My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Edventure More, San Leandro, CA, USA
I sent my son to Camp Edmo in the summer of 2019. He had just finished kindergarten and had never before been to summer camp. He also is a very shy kid who generally takes a long time to adjust, so our entire family was nervous about him starting a camp with no known friends at an unfamiliar location. From the first moment of arrival the Camp Edmo the staff put him at ease. They were well-organized, communicative, and clearly enjoyed their time with the kids. When I picked my son up the first day he announced he had the best first day and he loved Camp Edmo. He talked every evening about what had happened that day, and what he learned. I especially appreciated how the programs explicit efforts to get the kids engaged with each other and thinking about being good friends and citizens as they taught them computer programs and coding. The campers receive "snaps" from counselors every week that celebrates what each kids has done well.
We tried other camps later that summer and the experience helped me understand how well-run and thoughtful Camp Edmo programs were. We received daily emails from the staff about what the kids had done that day, and prompts for how to engage kids about the subject matter at home. Other camps also didn't seem as invested in terms of helping the kids to build relationships with each other--when I'd pick him up from other programs he'd be much more likely to be sitting alone and I never saw him doing that at Camp Edmo.
I look forward to sending him again this summer and encourage others to do the same.