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Xplore Theme Descriptions

There's always something new at Xplore! Each week campers experience new activities, games, and devotions.

Questions? Contact Erin Ames, Family Program Director, at   or 919-554-8109. 

2017 THEMES

  • Carving Memories - In all things, give thanks! This week campers will be creating thankful trees, participating in a fun game of turkey tag, making scarecrows, and enjoying a Thanksgiving Feast! 
  • Feeling Frosty - All things cold! This week campers will be making snow slime, Popsicle stick penguins, polar bear cookies, stained glass mittens, and snow globes.  Brrrr!!
  • 'Tis the Season - 'Tis the Season to be Jolly! Campers will enjoy the week making Popsicle stick ornaments, preparing healthy holiday treats, and playing Christmas minute-to-win-it games!    
  • Xplorer's in Space - Space is the place! Campers will be participating in an Alien hunt, making moon rocks, space slime, and creating their own space ships. 
  • Xplore's Expedition - Make a passport and travel the world! Learn about other countries by preparing their local foods, as well as making crafts and playing games that are popular in those countries.   

2018 THEMES

  • Game Show Mania- LET’S… MAKE… A… DEAL!… That deal is to have a BLAST in camp while playing new and classic games shows.  From Family Feud to Wheel of Fortune to Jeopardy, even Double Dare your kids will have fun this week!
  • Lab Rats- Unlock your child’s inner mad scientist with crazy concoctions and fun science experiments. This is your chance to work with other budding scientists and put your brain to the test.  We’ll be making play-dough, erupting volcanos among other things! Evil laugh required for admission.
  • Edible Art-Create your own masterpieces of art and then enjoy eating them!  Campers will spend time making edible arrangements of seasonal fruits, enjoy fun ways to eat veggies as well as whip up delicious sweet treats. 
  • Holiday Mash-Up- The celebration never ends at Xplore!  From Valentine’s Day to Halloween to Thanksgiving, the Holiday jubilation is a non-stop festival of fun!
  • It’s “Pinteresting”- Get your creative juices flowing by using Pintrest to explore multiple art mediums such as painting, drawing, sewing, sculpting and much, much more. Let’s start pinning!! 
  • VBS:  Shipwrecked-Venture onto a deserted island where kids survive and thrive.  Anchor kids in the truth that Jesus carries them through life’s storms.  Each day
  • campers will learn this through various bible stories, crafts, games and other activities. 
  • Stars and Stripes-Come and celebrate the birth of our country this week with fun interactive games, red, white and blue snacks and other various activities that make America great! 
  • Journey off the Map-Campers will set out on a journey to unchartered territory from jungles to deserts to oceans where they will encounter different plants, animals and even volcanos which are popular in those areas.
  • Sports of all Sorts-Kickball, dodgeball, volleyball, maybe even some croquet! We'll play sports, talk about sports, even design our own NEW sport! Get creative by designing your own team jerseys, come up with a team logo and mascot! Then let the games begin! 
  • Animal Kingdom-Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!  Campers will enjoy the great outdoors while learning about the different creatures through games, crafts, nature walks and special guests.  Come join us for a wild time!! 
  • Movers, Shakers, Gizmo Makers- Brainstorm, plan, create and build this week by using various supplies and materials to invent your own wacky gizmos and gadgets.  
  • Heroes vs. Villains- Are you a Super Hero or a Super Villain? This week our campers will learn the ins and outs of being a superhero or villain through a collection of themed games, activities and crafts each day.   Costumes are encouraged on Friday! 
  • Movie Mayhem-Lights, Camera, Action!  What’s your favorite movie?  Minnions?  Incredibles? Inside Out?  Each day we will focus on a different kids movie then come up with various games, crafts and activities all centered around that one movie. 
  • Attitude of Gratitude- Give thanks with a grateful heart! This week campers will be creating a journal of thanks, making turkey leaf luminaries, mini pumpkin pie pops, play Thanksgiving minute-to-win-it games and go on a turkey hunt. 
  • Believe in the Magic-The Magic of Christmas is not in the presents but in HIS presence.  This week campers will be making snowman tea light ornaments, chocolate marshmallow reindeer and participating in fun holiday party games. 
  • Spring Flings and Easter Things- EGGS-cited for Easter? This week campers will be making tie-dye Easter eggs, bunny s’mores and peeps play dough. Come and join us for an EGGS-tra special week of camp!    
  • Honey I Shrunk the Campers!  Everything is SUPER-SIZED at Xplore this week!!   Campers will be making life-sized crafts as well as playing giant twister, jenga and connect four “just to name a few”.
  • Dream Team-Need a little rest and relaxation?  This week campers will enjoy making dream catchers, designing pillowcases, building blanket forts, creating their own board games and making s’more popcorn balls.
  • Survivor-Do you have what it takes to Out Play, Out Think and Out Last your opponents? Campers will be divided into teams, and compete against other contestants in feats of athleticism, creativity and smarts! Come out and build team spirit and camaraderie with the other campers in this super fun week of camp!
  • Let the Games Begin-This week is all about sports!  Campers will be playing a different sport each day as well as making sports themed crafts.  They will also be encouraged to wear their favorite team jerseys! 
  • Time Travelers- Step back in time with fun games, crafts and trends from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s.   Each day campers will be focusing on the different decades and are welcome to dress the part.