for managing an allergic reaction.

Campers must be aware of their specific allergies and be instructed not to trade food with others to avoid any types of reaction, and to tell a counselor if a reaction seems to be starting.

My camper is ill today, what should I do?

Please contact your Camp Director if your child is not feeling well and cannot come to camp. If he/she does not answer, they may be at rally or assisting another camper family. In that case, please leave a message.

Please note: Campers in our DCYF program are permitted no more than 4 absences.

In order to ensure the safety of all our campers, all our camp’s sites are designated as “Nut-Free Campuses.” Please DO NOT BRING ANY NUT PRODUCTS (trail mix, peanut butter, granola bars, etc.). We apologize for any inconvenience, but our policy ensures the safety of our campers with life-threatening allergies.

We have strict safety guidelines at camp and do not allow any unattended scooters, bikes or skateboards. If your child is coming to camp with one of these, they will be asked to store them securely in the Camp Director’s office or lock to a bike rack for the duration of the camp day.

Ages & Groupings

  • Camper Age Groups
  • All Camp Times
  • Special Needs

Campers are grouped with kids within 1-2 years of their own age and range from 10-25 in total.

  • EDMO—Campers are divided into entering K-1st graders and 2nd–4th graders, with each group’s activities based on their age level. The youngest campers must be at least 5 years of age by June 1 or entering Kindergarten in the fall.
  • EDMO PRO–Campers must be entering 5th grade through 8th grade in the fall.

In case your kids are in different age groups, don’t worry, they’ll still see each other. Every day we make time to hang out with staff, camp friends and siblings during camp rallies, morning and afternoon breaks, lunch time, and some parts of outdoor recreation.

My child has special needs, can they come to camp?

We want camp to be an inclusive place for everyone and partnering with you helps make it the best it can be. For any questions before the start of camp, please call the Home Office. Once camp starts, we highly recommend emailing your Camp Director with any special needs or information about your camper and to schedule a pre-camp meeting/orientation. We find that a pre-camp meeting greatly eases the transition Monday morning.

If your child requires an aid at school, please also have an aid with your child at camp. If you do not have access to an aid for your child, a Regional Center of Californiacould be a good place to find services for your family. If you are struggling to find accommodations, we are more than happy to assist you.  If you live in Marin County, we have partnered with SummerAde, a non-profit that pairs high school volunteers with children with special needs to aid them during their week at a summer day camp.

If you have an aid, we do require that a short form be completed. This form gives us information about the aid and their agency so that our Camp Director knows to expect them. We also recommend that you notify the Camp Director at your location prior to the week your child is attending camp.

What if there is something special I want staff to know about my child?

You can write your Camp Director a note in the “special instructions” section of your Health History Form online. You can access this by logging into your Account via the Parent Portal. Notes can be as simple as how to help get your particular child focused, their lifelong quest to be an astronaut or just a request to touch base on Tuesday morning. It’s all up to you what you want to share!

Equipment & Project Notes

  • Equipment, Computers & Modifications
  • Camper Projects
  • Maker Bank

Equipment: We use high-quality equipment and age-appropriate software to create digital works of art sure to impress friends and family. Plus, many of the skills kids build will help unlock the hidden creative potential of your home computer!

Computers: Please note that some of our technology programs feature group projects that require sharing computers. This helps kids develop 21st Century Skills like collaboration and results in more innovative projects–plus, it’s a heck of a lot more fun!

Modified Activities: On rare occasions we may need to modify weekly activities due to weather, material availability, time constraints, or the kid who spilled the entire jar of cabbage juice for the project.

Once summer arrives, campers will be able to access the digital projects they create at camp via EDMO At Home. Projects will be available by the Monday following the week they were at camp. Details on how to access your camper’s projects, and any programs which will need to be purchased or downloaded in order to open them, will be outlined on our website and in your welcome packet prior to the beginning of camp.

Campers are welcome to bring a flash drive from home if they prefer to take their projects home that way.

Any non digital projects, campers will bring home once they are completed at the end of the week.

Have any unwanted recycling around the house? Feel free to bring any plastic containers, cardboard, empty ribbon spools, and more camp-safe items to camp to deposit in your location’s Maker Bank. We integrate the Maker Mindset into all of our Science, Tech and Nature Programs so these materials are great to have!

Preparing for Camp

  • Camp Drop Off & Pick Up
  • Extended Day Program
  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • Packing Up
  • Satisfaction Guarantee

Regular Camp Hours: 9am-3pm.

What If I need to drop off my child late at camp?

If you are going to be late in dropping off your child at camp, please call your Camp Director. Please note however that they may be leading Morning Rally and therefore unable to answer the phone. You may always leave a message.

If you arrive at camp after 9:10am, please find a legal parking space, walk your child/children into camp, look for signs for where to bring your child, and sign in. Please never leave your child at camp without signing them in with a member of the Camp EDMO staff.

Want to Talk to a Staff Member? Please come early, find a legal parking space and look for the sign in table. Any member of our team would be happy to speak with you.

Picking Up Late? Please note if you are not enrolled in our PM Program, you will need to contact your Camp Director to inform them.

