Oakland Summer Camp

Montclair Elementary

Camp Edmo

June 23 – August 1

Montclair Elementary
1757 Mountain Blvd.
Oakland, CA
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Park Program

August 4 – 22

Lake Temescal
6502 Broadway Terrace 
Oakland, CA
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Camp EdTech: Montclair Elementary in Oakland also hosts Camp EdTech, our digital media camp for entering 5th—8th graders.

Dates & Themes

Visit Pre-K–1st or Ent. 2nd–4th pages for full program descriptions.
Regular Camp Hours: 9 am–3 pm. See the Additional Services tab for Extended Day information.


DateArts & Science
(Pre-K-Ent. 4th)
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Animation
(Ent. 2nd-4th)
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Park Program**
(Pre-K-Ent. 4th)
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June 23 – 27Incredible EdiblesToy AnimationN/A
June 30 – July 4*CrittervilleClay AnimationN/A
July 7 -11Magic & Medieval TimesBlob AnimationN/A
July 14 – 18Planet PowerComic AnimationN/A
July 21 – 25Incredible EdiblesToy AnimationN/A
July 28 – Aug 1CrittervilleClay AnimationN/A
Aug 4 – 8N/AN/ASmart Art
Aug 11 – 15N/AN/ABay Champs
Aug 18 – 22N/AN/ASea Creatures

*No camp on Friday, July 4th.
**Park Program location is at Lake Temescal.

Pricing & Discounts

REGULAR PRICING
Arts & Science/Park Program: $369/wk
Park Program Field Trip Fee (2nd – 4th grade only): $35/wk
Animation: $444/wk
4th of July: No camp Friday, July 4. $40 OFF weekly rate.
Optional Lunch & Extended Day: See “Additional Services” tab.

CAMP DISCOUNTS
Multi-Week Discount: Enroll in 3 Weeks-$45 OFF, 4 weeks-$80 OFF, 5 weeks-$100 OFF, 6 weeks-$240 OFF. 
Loyalty Discount: Returning families save more every year!
Sibling Discount: $10 OFF for each additional child!

Save BIG with MORE weeks!

Total
Weeks
Weekly Rate Total
Price
Total
Savings
2 Financial Aid
Options
1 $369 $369 $0

ALL kids need a high-quality summer camp. If our great rates are still out of your budget…

See if You Qualify:

  1. Sliding Scale Program
    (moderate aid)
  2. Scholarship Program
    (significant aid)
2 $369 $738 $0
3 $354 $1,062 $45

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Recommended Bundles:

Pre-K – 1st
2nd – 4th

4 $349 $1,396 $80
5 $349 $1,745 $100
6 $329 $1,974 $240
7 $329 $2,303 $280
8 $329 $2,632 $320
Without Extended Day With AM & PM Care
Total
Weeks
Program
Bundles
Total Fee Total Savings Total Fee Hourly Rate Total Savings
3

3 Arts & Science

$1,062 $45 $1,224 $8.16 $207

Totals
With AM & PM 

Extended Care

Include 
50% OFF 
Extended Care

AM (8-9am)
$34 $17/wk
PM (3-6pm)
$74 $37/wk

3 2 Arts & Science
1 Park Program
$1,062 $45 $1,224 $8.16 $207
4

4 Arts & Science

$1,396 $80 $1,612 $8.06 $296
4

2 Arts & Science
2 Park Program

$1,396 $80 $1,612 $8.06 $296
6 4 Arts & Science
2 Park Program
$1,974 $240 $2,298 $7.66 $564
8 4 Arts & Science
4 Park Program
$2,632 $320 $3,064 $7.66 $752
Without Extended Care With AM & PM Care
Total
Weeks
Program
Bundles
Total Fee Total Savings Total Fee Hourly Rate Total Savings
3

2 Animation
1 Arts & Science

$1,212 $45 $1,374 $9.16 $207

Totals
With AM & PM 

Extended Care

Include 
50% OFF 
Extended Care

AM (8-9am)
$34 $17/wk
PM (3-6pm)
$74 $37/wk

4

2 Animation
2 Arts & Science

$1,546 $80 $1,762 $8.81 $296
4 2 Animation
1 Arts & Science
1 Park Program
$1,581 $80 $1,797 $8.81 $296
6 3 Animation
3 Arts & Science
$2,199 $240 $2,523

$8.41

$564
6 2 Animation
2 Arts & Science
2 Park Program
$2,194 $240 $2,518 $8.39 $564
8 3 Animation
3 Arts & Science
2 Park Program
$2,927 $320 $3,359 $8.40 $752

*Add $75/wk for Animation Program. Add $35/wk for Park Field Trip Program.  

