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Cartoon Coders
Grades: 1 - 2

Code your own animated cartoons!  In Cartoon Coders, campers will use ScratchJr., a kid-friendly, “drag and drop” coding software for tablets, to design and build fun cartoon scenes and skits, complete with custom art and sound effects.  As they complete their projects, campers will be introduced to the basics of computer programming and explore concepts like functions, loops, events, and more.

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

Please note that campers work in pairs or teams and share computers. This allows for a more collaborative process, as well as more comprehensive and innovative projects. Plus, it’s more fun!

 

 

 

Sample Projects

Dance Party

Dance Party

As an introductory project, campers will create a simple animated scene with two or more characters moving, dancing, singing, chatting, or anything else they can think of.

To complete their project, campers will explore many of the core coding blocks in ScratchJr, including “Move”, “Rotate”, “Speak”, “Play Sound”, and more.  Campers will practice timing their actions and using different event types to trigger the characters’ actions.

Navigate a Maze

Navigate a Maze

Campers will draw a maze and then program a character in ScratchJr. to navigate its way through it.

Campers will learn how to use the art editor in ScratchJr. to draw custom character images and level backgrounds. Campers will also practice using the motion controls in a more precise manor, in order to safely navigate the maze.

Create Your Own Story

Create Your Own Story

Near the end of the camp week, campers will be challenged to invent a totally original cartoon scene or story!

Campers will build their coding, artistic and story-writing skills as they design and build an original ScratchJr. project.

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

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.

9:00-9:30AM 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 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.

10:30-10:50AM 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!

10:50-11:50AM Enrichment 1

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.

11:50AM-12:25PM 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 you 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.

1:35-2:35PM Team Time

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

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.

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. While you’re away, campers can enjoy a little more free time with each other and staff. They’ll also have the option to spend time in the “Hang Time” room with access to music, games, computers, and maker supplies.  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.

“We’re now on our third week and yesterday, my kids came home and told me how my son raised his hand and volunteered to stand in front of everyone to share a joke with the whole camp. My son was so happy and proud when he came home. It was a huge step for him! I could tell that the counselors pay attention to each individual child and they really try to set up a very encouraging environment for the kids. I’m very impressed!”
– Gabi H., 1st Grade Los Altos Parent