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Our COVID-19 Safety Protocols     |   Deposit & Payment Info

Outdoor Summer Camps

At our outdoor only locations, kids will spend their full day outside with the exception of using the restroom. Outdoor shade, drinking water and hand washing stations will be available as needed based on the location.

Austin
Some groups are outdoor only, see more details on the location page
Oakland
Some groups are outdoor only, see more details on the location page

Here's a look at all that makes Camp EDMO so special:

Curiosity Galore
Camp Now,
Coach Later
($50 Value!)
One FREE private online tutoring or hobby Coach session is included with every week of camp. ($50 value)
Safety First
Following the strictest COVID protocols in the region to keep campers safe.
Aftercare on Us
($130 Value!)
Stay at camp up to 2 extra hours with the same staff. It’s safe, fun and FREE.
Book with Confidence
Only 50% down to book. Get 100% credit if you cancel or change up to 24 hours prior to camp.
American Camp Association Accredited
Ensures our programming and safety practices meet the most rigorous standards.
For Kids, Not for Profit
EDMO is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. 5% of our revenue and 100% of your donations are committed to financial aid.
Award-Winning
Voted "Best Bay Area Summer Camp" for 12 years by Bay Area Parent readers.NSLA 2020 Excellence in Summer Learning Award winner.
Simple, Instant Financial Aid
Our Sliding Scale Financial Aid program is instant and easy to receive. Learn more.
Courageous, Curious, Kind
The EDMO Method® weaves social emotional learning into all EDMO programs.

Sample Schedule

MONDAY

9:00am - Opening Circle
9:20am - Team Love
9:30am - Enrichment
10:00am - Game Time
10:30am - Snack
10:45am - Enrichment
11:15am - Team Time 
11:45am - Lunch
12:15pm - Story Time/Quiet Time
12:45pm - Enrichment
1:15pm - Snack
1:30pm - Enrichment
2:00pm - Closing Circle

TUESDAY

9:00am - Opening Circle
9:20am - Enrichment
10:00am - Game Time
10:30am - Snack
10:45am - Enrichment
11:15am - Team Time 
11:45am - Lunch
12:15pm - Story Time/Quiet Time
12:45pm - Enrichment
1:15pm - Snack
1:30pm - Enrichment
2:00pm - Closing Circle

WEDNESDAY

9:00am - Opening Circle
9:20am - Enrichment
10:00am - Game Time
10:30am - Snack
10:45am - Enrichment
11:15am - Team Time 
11:45am - Lunch
12:15pm - Enrichment
12:45pm - Story Time/Quiet Time
1:15pm - Enrichment
1:45pm - Wacky Wednesday
2:15pm - Closing Circle

THURSDAY

9:00am - Opening Circle
9:20am - Enrichment
10:00am - Game Time
10:30am - Snack
10:45am - Enrichment
11:15am - Team Time 
11:45am - Lunch
12:15pm - Story Time/Quiet Time
12:45pm - Enrichment
1:15pm - Snack
1:30pm - Enrichment
2:00pm - Closing Circle

FRIDAY

9:00am - Opening Circle
9:20am - Enrichment
10:00am - Game Time
10:30am - Snack
10:45am - Enrichment
11:15am - Team Time 
11:45am - Lunch
12:15pm - Story Time/Quiet Time
12:45pm - Enrichment
1:15pm - Snack
1:30pm - Enrichment
2:00pm - Closing Circle

