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REACH Academy

9860 Sunnyside St, Oakland | Get Directions
Camp Director Contact: Evelyn Herrera
Email: ohubreach@campedmo.org
Phone: 510.561.7899

This location is an Equity Location funded by the Oakland Unified School District.

Special qualifying rules apply. Please see the “Program Info” tab above.

Camp Entrance
Classrooms
Rally Area

About the Campus

REACH Academy is a wonderful community school located in East Oakland. REACH is a “green” school, housed in a beautiful, newly constructed building rich with architectural extras including classroom skylights and a drought-resistant roof-top garden,.It also has a second-floor hall of windows overlooking the campus and neighborhood.

Dates
June 18-July 20

Ages Served
K - 5th

Camp Hours
Mon-Fri, 12PM-3PM

Camp Director

Evelyn Herrera Evelyn Herrera
Evelyn Herrera

Evelyn is eager to be returning as a Camp Director for the original HUB site in East Oakland.  Over the past four summers, Evelyn has been leading Camp EDMO at both Reach and Korematsu Elementary schools.  She was born in Veracruz, Mexico, and raised in East Oakland.  Evelyn is genuinely thankful that Camp EDMO is serving our kids in this community at no cost.  Her passion for change in her community has allowed her to be part of this amazing camp where children are able to do science projects, art projects, learn about who they are, but most importantly leave with a smile and wanting to return every summer.  During the school year, Evelyn works for the Oakland Unified School district where she holds various roles at an elementary school.  In her spare time, she enjoys going salsa dancing, eating tacos and doing Zumba!

“I can’t wait to be dancing and cheering with all the EDEMOdnians and the amazing staff that supports me every summer at Oakland HUB. Don’t forget your dancing shoes, REACH Academy!” – Evelyn Herrera, OHUB REACH Academy Camp Director

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  • Week of 6/18/2018 - 6/22/2018
  • Week of 6/25/2018 - 6/29/2018
  • Week of 7/2/2018 - 7/6/2018 (there is no camp Wednesday, July 4th)
  • Week of 7/9/2018 - 7/13/2018
  • Week of 716/2018 - 7/20/2018
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OUSD/OFCY HUB SUMMER PROGRAM

Our Oakland HUB Camp Program is a FREE summer camp program. This program is funded by the Oakland Unified School District and the Oakland Fund for Children and Youth.  Campers attend a half-day, district-run summer school in the morning then transition to a Camp EDMO half-day STEAM & SEL-focused program in the afternoon.

  • To qualify for the OHUB program, candidates must:
  • What are the program rules & policies?
  • How do I apply for the program?
  • Attend a HUB school participating in our program:
    • REACH Academy
    • Allendale Elementary
  • Attend a “Feeder School” within our HUB
    • Allendale HUB Feeder Schools: Laurel Elementary, Sequoia Elementary, Redwood Heights Elementary, Melrose Leadership Academy
    • REACH HUB Feeder Schools: Korematsu Discovery Academy, Esperanza Elementary, East Oakland Pride Elementary
  • Submit an application to your participating school
  • Students must be picked up daily by 3:00PM
  • Parents must fill out surveys throughout the program
  • Parents must attend weekly STEAM and SEL Workshops. (6 workshops total)

To apply, please visit your school’s main office and fill out an application.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided by the Oakland Unified School District Nutrition Services. We strongly recommend packing an eco-friendly water bottle each day to make sure your camper stays hydrated. All of our facilities have water fountains. If you bring any of your own food, please do not bring any products that contain nuts.

More information forthcoming.

  • Nut Free Zone
  • Don’t Forget Water!

If you bring lunch/snacks, please do not bring any products that contain nuts. Really.

We strongly recommend packing an eco-friendly water bottle each day to make sure your camper stays hydrated. All of our facilities have water fountains.

Program Requirements

  • What is the OUSD/OFCY HUB Summer Program?
  • To qualify for the OHUB program, candidates must:
  • What are the program rules & policies?
  • How do I apply for the program?

