Winter Camp 2019

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

Winter Camp 2019
Register now!

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 (aftercare unavailable for half-day camps)
Registration fee per child, per day:
Explora members $35, non-members $45

K–6th grade full-day camps:
Hours: 9am–4pm
Registration fee per child, per day:
Explora members $75, non-members $90

Explora Winter Camps
Optional Before and After Care

Times:

Before Care:
8–9am

After Care for K–6th:
4–5:30pm.

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 now for 2019 Winter Camps

We’ve had an update! Returning registrants may be asked to reset their password to register for camps. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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

Daily camp themes by grade range.

Monday, December 23, 2019

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

Pre-K – Shape & Pattern: Red, yellow, blue, green. Let’s make a pattern never before seen! Explore pre-coding, but not on a screen. We’ll use paper, fabric, clay and more to explore patterns.

K–5th – Rock On! Get the scoop on dirt and rocks as you experiment with soil erosion from wind and water, compare rocks that sink and float, classify minerals, and more.


Thursday, December 26, 2019

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

Pre-K – Kitchen Science: Let’s use the kitchen to investigate the three states of matter. We’ll explore how solids dissolve, the impact of heat on mixing, and how gas bubbles form in liquids.

K–5th – Get Charged Up! Experiment with electricity. Use static power to move objects and go “fishing” with a balloon. Explore open and closed circuits, investigate a variety of switches, and make your own flashlight.


Friday, December 27, 2019

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

Pre-K – Nature Investigators: Make discoveries about materials found in nature, from rocks and garden soil to sand and clay, and make your own clay creation!

K–5th – Edible Science: Experiment with science you can eat! Discover what makes dough rise, test foods to see if they are acids or bases, and develop your very own recipe.


Monday, December 30, 2019

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

Pre-K – Hot & Cold: Discover how different materials respond to temperature change. What will happen as we expose objects to new temperatures?

K–5th – Action Science: Rolling! Foods, marbles, bottles, and balls. Which will roll? Which will fall? Play with the physics of rolling a variety of objects. How does shape, size, and weight affect rolling?


Thursday, January 2, 2020

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

Pre-K – Art in Motion: Let’s create art with our hands and feet, through dancing, tinkering, and jumping. We’ll test a variety of materials and movements and make art to take home.

K–5th – Our Amazing Bodies: Celebrate our bodies, from fingerprints to bones! What makes a bone strong? Why do our fingers have ridges? Answer these questions and more as you conduct experiments to discover your amazing body.


Friday, January 3, 2020

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

Pre-K – Playful Light: What is light and what can it do? How bright is it? What can it shine through? Let’s experiment with light and shadows, too!

K–5th – Matter Matters: Investigate the properties of solids, liquids, and gases as you experiment with “pouring” blocks, building a tower of water, and catching pockets of air.


Monday, January 6, 2019

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

Pre-K – Cool Chemists: Watch and explore as chemical changes happen before your eyes. Will it disappear or will it rise? Let’s experiment with potions, then analyze.

K–1st – Under the Microscope: What do your skin cells look like magnified? Discover the intricacies of a grain of sand, the patterns on snail shells, and more as you take a close up look at the world around you.

2nd–3rd – Powders & Crystals: Discover the wonders of chemistry as you watch powders change colors, see how fireworks get their colors, identify mystery mixtures, and more.

4th–6th – Animal Energy: Herbivores, carnivores, omnivores and more. Where do all these animals get their energy? How is it stored? Let us gather some energy and see it transform as we experiment, examine, observe, and explore.

Registration Info

  • Drop Off: 
    • Half-Day:
      • Anytime between 8:45–9am
    • Full-Day
      • Anytime between 8:45–9am.
  • 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:
    • Half-Day:
      • Noon
    • Full-Day
      • 4pm
  • After care: (Extra option) for K-5th, 4:00-5:30 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.

Winter Camp Fees

Half-Day:

  • $35 for Explora members
  • $45 for non-members

Full Day:

  • $75 for Explora members
  • $90 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.

We’ve had an update! Returning registrants may be asked to reset their password to register for camps. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • 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.
Cancellation Policy
  • If a cancellation is received more than 5 business days before the camp, a refund will be issued for the amount minus a 15% administrative fee.
  • Cancellations received 5 business days or fewer before the camp will not be refunded.
  • Full fees will be refunded if Explora cancels a program
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