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Winter Camp 2018

Each day of Winter Camp offers a different theme with engaging hands-on activities.

Registration will open October 1.

December 21, 26–28, 2018
January 2–4, 2019

Camps are single day camps. Sign up for as many days as you like!

Each grade range will have its own unique investigations to keep imaginations active with science, technology, engineering, math, and art.

Camp Info:

Pre-K half-day camps:
Hours: 9am-noon or 1-4pm (aftercare unavailable for half-day camps)
Registration fee per child, per day:
Explora members $30, non-members $40

K-8th grade full-day camps:
Hours: 9am-4pm
Registration fee per child, per day:
Explora members $60, non-members $80

Optional Before and After Care

Times:

Before Care:
8-9am

After Care:
Camp end time until 5:30pm.

Fees:

Sign up in advance:
Before and after care combo only: $10 per child, per day.

Drop-in, pay as you go:
$5 per morning or afternoon, per child, per day.

Register online, download & mail a form, or call 505-224-8341.

Daily camp themes by grade range.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Camps for Pre-K:  9am–12pm or 1–4pm
Camps for K–6:  9am–4pm

Pre-K – Music Explorers:  What is music and where does it come from? Come explore sound, vibration, and rhythm while making musical instruments to take home. (Choose morning or afternoon)

K–1st – The Science of Pi & Pie:  Making, measuring, browning, and baking… let’s explore the delicious science of the amazing number, Pi, and taste test our baked pies, too!

2nd–3rd – Lost in Space:  Calling all future astronauts! Explore the exciting world of astronomy, physics, and stars.

4th–6th – Toy Hacking:  What makes a toy fun? Explore your creativity by designing toys, using a variety of materials and other toy pieces. Together we will create a story, digitize it, and re-imagine existing toys into something new!


Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Camps for Pre-K:  9am–12pm
Camps for K–5:  9am–4pm

Pre-K – Color Me Crazy:  Can we turn blue into green? Experience the magic of colors changing right before your eyes!

K–5th – Winter Wonders:  What is winter? What is ice? Conduct some chilly experiments that reveal how cool winter can get!


Thursday, December 27, 2018

Camps for Pre-K:  9am–12pm
Camps for K–5:  9am–4pm

Pre-K – Winter Wonders:  What is winter? What is ice? Conduct some chilly experiments that reveal how cool winter can get!

K–5th – Art from Scratch:  Explore science through art! Compare and test ingredients in various homemade paints, paper, and other art materials and use them to create your own masterpiece to take home.


Friday, December 28, 2018

Camps for Pre-K:  9am–12pm
Camps for K–5:  9am–4pm

Pre-K – Beautiful Science:  Which soap is better? Let’s find out! Come explore the science of soaps, suds, scrubs, and more.

K–5th – Nature in Art:  Delve into the science of biomimicry. Explore various art forms and the nature that inspired them.


Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Camps for Pre-K:  9am–12pm
Camps for K–5:  9am–4pm

Pre-K – Dig It! Calling all garden detectives to come experiment and make discoveries with soils, sand, and clay!

K–5th – Pretty! Tasty! Can that delicious recipe also clean your skin? Let’s find out in this exciting camp that combines chemistry from the kitchen with chemistry from the spa.


Thursday, January 3, 2019

Camps for Pre-K:  9am–12pm
Camps for K–5:  9am–4pm

Pre-K – Flour Power:  Become a kitchen chemist! We’ll explore dough, its ingredients, and its uses as we experiment with household materials, investigate reactions in a variety of foods, and more.

K–5th – Game of Inches:  Master your measuring skills as we tackle inches, yards, and maybe even knots! From water displacement and buoyancy to field goals and free throws, this camp has it all!


Friday, January 4, 2019

Camps for Pre-K:  9am–12pm
Camps for K–8:  9am–4pm

Pre-K – Bubbly Blizzards:  Big bubbles, small bubbles, this camp has ALL bubbles! Explore a variety of bubble-blowing techniques and create bubbles, fizzies, and foams.

K–5th – Magic Makers:  Investigate phenomena that seem like magic, but can be explained by science. Get your hands in the mix as you concoct polymers and question the boundary between solids and liquids.

6th–8th – Zombie Survival Science:  What are zombies? What do they want? Use science to find your best zombie survival tools and techniques. Strategize to survive!


Cancelation Policy
  • If a cancelation is received at least 5 business days before the camp, a refund will be issued for the amount minus a 15% administration fee.
  • Cancelations received fewer than 5 business days before the camp will not be refunded.
  • Full fees will be refunded if Explora cancels a program.

Schedule

Subject to change before registration begins for these camps.

  • Drop Off: Anytime between 8:45-9 am.
  • Before care: (Extra option and fee), beginning at 8 am.
  • Activities: Classroom activities as described, plus exhibit exploration.
  • Food: Please pack nut-free morning & afternoon snacks and lunch as appropriate.
  • Break time: Outside on the Explora playground, weather permitting.
  • Pick-up:  Adults will be asked to show photo ID at pick-up.
  • After care: (Extra option and fee) for K-6th, 4-5:30 pm.

Explora educators develop camp activities with children’s developmental levels in mind. Your children will have the opportunity to learn from, and work with older and younger peers and make new friends. Specified grades refer to the grade in which the camper is currently enrolled.

Fees

Pre-K

  • $30 for Explora members;
  • $40 for non-members.


K-6th graders

  • $60 for Explora members;
  • $80 for non-members.
Registration
  • All campers must be able to use the restroom on their own.
  • Please have the following available when you register: emergency contact name and phone numbers; name of alternate adults who can pick up the child; child’s medications, dosages, and physician’s name; child’s insurance information, as well as any allergy or special needs information for your child.
  • Click above to register online or call 505-224-8341.
    Our reservations office is open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Questions may also be emailed to reservations@explora.us
  • Para español, llame al 505-224-8323, de lunes a viernes, 9am-5pm.
Cancelation Policy
  • If a cancelation is received at least 5 business days before the camp, a refund will be issued for the amount minus a 15% administration fee.
  • Cancelations received fewer than 5 business days before the camp will not be refunded.
  • Full fees will be refunded if Explora cancels a program.
Tuesday, December 26

Pre-K – Buildmasters:  Explore the elements of construction and put your creation to the test!

K-4th – Get Earthy:  Dig in soil to discover what lives beneath your feet!

Wednesday, December 27

Pre-K – Kitchen Science:  Test different recipes and explore how we use science in the kitchen.

K-4th – Art in Motion:  Explore the science of art and motion. Take home your animated creation.

Thursday, December 28

Pre-K – Art in Motion:  Explore the science of art and motion. Take home your animated creation.

K-4th – Toy Builders:  Explore the various mechanics and physics of toys while making your own to take home.

Friday, December 29

Pre-K – Toy Builders:  Explore the various mechanics and physics of toys while making your own to take home.

K-4th – Get Electric:  Turn it off, turn it on as you explore circuits and electricity.

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