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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 919-229-0196. 

2018 THEMES

  • 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. 
  • 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.  
  • 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. 

2019 THEMES

  • TV Mash-Up-Fear Factor?  American Ninja Warrior? Amazing Race? Who knows what the day will bring!   Each day we will focus on a different reality TV show then campers will perform, compete or race against their opponents in a friendly competition. 
  • Going Green-Protect our environment and explore the earth.  Join us for a week of discovering how we can be “greener” inhabitants by collecting and creating recycled artwork, baking healthy organic treats as well as planting and gardening fun!     
  • Artful Antics-Let your imagination run wild and unleash the artist from within you! Show up ready to get messy as we dive into a world of color and paint. Camp games will include paint tag, living sculptures, and the ever-so-popular Color Wars! 
  • Anything Can Happen…Are you ready for the adventure that lies ahead? Each day will be filled with a surprise mystery theme.  Could it be the Wild Wild West?  Pre-Historic Day?  Escape Room? You never know… just come see for yourself!
  • Now We’re Cooking-This week campers will blissfully bake, cheerfully chop, playfully pour and wistfully whip their way through a combination of ingredients that everyone is sure to enjoy.  On Friday, we will have a cooking competition among the campers and crown “Xplore’s Top Chef”!                                                                                          
  • ROAR! Are you ready for an African adventure?  This week, campers will explore God’s goodness and discover a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life.  Our Vacation Bible School week will be one to remember! 
  • Track Out Camp Out-Enjoy the great outdoors as we partake in classic summertime games such as tug-of-war, hopscotch, kickball and other popular backyard games.  We will also be creating nature crafts, making s’mores and participating in a BIG picnic bash on Friday!
  • Soak up the Sun-Be sure not to fizzle while the sun starts to sizzle and cool off at Xplore this summer!  Campers will get to enjoy wacky water games, homemade cool treats and creating unique sand art.    Come ready to cool off and GET WET!   
  • Fast Pass to Disney-Celebrate the magic of Disney!  This week campers will focus on a different Disney movie each day then participate in various crafts, games and activities all centered around that movie.  From a “Frozen” snowball fight to “Aladdin’s” magic carpet ride campers are sure to have a wonderful week of Disney!
  • Explosions of Fun-Join us this week while we celebrate the birth of our country.  Games will include a greased watermelon derby, a pie throwing contest, capture the flag and we’ll even get to enjoy making some fun patriotic snacks!  YUM!
  • Unwrap the Season-It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  This week campers will be celebrating the Christmas holiday by baking Christmas cookies, making unique Christmas ornaments as well as playing holiday minute-to-win-it games.   
  • Mayflower Madness-Turkeys, Pilgrims, Settlers, OH MY!  This week campers will be celebrating Thanksgiving by creating thankful journals, making teepee dirt cups and playing fun Thanksgiving themed games such as turkey tag and turkey trot, just to name a few.      
  • Dare to Dream-This week campers will be making dream catchers, lava lamps and even creating their own board games. Don’t forget to wear your PJ’s on Friday!   
  • Spring is here, let’s all cheer! Ready for an “eggs-ceptional” time celebrating Easter at Xplore?  This week campers will enjoy tie dying Easter eggs, participating in fun peep experiments and the ever so popular traditional Easter egg hunt. 
  • There’s SNOW place like Xplore! All things winter!!  This week campers will be making snow slime, giant snowflakes, melted snowman cookies and playing winter minute-to-win-it-games.  Be sure to bundle up!
  • Crazy Concoctions-If you love science, this is the week for you!  Campers will get to enjoy ooey gooey fun, interactive science experiments, crazy art projects and lots of hands-on activities. Let us perform all those messy experiments you don’t want to clean up at home. 
  • Fall Breeze and Autumn Leaves-Fall days are fun days at Xplore! This will be a fun week full of Autumn themed crafts, games and activities complete with a fall carnival on Friday!  There will be face painting, pumpkin decorating, games, prizes and much, much more!    
  • The Best of the Best-This week we will choose the most popular crafts, games and activities from 2019.  Each day will be filled with a collection of camper and staff favorites. Don’t miss out on the fun!