NO Switching Fees. Flex Refund Policy. Money Back Guarantee.

 

More Alameda County Schools Served by Our 5% Back Program

The following schools have either received In Class Programs from Edventure More, had students awarded camp scholarships or both. If you don’t see your school listed, please contact our School Year Programs Manager at outreach@edventuremore.org to learn how we can support the enrichment efforts of your school, teachers, PTA or GATE programs.

Acorn Woodland Elementary
Alameda Christian School
Albany Middle School
Amelia Earhart Elementary
Archway School
Aurora School
Bay Farm Elementary
Bella Vista Elementary*
Black Pine Circle School
Buena Vista Elementary
Chabot Elementary*
Child Unique Montessori School
Cleveland Elementary
Crocker Highlands*
Donald D. Lum
Edison Elementary
Emerson School
Franklin Elementary*
Henry Haight
Henry J. Kaiser, Jr. Elementary
Hillcrest School
International Community School
Jefferson Elementary
Joaquin Miller Elementary
Malcolm X Elementary
Melrose Leadership Academy
Mission Hills Middle School
Montclair Elementary
NEA Community Learning Center
North Oakland Community Charter School (NOCCS)
Frank Otis Elementary*
Paden Elementary
Peralta Elementary
Peter Pan Academy
Prince of Peace School
Proctor Elementary
Redwood Christian School
Redwood Day School*
Rise Community School
Ruby Bridges Elementary
Sequoia Elementary
St. Elizabeth Elementary
St. Joseph Elementary
St. Martin De Porres Catholic School*
St. Paul’s Episcopal School
St. Philip Neri
Sunol Glen Elementary
Thornhill School*
Thornton Junior High
Thousand Oaks Elementary
Zion Lutheran School
Washington Elementary

*Both In Class Programs and camp scholarship recipients

 

To make your child’s day complete and parents’ days easier, Camp Edmo offers camper families a number of convenient options:

More Choicelunch & Snacks

For just $35/week, you can add a healthy, tasty morning snack and lunch to your camp day. Choicelunch delivers fresh to camp every day. Every meal is home-style, kid-friendly, and made with care daily.

  • Interested in a larger lunch? It’s $42.50/week.
  • Staying for PM Care? Add an afternoon snack for just $5/week!

Visit our Choicelunch Page to learn more.

Note: Choicelunch is not available at Bernal/Portola camp location. Lunch and morning snack at Bernal/Portola provided by The San Francisco School.

More Extended Day: AM & PM Care

Need to get to work early? Working late at the office? Kids just don’t want to leave camp? Join us for AM & PM Care! Campers rotate between outdoor games, indoor crafts and extra camp projects that relate to the weekly theme each day. You get peace of mind from 8 am – 6 pm and kids get an extra piece of Edmo! For PM Care, we recommend packing an extra snack or adding a PM Care snack to your Choicelunch order.

  • AM Care: 8-9 am, $34/week
  • PM Care: 3-6 pm, $74/week
  • A la carte: $15/hour
  • PM Care Snack: $5/week
  • Save 50% OFF AM/PM Care when you in enroll in
    3+ weeks of camp.
More Lego Education
After Camp Program

Add our Extended Day: LEGO Lab program for just $50 more than the cost of regular PM Care. The LEGO Education program introduces young campers to robotics and machine workings. Campers build LEGO models with working motors and sensors. They develop an understanding of basic physical science concepts such as gears, pulleys, levers, wheels, and axles through observation, reasoning, prediction, and critical thinking. Campers will be able to learn by experience, collaboration and creatively finding solutions. That’s LEGO smart and Edmo fun!

  • Grades: Entering 2nd–4th grade
  • Schedule: Mon-Fri; 3-5 pm. Includes PM Care until 6 pm. Parents can pick-up any time between 5-6 pm
  • Cost: $110/wk. Save $30 when you enroll in 3+ Weeks!