Can’t drop off at 9:00am or pick up at 3:00pm? No problem, we’ve got you covered from 8:00am-6:00pm.

Can I reserve Extended Day options during my camp week?

You can add Extended Day Options at any time. Either let your Camp Director know and they’ll notify the home office, or feel free to call the home office directly.

What does my child do in the three hours of PM Extended Day?

We believe in getting the most out of a day. In our PM Extended Day Program, campers get a chance to decompress from their day, spend time both indoors and out with camp staff in a smaller group setting, and work on that big idea with the guidance of counselors and instructors.

Take a look at what each of our EDMO campers will be doing during the end of the day and how they’ll be inspired!

Time CLICK ON EACH ACTIVITY BELOW TO LEARN MORE
3:00 - 3:30PM Circle Games & Snack

During Circle Games & Snack, campers transition out of the main camp day. While other campers get checked out, our PM campers get to participate in games & songs with the counselors and have an afternoon snack.

3:30 - 4:15PM Free Outdoor Time

After a day full of organized activity periods, campers get 45 minutes free to choose their own outdoor adventure; whether that be the playground, basketball, recreation games, or something else their imagination cooks up!

4:15 - 5:15PM Inspiration Hour

Inspiration Hour, inspired by a practice at Google, is an hour of unstructured time for campers to explore their passions, apply the skills they learned during the day and create a new product. This time encourages creativity, innovation and a lifelong love of learning by providing campers with a choice in what they learn, a practice proven to improve productivity and generate cool new inventions and ideas.

Take a look at what each group of campers will doing during their Inspiration Hour:

  1. EDMO JR. Each camper will select one structured project, developed by our EDMO curriculum team, to work on throughout the week. Their project will be something they are interested in or passionate about. Campers will have access to our maker space in the EDMO Maker/Science room where, with the guidance of an EDMO counselor, they will bring their ideas to life!
  2. EDMO. Campers will have the freedom to choose from a number of structured projects designed by the EDMO curriculum team. Through their selection, campers will get a chance to pursue one of their interests and develop a project to showcase their passion. With guidance from our EDMO Counselors and Instructors, campers will learn how use computers to conduct research, and have access to our maker space to bring their projects to life. By the end of each week, campers will create a project they can share with their peers.
  3. EDMO PRO. Campers will select a topic and then research it with guidance from our EDMO PRO Instructors. Campers will practice sustainability and help reduce our carbon footprint by repurposing and upcycling materials and supplies already found at camp in their design. By the end of each week, campers will create a project that can be shared with their fellow EDMO PRO campers, and later, maybe the world!
5:15 - 6:00PM Camp Director Game Time/Pick Up

For the final 45 minutes of PM Care, the Camp Director gets to play too! This is the Camp Director’s time to pick their favorite games to play with all the PM Care campers as they get checked out! 

Please note that PM Care campers can be picked up any time between 3:00-6:00PM, though from 5:15-6:00 is recommended or your campers may be begging to stay to work on their Inspiration Hour project!

Breakfast and Lunch provided by SFUSD Nutrition Services.

More information forthcoming.

What does my child need to bring to camp?

Your child should pack the following for camp;

  • Lunch and a morning snack (if you haven’t ordered a lunch with AM snack)
  • Afternoon snack (if your child is staying for any of our extended day activities and you did not order a PM snack from our lunch provider)
  • Sweatshirt (in case it’s cold or wet outside)
  • Sunscreen, Hat, Eco-friendly Water Bottle with drinking water (it’s important that kids drink plenty of fluids during the hot summer sun and busy camp day), and
  • A change of clothes (especially for younger ones—you know why).

What can I do if my child misplaces their backpack or something else they brought to camp?

In the inevitable case your child leaves clothing or an item of sentimental and/or monetary value at camp, we will do our best to help you find and retrieve it. If we cannot find it however,  Camp EDMO is not responsible for these lost or stolen items. Any items that we find will be kept in a “Lost & Found” bin until the last Friday of the very last week of camp at your location. After that date, we donate all unclaimed items to a local charity so that another child may find new joy upon receiving it.

If you’re not happy with Camp EDMO, 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. If for some reason you are unable to reach the Camp Director, you may contact the Home Office. 99.9% of the time, we can make it better!  If we can’t make it better, then please complete our online Money Back Guarantee Form once camp begins, and we will humbly issue a partial or full refund.

Mixed Bag

  • Who To Call
  • Summer Statement
  • Tax ID

How do I know whether to call my child’s Camp Director or the main office with a question?

If questions arise that have to do with camp and/or the camp day, please contact your Camp Director (like if you need to pick up your child early).  If you feel that your concern is urgent and you are not getting a response from your Camp Director,  please contact the Home Office.

How do I get a camp statement?

To retrieve your Camp Statement:

  • Log in to your UltraCamp Account. From the “My Account” page, you will click on “View my Finances” in the bottom left hand corner of the page.
  • Once on the “Finance Information” Page, click on “Print a Statement” in the bottom left hand corner.
  • Choose the appropriate season, and a PDF will open with your camp statement!

What is your Tax ID #?

Edventure More’s Tax ID # is 77-0653711.