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Sensory Scientists
Grades: Pre-K - K

Enter into an exciting world of making and experiments that will activate all of our senses! In our Sensory Scientists program, campers will explore the properties of wood, fabric, rock, and metals to help them understand the world around them and how it works. Campers will touch, taste, look, hear, and smell in a series of science activities to uncover the potential of materials and how they form a part of everyday objects. Campers will design and make kinetic sand, electromagnetic slime and create all kinds of other experiments to light up their brains!

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

Kinetic Sand

Kinetic Sand

Campers will make and shape their very own batch of kinetic sand, a silicon coated sand that acts just like silly putty! With kinetic sand, campers will be able to shape their sand any way they want!

Campers will learn about the structure and function of simple molecules, in this case silicone, which changes the properties of different materials that they interact with!

Electromagnetic Slime

Electromagnetic Slime

Campers will make and experiment with electromagnetic slime! This supercharged, ooey-gooey non-newtonian fluid acts like a magnet for an incredibly “attractive” experience!

Campers will deepen their knowledge of the non-newtonian fluids and their properties while learning about magnetic metals and the science of magnetism!

Tie Dye Pillow

Tie Dye Pillow

Campers will test the different properties of baby wipes as they stretch, cut, glue, and play with patterns and watercolors to create their own Tie Dye Pillow!

Campers will learn how colors blend to form new colors. They will also discover how liquids will diffuse, from areas of high concentration to areas of low concentration, as they watch the colors continue to spread and be absorbed by the fabric.

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.

“When my son came home from his first day at camp, he told us he needed to come back until he is in 5th grade. He loved camp so much!! He is pretty reserved and shy, but came home talking about all the fun things they did. It was a really positive experience and we can't wait to do it again next summer!”
– Laura K., Kindergarten SF-Marina Parent