Collaboration lies at the foundation of success. We are proud to call these community leaders our partners in inspiring the playful pursuit of enrichment for all children. Whether donating countless hours giving one-on-one support to our campership families or highlighting art as stewardship, our partners put their best into our shared goals. Remember these names, because they are each doing good for your families and our neighborhoods.
Back in 2000, two French natives had the novel idea to launch a game company that sells educational, back-to-basic board games using earth-friendly materials. Blue Orange Games believe the simple pleasure that comes from sharing good times with friends and family around a great game is precious. Creating, publishing and promoting quality games is their way of sharing and furthering that belief.
With every game, Blue Orange strives to achieve a balance between challenge and simplicity. Their award-winning games are easy to learn, mentally stimulating and often provoke peals of laughter. At Blue Orange, games need to be fun to play, as well as ensure visual taste and quality. The result are games that delight the senses, spark the imagination, and reinforce critical cognitive processes.
Look for “Spot it”, “Tell Tale” and “Double Shutter” at camp and read more about all of the games from Blue Orange. Also, be sure to check out their latest catalog…
Folkmanis Puppets believes imagination is the key to a healthy childhood; encouraging play and discovery to develop the skills necessary in life. The company has been making the most innovative and engaging specialty puppets in the world since 1976, delighting imaginations and winning nearly every industry, child development, and kid-tested award – many repeatedly. Puppets encourage imaginative, open-ended play, endearing hugs, and snuggly companionship. You’re sure to see your kids and our staff bringing these new friends to life at camp.
Let’s Go Chipper!™ Into the Great Outdoors. Let’s Go Chipper is an eco-educational app, DVD, and book series that playfully teaches good character and a love for the environment. Based on 21st Century learning principals, the Let’s Go Chipper series is correlated with an emphasis on science and the environment, arts & literature, and building social and emotional skills.
Children follow Chipper, an overly curious city squirrel and his sidekick, Paisley, on adventures into the great outdoors. Meeting animals and visiting habitats, Chipper and Paisley excite, engage, and educate young children about the wonders of nature and the importance of taking care of the environment while living a healthy lifestyle. Music and humor are infused in the stories featuring Bruce, a silly and slimy banana slug; Sally a feisty salmon leading Chipper and friends on an underwarter adventure; Elroy, the wise Egret, and the entire cast joins together to teach kids to participate in the home and community in the just released book, Helping Hands. To learn more, and earn a park badge go to www.letsgochipper.com
Supports: Give Camp to Kids Program (2010-2011)
Edventure More is very excited about a new partnership we’ve formed with Sports Basement. If you don’t know them yet, they are a sporting-goods retailer with four locations in the San Francisco Bay Area; in San Francisco at Bryant Street and Old Mason, as well as in Walnut Creek and Sunnyvale. Although their stores are huge, they see themselves as a partner in the community too; offering yoga classes, dance lessons, and even snacks and space for our staff trainings!
The best part about our partnership is that Sports Basement has given us 10% off coupons for each time our Camper Families visit their stores – with 10% of purchase proceeds going directly to our Give Camp to Kids Program, making sure underserved kids get the quality summer enrichment they need and deserve.
Supports: Camp Edmo (2011)
We can’t wait to introduce you to the coolest book worms around: Book Pig. Book Pig is just like Netflix – for kid’s books! BookPig offers all the latest kids’ books, for pre-schoolers right up to teens. And they even stocked our first-ever Camp Edmo libraries with theme-related books like “The Mixed Up Chameleon,” “Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes,” and “The Story of Castles.” Just sign up online with your Edventure More discount, build a queue of books you want to read and they’ll deliver your books right to your doorstep. Visit Book Pig at www.bookpig.com to become a book worm today!
As our community partner, Book Pig is giving all Edventure More families 15% off. So be sure to sign up with promo code CAMPEDMZ and enjoy the happy sight of your kids’ noses buried in the best books around.
Supports: Marin Camperships (2010 & 2011)
The Canal Family Support Program provides educational assistance and enrichment activities that support the cultural, physical and social development of youth in San Rafael’s Canal District. The after-school program provides safe, supervised and appropriate activities including homework help, individual tutoring and enrichment classes.
Supports: Marin Camperships (2010)
Parent Services Project engages and strengthens families, working in partnership with educators and service providers to take leadership in assuring the well-being of all children, families and communities.
Supports: Camp Edmo Sea Turtle Artwork
The Sea Turtle Restoration Project fights to protect endangered sea turtles in ways that make cultural and economic sense to the communities that share the beaches and waters with these gentle creatures. With offices in California, Texas, and Costa Rica, STRP has been leading the international fight to protect sea turtle populations worldwide.
Supports: Fitness for Pre-K–5th Grade Campers
Camp Edmo families are special guests at the mini-marathon as part of the CNN Fit Nation events each July. In our second year, we had 50 Edmo campers running in this 1.2 mile mini-race and participating in the exclusive CNN post-race events.
Supports: Camp Edmo (Arts & Tech) and Camp EdTech Camper Animations
Young campers turned filmmakers experienced the chance of lifetime as they saw their movies, created at Camp Edmo and Camp EdTech, on screens at Macworld 2010 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Campers were interviewed by NBC, MacWorld Magazine, and KNTV.