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STEAM + SEL

EDMO Curriculum

At EDMO, we believe in providing top-notch, year-round out-of-classroom programming for kids. Our approach to education is multi-layered, allowing kids to gain hard skills in STEAM and develop their social and emotional intelligence through The EDMO Method. To ensure the highest quality of our programs, we have our own in-house curriculum team that writes brand new STEAM and SEL curriculum each summer. Our dedicated and well-trained staff members educate by example and embody the EDMO mission.

Position
Community Week
Location
Grades 
TK-1
Type
Get ready for a week of unforgettable memories, lasting connections and community impact! "Community Week'' is an end-of-camp, week-long session that focuses on celebrating camp spirit, social emotional learning (SEL) and building community across classes and grade ranges. From crafting custom mascots, funky hats and stylish glasses to designing ways to show gratitude and appreciation, kids will join forces and collaborate throughout the week, all leading to the ultimate end-of-camp rally on Friday in this blast of fun and friendship!
Position
Dino Discovery
Location
Grades 
TK-1
Type
In "Dino Discovery,” kids will embark on a prehistoric adventure as they unearth the mysteries of the ancient world and learn about the awe-inspiring, fearsome creatures that once roamed the earth. From the massive T-Rex to the swift Velociraptors, they'll delve into the diverse species of dinosaurs, discovering their unique adaptations and how they lived during the Mesozoic Era. With a blend of art and science, kids’ creative juices will flow as they craft their own fossils and learn about dinosaur anatomy. This dino-mite journey of discovery will give kids the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of dinosaurs, putting their skills to the test with a thrilling fossil dig at the end of the week!
Position
Cartoon Coders
Location
Grades 
TK-1
Type
In “Cartoon Coders,” kids will unleash their inner animator and enter the world of coding! This epic, digital adventure is designed to spark kids’ imagination and introduce them to the exciting world of computer science. Using MIT's kid-friendly app, Scratch Jr., kids will dive into the fundamentals of coding, learning how to sequence, loop and solve problems like a pro. With its word-free, block-based coding, even the youngest coders can start exploring the endless possibilities of computer programming. Throughout the week, kids will bring their favorite characters to life as they draw and code their own characters to tell fun and explorative stories!
Position
Melody Makers
Location
Grades 
TK-1
Type
In “Melody Makers,” kids will turn up the volume with this musical adventure, jam-packed with science, engineering and creative expression as they dive into the fascinating world of sound and discover how it influences our daily lives. Using the design process, they'll unleash their inner rockstar and engineer their own DIY instruments like tambourines, guitars and drums while learning how sound is transformed by different materials, making each instrument unique.
Position
Storybook Art
Location
Grades 
TK-1
Type
In "Storybook Art,” kids will enter a world of imagination as they combine their love of literacy with their passion for creativity. Each day will feature an exciting journey through the pages of beloved tales with corresponding crafts that bring them to life. With an artist's touch, kids will transform words into fantastical works of art. Throughout the week, kids will work to create their own artbook, where they can express their unique voice and showcase their creativity!
Position
Engines and Engineers
Location
Grades 
TK-1
Type
In "Engines & Engineers,” kids will blast off into an adventure in motion! Buckle up as kids embark on a thrilling journey exploring the powerful planes, speedy trains and revved-up automobiles that power our world. Kids will get hands-on with designing and building their own models of these incredible machines while delving into the inner workings of transportation, discovering how engines and infrastructure come together. From the mechanics of flight to the design of highways and rails, kids will learn about the science behind the motion. By the end of the week, kids will put their newfound knowledge to the test as they dream up and design their own city with soaring skyscrapers, high-speed trains and cutting-edge transportation systems, applying everything they’ve learned throughout the week!
Position
Stop Motion Stories
Grades 
Location
2-3
Type
In "Stop Motion Stories," kids will unleash their creative powers and merge the worlds of animation and storytelling as they craft their own mini stop-motion films! Working together, they'll collaborate on ideas, draft storyboards, construct sets and bring their vision to life using the Stop Motion Studio app. In this class, they'll sharpen their problem-solving skills and master the art of stop-motion animation, from capturing footage and editing to adding sound effects, music, special effects, titles and credits, culminating in a showcase of their imaginative and captivating stop-motion tales!
