What was the name of the camp attended?
CYO Camp Armstrong;, Sonoma, 1989
How old were you when you attended camp?
12 years old;
What’s your best camp memory?
My best memory of sleepaway camp was being in
nature all day. Growing up in San Francisco, I had
never done anything like camping before, so to be
able to row canoes, do archery, ride horses and
play capture the flag in a quarter mile of forest was
all new to me. I also remember there was a dance
on the last night. I was particularly excited because
my junior high didn’t have a dance until eighth
grade. I packed a special all-white outfit just for the
event: white jeans, white high-tops, white turtleneck and a gold chain. I looked pretty sharp — or
so I thought in 1989.;
Worst camp memory?
We were served “beanie weenies” for lunch one
day. During the mile-long hike from the cafeteria
back to our cabins I suddenly had an emergency.
Word to the wise: always go to the back of the hiking group if you suddenly need to go while on the
trail — don’t run ahead.;
Ed Caballero, shown here in a camp photo (middle)
and as he looks today (bottom), now runs his own
camps right here in Marin. Here are his letters
home from the late 1980s.
What are you doing now?
In 2004, I cofounded Edventure More, a nonprofit
enrichment company that operates Camp Edmo
and Camp Ed Tech as well as In Class and After
School programs during the school year. We partner with top Bay Area museums like the California
Academy of Sciences, Children’s Creativity
Museum and the Museum of Children’s Art to
bring innovative science, art, technology and recreation programs to local communities. Five percent
of camp proceeds and 100 percent of donations
support camp scholarships and subsidize the cost
of our hands-on science programs in schools. Our
very first camp location in 2004 was at Marin
Horizon School in Mill Valley. This year we will be
hosted at Old Mill School in Mill Valley as well as
Hal Brown Park at Creekside in Greenbrae for our
nature camp, Edmo in the Park.;