The EDMO Vibe Game

The most valuable lessons kids learn at camp are not just about art, science, coding, film or technology. It’s what they learn about themselves in the process. We’ve designed a 21st Century life skills game, The EDMO Vibe Game, to reinforce and measure the intangible skills campers develop each day.

Why do we Play?
It’s science. The latest research proves that character skills like curiosity, generosity and grit are even more indicative of a child’s future success than their IQ. The 21st Century requires kids to develop not just one, but four types of intelligence: intellectual, social, emotional, and physical. The EDMO Vibe Game promotes the character traits that ensure kids become happy and successful adults in any life path they choose!

How to Play
When kids rock “The EDMO Vibe” of curiosity, courage, kindness, creativity, leadership, or collaboration through special actions, our staff recognizes their efforts with a specific magnetic EDMO Vibe Card. The more cards they collect, the more levels they move up in the game. That’s why we say, “The way you play, is the way you live.”

Take a look at the EDMO Vibe game that EDMO and EDMO PRO campers play at camp.

As our EDMO campers earn cards, they move up from Forest Mo to Space Mo on a giant game board at camp that recognizes the level of each camper. The board helps kids focus on the meaning behind each card and helps campers support one another in their movement upwards. Read about how to earn each Vibe Card below.

  • BUDDY CARD

    Earn a BUDDY CARD by making new friends at camp. Tell your counselor 2 facts you learned about your new friend PLUS 1 game/activity you played together. Example facts: If you could be any food what would you be? Where do you go to school? Do you have a pet? What’s your favorite game? How many brothers and sisters do you have?

    Who awards the Buddy Card: Counselors

  • SMILE CARD

    Earn a SMILE CARD by doing acts of kindness towards others. Help your Counselor clean up, help another camper with a project, show good sportsmanship during recreation games, share a snack, make an arts & crafts project to give to someone else, cheer someone up when they’re down, and always try to put a smile on people’s faces!

    Who awards the Smile Card: Counselors

  • STUMP CARD

    Earn a STUMP CARD by asking an Instructor or Camp Director a trivia question. Find a fun fact or trivia question that relates to the weekly theme, but is NOT something covered during your Science, Maker or Animation station. If you can stump the Instructor or Camp Director, you earn this card!

    Who awards the Stump Card: Instructors or Camp Directors

  • BANANA CARD

    Earn a BANANA CARD by being courageously you! Get extra dressed up for Thursday Theme days, show off a special talent or hobby, get really silly during camp rallies, invent a new EDMO song or skit, and let your unique spirit shine all summer long!

    Who awards the Banana Card: Counselors, Instructors or Camp Directors

  • WILD CARD

    Earn a WILD CARD by being a great naturalist! Naturalists love learning about nature and caring for it. Teach your counselor something about a local plant or animal, clean up litter or do something good for the environment!

    Who awards the Wild Card: Counselors, Instructors or Camp Directors

  • PLUS CARD

    Earn a PLUS CARD by rocking the Vibe at home! To earn this card you must:

    1. Teach someone at home something you learned at camp OR
    2. Do something extra helpful for your community or family OR
    3. Complete the “T-Shirt Challenge of the Week”. T-shirt challenges are designed to help campers rock the Vibe at home! Complete the week’s challenge by end of day Thursday.

    Note: A parent must write or sign a note describing #1 or #2 to earn this card.

    Who awards the Plus Card: Instructors or Camp Directors

Our EDMO PRO campers, complete team and individual challenges that contribute to their own development and the camp community. For each challenge completed they earn a Vibe Card which are traded in for more valuable Gold Cards as they move from the Intern to Ambassador levels in the game. Campers also work as a group to earn Ro-bo Mo components and build Ro-bo Mo on a magnetic board at camp. Read more about each card below.

  • DRIVE CARD

    Earn Drive cards by taking your projects to the next level with creative solutions, extra effort and by demonstrating mastery of the skills you are learning.

  • GENIUS CARD

    Earn Genius cards if 1) 75% of campers bring in a question to stump the Camp Director and 2) At least one question stumps the Camp Director.

  • JAM CARD

    Earn Jam cards by giving back to the camp community through a special digital media project or performance, and being open to new ideas, compromise and improvisation.

  • NINJA CARD

    Earn Ninja cards by being respectful of your team members, Instructor and equipment, as well as by demonstrating patience through the creative process.

  • PLUS CARD

    must:

    1. Teach someone at home something you learned at camp OR
    2. Do something extra helpful for your community or family OR
    3. Complete the “T-Shirt Challenge of the Week”. T-shirt challenges are designed to help campers rock the Vibe at home! Complete the week’s challenge by end of day Thursday.

    Note: A parent must write or sign a note describing #1 or #2 to earn this card.