Ruby Bridges (Equity) School Year Program
Ruby Bridges Elementary
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. Now in its second year, the Ruby Bridges program serves youth in grades K-5th at Ruby Bridges Elementary and encompasses a broad range of focus areas including: STEAM, Social/Emotional Learning, academic support, youth development, and sports and recreation. This program runs daily from the end of school until 6pm each school day.
What is an EDMO® Equity Program? EDMO® Equity Programs are partially or fully subsidized by a federal, state, city or foundation grant. Equity Programs 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.
Ruby Bridges Equity School Year Program:The year-round 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. Special qualifying rules apply, please see the “Program Info” tab above for more details.
Apply for Financial Assistance: To apply for our financial assistance program please fill out the 2020-2021 School Year Form. Applications will be reviewed and you will receive an email mid-March with your pricing for the next school year. Open enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year will begin in early April.
Students in the Camp EDMO® Comprehensive After School Program receive 60 minutes of Camp EDMO STEAM enrichment curriculum on full school days and 90 minutes on early release or minimum days. All curriculum is geared towards K-1, 2-3, and 4-5 grade level groupings so that curriculum is developmentally appropriate.
Take a look at the curriculum that this program will be covering in Spring 2020:
Code your own animated cartoons! In Cartoon Coders, sttudents will use ScratchJr., a kid-friendly, “drag and drop” coding software for tablets, to design and build fun cartoon scenes and skits; complete with custom art and sound effects. As they complete their projects, students will be introduced to the basics of computer programming and explore concepts like functions, loops, events, and more.
Connect to nature through science, as we identify trees and plants in our local communities. Students will walk through the life cycles of trees and see how their seasons are not only beautiful scenery, but are a part of our eminent ecosystem. Students will document and describe the wonders of trees and their importance to us by participating in nature walks, collecting samples, crafting art projects, and performing science experiments! Get rooted in science with Trees & Me!
Dive deep into our planet’s wildlife as we examine its many different critters. Each day we will explore a different class of animal, from awesome amphibians to magnificent mammals to radiant reptiles. Students will uncover the wonders of flight by examining a bird’s wing, see how fish are able to retain oxygen using their gills, and learn about the life cycles of other animals and how they form a part of a larger kingdom of captivating critters! Leap into the world of wildlife with Critter Kingdom!
Explore the incredible world that is right in our own backyards! Students will discover the geology, biology and ecology all around us. See what makes the Golden State shine as we learn what causes those spooky earthquakes, build our own biomes and meet some of the amazing animals that live here!
Design, code, and perfect your very own video game! Students in the Game Design Lab will plan and develop a video game, including the code used to define the rules and mechanics of the game, as well as the artwork for their game’s characters, objects, and environments.
Travel back in time and visit the OMG’s (Original Maker Greats!) of the Renaissance period. Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Galileo all intersected art, science and a maker mindset to create inventions and artwork that still impact our world today. Students will create gyroscope art, test a homemade submarine and apply the design process to prototype their own inventions using math, engineering and their imaginations!
Using the knowledge they gained through DIY da Vinci and their knowledge of STEAM learning and making, students will plan and execute an entrepreneurial endeavor in which they design, build and market an invention, a gadget, or a product that meets the needs of their community. Students will learn how to prototype an idea, design a marketing and sales plan, and learn how to pitch their ideas in order to bring their product to the marketplace. Students will showcase their designs at an end of season Maker Faire showcase.
The Ruby Bridges Comprehensive After School Program brings Camp EDMO’s experiential camp learning environment to the daily after school arena. This program runs daily from the end of school until 6pm each school day.
To enroll in the Ruby Bridges After School Program:
- Students must attend Ruby Bridges Elementary
- Contact Helena at Ruby Bridges Elementary School to apply. Email email@example.com or visit the Camp EDMO portable on-site. Parents need to enroll online or through a paper application. Should families need a little extra help paying for the program, they may click here to complete our 2020-2021 Financial Aid Application. The Kindergarten program is $250 a month/$2500 total for the year. The 1st – 5th grade program is $200 a month/$2000 total for the year.
Please note: the application process for School Year 2020-2021 will begin again in April 2020.
Students may have up to three unexcused absences. Upon the fourth unexcused absence, the student will be removed from the program. The parent will be refunded an amount equal to the remaining days of the program for which they had already paid, if any. Parents must provide a note or other document for the absence to be considered “excused”, unless the student was absent during the day school, in which case we automatically consider the absence excused.
New students may apply to enroll at any time during the school year. Paper applications are available at the Camp EDMO Ruby Bridges portable office, as well as the school’s front office. Digital applications are not available at this time. The site director (Helena) may accept or reject the application based on space available. If the student is accepted, the site director will reach out to the parent by phone to confirm their enrollment and collect any information necessary for enrollment processing. If the student’s first day is after Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, the total cost of the program will be reduced by the number of days “missed” at the start of the program, multiplied by the daily rate ($11.30).
A “partial enrollment” — as in, requesting to pay a prorated rate to attend a specific portion of the 10-month program — is NOT allowed, in any way.
Parents may cancel their enrollment at any time. We will refund an amount equal to the number of remaining days in the total program, multiplied by the daily rate ($11.30). There is no additional cancellation fee. Due to space restrictions, we cannot guarantee that the student will be able to re-enroll at a later date.
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, 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!
Academic Time & Homework Help
Camp EDMO® offers students a full hour of academic time every day. During this time, we have local high school tutors who support students along with the instructor to help students complete their homework. During this time, it is the responsibility of students to focus on their homework and complete their assignments. It is also the responsibility of the students to turn in their homework to their classroom teacher the following day. For students who are not assigned homework, we suggest sending a book if possible. We will also have other academic activities available.
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 will notify the district so that they may speak with you regarding next steps.
What if my child takes medication during the day?
If your child will need to take medication while at camp, please check it in with the Camp Director on Monday and out at the end of camp with us. Please make sure any medication is 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 allow time at Monday drop-off to complete this form if you have not done so already.
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 that weekly rates are not prorated or fees refunded should your child be absent.
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.
Age & Groupings
Each group is separated by grade (e.g. K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5). Pick up for all age groups will occur from 5:45 pm-6:00 pm in the cafeteria.
- Hour of academic time (can include homework)
- Hour of enrichment time (Camp EDMO curriculum)
- Remaining time is rec time
- We begin at the end of the normal school day and go until 6:00 pm.
- Pickup happens between 5:50 pm and 6:00 pm in the cafeteria.
- We run every day that school runs, including minimum days.
Yes, we provide a snack, though you’re welcome to pack your own snack for your student to bring if you wish.
When you next return to the program, please bring the site director (Helena) a note or document of some kind to excuse your student’s absence(s).
The school strongly encourages families to bring nut-free lunches and snacks as some students have severe allergies. (Though bringing nuts is technically allowed.)