CAMP EDMO - Bay Area Summer Camps, STEAM, Arts, LEGO, Minecraft and Social Emotional Learning
Opening Circle
Opening rallies include an intro to the day’s activities, songs, skits and maybe even some PIES!
CAMP EDMO - Bay Area Summer Camps, STEAM, Arts, LEGO, Minecraft and Social Emotional Learning
Team Love
Kids get to know each other and their camp leaders while playing games and learning some fun, campy ways to know when it is time to line up and listen to their leaders.
CAMP EDMO - Bay Area Summer Camps, STEAM, Arts, LEGO, Minecraft and Social Emotional Learning
Enrichment
During enrichment stations, kids really get into the weekly theme and curriculum. Kids are introduced to the weekly subject and concepts, learn new skills and facts, and design, create and build daily and weekly projects.
CAMP EDMO - Bay Area Summer Camps, STEAM, Arts, LEGO, Minecraft and Social Emotional Learning
Snack
Active minds lead to hungry bellies! Don’t forget to pack two healthy snacks for your kid each day…with no nuts of course!
CAMP EDMO - Bay Area Summer Camps, STEAM, Arts, LEGO, Minecraft and Social Emotional Learning
Game Time
This is a time for fun and play with some skill-building folded in. Kids will get to play games, get moving and learn about collaboration, responsibility, positive sportsmanship and more.
CAMP EDMO - Bay Area Summer Camps, STEAM, Arts, LEGO, Minecraft and Social Emotional Learning
Team Time
Kids will spend more time getting to know each other and developing Social Emotional Learning skills with fun games, crafts and getting to know the Kimochis! The Kimochis are a social-emotional teaching tool that help young people understand their own emotions, communicate their needs with others and build empathy for other people.
CAMP EDMO - Bay Area Summer Camps, STEAM, Arts, LEGO, Minecraft and Social Emotional Learning
Lunch
Time to refuel our bodies with a lunch break! Make sure to pack a well-balanced lunch each day for your kid. Please do not bring any products that contain: cashews, almonds, brazil nuts, pine nuts, walnuts or the "Mother of All Nut Allergies”—the peanut.
CAMP EDMO - Bay Area Summer Camps, STEAM, Arts, LEGO, Minecraft and Social Emotional Learning
Closing Circle
Closing rallies include some fun, silly excitement to close out the day such as songs, skits, and PIES!
CAMP EDMO - Bay Area Summer Camps, STEAM, Arts, LEGO, Minecraft and Social Emotional Learning
Wacky Wednesday
On Wednesdays, we get wacky! You never know what might happen on Wacky Wednesday but come ready for fun and silliness. From scavenger hunts to water days to color games, you never know what fun awaits but one thing is for sure, there will ALWAYS be pies!

MONDAY

8:30am - Opening Rally
8:50am - Team Love
9:10am -  Enrichment
10:25am - Snack
10:40am -  Game Time
11:40am - Lunch
12:25pm - Enrichment
1:40pm - Team Time 
2:40pm -  Closing Rally

TUESDAY

8:30am - Opening Rally
9:00am - Enrichment
10:15am - Snack
10:30am - Game Time
11:30am - Lunch
12:30pm - Enrichment
1:45pm - Team Time 
2:45pm - Closing Rally

WEDNESDAY

8:30am -  Opening Rally
9:00am - Enrichment
10:00am - Game Time
10:30am - Snack
10:45am - Game Time
11:15am - Enrichment
12:15pm - Lunch
1:00pm - Team Time
2:00pm -  Wacky Wednesday

THURSDAY

8:30am - Opening Rally
9:00am - Enrichment
10:15am - Snack
10:30am - Game Time
11:30am - Lunch
12:30pm - Enrichment
1:45pm - Team Time 
2:45pm - Closing Rally

FRIDAY

8:30am - Opening Rally
9:00am - Enrichment
10:15am - Snack
10:30am - Game Time
11:30am - Lunch
12:30pm - Enrichment
1:45pm - Team Time 
2:45pm - Closing Rally

