Water Wonders

Grades: Pre-K-K

All Programs

Wave hello to summer with Water Wonders! Campers will use science and art to flow into different habitats and species found in water. They will weave colors to create rainbow fish, study underwater jellyfish and get introduced to the mysterious octopus. Campers will also explore the water cycle through experiments and learn about oceans and waterways.

This theme may be run in a park or out of an indoor facility, with walking excursions on the property or in the surrounding area.

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

Rainbow Fish

Rainbow Fish

Campers will capture the vibrant colors of a Rainbow Fish by weaving a variety of colored paper strips into the body of their fish.

Campers will learn about pattern making and the different parts of a fish. They will also practice fine motor skills and process-based creation.

Rain Drip Drop

Rain Drip Drop

Campers make it rain at EDMO® by using droppers to add watercolor to paper to represent rain. They’ll then use a straw to blow strong winds that move the water around their paper.

Campers will learn about the water cycle and how water moves all around the Earth.

Under the Sea Jelly

Under the Sea Jelly

Campers will create a beautiful jellyfish as they drop vibrant colors on to coffee filters and watch as the colors travel and spread throughout the body of their invertebrate.  

Campers will learn about color properties, invertebrates and the wonders of jellyfish through process-based creation.

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
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 Rally
9:00-9:30AM

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.

Enrichment 1
9:30-10:00AM

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.

Tree Time
10:00-10:30AM (Monday-Thursday)

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.

Snack
10:30-10:45AM

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
11:00-11:30AM (Monday)

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.

Hike
11:00-11:30AM (Tuesday-Thursday)

Campers will take hikes that showcase the nature of the region and foster trail etiquette and a love for outdoor adventure.

Lunch
11:45AM-12:30PM

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 you 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
12:00-12:30PM

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.

All Camp Activity
9:30AM-2:30PM (Friday)

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.

Enrichment 2
12:30-1:30PM

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.

Tree Time
1:00-1:30PM (Monday - Thursday)

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.

Free Play
1:30-2:00PM (Monday-Thursday)

A time for campers to use as the please.

Enrichment
2:00-2:30PM

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.

Closing Rally
2:30-3:00PM

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!

Pick-Up
3:00-3:15PM

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
4:00-6:00PM

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 is 4 and this is his first summer camp. It was great to see him make friends immediately...and be so comfortable in a new setting. I'm sure if the environment wasn't so welcoming, he wouldn't have been so comfortable.”
– Pre-K San Mateo (Park) Parent