Below is a bird’s eye glance of all you can do and learn in an EDMO® camp week. If you want all the nitty gritties, visit your location page for hours, weekly theme descriptions, pricing and extras at camp.
Regular hours are Monday – Friday, 9am – 3pm at most locations. Enroll in up to six uniquely themed Science or Tech week-long sessions. We recommend at least two weeks of camp to build stronger staff relationships, confidence, friendships, and lasting social emotional skills.
For your peace of mind, we offer Extended Care at most sites from 8am – 9am and 3pm – 6pm. You must be enrolled in camp to add Extended Care. You can choose Extended Care for the whole week or a la carte for just a day or two. Extended Care price varies by location. Save 40% OFF Extended Care when you enroll in 2+ weeks of camp.
EDMO® Equity Camps Note: Regular camp hours and Extended Care options at our grant-subsidized EDMO® Equity Camp locations may vary based on grant requirements, summer school hours and/or school district funding.
Camp Day & Grade Groupings
EDMO Junior: Pre-K & Entering Kindergarten
(must be 4 years old and potty trained by June 1)
EDMO Prime: Entering 1st-2nd Grade.
EDMO Max: Entering 3rd-4th Grade.
EDMO Pro: Entering 5th-8th Grade
EDMO Jr., Prime and Max campers spend two hours per day doing projects related to the weekly Science or Tech theme. One hour per day is dedicated to Social Emotional Learning (SEL) games and team building activities. One hour is spent playing outside recreation games. Sprinkle in a morning and afternoon rally, snack breaks and lunch and you have a full 6-hour camp day.
EDMO Pro campers spend three hours per day on their Science or Tech theme and one hour on SEL and outdoor recreation activities. The schedule varies a little depending on the day, age group and attention span but the core rotations remain similar.
In June and July you choose from a Science or Tech-focused theme each week on our host school campuses. In late July and August you can find even more nature and environmentally-focused themes at our regional park locations. All the themes include elements of art, design challenges and literacy. Our week-long curricula are designed by our in-house education team in partnership with top Bay Area museums, organizations and universities. We scaffold activities so that campers start with introductory activities at the beginning of the week and culminate with larger, more complex and collaborative projects at the end of the week. Throughout the week we weave in elements of The EDMO Method® to build life-long skills. See sample daily schedules for each age group and full weekly theme descriptions on our 2020 Weekly Theme page.
The EDMO Vibe
In addition to the awesome curriculum and balanced day, all sorts of EDMO vibe-arrific things happen at camp that make it a unique and magical place to send your child. Here’s just a few EDMO camper and parent favorites:
The EDMO Vibe® Game: Campers earn EDMO Vibe Cards when they demonstrate curiosity, courage and kindness both at camp or at home. There’s a different version of the EDMO Vibe game for the EDMO Jr., EDMO Prime & Max and EDMO Pro groups. As campers level up in the game, so do the prizes!
T-Shirt Challenges: Each week of the summer there’s a unique T-shirt Challenge designed to encourage your child to be curious, courageous and kind in their community. Submit your photo completing the challenge to earn a special EDMO Vibe Card.
SNAPS: Campers learn to give gratitude to one another, staff and their parents by giving them “Snaps”. Two pats, two claps, two snaps and some good vibes are coming your way!
Kimochis®: One of the SEL tools we use are called “Kimochis.” These lovable plush characters each have a different personality archetypes that help campers build empathy and compassion for themselves and others.
Mindfulness Practices: During our SEL time each day, we work in kid-friendly mindfulness practices like short visualization exercises, walking meditation, yoga for kids and journaling.
Dress Up Thursdays: Every Thursday at camp things get a little extra weird. Check out the dress up themes days this summer.
Camp Dates, Price & Locations
Camp EDMO® runs June – August in 30+ locations in the Bay Area, Sonoma and Sacramento Region. Sessions are week-long with the price varying based on program type and location. In June and July we typically run camps on local school campuses. The last weeks of the summer we move the EDMO show to regional and local parks and feature nature and environmental-focused curriculum.
Visit your desired location page to see the weekly cost for those themes your child is most interested in. Prices range from $309 – $554 per week. Save money when you enroll early or in multiple weeks. Returning camp families get loyalty savings, too!
Sliding Scale Financial Aid
We offer Sliding Scale (Financial Aid) spots at EVERY camp location for families who would not otherwise be able to afford the full cost of camp. Learn more about our Sliding Scale Program and apply!
Former midnight sandwich makers rejoice! Fresh, healthy snacks and lunches are available for daily delivery to your camper at most locations (exception is Sacramento and North Bay sites).
To order a quality meal from SchoolFoodies (where available), select the “Daily Lunch & Snack” option on your enrollment form. Lunch is only offered for the entire week of camp. SchoolFoodies automatically provides a standard lunch option. Once your order is placed, you will get an email, one month prior to the start of camp, with instructions for selecting your meal choices. If you wish to customize your child’s lunch, you can do so up until Friday at 8AM the week prior to your child starting camp.
Of course if you want to pack your own lunch, that’s cool, too. Please, just do not bring any products that contain nuts. We strive to create a safe place for everyone. Please help us keep our campers and staff safe.