Position
Artful Stories
Grades 
Location
2-3
Type
In “Artful Stories,” kids will embark on a thrilling journey into the captivating world of storytelling. By reading tales, creating imaginative crafts and using various forms of expression such as poetry, acting, yoga and dance, they'll master the art of conveying their unique narratives. This dynamic class blends literacy with creative arts while allowing kids to build empathy, collaborate with peers and unleash their inner storytellers as they express themselves and tell their own unique stories.
Position
Community Week
Grades 
Location
2-3
Type
Get ready for a week of unforgettable memories, lasting connections and community impact! "Community Week'' is an end-of-camp, week-long session that focuses on celebrating camp spirit, social emotional learning (SEL) and building community across classes and grade ranges. From crafting custom mascots, funky hats and stylish glasses to designing ways to show gratitude and appreciation, kids will join forces and collaborate throughout the week, all leading to the ultimate end-of-camp rally on Friday in this blast of fun and friendship!
Position
Digital Artists
Grades 
Location
2-3
Type
In "Digital Artists," kids will be transported to a world of digital creation where they'll bring their imagination to life. Using the platform Procreate, they'll explore an array of art styles, mastering the use of various brush strokes to turn their digital sketches into stunning masterpieces. As the week unfolds, they'll delve into the magical world of animation, unleashing their imagination as they create their very own short cartoons. This class blends the worlds of technology and art, providing kids with a unique platform to enhance their 21st-century skills, collaborate with peers and fearlessly express their creative spirit.
Position
Engineering Fun Lab
Grades 
Location
2-3
Type
In "Engineering Fun," kids will embark on an exciting journey through the creative process of engineering. They will get hands-on with planning, prototyping and designing pulley systems and carnival games while fine-tuning their masterpieces through feedback and improvement. While working in small groups, they’ll combine teamwork and communication skills to bring their wildest carnival game ideas to life!
Position
Junior Chemists
Grades 
Location
2-3
Type
In "Junior Chemists," kids will explore the secrets of molecular structures and chemical reactions through hands-on experiments and activities. From creating Alka-Seltzer rockets to uncovering the mysteries of pH and building complex molecules, kids will learn the science behind chemical reactions in a fun and engaging way. This class is a perfect fusion of chemistry, art and design, where kids will unleash their creativity and imagination while learning fundamental concepts of science!
Position
Community Week
Location
Grades 
4-6
Type
Get ready for a week of unforgettable memories, lasting connections and community impact! "Community Week'' is an end-of-camp, week-long session that focuses on celebrating camp spirit, social emotional learning (SEL) and building community across classes and grade ranges. From crafting custom mascots, funky hats and stylish glasses to designing ways to show gratitude and appreciation, kids will join forces and collaborate throughout the week, all leading to the ultimate end-of-camp rally on Friday in this blast of fun and friendship!
Position
Minecraft Coders
Location
Grades 
4-6
Type
In "Minecraft Coders," kids will explore the exciting world of game design and coding by using the powerful Minecraft Education Edition platform. Kids will explore how to code game elements and interactive features, providing an opportunity for them to learn the basics of coding and digital technology. Through hands-on exercises, kids will use the block-based coding platform to create their own virtual agent that can complete tasks in Minecraft, and design their own unique commands that'll leave all the creepers in awe. Encouraging collaboration and communication, kids will join forces to share ideas, give feedback, problem-solve and hone in on their coding skills, all while having an epic XP-filled time!
Position
Digital Art & Animation
Location
Grades 
4-6
Type
In "Digital Art & Animation," kids will embark on an electrifying journey into the vivid world of digital art and animation! Kids will be immersed in a whirlwind of creativity and digital creation using the versatile Procreate platform. Each session will transport kids to a new frontier of artful adventure and digital creation as they master special effects, color blending and layering. From sketching with different styles to editing like a pro, kids will work throughout the week to create their very own short cartoon! This dynamic program uniquely blends technology and art, providing kids with the ultimate opportunity to expand their 21st-century skills, encourage collaboration, stimulate self-expression and awaken their inner artist.
