EDMO Climate Council

Grades: 5th-8th

All Programs

Things are heating up at Camp EDMO®! Join the conversation and learn about the ever changing state of the earth from a scientific perspective. Campers will investigate how human practices, directly and indirectly, influence our biosphere and the life that calls it home. Campers will engage in experiments that examine the impact of ocean acidification and deforestation, then delve into the complexities of carbon cycling and photosynthesis to learn first hand some of the ways in which our planet is adapting to the Anthropocene era. 

21st Century & SEL Skill Focus: Collaboration, Initiative, Problem Solving, Empathy, Critical Thinking, Creativity. 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

Ocean Acidification and Photosynthesis

Ocean Acidification and Photosynthesis

Campers will use indicator dye to test the pH of water that has no CO2, water that contains plants and CO2, and water that contains CO2 but no plants. They will also look at how leaves produce oxygen by taking in CO2 from the air.

Campers will improve their understanding of photosynthesis and the carbon cycle by examining how the presence of chlorophyll molecules allows for light energy to be sequestered and metabolized using CO2 from the atmosphere. This process creates oxygen as a bi-product.

Deforestation

Deforestation

Campers will use plant models to understand how soil and roots maintain the integrity of ecosystems and act as support anchors for new forest growth. This activity looks at different examples of land-use including natural forest, altered forest, farmland, and areas of great infrastructure. Campers will also investigate how each area is affected by different amounts of rainfall.

Campers will learn how plant roots help hold soil in place, which prevents mudslides and runoff. They will discover how mudslides can lead to structural damage and loss of life in rural communities and how runoff into freshwater and marine ecosystems can prevent photosynthesis from occurring in aquatic plants, which creates anoxic areas that cannot sustain life. Campers will also learn how land-use change can cause a loss of biodiversity, which increases susceptibility to disease and reduces natural ecological responses.

Geoengineering

Geoengineering

Faced with the complex dilemma that is climate change, campers will work together to solve the climate crisis while taking into account factors that affect different parts of the world. Campers will learn about the effects of climate change on specific locations. Then they will decide on the best method of preventing climate change as a whole and present their findings at our first ever EDMO Climate Council. 

Campers will learn potential ways to prevent and mitigate climate change and develop their diplomacy and negotiation skills as they work together to solve one of humanity’s most immediate dilemmas.

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
8:00-9:00AM

During our EDMO Pro Early Care, campers will have time in the “Hang Time” room with access to music, games, computers, and maker supplies.  The Early Care Program allows campers time to engage and wake up for the day.

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.

Opening Huddle
9:00-9:30AM

Your morning Huddle will get your gears spinning and your thoughts pumping.  Get to know your fellow campers and jump start the day with games, high fives and jokes.

Lab 1
9:30-10:30AM

During this enrichment lab time, campers really get into the weekly theme and curriculum. Campers delve into the weekly subject, learn new skills and design and create weekly projects. Have an older, more advanced camper? No worries, we’ll be breaking out into groups and giving more experienced campers some more challenging projects to work on.

Snack
10:30-10:45AM

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!

Real Time
10:45-11:15AM

Each day EDMO Pro campers will have 20-30 minutes of team and leadership building.

Lab 2
11:15AM-12:15PM

During this enrichment lab time, campers really get into the weekly theme and curriculum. Campers delve into the weekly subject, learn new skills and design and create weekly projects. Have an older, more advanced camper? No worries, we’ll be breaking out into groups and giving more experienced campers some more challenging projects to work on.

Lunch
12:15-12:45PM

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.

Hang Time
12:45-1:20PM

Each day EDMO Pro campers will have 20-30 minutes of free choice time. EDMO Pro campers can spend time outside playing games and will also be able to spend time in the “Hang Time” room with access to music, games, computers, and maker supplies.  

Lab 3
1:20-2:40PM

During this enrichment lab time, campers really get into the weekly theme and curriculum. Campers delve into the weekly subject, learn new skills and design and create weekly projects. Have an older, more advanced camper? No worries, we’ll be breaking out into groups and giving more experienced campers some more challenging projects to work on.

Closing Huddle
2:40-3:00PM

Closing Huddle is your daily wrap up!  This is the part of the day when you can really let your campy side out with songs, skits and improv! Make sure you save all of your projects before you’re rolling on the floor laughing! #roll

Pick-Up
3:00-3:15PM

Have your camper check themselves out and/or 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. While you’re away, campers can 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 son was super excited to get a SNAP acknowledgment on his first day of camp!! It really made him feel good about himself and made us proud that he was so courteous and respectful to his counselors!”
– 7th Grade Rocklin Parent