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.

Camp Hours

Regular hours are Monday – Friday, 9am – 3pm at most locations. We also offer Extended Care at most sites from 8am – 9am and 3pm – 6pm. Choose Extended Care for the whole week or a la carte for just a day or two. Note: You must be enrolled in camp to add Extended Care.

Age Groups

EDMO Junior: Pre-K & Entering Kindergarten

It starts with kids entering Pre-K and Kindergarten. While they play, create and make friends, they get used to routines and absorb SEL skills. Whether it’s learning to play collaboratively or express emotions, our EDMO Jr campers flex their growing mind, body and spirit. Nappers welcome! Note: Must be age 4 by June 1 and potty trained. Exceptions may be made on a case by case basis. Please call 415.282.6673.

Junior Themes Daily Schedule

EDMO Prime: Entering 1st-2nd Grade

Say hello to next generation learning, fueled by old-school values. EDMO Prime kids rock the vibe and participate in activities as original they are.

 

 

EDMO Prime Themes Daily Schedule

EDMO Max: Entering 3rd-4th Grade

During grades 3-4, this is when our EDMO Max campers really start growing into their own identities. We give them a platform to experiment, define what they love to do, express emotions, and form deeper friendships.

 

EDMO Max Themes Daily Schedule

EDMO Pro: Entering 5th-8th Grade

Starting in 5th grade (and throughout middle school), when campers are ready to take the plunge, EDMO Pro lets them choose a passion and explore it with deep focus.  Campers participate in more advanced programs with real world tools and more lab time.

 

EDMO Pro Themes Daily Schedule

Weekly Themes

We don’t know what your child will be when they grow up, but we want them to succeed. Our weekly themes fall under three categories: Science, Technology & Nature. Each category develops a different set of skills but all of them include maker projects that fuse collaborative design challenges with art and individual expression.

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 project at the beginning of the week and culminate with larger, more complex and collaborative ones at the end of the week. Throughout the week we weave in elements of The EDMO Method® to build life-long skills. See our full weekly theme descriptions on our 2020 Weekly Theme page.

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.

Science

Our Science Program curriculum revolves around design challenges that mimic real-life scenarios and lots of household materials. With our emphasis on developing both a Maker Mindset and Growth Mindset, campers feel safe to make mistakes and learn from them.

Technology

Our Technology Programs empower campers to make a difference in the world by building fundamental digital media skills. Campers apply both the Maker Mindset and Connected Mindset™ to create “positive goal” games, apps, and movies.

Nature

Our Nature Programs turn the environment into our classroom. Campers practice the Maker Mindset and Mindfulness in beautiful regional parks. We focus on developing an eco-consciousness by seeing the world through the lens of nature’s creatures.

The EDMO Vibe

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 favorites:

Professional Development

The EDMO Vibe® Game

Campers earn EDMO Vibe Cards when they demonstrate curiosity, courage and kindness both at camp or at home. 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!

 

Teaching SEL

Kimochis®

These lovable plush characters are an SEL tool; each character having 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.

 

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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 and Sacramento Region. In June and July, we typically run camps on local school campuses. In the last weeks of the summer, we move to regional and local parks and feature nature and environmental-focused curriculum. Visit your location to see the cost for themes your child is most interested in. Prices range from $309 – $554 week. Save when you enroll early or in multiple weeks. Returning 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! 

Lunch

 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). If you 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.

“My son came home SO HAPPY after day one and on the second day couldn't WAIT to get to camp. He's come home every night laughing and sharing all the fun things he did throughout the day.”
– Paul F., 2nd Grade Santa Rosa Parent