Position
Molecular Magic
Location
Grades 
4-6
Type
In "Molecular Magic," science and art collide in a spectacle of colorful experiments! Kids will take a deep dive into the science behind molecular structures and chemical reactions. With their imagination in full-gear, they will explore a variety of science experiments, from color-changing clock reactions to chromatography and non-Newtonian liquids as they witness molecular magic unfold before their very eyes. This class will allow kids to flex their scientific muscles and unleash their inner artists as they merge the boundaries between traditional science and art to create unforgettable, one-of-a-kind molecular masterpieces!
Position
Engineering & Design
Location
Grades 
4-6
Type
In “Engineering & Design,” kids will become master designers and bring their ideas to life! In this class, kids will explore the thrill of the design process, from brain-storming and sketching to prototyping and polishing as they join forces to overcome obstacles, construct pulley systems and carnival games, and bring their creations to life. With each hands-on challenge, kids will master essential collaboration and communication skills, and gain a deeper understanding of the role of engineers in creating awe-inspiring carnival innovations.
Position
DIY Artists
Location
Grades 
4-6
Type
In "DIY Artists," kids will unleash their creativity as they delve into the world of 3D art! They'll get hands-on experience with a variety of fun and funky art techniques, such as printing with pop art ink and creating large, yarn-wrapped letters. Whether they're whipping up whimsical wall decor or crafting customized keepsakes, kids will have the freedom to express themselves through the art-making process. Along the way, they'll also learn valuable lessons about kindness, teamwork and empathy as they create together and share their masterpieces with others!
Position
Community Week
Location
Grades 
6-8
Type
Get ready for a week of unforgettable memories, lasting connections and community impact! "Community Week'' is an end-of-camp, week-long session that focuses on celebrating camp spirit, social emotional learning (SEL) and building community across classes and grade ranges. From crafting custom mascots, funky hats and stylish glasses to designing ways to show gratitude and appreciation, kids will join forces and collaborate throughout the week, all leading to the ultimate end-of-camp rally on Friday in this blast of fun and friendship!
Position
Minecraft Coders
Location
Grades 
6-8
Type
In "Minecraft Coders," kids will explore the exciting world of game design and coding by using the powerful Minecraft Education Edition platform. Kids will explore how to code game elements and interactive features, providing an opportunity for them to learn the basics of coding and digital technology. Through hands-on exercises, kids will use the block-based coding platform to create their own virtual agent that can complete tasks in Minecraft, and design their own unique commands that'll leave all the creepers in awe. Encouraging collaboration and communication, kids will join forces to share ideas, give feedback, problem-solve and hone in on their coding skills, all while having an epic XP-filled time!
Position
Forensics Academy
Location
Grades 
6-8
Type
In "Forensics Academy,” kids will delve into the thrilling world of investigation where every detail counts and science holds the key to unlocking secrets. Using principles of chemistry, molecular biology and physics, they’ll learn how to gather and analyze crucial evidence to solve perplexing mysteries. Kids will put on their “detective hat” and take part in exciting experiments like ink chromatography and fingerprint analysis. Through hands-on learning, kids will experience how forensic experts utilize science to uncover key evidence at crime scenes and solve complex cases.
Position
Future Founders
Location
Grades 
6-8
Type
In “Future Founders,” kids will embark on a thrilling adventure of business, engineering, innovation and entrepreneurship as they design, prototype, test, refine and market a product of their own creation to benefit their community. In this cross-disciplinary class, kids will work collaboratively in designing a product, determining its cost and producing digital marketing materials using the Procreate app. Kids will work throughout the week to showcase their ground-breaking product and digital masterpiece in a finale presentation to their classmates.
Position
Eco Engineers
Location
Grades 
6-8
Type
In "Eco Engineers," kids will transform into disaster design engineers, diving into the realm of innovative designs from around the world that can withstand the fury of natural disasters like earthquakes and hurricanes. During the week, they will work together to tackle design challenges head-on and construct magnificent models of disaster-proof architectural structures. The program will culminate in the creation of a full-scale, sprawling metropolis, exhibiting their mastery of sustainable and disaster-resilient design.
Position
Art Studio
Location
Grades 
6-8
Type
In “Artist Studio,” kids step into a kaleidoscope of creativity as they unleash their artistic spirit through the creation of dazzling DIY lanterns, yarn chandeliers and abstract paintings that showcase their vivid imagination! As they delve into the creative process, they’ll work together and explore the importance of kindness, collaboration and empathy while sharing their finished masterpieces with one another.
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