Alameda (Equity)

Love Elementary

2025 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501
  • Dates: June 15 – July 10 (Please note there is no camp on Friday, July 3)
  • Campus Hours: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm (pick up is at 3 pm sharp)
  • Grades Served: K - 5th

What is an EDMO® Equity Program? EDMO® Equity Programs are partially or fully subsidzed by a federal, state, city or foundation grant. Equity Progams are typically hosted at Title 1 schools or in neighborhoods that have limited access to high-quality summer programs. Registration is usually reserved for students from designated schools or zip codes.

Alameda EDMO® Equity Summer Camp: Campers must be enrolled in the K-5th grade district summer school hosted on the Love Elementary campus. Campers attend summer school until 12pm and then transition to a half day Camp EDMO® STEAM & SEL program until 3pm. Please see the “Program Info” tab above for application details, deadlines, etc.

Makeropolis (K – 5th)

Design and build the city of the future! Campers will be collaborating to incorporate elements of design thinking and the civil engineering process as they plan, design, prototype and test their metropolis. They will include skyscrapers, bridges, homes and even hovercraft, as they navigate their city! Campers will take a trip to the past to look at ancient cities, arrive in the present to study modern architecture and zoom into the future to create sustainable solutions for large urban landscapes.

21st Century & SEL Skill Focus: Collaboration, Initiative, Problem Solving, Empathy, Critical Thinking, Creativity. Learn more about other skills we build through The EDMO Method®.

Ingenious Innovators (K – 5th)

Discover a world of invention and exploration! This week, campers will be introduced to some of the most famous inventions and inventors from the past and present. They will harness the power of the engineering design process to design and build prototypes using the same tools, skills and thinking methods employed by famous innovators. Campers will build prototypes in preparation for a final invention they will build and showcase at the end of the week.

21st Century & SEL Skill Focus: Collaboration, Initiative, Problem Solving, Empathy, Critical Thinking, Creativity. Learn more about other skills we build through The EDMO Method®.

Leader-In-Training (9th+)

Our EDMO® Leader-in-Training (LIT) program is for youth entering 9th-12th grade of high school who want to build leadership and facilitation skills. (Students graduating 8th grade in the Fall of the current academic year may apply.) Our LIT program focuses on team bonding and a deepened sense of responsibility, in both the day-to-day interactions and overall vibe and camp experience. Leaders-in-Training cultivate strengths, gain community service hours, access to a network of support in the enrichment field, and lay the foundation for leadership positions in the future. Please note: LIT’s will no longer go through a 1-day interview/training process. LIT’s will instead receive a training packet and have the option to help the camp staff with site set up. Learn more on our LIT Program Page!

21st Century & SEL Skill Focus: Leadership, Initiative, Responsibility. Learn more about other skills we build through The EDMO Method®.

Alameda (Equity) Summer Program

Our Alameda (Equity) camp 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.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided by the Alameda Unified School District Nutrition Services. 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. If you bring any of your own food, please do not bring any products that contain nuts.

Camp Director

Helena Ortiz Helena Ortiz
Helena Ortiz

Helena has a passion for helping others succeed. She has had many experiences working with children as she started as an intern in the after school program her senior year of high school. Since then she has made her way up to managing programs for children to learn and build relationships in a safe environment. Helena is born and raised in California, in the Bay Area. She recently graduated with a Bachelor’s from University of Phoenix and is currently in her Master’s program. Helena is very excited to start her new journey with Camp EDMO®! In her free time, Helena loves to keep busy with her 6 year old daughter and family, as well as shop!

This summer I am looking forward to a fun filled adventure of learning and creativity! – Helena Ortiz, Alameda (Equity) Camp Director


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Equipment & Project Notes

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Preparing for Camp