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Dino Discovery
Grades: Pre-K - K

Love dinosaurs? Well, now’s the chance to travel back in time to discover more about these magnificent creatures. Campers will explore dinosaur habitats and learn about dinosaur descendants, who still live on today! They’ll also uncover fossils, practice paleontology skills and play games that will help them see what life was like in prehistoric times. Dig into dinosaurs with Dino Discovery!

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

Fossil Excavation

Fossil Excavation

Campers will really dig into the history of dinosaurs as they put their Paleontologist hats on to dig and find fossils!

Campers will learn how fossils are created. They will also learn how paleontologists have pieced together the remains of dinosaurs to discover what dinosaurs looked like, what they ate and where they lived!

Hatching Dino Eggs

Hatching Dino Eggs

Campers will be on the hunt for Dino eggs! Our dino eggs will be made completely out of baking soda, encasing a dinosaur friend inside. Once our campers find their dino egg, they will need to figure out how to hatch the dino waiting inside.

Campers will learn how and where paleontologists find dinosaur eggs. Campers will also use their observation skills to draw conclusions about what kind of friend might be lurking inside of their egg!

Dino Habitat Sensory Bottle

Dino Habitat Sensory Bottle

Campers will be putting together their very own sensory bottle! These bottles are used for sensory play, with all of the objects placed inside of a bottle to avoid messiness or losing objects! Campers will piece together all of the different things a dinosaur needs to live and add miniatures to their bottle to create the perfect habitat for a DInosaur.

Campers will learn all about dino habitats. They’ll familiarize themselves with what their dInosaur needs to survive; including where they get their water, how they get their food and what kinds of shelters they live in.

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.

“My daughter came home on second day of camp and said "I made a new friend today...She didn't have anyone she knew so I played with her." This is something that I've been trying to teach her all year long...kindness, empathy, reaching out and being friendly. I was so happy to hear this.”
– Amy L., Pre-K Noe Valley Parent