Lead Counselor (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – November 2, 2018
Worked for EDMO right before they had a big purge in HR.
7:30-7:45 AM: Arrive at camp
meeting until 8.
Camp begins and is basically like block schedules in high school with fun activities. leave at 4:15 (ish) or stay for aftercare till 6:30 (and overtime whoo!).
This camp was honestly one of the joys in my life simply because the kids make your days brighter than you could ever imagine. However, the culture is chaotically unorganized and they do not truly care for their workers as they claim so dealy.
It won't be the exhaustion that kills you. It will be the poorly managed office + your Camp Director that will make camp impossible.
Took over as Camp Director for 1 week. It was the least stressful week we had to say the very least.
It was discussed that I would be receiving CD pay for that week. When I received my check it did not reflect as such. When I asked they said that one day was missed (holiday), and because it was salary I would not get full pay and that i "didn't do the full job anyways". I worked 40+ hours that week, and got paid as a counselor. My veteran CD did not train me because she was dealing with mental breakdowns in the zen garden. She was a great CD for the little kids, just not the workers.
Edmo's veterans are very close-knit, just like in any corporation you are expendable.
If you are lucky, your CD, and EDMO will have their stuff together.
Office & Equity Programs Manager (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – July 19, 2018
Working at Edventure More is both very rewarding and demanding. The small team is very collaborative, but since it is small there is always more to be done. I absolutely loved working here and the job taught me so much.
Lead Science Instructor (Former Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – May 8, 2018
Like most summer camps you aren't paid enough, but it's fun and cool! Great coworkers and awesome curriculum from the academy of science. The days were long but seemed to pass quickly as we were always busy.
Wonderful people and business, going to need a second job
After School Presenter (Former Employee) – Citrus Heights, CA – October 3, 2017
The people who work at Edmo are some of the most wonderful people I have met. The job it self wasn't bad, you would teach children in after school programs. The problem is the pay and the hours. You are payed for travel at .40 cents per mile. You get $15 an hour for non class rate, such as working in the office or events, and $17 an hour when you are in a class room. But that would be maybe an hour and a half each day. You are basically paid $15 an hour for maybe 20 hours a week. It is not something you can live off of. This is a great job to supplement your other income.
Camp Director (Former Employee) – Mill Valley, CA – October 18, 2015
For Directors, we were all very close after a lengthy training period and very creative and collaborative work environment. Many hours were put into planning, hiring and training our staff. We chose to have people from all walks of life teaching children many interesting art and science based summer camp activities. I learned how to be myself as a manager, to lead well and to learn to foster the best practices as a team.