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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. To see a list of all themes and weeks, click here

2019 THEMES

  • 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.      
  • 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!
  • 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.    

2020 THEMES

  • Anything Goes! This week anything goes! Campers should expect the unexpected with a surprise mystery theme each day. Will it be a day of magic?  Searching for hidden treasure?  You never know what you’re going to get…. just come see for yourself! 
  • Are you Game? Ready? Set...Go! How many sports can we fit into a week? Let’s find out as we participate in as many games, matches, and tournaments as we can cram into one week. Come join the fun, your team is counting on you!  
  • 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 paint and color. Camp games will include paint tag, living sculptures, and the ever-so-popular Color Wars! 
  • Astronauts in Training-3…2…1…BLASTOFF! Campers will become astronauts for the week by learning how to make astronaut ice cream, creating moon rocks, participating in fun space- themed games as well as making our very own stomp rockets. This week is sure to be out of this world! 
  • Baskets, Bunnies & Blessings-Happy Easter, for peeps sake! Join us for a week filled with Easter-themed games, crafts and activities.  Campers will get to spend the week dyeing Easter eggs, making sweet bunny treats and participating in a “one-of-a-kind” Xplore Easter egg hunt. “Hop” in for a fun week of Easter cheer! 
  • Blockbuster Bash- Bolt, Turbo, Rio, OH MY! Each day we will focus on a popular animated movie.  We’ll make flip books, comic strips and other movie related crafts all surrounding the movie of the day.   
  • 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. 
  • Creative Mess- Campers will work on a variety of art projects throughout the week. Leave the mess here at camp while we explore different types of art such as painting, drawing and watercolors.  The possibilities are endless!  
  • Count your Blessings –Let’s all give thanks with a grateful heart! This week campers will learn all about Thanksgiving and what it means to each of us by making thankful jars, playing gratitude games along with putting together blessing bags for the homeless.  Always be thankful and count your blessings!  
  • Countdown to 2021-Come celebrate the New Year with us! Campers will spend the week counting down the days to 2020.  Campers will be making party hats, time capsules, edible party horns, confetti poppers and much, much more! Let the countdown begin!
  • Fun-Filled Fourth- Celebrate America during this red, white and blue packed week. Campers will have the opportunity to participate in patriotic-themed games, crafts and activities throughout the week.
  • Holiday Hoopla-Come celebrate the magic of Christmas! This week campers will be making clay pots jingle bells, Christmas tree fingerprint art, snow globes, baking Christmas cookies and playing wacky Reindeer games. Merry Christmas!!   
  • Imagination Factory- Get your thinking caps on because curiosity, experimentation and imagination run this week! With sparks of creativity, campers will be inventing new games and designing the unthinkable with the environment around them. Are you ready to put your creativity to the test?
  • Made from Scratch- Move beyond the basics and stretch your baking skills to include things like biscuits, muffins, cupcakes and fruit tarts. Campers will learn about measurements, following recipes and basic techniques like folding, whisking and rolling.  We hope you can join us for a week full of baking fun! 
  • Nature Unleashed- This week campers will learn about different forces of nature. We will be making a snowstorm in a jar, an erupting volcano, a tornado in a bottle and even making our very own weather veins and wind socks.  Join us for a wild week of weird weather!   
  • Random Acts of Kindness- Let’s all spread some kindness around the world by participating in random and unexpected good deeds. This week campers will be making cards for the nursing home, painting kindness rocks to place along the green way trail as well as participating in Hope’s brown bag ministry.   Kindness can change the world!    
  • Secret Life of Pets- Calling all animal lovers! Get up close and hands on with all different sorts of animals! In between animal time, we will play animal-themed games, create animal art and explore cool, colorful critters from all around the world.
  • Soak up the Sun-Be sure not to fizzle when 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!   
  • Spirit Week- This will be a wild, wonderful, wacky week at Xplore. Each day we will be focusing on a different theme such as Mystery Monday, Team Spirit Tuesday, Wacky Wednesday, Throwback Thursday and a Field Day Friday. Show your team spirit and don’t miss out on the fun! 
  • 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!
  • VBS: Rocky Railway- All aboard for mountains of fun at our Rocky Railway! On this faith-filled adventure, kids will discover that trusting Jesus pulls them through life’s ups and downs. 
  • Where in the World?- Come and “Xplore” the world with us as we partake in an epic adventure traveling around the world. This week we will feature a variety of cultures from across the globe through art, cooking, singing, games and other hands-on experiences.