Transportation Station

Grades: Pre-K-K

All Programs

Zoom into a week of exploration with Transportation Station! Campers will explore the laws of motion while learning more about how we make things go. Our youngest engineers will be working with cars, planes and submarines and will learn how we make them swerve, take off and dive. Campers will also take a look at the simple concepts behind design thinking and architecture, while working on bridges and tunnels.

21st Century & SEL Skill Focus: Problem Solving, Creativity, Empathy, Emotion Management, Collaboration, Responsibility. 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

Race Car

Race Car

Campers will design their very own race car! They will use cardboard rolls and construction paper for their decorative automotive models.  

Campers will learn how to apply process-based methods of creation and design to produce a model.

Hot Air Balloon

Hot Air Balloon

Campers will create 3D hot air balloons using construction paper and recyclable materials. They will fold construction paper to create a 3D effect for their project and then will create a space to hold a passenger.

Campers will learn about the history of hot air balloons and how they function. They will also learn how hot air balloons are the oldest form of flying technology that can successfully carry people.

Steam Train

Steam Train

Campers will use egg cartons to create steam trains. They will cut out pieces to create the different parts of a train and then add the illusion of steam!

Campers will learn how trains are powered and identify trains in pictures and books. Campers will be looking specifically at the steam train for their creations and will learn about the different parts of this particular type of train.

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 - Stories and Playtime
8:00-9:00AM

Need to get to work early? We understand. By 8 am our staff is already hard at work helping our campers make new friends, doing arts & crafts projects and playing games.

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.

Morning Circle
9:00-9:40AM

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.

Break
9:40-9:50AM

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.

Enrichment 1
9:50-10:40AM

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.

Snack
10:40-11:00AM

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!

Game Time
11:00-11:45AM

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.

Lunch
11:45AM-12:15PM

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.

Story Time & Resting Quiet Time
12:15-1:00PM

Be sure to send your camper with a blanket and maybe their favorite quiet activity, like a book or puzzle. Just be sure to label any items and of course, no electronics please.

Enrichment 2
1:00-2:20PM

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.

Closing and Clean-up
2:20-2:45PM

EDMO Jr. campers will wrap up their day with songs, games or sharing as they transition to the end of the day.

Pick-Up
2:45-3:00PM

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. 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. 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 talks non-stop about all the amazing things he does at EDMO each day from building bridges to making hot lava grabbers on cars. He also sings songs and dances making the whole family join in! He absolutely loved his first experience at EDMO. Thank you to the staff for making it so great!!!”
– Katie L., Kindergarten Rocklin Parent