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Ruby Bridges Elementary

351 Jack London Ave, Alameda | Get Directions
Camp Director Contact: Helena Ortiz

The year-round Ruby Bridges program serves youth in grades K-5 and encompasses a broad range of focus areas including: STEAM, Social/Emotional Learning, academic support, youth development, and sports and recreation.

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

Recreation Area
Lunch Area

About the Campus

Ruby Bridges Elementary is nestled within the warm East Bay community of Alameda. Adjacent to Alameda Community College, the surrounding neighborhood is brimming with shops, cafes and a culturally diverse population. Opened in 2006, Ruby Bridges is the only elementary school in Alameda that has its own STEAM lab and ‘makerspace’. The modern building also features a library/media space and plenty of age appropriate outdoor recreation/play spaces, perfect for summer camp.

June 17 – July 19
(No Camp Thursday, July 4th)

Campus Hours
12:00pm – 3:00pm (pick up is at 3 pm sharp)

Grades Served
K - 5th

Camp Director

Helena Ortiz Helena Ortiz
Helena Ortiz

Helena has a passion for helping others succeed. She has had many experiences working with children as she started as an intern in the after school program her senior year of high school. Since then she has made her way up to managing programs for children to learn and build relationships in a safe environment. Helena is born and raised in California, in the Bay Area. She recently graduated with a Bachelor’s from University of Phoenix and is currently in her Master’s program. Helena is very excited to start her new journey with Camp EDMO™! In her free time, Helena loves to keep busy with her 6 year old daughter and family, as well as shop!

“I am looking forward to an adventurous summer with both campers and parents!” – Helena Ortiz, Ruby Bridges Camp Director

Ruby Bridges Summer Program

Ruby Bridges is a FREE summer camp program. This program is funded by the Alameda Unified School District. 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.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided by the Alameda 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.

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