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Monday, February 24, 2014

Summer Camp 2014 - Edventure More's Camp Edmo and Camp EdTech

--This is the first in our summer camp 2014 series. Thank you to Edventure More for sponsoring this post.--

Photo courtesy of Edventure More
We want our kids to have fun at camp, burning off energy, making friends, and maybe even learning something! It’s easy to do those things at a camp that partners with the California Academy of Sciences and the Children’s Creativity Museum. Experts there help plan fun and educational activities that make the kids excited to return to camp each day. Read more about how they do that here, and read at the bottom about getting $20/week off if you enroll in Edventure More’s enriching camps, Camp Edmo and Camp EdTech, by February 28!

Edventure More’s award-winning camps are for kids entering kindergarten through eighth grade, split up by age, of course. They’re also offered all around the Bay Area.

Here are some of the fun things your kids can do at each camp:

In Camp Edmo (entering kindergarten through 4th grade), the kids do hands-on activities in animation, nature, recreation and arts/science activities. Some of their summer 2014 themes include Incredible Edibles, Magic and Medieval Times, Critterville and Planet Power. The learning carries over at home with the fun Vibe game. While at camp, the kids earn Vibe cards for things like making a friend, stumping a counselor with a trivia question and doing something nice for someone else. At home, kids earn a card for teaching something to their parents that they learned at camp or doing something helpful in the community. Kids can track their Vibe cards, moving up to different levels and winning prizes. It’s a great way to reinforce good life lessons and the kids can see themselves succeeding. Camp Edmo was also voted best “summer day camp” and “educational support program” – five years running!

Here’s what Camp Edmo is like:


At Camp EdTech (entering 5th-8th grades), kids create Android-compatible apps, use hardware and software to control analog components like lights and buzzers, make, direct, edit and star in their own short films and animations, develop 2-D and 3-D video games or express their unique perspective of the world via digital photography. There is also an optional extended day media lab. These classes aren’t just designed by industry pros (from the Children’s Creativity Museum), but Camp EdTech’s instructors are trained by them as well. In addition to creativity, kids will learn collaboration and leadership skills.

Here’s what camp EdTech is like:


Edventure More is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that’s been around since 2004. Five percent of camp proceeds and 100 percent of donations support camp scholarships and in-class science programs in local schools. More than 5,000 kids attend their camps each summer with locations all over the Bay Area. It was voted “best technology camp” by Bay Area Parent for 2013. If you sign up by February 28, you can save $20/week off on what’s already a reasonably priced camp. Just go to the website and the discount is applied automatically.

Where: San Francisco, Marin, Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.

When: June 9 – August 22 (dates vary by location). Camp runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with extended day and lunch options available.

Cost: starting at $369/week for Camp Edmo, and $469/week for Camp EdTech. Price varies by location.

Discounts: Get $20/week discount on any booking before February 28 by going to their websites (below). Also, multi-week, loyalty, referral and sibling discounts.

More info: Online via Camp Edmo and Camp EdTech, or calling (415) 282-MORE (6673).

Photo courtesy of Edventure More

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