CAMP EDMO - Bay Area Summer Camps, STEAM, Arts, LEGO, Minecraft and Social Emotional Learning
Opening Circle
Opening rallies include an intro to the day’s activities, songs, skits and maybe even some PIES!
CAMP EDMO - Bay Area Summer Camps, STEAM, Arts, LEGO, Minecraft and Social Emotional Learning
Team Love
Kids get to know each other and their camp leaders while playing games and learning some fun, campy ways to know when it is time to line up and listen to their leaders.
CAMP EDMO - Bay Area Summer Camps, STEAM, Arts, LEGO, Minecraft and Social Emotional Learning
Enrichment
During enrichment stations, kids really get into the weekly theme and curriculum. Kids are introduced to the weekly subject and concepts, learn new skills and facts, and design, create and build daily and weekly projects.
CAMP EDMO - Bay Area Summer Camps, STEAM, Arts, LEGO, Minecraft and Social Emotional Learning
Snack
Active minds lead to hungry bellies! Don’t forget to pack two healthy snacks for your kid each day…with no nuts of course!
CAMP EDMO - Bay Area Summer Camps, STEAM, Arts, LEGO, Minecraft and Social Emotional Learning
Game Time
This is a time for fun and play with some skill-building folded in. Kids will get to play games, get moving and learn about collaboration, responsibility, positive sportsmanship and more.
CAMP EDMO - Bay Area Summer Camps, STEAM, Arts, LEGO, Minecraft and Social Emotional Learning
Team Time
Kids will spend more time getting to know each other and developing Social Emotional Learning skills with fun games, crafts and getting to know the Kimochis! The Kimochis are a social-emotional teaching tool that help young people understand their own emotions, communicate their needs with others and build empathy for other people.
CAMP EDMO - Bay Area Summer Camps, STEAM, Arts, LEGO, Minecraft and Social Emotional Learning
Lunch
Time to refuel our bodies with a lunch break! Make sure to pack a well-balanced lunch each day for your kid. Please do not bring any products that contain: cashews, almonds, brazil nuts, pine nuts, walnuts or the "Mother of All Nut Allergies”—the peanut.
CAMP EDMO - Bay Area Summer Camps, STEAM, Arts, LEGO, Minecraft and Social Emotional Learning
Closing Circle
Closing rallies include some fun, silly excitement to close out the day such as songs, skits, and PIES!
CAMP EDMO - Bay Area Summer Camps, STEAM, Arts, LEGO, Minecraft and Social Emotional Learning
Wacky Wednesday
On Wednesdays, we get wacky! You never know what might happen on Wacky Wednesday but come ready for fun and silliness. From scavenger hunts to water days to color games, you never know what fun awaits but one thing is for sure, there will ALWAYS be pies!

MONDAY

9:00am - Opening Huddle
9:20am - Team Love
9:30am -  Enrichment
10:45am - Real Time
11:15am - Snack
11:30am -  Enrichment
12:30pm - Lunch Time
1:00pm - Hang Time
1:30pm - Enrichment 
2:45pm - Closing Huddle

TUESDAY

9:00am - Opening Huddle
9:15am - Enrichment
10:45am - Real Time
11:15am - Snack
11:30am -  Enrichment
12:30pm - Lunch Time
1:00pm - Hang Time
1:30pm - Enrichment 
2:45pm - Closing Huddle

WEDNESDAY

9:00am - Opening Huddle
9:15am - Enrichment
10:45am - Real Time
11:15am - Snack
11:30am -  Enrichment
12:30pm - Lunch Time
1:00pm - Hang Time
1:30pm - Enrichment
 2:45pm - Closing Huddle

THURSDAY

9:00am - Opening Huddle
9:15am - Enrichment
10:45am - Real Time
11:15am - Snack
11:30am -  Enrichment
12:30pm - Lunch Time
1:00pm - Hang Time
1:30pm - Enrichment 
2:45pm - Closing Huddle

FRIDAY

9:00am - Opening Huddle
9:15am - Enrichment
10:45am - Real Time
11:15am - Snack
11:30am -  Enrichment
12:30pm - Lunch Time
1:00pm - Hang Time
1:30pm - Enrichment 
2:45pm - Closing Huddle