Extended Day: Lego Lab available at all Camp Edmo School locations! (No lego at our Park Programs)

Visit our Extended Day Page to learn more.

DateExtended Day: Lego Lab Session
June 23 – 27Machines & Mechanisms™
*June 30 – July 4Machines & Mechanisms™
July 7 – 11We Do Robotics™
July 14 – 18We Do Robotics™
July 21 – 25Machines & Mechanisms™
July 28 - Aug 1Machines & Mechanisms™

*No camp/lego on Friday, July 4th.
** Lego at Montclair Elementary only.

Only the best of the best become our camp staff. Take a look at what goes in to recruiting, hiring and training our staff!

Mary Yeh – Camp Director


This is Mary’s first summer as a Camp Director, and she is so excited for the summer!  During the school year, Mary works as part of the School Year Programs team with Edventure More, visiting schools and doing hands-on science.  Before joining Edventure More, she worked as a 7th and 8th grade science teacher in rural Louisiana with Teach for America.  Mary has a BA in Art History and French from UCLA, and has loved combining her interests in art and science in and outside of the classroom.  Growing up, summer camp was a large part of Mary’s summer and she credits camps for providing a fun, safe environment to explore
new skills and make new friends.  Mary is very excited to create a space for campers to grow socially and academically, and interact with a spirit of kindness and curiosity.  In her free time, Mary knits, crochets, reads, swims, runs, walks her dog, and attempts the NY Times crossword puzzle.

Monica Redden – Art and Science Instructor

Monica is new to the East Bay having just moved to California from Eastern Connecticut.  She is a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University, with teaching experience in levels PreK-12, in both suburban and urban school districts. Monica loves the outdoors and grew up hiking and biking along the beautiful Eastern shoreline. She enjoys backpacking, yoga, cooking, reading, and has a passion for art. She is thrilled to become a part of an educational environment where she can display her creative teaching talents!

Tyler Kadish – Animation Instructor

Tyler grew up on Saturday morning cartoons. While watching them, he found himself drawn towards interesting characters and the stories they told. This led him to San Francisco where he studied 2D animation and storyboarding at the Academy of Art University. After graduation he worked freelance as a concept artist and independent game developer. When he is not working, he is watching cartoons, hiking in the hills, biking around the east bay, and trading stories with friends. With his past experience as a camp counselor in Monterey, and his present experience in animation, he knew he was perfectly suited for the “Edventure” ahead of him. 

Omid Boozarpour – Counselor

Many years ago, Omid was a camper. He loved it so much, that he decided to come back and become a counselor! A recent graduate of Campolindo High School, Omid will be attending UC Berkeley in the fall. During the school year, Omid spends much of his time working with Odyssey of the Mind, a program that teaches kids to use creativity and teamwork to solve unconventional problems outside of the classroom. Omid sees life as a grand adventure. It’s all about experiencing new things. To him, it is very important that every camper feels comfortable enough to explore and grow. That is why he makes a special effort to make every child feel welcome from the moment they arrive at camp.In his free time, Omid likes going on hour long runs and playing Ultimate Frisbee with his friends. He also likes playing tug-of-war with his dog, going camping, singing along to the radio, reading books, and watching the Golden State Warriors.

Lisa De La Puente – Counselor

Lisa de la Puente is from Santa Monica, California and this is her first summer at Camp Edmo! Lisa earned her BA in Art History with an emphasis in Architecture and Environment from UC Santa Barbara and hopes to impart her love of learning on campers! In her free time, Lisa pursues her passions of cooking, reading, costume design, the art of capoeira, and making short films.

Brandon Long – Counselor

Brandon has been a summer camp counselor for two years and likes planning activities for campers that engage both their bodies and minds and positively support them so that they develop habits and skills which help them towards being successful in life.

Denisha Fierro (Mrs. D) – Counselor

Denisha has been working with youth over 5 years. She chose to work with youth because she wants to be a positive role model to them and guide them in the right direction.

