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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

  • Art Explosion - This week will be an explosion of your artistic imagination!  Paint, draw, and create with new and recycled materials to allow your colorful imagination to soar!
  • 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! 
  • Dream Team- Campers will enjoy making dream catchers, designing  pillowcases, building blanket forts, creating their own board games and making s'more popcorn balls.
  • 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!!
  • Hanging with my Peeps - Happy Easter!  This week campers will be making peep fruit kabobs, playing Easter minute-to-win-it games, and participating in a Easter egg scavenger hunt! 
  • Hope's Master Chef Jr. - Campers will be preparing edible masterpieces all week! They will learn and experiment with the basics of cooking, baking, and food science. At the end of the week, there will be a cooking contest with real judges! 
  • I Spy - I Spy fun times at Xplore this week! Campers will going through secret spy training by creating their very own Spy ID cards, making disguises, and going through a secret spy obstacle course. 
  • 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 jersey!  
  • Mad Science - If you like to try new things, get messy and have fun while you are learning, then come join us for some explosive science experiments,  cool art projects, and exciting activities this week!
  • Minecraft - This will be a week full of creating, building, and designing with your imagination. On Friday, we will be watching the “Lego” movie on the BIG Screen! 
  • Scales and Tails - Scales, feathers, and Tails - oh my! Campers will get to enjoy exploring animals with tails, feathers, and scales through their artwork, as well as participate in some fun animal themed games and activities. 
  • Spirit Week - Campers will get the opportunity to dress in fun, silly, and creative ways throughout the week.  We will have crazy hair, silly sock, weird hat, and dress wacky days.  The week will end with a pep rally and field day games and activities. 
  • Survivor - Outwit, Outplay, Outlast! Campers will be creating team banners, making immunity necklaces, and competing in group competitions. 
  • Time Travelers - Bounce 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 learning about different decades and are welcome to dress the part.      
  • '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!    
  • VBS “Maker Fun Factory” - Imagine a world where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they’re lovingly crafted by God.  Campers will learn this through Bible stories, crafts, games, and various activities.    
  • Xplore' Art Studio - Xplore a new art medium each day! Campers will be making sharpie coasters, paper mosaics, scribble art, yarn painting, and tie dye coffee filters.      
  • 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.