The EDMO Vibe™ Game

Why We Play
The most valuable lessons kids learn at camp are not just about art, science or technology. It’s what they learn about themselves in the process. We designed The EDMO Vibe™ Game to encourage and recognize campers who act with Curiosity, Courage and Kindness (the three EDMO character traits) both at camp and at home. No matter what grade you are in, everyone plays a version of The EDMO Vibe™ Game.

How to Play
Campers earn an EDMO Vibe™ Card from a camp staff member when they do a particular type of action. As you earn more cards, you move up levels (and prizes). How you earn cards gets more advanced as you get older. Certain cards can be earned at camp and others only by doing something at home or in the community. It’s all about rocking the EDMO Vibe of Curiosity, Courage and Kindness everywhere you go. That’s why we say, “The way you play, is the way you live.” Click on the image of each EDMO Vibe Card below to learn how to earn it. 

Check out the version of the EDMO Vibe™ Game for your grade group (in Fall 2020). 

EDMO Jr: Pre-K-Kindergarten

EDMO Prime & Max: 1st-4th Grade

EDMO Pro: 5th-8th Grade

As our Junior 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

  • SMILE CARD

  • BANANA 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

Social Emotional Learning Skills Developed: Collaboration, Initiative, Empathy

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

Social Emotional Learning Skills Developed: Initiative, Empathy

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

Social Emotional Learning Skills Developed: Initiative, Emotion Management

As our Prime and Max 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

  • SMILE CARD

  • STUMP CARD

  • BANANA CARD

  • WILD CARD

  • PLUS 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

Social Emotional Learning Skills Developed: Collaboration, Initiative, Empathy

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

Social Emotional Learning Skills Developed: Initiative, Empathy

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 Tech station. If you can stump the Instructor or Camp Director, you earn this card!

Who awards the Stump Card: Instructors or Camp Directors

Social Emotional Learning Skills Developed: Initiative, Problem Solving

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

Social Emotional Learning Skills Developed: Initiative, Emotion Management

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

Social Emotional Learning Skills Developed: Problem Solving, Responsibility

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. Have your parent fill out our weekly survey OR
  3. Answer the question of the day from the daily download email OR
  4. 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

Social Emotional Learning Skills Developed: Collaboration, Empathy, Responsibility

Our EDMO Pro campers complete team challenges that contribute to their own development and the camp community. For each challenge completed, they earn a piece of a character they’ll build as a team at camp. They also earn a special button each week which allows them to earn rewards as they move up levels in the game.

Pro campers, still want to earn a Space Mo? Let us know!

“My son was so excited when he got to carry the camp Gibbon monkey the first afternoon after the counselors noticed him cleaning up after other campers without being asked to. He was beaming with joy and pride at the special recognition and couldn't wait to call his dad who was working in Tokyo at the time and tell him all about his special day! This is his first year at camp and what a great start to help him feel at ease in a new environment.”
– - Cat D., Kindergarten, Alameda Parent