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.:” – Maya Angelou

Michael Flynn

Michael is incredibly excited for his first year at Camp Edmo as a counselor.  He was born in Los Angeles and raised in the Bay Area, and is currently attending the University of Michigan.  Michael has experience working as a director for high school and college theatre productions and as a swim coach for young children. He is very excited to apply the leadership and interpersonal skills he has developed through all of his experiences to create a fun and rewarding environment for campers at Camp Edmo.

It is an absolute privilege to be a part of the team at Camp Edmo.  I’m so excited to meet and get to know all the campers, and to make some great memories.  See you all soon!”

Heather Anderson – Counselor

Heather was born and raised in Oakland, CA. She is majoring in Human Biology at Scripps College in Southern California and spent the last semester studying Chinese in Shanghai, China. She is happy to be spending the summer back in her hometown. She’s also excited to be working with Edmo campers! Her goals are to inspire compassion and a love of learning in children, and to have fun!

More than One Method

Your child will experience a blended learning methodology developed over 10 years in partnership with the CA Academy of Sciences and the Exploratorium. Campers build Physical Science, Natural Science, Engineering, and multiple Art Skills through our different approaches to learning that all start with fun and end with reflection, discovery and sharing:

  • Guided Instruction: Starts with a series of curiosity-inspiring questions or facts, then transitions into a hands-on activity that exemplifies the concept being taught. Kids then extend the learning by experimenting with their creations. 
    E.g. Pickle Batteries, Slime, Stomp Rockets

  • Design Challenge: Campers work in groups to create solutions towards a common goal. Groups brainstorm solutions to a problem, use available materials to prototype and test solutions, then make modifications based on their observations. 
    E.g. Castle design & building, Glider design & building, Lava Crossing Rec Game

  • Free Exploration: Campers are given a wide assortment of materials and are encouraged to use their creativity to build something unique, artistic or that serves a specific purpose. Lessons are drawn from their experience.
    E.g. Build something that spins, Use kitchenware to create an animal, Create a tasty soda flavor

  • Observational Learning: Campers learn to hone their senses and practice focus, attention and awareness. They record what they perceive, report their findings and draw conclusions.
    E.g. Bug hunts, Bird watching, Game of “Animal I Spy”
More than One Intelligence

Your child will build capacity in multiple types of intelligence that research has shown are required to succeed in the 21st Century. Our curriculum focuses on four areas of a child’s development each day:

  • Social: In addition to our dedicated “Team Time” hour each day, our science, art, animation, nature, and recreation projects build lifelong skills like communication, collaboration and teamwork. Kids need to work with others to complete challenges and compromise to come up with movie plots, invent team names or decide which game to play on Friday.

  • Emotional: Daily EQ activities use Kimochis’ “toys with feelings” to help kids build vocabulary around their emotions. They also help them empathize with other kids who have different personalities, resulting in fewer hurt feelings and more new friendships being made at camp!

  • Academic: Hands-on activities help keep kids’ minds active during the long summer months. They also help reinforce grade level science and math concepts while encouraging a fun-loving approach to learning that’s intrinsically driven.

  • Physical: Recreation features games designed by Playworks®. Most of our games are non-competitive or ones where players change teams regularly. Games build upon skills learned earlier in the week to more complex games involving lots of teamwork and strategy later on.
More than One Kid

Your child doesn’t fit a cookie-cutter mold. Our camp staff get to know your child and celebrate their uniqueness. Not everyone will be an inventor in life, but everyone will invent themselves.

  • Getting to Know Campers: All week long your child will have one group Counselor. It’s the Counselor’s job to learn about your child and find those teachable moments that help them become their best selves.

  • Diversity: One of our main objectives as an organization is to create the most diverse, inclusive and culturally rich environment for your child. We believe finding commonalities and celebrating differences is one of the most powerful ways to teach a child empathy and socialization skills.

  • Creativity & Self-expression: Camper projects have ample room for kids to infuse their personalities. This creates greater ownership over the learning. Camper families will also be given weekly T-shirt Challenges to encourage your child to engage you and their community with their “Edmo Vibe”.
More than One Program

Your family can choose from multiple camp programs with the same Edventure More standard of quality. Each is designed to generate curiosity, build multiple forms of intelligence and 21st Century learning skills.

