2017 Summer Camp for Pre-K

Join us for discovery and investigation!

June 5-August 11, 2017
Pre-K camp times: 9am-12pm

Engage your preschooler this summer with explorations of light, air, art, water, or construction in these half-day camps.

No camps July 3-7.

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Each camp meets Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm. Camp fees are $130 for Explora members and $150 for non-members, per camper per week. This camp is for children ages 3½-5. Each camper must be able to use the restroom independently. The following is a list of Explora Summer Camps for Pre-K children:

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Pre-K Summer Camp Descriptions by Week

For live, up-to-date, camp availability status, please visit Cogran online, or call 505-224-8341.
Twice weekly we update this page, so some camps that have just filled may appear open.

Week 1:  June 5-9, 9am-12pm

Pre-K – Adventures in Air:  Whoosh! Let’s explore air! Trap it in a bubble, use it to turn pinwheels, and more. Discover how air can work for you. (Full)


Week 2 –  June 12-16, 9am-12pm

Pre-K – Art and Movement:  Capture your movement through brush strokes. Create your own choreography through art and storytelling. (Full)


Week 3:  June 19-21, 9am-12pm

Pre-K – Light and Shadow:  Catch a shadow! Explore light and shadows as you make shadow shapes, try to hide from your shadow, and make shadow prints. Watch colors mix and mingle in the light. (Full)


Week 4:  June 26-30, 9am-12pm

Pre-K – Art Bots:  Explore circuits and currents using clay, pickles, and foil. Assemble a simple robot to make your own creative mark. (Full)


No Camp the Week of July 3-7


Week 5:  July 10-14, 9am-12pm

Pre-K – Adventures in Air:  Whoosh! Let’s explore air! Trap it in a bubble, use it to turn pinwheels, and more. Discover how air can work for you. (Full)


Week 6:  July 17-23, 9am-12pm

Pre-K – Water Explorations:  Droplets fall. Things slip and slide. Use a variety of tools to discover water’s properties and to explore its many forms. (Full)


Week 7:  July 24-28,  9am-12pm

Pre-K – Light and Shadow:  Catch a shadow! Explore light and shadows as you make shadow shapes, try to hide from your shadow, and make shadow prints. Watch colors mix and mingle in the light. (Full)


Week 8:  July 31 – August 4, 9am-12pm

Pre-K – Art Bots:  Explore circuits and currents using clay, pickles, and foil. Assemble a simple robot to make your own creative mark. (Full)


Week 9:  August 7-11, 9am-12pm

Pre-K – Building:  Is straw better than brick for building a house? Follow in the footsteps of the three little pigs and explore the best materials for building structures. (Full)

Financial assistance may be available for your camp registration fee.
Call 505-224-8341 for more information.

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

Summer Camp
Registration Info

  • Drop Off: Anytime between 8:45-9 am.
  • Before care: (Extra option), beginning at 8 am.
  • Activities: Classroom activities as described, plus exhibit exploration.
  • Food: Please pack morning & afternoon peanut-free snacks and lunch as appropriate.
  • Break time: Outside on the Explora playground, weather permitting.
  • Pick-up: 12 pm for morning camp and 4 pm afternoon or full day camp. Adults will be asked to show photo ID at pick-up.
  • After care: (Extra option) for K-8, 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.

Summer Camp Fees

Half Day Camps

  • $130 for Explora members;
  • $150 for non-members.


Full Day Camps

  • $260 for Explora members;
  • $300 for non-members.
  • Some camps have greater costs due to materials.
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.

Summer Camp
Registration Info

  • Drop Off: Anytime between 8:45-9 am.
  • Before care: (Extra option), beginning at 8 am.
  • Activities: Classroom activities as described, plus exhibit exploration.
  • Food: Please pack morning & afternoon peanut-free snacks and lunch as appropriate.
  • Break time: Outside on the Explora playground, weather permitting.
  • Pick-up: 12 pm for morning camp and 4 pm afternoon or full day camp. Adults will be asked to show photo ID at pick-up.
  • After care: (Extra option) for K-8, 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.

Summer Camp Fees

Half Day Camps

  • $130 for Explora members;
  • $150 for non-members.


Full Day Camps

  • $260 for Explora members;
  • $300 for non-members.
  • Some camps have greater costs due to materials.
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.

Explora is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, and all purchases at our store are always tax-free.

Proceeds from your purchases at Ideas, the store at Explora, help fund our programs and exhibits.

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