My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Edventure More, San Leandro, CA, USA
We are big fans of Camp EDMO. My 8-year-old son has attended twice, and has declared it his favorite summer camp. He likes the variety of activities, and that “everybody is really nice and will help you whenever you need help.” This past summer, he did Gizmos and Gadgeteers, which was all about spy activities. He loved learning how to make fingerprints, and when he came home that evening he had us make fingerprints too! He also likes the reward system at camp of earning magnets for positive behavior, such as picking up trash or befriending someone else, that can be redeemed for prizes such as badges, hats, shirts and stuffed animals. (In full disclosure, I am a consultant for Edventure More which runs Camp EDMO, but the comments about summer camp are entirely my son’s own.)
As for my own experience, I enjoy working with Camp EDMO because I believe in what they are offering to kids (including those from low-income households) in terms of much-needed STEAM (science, technology, engineering, math, art) exposure. It is sorely needed especially here in Northern California—an epicenter for technology and science innovation. Science is barely touched upon in our public schools, mostly due to funding issues and lack of teacher training, and Camp EDMO is doing what they can to try to close the gap with their camp and after-school programs. As a mom, I feel good about my son attending camp, because I know he will have a great time, learn something new and will be treated well by the staff. He’s already told me that he wants to go next summer!