  • Arts & Science Program (Ent. K-4th Grade): Campers complete hands-on natural science and physical science experiments, multi-disciplinary art projects and also play outdoor recreation and team building activities.

  • Animation Program (Ent. 2nd -4th Grade): Campers create a character and then work with friends to write a script, draw a storyboard, build a set, and film an animated short.

  • Park Program (Ent. K-4th Grade): Campers spend almost the entire day outdoors; going on nature hikes, completing arts & science projects and playing team building games. Entering 2nd-4th grade campers also go on weekly field trips.
More than One Day

Your child’s camp day doesn’t have to stop at pick up time. Your child will be encouraged to continue the “Vibe” of curiosity, confidence, creativity, and kindness at home and in their community.

  • T-Shirt Challenges: Each week your camper can complete a challenge and take a picture in their camp t-shirt doing something that shows how they’ve rocked the vibe.

  • The Edmo Vibe Game: Your kids will receive special Vibe Cards that represent an action they did that represented curiosity, confidence or kindness at camp. They can also earn cards outside of camp, like finding a fun fact to stump the Camp Director.

  • Mo’s Treehouse: When your kids come home pumped about what they learned, you can visit Mo’s Treehouse online to find additional resources, projects, websites, jokes, etc. that relate to our camp themes.

  • Daily Downloads: Each day you or your child will receive a sheet that describes what they learned in camp, what to expect tomorrow and special reminders from your Camp Director.
More than One Impact

It’s part of our mission to support the families and schools in your community year-round with high quality enrichment programs. Your camp proceeds and generous donations fund:

  • Camp Scholarships: We help close the achievement gap between low-income and high-income families by providing hundreds of scholarships each year.

  • Subsidized In Class Programs: We offer both public and private school teachers affordable in class science programs featuring museum quality, hands-on projects that align with CA State Science Standards.

  • Fully Subsidized Camps: We currently host two camps that are subsidized by public agencies for communities most at-risk for Summer Learning Loss. Our Oakland HUB ½ day camp is funded by the Oakland Unified School District and hosted at REACH Academy. The SF Department of Children fund our SF Community Camp program hosted at the San Francisco School.

  • Year-round Fundraising: We apply for grants, lead fundraisers and accept donations year-round to create greater access to our award-winning School Year and Summer programs.

 

 

Money Back Guarantee

If you’re not happy with Camp Edmo, we’re not happy!  Camp Edmo guarantees great service, enthusiastic staff and that your child will also be safe at camp. Learn more about what you can expect from our service on our Money Back Guarantee page.

Refund Policy

  • 100% refund available until March 28th ($25 processing fee per cancelled week still applies)
  • 75% refund until April 25th
  • 50% refund until May 23rd
  • No refunds after May 24th
  • Note: If you are unhappy with an aspect of our service during camp, please notify your Camp Director immediately. 99.9% of the time, we can make it better! If we cannot resolve the issue or do not deliver on any aspect of our Money Back Guarantee, we will humbly issue a partial or full refund.
  • There is no fee for transferring sessions from one week to another, space permitting
  • Missed days of camp are not refunded
  • Prices and terms are subject to change. All terms are valid from date of registration

 
Tax Time Fun Facts: Did you know that enrollment fees in Camp Edmo qualify as a childcare tax credit for children 12 and under? Yup, they do. Know what else? Any donation you make to Edventure More, large or small, are not only profoundly appreciated, but also fully tax-deductible.

This is our first ever camp experience and you have set a high bar. Your program is fun and educational. What I love most is your staff. They are super energetic, knowledgeable, and nice! Rachel, the director, is approachable and always available. Love her high energy and smiles! I have no doubt that my child is well cared for while at Camp Edmo.”

I have been extremely pleased with the program. My son has never showed so much excitement. In fact I wish our school had an after school program like yours.”

A very good aspect of camp for our family is that one location can accommodate two ages: Edmo for my younger one, and EdTech for the older one.”

Every day after pick-up, my daughter tells her 4 yr old brother about all the artwork she did and the interesting facts she learned that day. My son then regurgitates the information to their Dad when he comes home from work. “Dad, did you know the daddy seahorse takes care of the babies in his pouch?” Then, of course, my daughter chimes in with more details. I feel like the whole family is attending Camp Edmo!”