CAMP EDMO - Bay Area Summer Camps, STEAM, Arts, LEGO, Minecraft and Social Emotional Learning
Opening Circle
Opening rallies include an intro to the day’s activities, songs, skits and maybe even some PIES!
CAMP EDMO - Bay Area Summer Camps, STEAM, Arts, LEGO, Minecraft and Social Emotional Learning
Team Love
Kids get to know each other and their camp leaders while playing games and learning some fun, campy ways to know when it is time to line up and listen to their leaders.
CAMP EDMO - Bay Area Summer Camps, STEAM, Arts, LEGO, Minecraft and Social Emotional Learning
Enrichment
During enrichment stations, kids really get into the weekly theme and curriculum. Kids are introduced to the weekly subject and concepts, learn new skills and facts, and design, create and build daily and weekly projects.
CAMP EDMO - Bay Area Summer Camps, STEAM, Arts, LEGO, Minecraft and Social Emotional Learning
Snack
Active minds lead to hungry bellies! Don’t forget to pack two healthy snacks for your kid each day…with no nuts of course!
CAMP EDMO - Bay Area Summer Camps, STEAM, Arts, LEGO, Minecraft and Social Emotional Learning
Game Time
This is a time for fun and play with some skill-building folded in. Kids will get to play games, get moving and learn about collaboration, responsibility, positive sportsmanship and more.
CAMP EDMO - Bay Area Summer Camps, STEAM, Arts, LEGO, Minecraft and Social Emotional Learning
Team Time
Kids will spend more time getting to know each other and developing Social Emotional Learning skills with fun games, crafts and getting to know the Kimochis! The Kimochis are a social-emotional teaching tool that help young people understand their own emotions, communicate their needs with others and build empathy for other people.
CAMP EDMO - Bay Area Summer Camps, STEAM, Arts, LEGO, Minecraft and Social Emotional Learning
Lunch
Time to refuel our bodies with a lunch break! Make sure to pack a well-balanced lunch each day for your kid. Please do not bring any products that contain: cashews, almonds, brazil nuts, pine nuts, walnuts or the "Mother of All Nut Allergies”—the peanut.
CAMP EDMO - Bay Area Summer Camps, STEAM, Arts, LEGO, Minecraft and Social Emotional Learning
Closing Circle
Closing rallies include some fun, silly excitement to close out the day such as songs, skits, and PIES!
CAMP EDMO - Bay Area Summer Camps, STEAM, Arts, LEGO, Minecraft and Social Emotional Learning
Wacky Wednesday
On Wednesdays, we get wacky! You never know what might happen on Wacky Wednesday but come ready for fun and silliness. From scavenger hunts to water days to color games, you never know what fun awaits but one thing is for sure, there will ALWAYS be pies!

What to Bring

  • For tech themes: Their device for the program, see theme page for details
  • Lunch and Snack (no nuts, please!)
  • Face Mask/Face Covering
  • Reusable Water Bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat/Sunglasses (for sun protection)
  • Backpack/bag to take home projects or carry their device for tech themes
  • Change of clothes
  • Optional: a book, puzzle, another independent game for kids to play during lunch or free play time

Lunch Info & No Nuts Policy

Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, EDMO will not be offering a purchased lunch option for Summer 2021. Campers will need to bring their own NUT-FREE lunch and snacks to camp each day.

For the safety of our campers, all EDMO camp locations have a strict No Nuts Allowed policy. Please do not bring any products that contain: cashews, almonds, brazil nuts, pine nuts, walnuts, the "Mother of All Nut Allergies”—the peanut or any other nuts (Nutella contains nuts, too). We understand that this might be an inconvenience for your family but we have campers with severe, life-threatening allergies and we want to make sure all of our campers are safe. Each day at check-in, staff will check that every camper has brought lunch and snacks from home that there are no nuts. If it is discovered that there are nuts in your child's lunch or snacks, you will be asked to take that food item with you and return with another food for your child to eat, if necessary.

COVID Policy

To ensure the safety of everyone in the EDMO community, we will be following all local and state COVID-19 policies as they evolve. Given current restrictions, all EDMO groups will have a maximum of 12 campers and 2 instructors. Our safety measures include health monitoring, diligent cleaning, masks, and social distancing. Read the full list of protocols here, which we will adjust as circumstances require.

Deposit & Payment Info

All EDMO purchase fees, for either in-person or online programs, are nonrefundable.* However, if you decide to cancel your child’s participation in any EDMO Class, Camp or Coaching/Tutoring session, any time up to 24 hours before the start of that program, you will receive 100% credit to use on any EDMO program. 

