2018 Summer Camp for Pre-K

Join us for discovery and investigation!

Registration open now.

June 4 – August 10, 2018
Pre-K camp times: 9am-12pm

Engage your preschooler (ages 3½-5) this summer with explorations of soil, chemistry, patterns & colors, engineering, and robotics in these half-day camps.

No camps July 2-6.

View Summer Camp Main Page

Each camp meets Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm.

Half-day camp fees are $130 for Explora members and $150 for non-members, per camper/per week.

Pre-K camps are for children ages 3½-5. Each camper must be able to use the restroom independently.

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Pre-K Summer Camp Descriptions by Week

Some camps listed may be full. Current availability may be found at our online registration site (Programs List in the lower left corner) or by calling (505) 224-8341.

The following is a list of Explora Summer Camps for Pre-K children:

Week 1:  June 4-8, 9am-12pm

Glorious Mud:  Glorious, glorious mud! Get your hands dirty while exploring the properties of mud and soil. Use dirt and other natural materials to design and create a variety of projects. Note: Children should wear clothes that can get dirty.


Week 2:  June 11-15, 9am-12pm

Purple Stripes and Yellow Polka Dots:  Meet characters from Elmer the Patchwork Elephant, The Mixed-up Chameleon, and other stories as you investigate the world of patterns and colors, using children’s literature and your own creative instincts.


Week 3:  June 18-22, 9am-12pm

Green Spaghetti:  Mix and heat, then have a treat! Chemistry will be our guide as we explore the reactions that transform ingredients into food.


Week 4:  June 25-29, 9am-12pm

Art + Engineering:  Does purple bring out the eyes of the octopus on a spinning top? Tap into both your left and right brain by combining art and engineering through innovative, fun activities.


No Camp the Week of July 2-6


Week 5:  July 9-13, 9am-12pm

Purple Stripes and Yellow Polka Dots:  Meet characters from Elmer the Patchwork Elephant, The Mixed-up Chameleon, and other stories as you investigate the world of patterns and colors, using children’s literature and your own creative instincts.


Week 6:  July 16-20, 9am-12pm

Art + Engineering:  Does purple bring out the eyes of the octopus on a spinning top? Tap into both your left and right brain by combining art and engineering through innovative, fun activities.


Week 7:  July 23-27,  9am-12pm

Green Spaghetti:  Mix and heat, then have a treat! Chemistry will be our guide as we explore the reactions that transform ingredients into food.


Week 8:  July 30 – August 3, 9am-12pm

Glorious Mud:  Glorious, glorious mud! Get your hands dirty while exploring the properties of mud and soil. Use dirt and other natural materials to design and create a variety of projects. Note: Children should wear clothes that can get dirty.


Week 9:  August 6-10, 9am-12pm

Art Bots:  Can a pickle run a robot? Discover how pickles (and more!) can conduct electricity, then make your creative mark by assembling a simple robot.

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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