Our Oakland HUB Camp Program is a FREE summer camp program. This program is funded by the Oakland Unified School District and the Oakland Fund for Children and Youth.  Campers attend a half-day, district-run summer school in the morning then transition to a Camp EDMO half-day STEAM & SEL-focused program in the afternoon.

  • Attend a HUB school participating in our program:
    • REACH Academy
    • Allendale Elementary
  • Attend a “Feeder School” within our HUB
    • Allendale HUB Feeder Schools: Laurel Elementary, Sequoia Elementary, Redwood Heights Elementary, Melrose Leadership Academy
    • REACH HUB Feeder Schools: Korematsu Discovery Academy, Esperanza Elementary, East Oakland Pride Elementary
  • Submit an application to your participating school
  • Students must attend every day of the program including morning and afternoon sessions.
  • Students must be picked up daily by 3:00PM
  • Students must attend one of the HUB or Feeder Schools
  • Parents must fill out surveys throughout the program
  • Parents must attend weekly STEAM and SEL Workshops. (6 workshops total)

To apply, please visit your school’s main office and fill out an application.

ALL Programs Include

  • Marvelous Monday
  • T-Shirt Challenge Tuesday
  • Wacky Wednesday
  • Thursday Dress Up Day
  • Fabulous Friday
  • Every Day

What could be more marvelous than starting a week at camp. Every Monday, parents receive a printed handout that includes a schedule for the week. Campers usually receive their camp t-shirt on Monday as well.

T-shirt challenges are designed to help campers rock the EDMO Vibe at home! If you complete the week’s challenge by end of day Thursday, campers earn a special “Plus Card” on Friday at camp. Check out our Weekly Spirit page to see a list of the summer’s T-Shirt Challenge themes!

Kids love this special all-camp day. It could be Water Day, Color War Day or Game Day, with scavenger hunts, capture the monkey and more! Our staff may know what’s in store but campers will just know it’s going to be filled with wacky fun!

It’s not camp if you can’t dress a little weird…at least once a week! Each Thursday has a special dress up theme to get campers into the camp spirit and parents into that box of old Halloween costumes…one more time.

Thursday is also the day that parents receive a link to our Parent Survey.

It’s the end of the camp week. That means a larger than life rally and campers get to share the projects they’ve been working on with other campers.

The Vibe Game
Throughout the day, campers get a chance to earn special “EDMO Vibe Cards” that recognize actions that exemplify The EDMO Vibe. Visit our EDMO Vibe Game™ page to learn more about how we build 21st Century Life Skills in campers.

Daily Download
Parents receive a daily email from their Camp Director with updates about their camp location and links to EDMO at Home for details about what their child is doing today and tomorrow, as well as resources for fostering more curiosity at home.

Safety

  • Ratios
  • Staff Background Checks + First Aid
  • Injury Prevention and Reporting Guidelines
  • Behavior
  • Nut Policy
  • Scooters, Bikes, Skateboards, etc.

EDMO–We maintain a camper:staff ratio of 8:1 during all instructional camp activities.

Background Checks: Background checks are performed on all camp staff through Sterling Talent Solutions using CourtDirect™ technology. Their search is based on social security number, name and address and provides instant access to the criminal records located in county court jurisdictions, state criminal records and the Sex Offender Registry. We also do fingerprinting electronically on new camp staff through the DOJ’s Live Scan Program that takes and transmits fingerprints to the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

CPR/First Aid: CPR/First Aid certified staff members are present on-site at all times.

If your child gets an unfortunate bump, scrape or hurt feelings, you will receive an Ouch Slip at the end of the day with a staff member’s report of the incident. In the event of any head injury or serious bodily injury, you or your Emergency Contacts will receive a call within 15 minutes of the injury and a full written Incident Report will be provided to you within 48 hours.