If EDMO needs to close a stable group because of a COVID-19 exposure or because the state or county mandates a closure, families will have the option to:
a) Continue camp online
b) Transfer to a session later in the summer
c) Receive a prorated credit based on the remaining days in their session
d) Receive a prorated refund based on the remaining days in your session

*If you have registered for one of our TBD summer on-site Camp EDMO locations and we are unable to secure a location within that outlined area, a refund exception will be made.

"I'm grateful to have a camp option where my son's interests in gaming and tech is fostered AND where the staff can keep social difficulties (arising from ADHD-based responses) in check. In a positive environment with interesting things to do, he can be the most enthusiastic, fun kid around"

"Our family is very grateful that these sessions are being offered. My kids really miss going to school and these sessions provide them with an opportunity to have something fun and educational to look forward to. When they have morning sessions, it definitely helps them get their day started. Thank you!!!"

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the age range for On-Site Camps?

For Summer 2021, EDMO will be offering on-Site Camps for kids age 4 to those entering 5th Grade with select locations serving 6th-8th Graders.

What will my kid need to bring for on-site camps?

Please send your kid to camp each day with the following items: 

  • For tech-themed camps: Their device for the program (see theme page for details)
  • Lunch and snack (no nuts, please!)
  • Face mask/face covering
  • Reusable water bottle 
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat/sunglasses (for sun protection)
  • Backpack/bag to take home projects or carry their device
  • Change of clothes
  • Optional: a book, puzzle, or another independent game for kids to play during lunch or free play time

Are there any items my kid should not bring to on-site camp?

  • We do not allow weapons, drugs, alcohol, tobacco or other banned substances at camp. We also do not allow animals at camp except in the case of service animals. We have strict safety guidelines and also do not allow any unattended scooters, bikes or skateboards.
  • If your kid rides a scooter, bike or skateboard to camp, we will ask them to store their scooter, bike or skateboard in a designated area and it must remain there for the duration of camp. 
  • We ask that your kid keep any electronic devices in their bag throughout the duration of camp unless it is being used for a technology theme at camp. Devices include but are not limited to cell phones, tablets, laptops and chromebooks.

Will there be a Leader-in-Training program for Summer 2021?

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 regulations dictating cohort size, we will be unable to hold a Leader-in-Training program this summer. Check back in January 2022 for an update on the Leader-in-Training program.

Will EDMO offer an option for participants of in-person programs to purchase lunch?

Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, EDMO will not be offering a lunch option for purchase in summer 2021. Kids will need to bring their own NUT-FREE lunch and snacks to all in-person programs.

Will EDMO offer extended care hours during Summer 2021?

Due to local and state COVID-19 requirements, EDMO will not be offering the standard version of Extended Care this summer. Instead, we will be including a “flex pick-up time” at every on-site camp location.

This means that although the camp day is over at 2:30pm (for PK-K kids) and 3:00pm (for 1st-5th grade kids), kids can be picked up anytime within a 2 hour window of camp ending. Your kid(s) will remain with the same staff members during this flex pick-up window and there is no extra charge!

Will there be a chance for us to meet the staff or tour on-site camps prior to the start of summer camps?

Due to COVID-19 regulations, and for the safety of our staff and kids at camp, we will not be able to host meet & greets or camp tours. You will get to meet and chat with the staff working with your kid during dropoff and pickup each day.

Can I sign up for just one week of on-site camp?

EDMO will be complying with all county and state COVID-19 restrictions. Each county has their own restrictions that dictate how many weeks a kid must attend summer programs, and we will be following each county’s guidelines. Please see the specific location pages for more information.

When does registration close for on-site camps?

Registration will close for on-site camps the Sunday night before the start of the camp.

Can I make sure that my kid is paired together with a friend or family member?

If you have a friend or family member you would like to have in the same group as your kid, please list their first and last names in the “Are you attending with a friend?” section during the registration process. We will do our best to honor all buddy requests, but it may not be possible if they are in different grades, signed up for different themes, or if we’ve exceeded the group capacity for the camp.

How do I make changes to my account or my kid’s information after I have registered?

