Artsy Tales

Grades: Pre-K-K

All Programs

Jump into a creative journey with Artsy Tales! From Eric Carle to Dr. Seuss, campers will paint, craft and sculpt whimsical characters found in favorite childhood stories. Campers will explore color and different mediums as they read The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. Campers will also create different shapes and explore visual expression after reading The Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg. And more!

21st Century & SEL Skill Focus: Empathy, Emotion Management, Creativity, Collaboration. Learn more about other skills we build through The EDMO Method®.

Take a look at your camper's daily schedule below, under sample projects!

Sample Projects

DOT Painting

DOT Painting

Campers will use the shape of a circle to create their own unique dot. They will then use watercolors to create different effects and colors to fill in their dot or decorate the outside of it. 

Campers will learn about primary and secondary colors. Campers will also learn about positive and negative space.

Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me

Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me

Campers will read Eric Carle’s Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me and create multimedia art pieces with paint, foil and popsicle sticks. 

Campers will learn what a mixed media art piece is and how to use different materials to put together their creations.

DIY Art Book

DIY Art Book

Campers will put together their very own art book, dedicating some time each day to tell their very own simple story with art! 

Campers will learn to use different mediums and techniques to put together their stories, including watercolors, markers, crayons, tissue paper, and more.

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!

Early Care - Stories and Playtime
8:00-9:00AM

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

Drop-Off
8:50-9:00AM

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.

Morning Circle
9:00-9:40AM

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.

Break
9:40-9:50AM

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.

Enrichment 1
9:50-10:40AM

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.

Snack
10:40-11:00AM

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!

Game Time
11:00-11:45AM

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.

Lunch
11:45AM-12:15PM

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.

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

Be sure to send your camper with a blanket and maybe their favorite quiet activity, like a book or puzzle. Just be sure to label any items and of course, no electronics please.

Enrichment 2
1:00-2:20PM

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.

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

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

Pick-Up
2:45-3:00PM

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.

After Care, PM Snack & Free Play
3:15-6:00PM

Need a little more time in your day? Our After Care 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. After Care 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.

“My daughter is coming home singing camp songs every day. She is super excited to show me projects that she has worked on. This week has been a huge confidence booster for her. She is tired and happy to go to bed every night, so she can get up and go back to camp the next day!”
– Kindergarten Petaluma Parent