About the Campus
When you enter Parkmont Elementary in Fremont, you will first be greeted by a fantastic lunch area. Whether you go left or right, you will find large blacktop areas, each equipped with a jungle gym. To top it off, a vast green space stretches the entire back side of the play area! No matter where you are on the Parkmont campus, you will be in the perfect space for camp fun!
Mary-Jo is excited to be joining Camp EDMO™ after running Copperstar Summer Theatre Academy in Arizona for the past 9 years. Originally from the Bay Area, she is thrilled to be joining this amazing team. Mary-Jo is an award-winning educator, having taught Visual and Performing Arts for over twenty years. She earned her BFA in Musical Theatre in Denver, then attended University of Utah as a Graduate Fellow in Musical Theatre & Directing where she taught Musical Theatre, Acting and Applied Voice. After touring and performing extensively abroad, she returned to the US to perform in and around New York and at regional theatres through the US. Mary-Jo earned her Secondary Teaching Certificate from Santa Clara University and is currently pursuing her Nonprofit Management Certification through Arizona State University Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation. While not teaching or running camps, Mary-Jo enjoys time with her family, watching movies and TV and attending theatre and concerts. Mary-Jo is thrilled to be directing the Fremont location of Camp EDMO™.
“I can’t wait to get started on this amazing Camp EDMO™ adventure and to meet all of the students! I’m really excited to see what they can do as we spend our days exploring learning, making new friends and having a BLAST!” –Mary-Jo Okawa, Fremont Camp Director