If your child is having a hard time adjusting to camp, we will work with you to develop an Action Plan. Unfortunately, if he or she repeatedly detracts from the camp experience of kids and staff or compromises the safety of others, we may ask you to pick your child up from camp.

In order to ensure the safety of all our campers, all our camp’s sites are designated as “Nut-Free Campuses.” Please DO NOT BRING ANY NUT PRODUCTS (trail mix, peanut butter, granola bars, etc.). We apologize for any inconvenience, but our policy ensures the safety of our campers with life-threatening allergies.

We have strict safety guidelines at camp and do not allow any unattended scooters, bikes or skateboards. If your child is coming to camp with one of these, they will be asked to store them securely in the Camp Director’s office or lock to a bike rack for the duration of the camp day.

Ages & Groupings

  • Camper Age Groups
  • All Camp Times

Campers are grouped with kids within 1-2 years of their own age and range from 10-25 in total.

  • EDMO—Campers are divided into groups based on grade, with each group’s activities based on their age level. The youngest campers must be at least 5 years of age by June 1 or entering Kindergarten in the fall.

In case your kids are in different age groups, don’t worry, they’ll still see each other. Every day we make time to hang out with staff, camp friends and siblings during camp rallies,  breaks, lunch time, and some parts of outdoor recreation.

Equipment & Project Notes

  • Equipment, Computers & Modifications
  • Camper Projects
  • Maker Bank

Modified Activities: On rare occasions we may need to modify weekly activities due to weather, material availability, time constraints, or the kid who spilled the entire jar of cabbage juice for the project.

Campers will bring home projects once they are completed at the end of the week.

Have any unwanted recycling around the house? Feel free to bring any plastic containers, cardboard, empty ribbon spools, and more camp-safe items to camp to deposit in your location’s Maker Bank. We integrate the Maker Mindset into all of our Science, Tech and Nature Programs so these materials are great to have!

Preparing for Camp

  • Camp Pick Up
  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • Packing Up
  • Satisfaction Guarantee

Regular Camp Hours: 12:00PM-3:00PM

Campers must be picked up by 3:00PM every day.

Want to Talk to a Staff Member? Please come early, find a legal parking space and look for the sign in table. Any member of our team would be happy to speak with you.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided by the Oakland Unified School District Nutrition Services. We strongly recommend packing an eco-friendly water bottle each day to make sure your camper stays hydrated. All of our facilities have water fountains. If you bring any of your own food, please do not bring any products that contain nuts.

What does my child need to bring to camp?

Your child should pack the following for camp:

  • Sweatshirt (in case it’s cold or wet outside)
  • Sunscreen, Hat, Eco-friendly Water Bottle with drinking water (it’s important that kids drink plenty of fluids during the hot summer sun and busy camp day), and
  • A change of clothes (especially for younger ones—you know why

What can I do if my child misplaces their backpack or something else they brought to camp?

In the inevitable case your child leaves clothing or an item of sentimental and/or monetary value at camp, we will do our best to help you find and retrieve it. If we cannot find it however,  Camp EDMO is not responsible for these lost or stolen items. Any items that we find will be kept in a “Lost & Found” bin until the last Friday of the very last week of camp at your location. After that date, we donate all unclaimed items to a local charity so that another child may find new joy upon receiving it.

If you’re not happy with Camp EDMO, please notify your Camp Director immediately. Camp Directors will respond to verbal or written parental concerns within 24 hours and schedule an Action Plan meeting to improve your camp experience. If for some reason you are unable to reach the Camp Director, you may contact the Home Office. 99.9% of the time, we can make it better!

Mixed Bag

  • Who To Call
  • Tax ID

How do I know whether to call my child’s Camp Director or the main office with a question?

If questions arise that have to do with camp and/or the camp day, please contact your Camp Director (like if you need to pick up your child early).  If you feel that your concern is urgent and you are not getting a response from your Camp Director,  please contact the Home Office.

What is your Tax ID #?

Edventure More’s Tax ID # is 77-0653711.