Chat with us, powered by LiveChat

Camp EDMO for Leaders-in-Training!

Built specifically for kids who have aged out of our summer camps, our EDMO Leader-in-Training (LIT) program is for kids entering 9th through 12th grades who are looking to build leadership and facilitation skills. Focusing on team bonding and a deepened sense of responsibility in both the day-to-day interactions and overall vibe and camp experience, LITs gain community service hours, earn a letter of recommendation, cultivate strengths, and lay the foundation for leadership positions in the future. And that’s not all — LITs also become priority applicants for paid positions with EDMO!

Read track descriptions
EDMO - Summer camps, tutoring, social emotional learning and STEAM
EDMO - Summer camps, tutoring, social emotional learning and STEAM

Attending Camp EDMO as an LIT

The LIT program rotates weekly through five camp themes — Leadership, Teamwork, Emotional Intelligence, Diversity + Inclusion, and Work Ethic. LIT campers choose the week/s they would like to participate in. Each week, LITs complete a challenge to showcase what they have learned, while gaining real-world job experience, building mentor relationships with experienced staff, and earning service hours.

The EDMO Leader-in-Training program runs June 6th — August 19th, 2022. Registration begins on January 6th.

EDMO offers three tracks to compliment
LIT skill sets and passions:

Growth LIT

Growth is all about embracing challenges and seeing failure not as evidence of unintelligence but as a heartening springboard for growth and for stretching our existing abilities. The Growth LIT will lead in the classroom by helping campers overcome challenges and pushing campers to challenge themselves and do things they thought were hard or impossible.

-Helps in class for the duration of camp (only paired with one instructor)
-Acts as an Assistant Instructor and supports the EDMO classroom and Instructor
-Assists Instructors in classroom management and organization
-Supports campers as they build and solve problems


Vibe LIT

A Vibe is a person's emotional state or the atmosphere of a place as communicated to and felt by others. The Vibe LIT will focus on the emotional state and atmosphere of our camp and campers. They will learn how to develop and lead with their own vibe and help campers develop and manage their personal vibe.

-Supports Counselors with facilitation of games and team team (stays in team time and game time during camp so will work with 2 different groups/counselors)
-Assist with social emotional well-being of campers and maintaining camp energy
-Aids Camp Director with various camp vibe operations, admin and camper relations such as rallies, all-camp activities, vibe cards (or whatever it is) and overall camp vibe.


Lead LIT

A Lead LIT is someone who is ready to take on more leadership within the LIT program and lead their peers. They are able to practice being a utility leader and adapting to the needs of others. Lead LITs who want to work for EDMO in the future will be able to apply as returning staff.

-Lead the LITs in a weekly leadership challenge
-Support other LITs and answers questions
-Assistant to the Assistant Camp Director/Lead Instructor & Camp Director
-Can bounce between classes and groups
-May hang out in office and assist campers who need additional support

Requirements (2022 only):
-Must have attended at least 4 weeks of in-person EDMO camp (as a camper or LIT)
-Must schedule and participate in a 30-minute virtual interview before their first week of camp


A day in the life of an
EDMO Leader-in-Training

Sample LIT Daily Schedule

Leaders In Training
—  Check-In/Assist with Prep
—  Assist with Check-In
—  Opening Rally
—  Growth or Vibe
—  Snack
—  Growth or Vibe
—  Lunch
—  Growth or Vibe
—  Growth or Vibe
—  Closing Rally
—  Assist with Check-Out
—  End of Day
EDMO - Summer camps, tutoring, social emotional learning and STEAM

Camp policies, safety, and logistics

We know that you are entrusting us with your children and we do not take that responsibility lightly! We follow strict guidelines to ensure that kids and staff are safe during all of our programs.

EDMO - Summer camps, tutoring, social emotional learning and STEAM

What parents and kids are saying

In-Person Camps
All kids feel welcome
The counselors enthusiastically greet the children (by name!), along with parents, at drop-off and pick-up so that we all (especially the kids) feel so welcome. Plus they constantly repeat the children's names while communicate with them. What kid wouldn't feel welcome?
In-Person Camp Parent
Fun, education and safe experience
I'm floored by this camp! They created an amazingly fun, educational and safe experience for my son. He is so shy and insecure around new groups of people. But it's obvious the organization really trains their staff (more so than any other camp/educational facility I've experienced).
In-Person Camp Parent
In-Person Camps
EDMO is doing an amazing job
My son has really bad social anxiety and I haven’t seen him this happy is so long. I was in tears last night when he was telling me how happy he is at camp. You guys are doing an amazing job, thank you.
In-Person Camp Parent
In-Person Camps

What Parents and Kids Are Saying About EDMO

Organized and accessible
You guys are doing a great job. Extremely organized and accessible. Maggie really helped tailor the Minecraft experience to my daughter, who had never played the game before — much less use a laptop!
Online Camp Parent
EDMO inspires adventure, authenticity and fun
As a former camper, counselor, and MAKER Instructor, EDMO has across the years provided me with a community of wonderful summer camp people! The welcoming nature of EDMO makes it a place that inspires you to be adventurous, to be authentic, and to have fun.
EDMO Staff Member
Creative and educational topics
The topics are interesting to the kids - creative yet educational. Mostly delivers hands-on learning and positive problem-solving so that kids do the work, learn communication skills, and develop coping strategies when situations veer off-plan. The instructors and moderators (we did online only), were cheerful, knowledgeable, and skilled in cleverly balancing kids-driven inquiry while meeting objectives.
Online Camp Parent

Registration for 2022 Camp EDMO is open!

One... two... three... let’s EDMO! Join us in Summer 2022 for exciting themes and collaborative learning: click here to get up-to-date information on all things EDMO.

Sign Up Now