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. 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.
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.
EDMO Pro: Entering 5th-8th Grade
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.
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.
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.
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:
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!
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.
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!
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.
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 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!
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.