Pre-Covid Sliding Scale System

Everything in black print below the line was written pre-Covid crisis, as was the “EDMO for Everyone” banner above. We had all the right words, all the right intentions, but all the wrong design. Now we’re using an equity-focused design to create a future where all humans prosper.

We are leaving this page up as a learning experience that we can share with others and a reminder of the way we never want to do business again. 

Visit our Equity Design page to learn about the new way. 


We stand by our belief that ALL children and schools should have access to quality Summer Camp and School Year enrichment programs. We help make this happen by allocating 5% of camp proceeds and 100% of donations to fund School Year Programs, as well as our Sliding Scale (Financial Aid) Program that provides assistance to those who may not be able to afford our camps. In 2019 we provided 444 subsidized weeks to families across all Bay Area and Sacramento Area locations through our program.


You might just need a little help or a lot of help. Either way, you can afford a high-quality camp this summer. At least 10% of our camp spots are reserved for families who need some sort of financial assistance. No one at camp knows who is on our Sliding Scale Program, not even our staff. The best thing you can do is apply soon and tell us your story. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and we won’t make you wait until May to find out if you’re in. Acceptance letters start going out March 15, 2020. Learn more and apply below.

To qualify, families must:

  • Not have already registered for Camp EDMO® for Summer 2020.
  • Have a combined annual gross household income of $150K or less in the SF Bay Area or $100K or less in the Sacramento Area (income verification may be requested).
  • Be able to pay between $100-$450/week, pending application approval.*
  • Be flexible with camp location and dates.
  • Read the “Rules & Policies” tab carefully before applying.
  • Complete the program application.
*Weekly rates will be determined on a case-by-case basis from information you provide to us in your Sliding Scale (Financial Aid) Application.
“We appreciate the financial support we receive to send our daughter to EDMO. We would not be able to afford camp without that generosity. EDMO allows her a bridge for social development in the summer, which carries over to school. She is able to make new friends and get outside her comfort zone!”
– 5th Grade Burlingame Parent