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Green City
Grades: K-1, 2-4

It’s not easy being green!  Learn about some of the ways humans can affect the environment and what we can do to live sustainably in the city. Campers will explore water conservation techniques, working green spaces, renewable energy, urban farming and more as they discover how to bring a green mindset to the city!

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

Sample Projects

Solar Car

Solar Car

Campers will build their own working model car that is powered by the sun. Campers will use real photovoltaics to run a car of their own design.

Campers will learn about renewable energy and explore all the ways we can implement it. They will learn about different kinds of renewable energy, as well as the difference between renewable and nonrenewable energy resources.  While building their cars, campers will also learn the basics of electronic circuitry.

Awesome Albedo

Awesome Albedo

Campers will make model cities with and without green space and living roofs to see how plants can help cool our cities and our planet!  Campers will use thermometers to see first-hand how albedo affects the surface of the earth and what we can do to change it.

Campers will learn about planetary albedo and how it affects the climate on a small and large scale.  They will explore some of the facets of global climate change and how urban green spaces and city planning can be used to counteract them.  During this process, campers will also learn about radiation and how it is emitted, absorbed and reflected.

 Grow Your Own Green Space

Grow Your Own Green Space

Campers will use a recycled plastic soda bottle to grow edible plants in their own homes! Sub-irrigated planters are an easy-to-make and a water-wise way to bring plants to urban spaces.

Campers will learn about urban food deserts and the challenges of bringing produce into growing urban areas. They will also learn about working green spaces and urban agriculture, as well as low-water agricultural techniques. Campers will also learn about plant biology to help them build an optimal sub-irrigated planter to sprout their seeds.

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 some of the ways cities can impact the environment and discover ways to make our urban areas more eco friendly!  They will also take home projects to green their own space.

Our 2nd – 4th grade campers will discover ways to green their own urban space. They will also spend the week working in small groups to create their own green city invention in a theme which they’ll choose themselves.

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.

“"...we talk about environmental concerns but my son surprised me that he was sharing what he heard at camp that day. Even though we know grilling is not going to have too much effect on the environment the fact that he was learning about global warming and how we impact the environment, was directly from his learnings at camp. I am happy to hear that my son is able to take something away that has real life consequences from all of his involvement at his camp this week.”
– Kiare M., 3rd Grade, San Jose Parent