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Super Spies
Grades: Pre-K - K

What do you spy with your little eye? Campers will learn to use their five senses to uncover a mystery at Camp EDMO™! They’ll make gadgets that enhance or help them learn how to better use their senses of sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing. Every day, campers will train their senses as they complete tasks like conquering string obstacle courses or creating “Spy” Identities through the making of disguises. They’ll also design tools like spy phones, voice modulators and invisible ink that they will use to communicate and sniff out the clues to find answers to our camp mystery! Breach the world of espionage with Super Spies!

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

Beaming Binoculars

Beaming Binoculars

Campers will be able to spy on their surroundings after designing some incredible binoculars to look through. Campers will then use their binoculars to help find any clues around camp that will help them solve the mystery!

Campers will learn about the function of sight and how our eyes give us information about the world around us. They’ll also discover how we enhance our eyesight by using tools like glasses, magnifying lenses and binoculars to better see and understand the wonders around us.

Voice Changer

Voice Changer

Campers will create a device used to disguise their voice! They will use a series of different materials like coffee filters and tissue paper to help change the sound of their voice. Campers will discover which materials work best to disguise themselves!

Campers will learn about sound waves and vibrations and how speaking through different materials changes the sound of our voice. Campers will discover that sound waves act differently depending on the material that they are speaking through, and that this is what is causing their voices to change!

Spy Phone

Spy Phone

Campers will create a communication device using cups and string. Campers will be able to design their own phone and test to see if they can communicate with each other from far away locations!

Campers will learn about the structure of sound, how it travels and how we are able to hear. By creating a spy phone, they will learn how spies communicate with one another over great distances.

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.

“I love how some of the activities are geared towards building on his strengths of curiosity, creativity, and design/building, but are also helping develop some of his weaknesses - learning to take things apart, redesign, build what didn't work in the first attempt(s).”
– Nichole M., Kindergarten Alameda Parent