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California Dreamin’
Grades: K-1, 2-4

Explore the incredible world that is right in our own backyards! Campers will discover the geology, biology and ecology all around us.  See what makes the Golden State shine as we learn what causes those spooky earthquakes, build our own biomes and meet some of the amazing animals that live here!

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

Sample Projects

 Friends with Frogs

Friends with Frogs

Campers will build and decorate “toad abodes” to give amphibians a place to live!  Learn all about the frogs, toads, newts, and salamanders around us and how to invite wildlife into our own backyards by burying a terracotta pot halfway in moist soil to attract amphibians.

Campers will learn about amphibian biology and ecology, as well as urban wildlife and wildlife conservation.  They also will learn about soil and water quality, specifically how it is impacted and how it affects amphibians.  

Skyscraper Design Challenge

Skyscraper Design Challenge

California skyscrapers are built to withstand incredible earthquakes. Campers will build the highest and sturdiest skyscraper possible using earthquake-resistant architectural and engineering techniques.

Campers will learn about what causes earthquakes and how engineers and architects build skyscrapers with them in mind.  In designing their skyscrapers, campers will learn about the elements of architecture, as well as structural geometry and three-dimensional construction.  This is a group project so campers will have a chance to practice small-group work and collaboration.

Biome in a Box

Biome in a Box

Campers will explore the incredible ecological diversity of California and build a model ecosystem featuring plants, animals and geologic features that make California’s natural areas unique. They’ll get to take their ecosystem home too!

Campers will learn about the biology and ecology of plants and animals found across the state, as well as where to find them.  Campers will also explore the elements of a biome and what sets different biomes apart.  

Field Trips

We work to curate exciting and diverse field trips that align with each weekly theme! Our Field Trip Instructors support our enrichment curriculum off site by bridging concepts of the week with experiences in the field.

Take a look at some of the Sample Field Trips that 2nd-4th grade campers will be taking!

What each age group will be doing

Our K – 1st grade campers will explore the natural and anthropological history of California by conducting experiments, building maker projects and making installations for native species.

Our 2nd – 4th grade campers will explore the natural and anthropological history of California by conducting experiments, building maker projects and making installations for native species.

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: K-1 sample schedule Click on each activity below to learn more
8:00-9:00AM AM Program

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

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.

9:00-9:30AM Morning Rally

Although we have a strict “No Nuts” food policy, we have also have a strict “Go Nuts” rally policy. You never know what surprises await when staff and kids take the stage for songs, skits, dress up days, and ridiculous contests.

9:30-10:30AM Enrichment 1

During enrichment stations, campers really get into the weekly theme and curriculum. Campers delve into to the weekly subject and concepts, learn new skills and facts, and design, create and build daily and weekly projects.

10:30-10:45AM 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!

10:45-11:45AM (Monday/Thursday) Game Time

Game Time is all about playing games and having some good ‘ol run-around time. During Game Time, campers will participate in organized recreation activities designed to promote teamwork, collaboration and fun physical activity.

 

10:45-11:45AM (Tuesday/Wednesday) Hike

Park campers will take hikes that showcase the nature of the region and foster trail etiquette and a love for outdoor adventure.

10:45AM-2:30PM (Friday) All Camp Activity

Each Friday our camp staff plan and design a special all camp game! This could be a group relay, a special carnival, camp capture the flag, water games, etc. This changes weekly and parents will be notified if there are any special instructions for the week.

11:45AM-12:30PM Lunch

Add a delicious lunch each day. It’s a snap! Just click/check the lunch box on your enrollment form and a quality lunch will be delivered to camp daily. Rather pack 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.

12:30-1:30PM Enrichment 2

During enrichment stations, campers really get into the weekly theme and curriculum. Campers are introduced to the weekly subject and concepts, learn new skills and facts, and design, create and build daily and weekly projects.

1:30-2:30PM (Monday - Thursday) Tree Time

In Tree Time, we focus on team building and community. We get to know our teammates names, meet our Kimochis’ friends, create team names and cheers, and play the EDMO Vibe Game. Tree time will also focus on nature awareness and outdoor appreciation.

2:40-3:00PM Closing Rally

Our Afternoon rally ends the day in an upbeat way. This gives staff a chance to wrap up the day, make announcements for the days to follow and give SNAPS!

3:00-3:15PM 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.

4:00-6:00PM PM Extended Day, PM Snack & Free Play

During our EDMO PM Program, campers are given time for snack and free play before continuing structured recreation and enrichment projects. Enrichment projects will follow the program theme of the week. Parents are welcome to pick up any time between 3:15-6PM…but no later please! Our staff needs to get home too.

DAY/TIME: 2-4 sample schedule Click on each activity below to learn more
8:00-9:00AM AM Program

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

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.

9:00-9:30AM Morning Rally

Although we have a strict “No Nuts” food policy, we have also have a strict “Go Nuts” rally policy. You never know what surprises await when staff and kids take the stage for songs, skits, dress up days, and ridiculous contests.

9:30-10:30AM (Monday/Friday) Enrichment 1

During enrichment stations, campers really get into the weekly theme and curriculum. Campers delve into to the weekly subject and concepts, learn new skills and facts, and design, create and build daily and weekly projects.

 

9:30AM - 2:30PM (typically Thursday) Field Trip

Once a week, typically Thursdays, our lucky entering 2nd—4th grade campers take an adventure on a chartered bus to local museums, businesses or organizations that relate to each theme.

9:30AM-2:30PM (Wednesday) All Day Hike or Tree Time

Our older campers get to take their hike to a whole other level with a full day spent out on the trail. Campers will learn about nature, experience curriculum and eat lunch – all out in nature!

In Tree Time, we focus on team building and community. We get to know our teammates names, meet our Kimochis’ friends, create team names and cheers, and play the EDMO Vibe Game.Tree time will also focus on nature awareness and outdoor appreciation.

10:30-10:45AM 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!

10:45AM-2:30PM (Friday) All Camp Activity

Each Friday, our camp staff plan and design a special all camp game! This could be a group relay, a special carnival, camp capture the flag, water games, etc. This changes weekly and parents will be notified if there are any special instructions for the week.

10:45-11:45AM Tree Time

In Tree Time, we focus on team building and community. We get to know our teammates names, meet our Kimochis’ friends, create team names and cheers, and play the EDMO Vibe Game.

11:45AM-12:30PM Lunch

Add a delicious lunch each day. It’s a snap! Just click/check the lunch box on your enrollment form and a quality lunch will be delivered to camp daily. Rather pack 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.

12:30-1:30PM Enrichment 2

During enrichment stations, campers really get into the weekly theme and curriculum. Campers are introduced to the weekly subject and concepts, learn new skills and facts, and design, create and build daily and weekly projects.

1:30-2:30PM (Monday) Hike

Park campers will take a hike that showcases the nature of the region and will foster trail etiquette and a love for outdoor adventure.

2:30-3:00PM Closing Rally

Our Afternoon rally ends the day in an upbeat way. This gives staff  a chance to wrap up the day, make announcements for the days to follow and give SNAPS!

3:00-3:15PM 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.

4:00-6:00PM PM Extended Day, PM Snack & Free Play

During our EDMO PM Program, campers are given time for snack and free play before continuing structured recreation and enrichment projects. Enrichment projects will follow the program theme of the week. Parents are welcome to pick up any time between 3:15-6PM…but no later please! Our staff needs to get home too.