  • If you need to make any changes to your information after register such as updating emergency contacts, health history information, or buddy requests, simply follow these steps: 
  • Log in to Activity Hero
  • Once you log in, you should see a list of all your upcoming camp registrations 
  • If you're missing any forms, you'll see a "Complete All Forms" button at the top of that list, click to complete any forms
  • If you have completed all forms but want to make changes, click “See Details”  under the registration information on the right
  • Click “Details” next to the participant you would like to update information for
  • Scroll down until you see the “Participant Information” section
  • Finally, click “Edit Participant Info” and you will be able to edit information

You can also call our team at 415-282-6673 or email info@campedmo.org and we can help you make any changes you need.

Who is allowed to pick up my kid from on-site camps?

Anyone who will be picking up your kid from camp will need to be on their Pickup Authorization list that you complete during the registration process. If you would like to add someone to your kid’s Pickup Authorization list after registering, please see the above section on how to update your account information. Or email us at info@campedmo.org. Anyone picking up a child will need to provide a photo ID every day to confirm they are authorized to pick up your kid.

What happens if my kid is injured during an in-person program?

If your kid gets an unfortunate bump, scrape, or skinned knee, you will receive a note about the incident at pickup. 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.

What happens if my kid is having a hard time adjusting to the in-person camp environment?

We will work with you to develop an action plan to help support your kid at camp, including coming to agreements of behavior. Unfortunately, if your kid repeatedly detracts from the camp experience of other children and staff, or compromises the safety of others, we may ask you to pick your kid up from camp.

What is EDMO’s policy around bringing nut-based foods to camp?

In order to ensure the safety of all the kids in our camps, all of our camp sites are designated nut-free. Please DO NOT BRING ANY NUT PRODUCTS (trail mix, peanut butter, granola bars, Nutella, etc.). We apologize for any inconvenience, but this policy ensures the safety of our kids at camp with life-threatening allergies. Each day at check-in, our staff will ask if there are any nuts in your kid’s lunch or snack. If there are, you will be asked to take the food items with you and return with a non-nut option for your kid to eat.

What if my kid needs to take medication during the camp day?

Please bring any medication your kid needs to take during the day on the first day of camp and make sure it is clearly labeled with their name and a picture of them. When you arrive at camp, you will be asked to place the clearly labeled medication in a designated storage container. An EDMO staff member will administer the medication as prescribed.

My kid has allergies. How will EDMO keep them safe?

During registration, you will fill out a health information section to outline all allergies so your kid’s camp leader is aware of any allergies before the start of camp. Please bring any medication your kid needs for allergies on the first day of camp and make sure it is clearly labeled with their name and a picture of them. When you arrive at camp, you will be asked to place the clearly labeled medication in a designated storage container. At EDMO, we have a very strict NO NUTS policy and we do everything in our power to keep kids safe from common allergens, but please make sure your kid is very aware of their allergies and remind them to never share food.

My kid has allergies. How will EDMO keep them safe?How do I let the EDMO staff know if there is something specific about my kid I want them to know?

You can include a note for staff about your kid during the registration process. Simply put any information you would like them to know in the “Other Requests” section and they will get the information.

What technology will my kid need to attend on-site camps?

Technology needs for on-site camps will vary by program. Kids who are not participating in a technology-based program will not need to bring any technology to camp. For kids attending technology-based on-site camps, you will find the list of all technology needed to participate in camp activities listed on the specific theme page and in your confirmation email.

What happens if my kid forgets their device at home?

Each day at check-in, before the person dropping off your kid leaves, our EDMO staff member will run through a checklist to make sure each kid has everything they need for camp. If it is discovered that your kid has forgotten their device or charger, we will ask that the person dropping off your kid returns home to get the required supplies and bring them back to camp.

What happens if I forgot to disable the parental controls on the device, and my kid can not download software or connect to the internet?

If our EDMO staff is unable to log into your kid’s device or if parental controls block access to the internet or downloads, we will reach out by phone for your support. The best option is to make sure you disable all parental controls or passwords for connecting to wifi before camp.

What happens if my kid’s device crashes or dies during camp?

If your kid’s device runs into crashing issues during camp, our EDMO staff will have alternate activities they can work on while the issue is fixed.