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Amazing Artists
Grades: Pre-K - K

Let’s embark on an art adventure! This week, campers will be encouraged to try new art forms as they create their own instruments, piece together mosaics and dip into self expression; all the while getting to know some of the amazing artists of our time. Campers will make colors POP with Andy Warhol, balance shapes in a sculpture with Alexander Calder and show some of their own unique creativity as they dab into performance art!

21st Century & SEL Skill Focus: Responsibility, Empathy, Collaboration, Initiative, Problem Solving, Emotion Management.  Learn more about other skills we build through The EDMO Method™.

Fun Fact. In 2018, there was a 30% increase in Social Emotional Learning (SEL) skills developed for those who attended two weeks of Camp EDMO™ and a 39% increase for returning EDMO™ families over new families!

Sample Projects

Matisse Masterpiece

Matisse Masterpiece

Campers will recreate a famous artwork by Henri Matisse! They will use watercolor to paint different shapes and cutouts to build a collage.

Campers will learn a brief history of Henri Matisse and his technique while creating his pieces of art. Campers will also learn about different shapes and how to create different patterns within a piece of art.

Calder Sculpture

Calder Sculpture

Campers will be making a sculpture just like Alexander Calder! They will use pipe cleaners, cardboard and clay and be challenged to use different shapes and colors to make their sculptures extraordinary!

Campers will learn about Alexander Calder and his well known pieces of art. Campers will also learn about balance and how they can make their sculpture stand, as they continue to add more shapes and materials.

Strumming Strings

Strumming Strings

Campers will create their own musical string instrument! They will use different recyclable materials and rubber bands, and will be testing and listening for all the different sounds they can make with just a few simple materials!

Campers will learn about music as a form of art. They will learn how many different artists are able to express their emotions through music and learn to distinguish the different patterns and sounds that can be made with their own instrument.

Sample Schedule

  • A Day in the Life...

Some kids thrive on routines and harmony. Others not so much. Good news! We’ve found the secret recipe that works for all EDMO campers!

Day/Time Click Each Activity Below to Learn More
8:00-9:00AM AM Program - Stories and Playtime

Need to get to work early? We understand. By 8AM our staff is already hard at work helping our campers make new friends, doing arts & crafts projects and playing games.

8:50-9:00AM Drop-Off

Be greeted by name or a high five by a professional staff member…dressed in a mermaid costume or a Viking hat. In a hurry? Pull up and we’ll open the door for you. In no rush? Park your car, come right in and shake your counselor’s fin.

9:00-9:40AM Morning Circle

Morning circles include an intro to the day’s curriculum, songs, stories, and Kimochis! The Kimochis are a social-emotional teaching tool that help young people understand their own emotions, communicate their needs with others and build empathy for other people.

9:40-9:50AM Break

EDMO Jr campers’ morning break gives them a time to visit the bathroom, get some water and get the wiggles out before diving into their awesome projects for the day.

9:50-10:40AM Enrichment 1

Our campers do their main learning of the day at our enrichment stations. They apply our morning discussions to hands-on learning and creating themed crafts.

10:40-11:00AM Snack

Active minds lead to hungry bellies! Don’t forget to pack a healthy snack for your camper every morning…with no nuts of course! Remember: If you ordered a delicious lunch, you automatically receive a healthy morning snack!

11:00-11:45AM Game Time

During this Early Childhood Education skill building time, we practice and reinforce skills that students will use in the classroom year round. We use games, songs and other activities to build knowledge of colors, numbers, shapes, language comprehension, emotional intelligence, and early literacy.

11:45AM-12:15PM Lunch

Lunch available at your location?  It’s a snap to add a delicious lunch each day! Just click/check the lunch box on your enrollment form and a quality lunch will be delivered to camp daily. Packing your own lunch? Please just do not bring any products that contain: cashews, almonds, brazil nuts, pine nuts, walnuts or heaven forbid, the “Mother of All Nut Allergies”—the peanut.

12:15-1:00PM Story Time & Resting Quiet Time

After lunch and outdoor play, campers will have story time and get a chance to calm down, rest or take a nap. The lights are turned down, we play some quiet music and campers unwind before we start the next round of activities.

1:00-2:20PM Enrichment 2

Our campers do their main learning of the day at our enrichment stations. They apply our morning discussions to hands-on learning and creating themed crafts.

2:20-2:45PM Closing and Clean-up

EDMO Jr campers will wrap up their day with songs, games or sharing as they transition to the end of the day.

2:45-3:00PM Pick-Up

Pull up or walk up, whichever you fancy. Either way we’ll make a point to let you know something special about your child’s day. Look out for our daily email from the Camp Director detailing the activities at your camp location, along with a reminder to visit EDMO At Home to see what to look forward to tomorrow and suggested activities, books, websites, museum exhibitions, and more ways to keep the curiosity going.

3:15-6:00PM PM Extended Day, PM Snack & Free Play

Need a little more time in your day? Our PM Extended Day Program is a great option. Campers stay safe while parents or guardians finish up the work day or sneak in that last appointment before picking up the kids. While you’re away, campers can play as they enjoy a little more free time with each other and staff. PM Extended Day goes from 3 PM – 6 PM but parents can pick up whenever works for them…but no later than 6 PM please! Our staff needs to get home too.

“Thank you for helping us transition from an incredibly challenging Monday morning late drop off to all smiles at our first ever curb side drop off today on Wednesday! The support has been wonderful. I am so glad we chose EDMO Jr as our very first Summer camp experience. ”
– Anne S., Pre-K, SF-Noe Valley/Twin Peaks Parent