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Motion Makers
Grades: K-1, 2-4

Transportation of the future is here! Campers will learn the science behind some of our current transportation methods such as flying, driving and train travel. Campers will also learn about some futuristic ways of getting from here to there; such as magnetic levitation, pneumatics and rocketry. Come along for an exciting week of current and futuristic modes of transportation.

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

Sample Projects

Rubber Band Helicopters

Rubber Band Helicopters

Campers will use simple materials such as rubber bands, craft sticks and propellers, to construct a helicopter that will fly in the air!

Campers will learn the scientific principles of lift and drag. They will also learn how rotational energy helps helicopters glide and hover in the air!

Magnetic Levitation Train

Magnetic Levitation Train

Using legos and rare earth magnets, campers will construct a monorail-like train, called a MagLev train.  Each individual camper will construct a train and then collaborate with others to build a magnetic track where they can move their trains.

Campers will learn the design thinking process and collaborate in teams to accomplish a task. Additionally, campers will learn about magnetic fields, how MagLev trains work and their place in the future of our world’s transportation.

Hot Air Balloons

Hot Air Balloons

Campers will build a hot air balloon using a plastic bag, string, a small basket, and a candle. Campers will watch with amazement as the candle’s heat causes the plastic bag to rise lifting the candle off the ground!

Campers will learn how the creation of hot air can cause a balloon to inflate and rise. Campers will simulate the creation of hot air using candles and will study how hot air rises and cold air sinks. Campers will also learn how the hot air balloon has been used for thousands of years and was the first method humans used to travel in the air!

What each age group will be doing

Our  K – 1st grade campers will be introduced to the idea of transportation and how humans have designed different ways of getting from here to there.

Our 2nd – 4th grade campers will learn new and innovative ways humans are using to get from here to there. This group will focus on prototyping some new transportation methods such as MagLev Trains and pneumatic cars, cranes and more.

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!

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8:00-9:00AM AM Program

During our EDMO AM Program, campers start the day listening to music, playing games and doing structured art projects. The AM Program allows campers time to engage and wake up for the day.

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

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.

1:35-2:35PM Team Time

In Team 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™.

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

During our EDMO PM Program, campers are given time to have a snack and participate in some free play before the PM enrichment program begins. The PM program curriculum will follow the themes of each week in Tech and Science/Makers. See theme descriptions for specific PM theme. Parents are welcome to pick up any time between 3:15-6PM…but no later please! Our staff needs to get home too.

“Camp EDMO™ has truly offered my child a lot..My daughter has learned character building skills that provide her a better sense of self. She has developed meaningful participation, positive social interaction, and creative self expression...CAMP EDMO is the BEST! ”
– Yaffa A., SF - Noe/Twin Peaks Parent

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