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Camp Explore

Camp Explore are half-day summer camps designed to immerse middle schoolers in community explorations and fun hands-on projects with local professional creators. Each Creator Mini-Camp is themed around a creator profession (such as art, manufacturing, health, or business) offering a variety of options for middle schoolers to express their creativity, explore their interests, and grow their skills.


Each day is filled with playful creative warm-up games to prepare campers to exercise their communication, curiosity, and critical thinking before they dive into real-world explorations like interviewing local creators, collaborating with professionals, or taking behind-the-scenes discovery field trips. Inspired by their explorations, campers create daily, original, hands-on projects.


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Camp Explore Middle School

Middle School Transition Program

Camp Explore Middle School is a middle school transition and mentoring program that helps students feel excited, prepared, and less nervous about starting middle school.


The goal of Explore Middle School is to empower middle schoolers to investigate and discover answers to the questions, concerns, and curiosities they have about transitioning to middle school. Students build connections and relationships with their future middle school buildings, teachers, principals, and peers, as well as envision their future education pathway through immersive college and career field trips.


Each day of Explore Middle School includes a variety of creative games and activities centered on their new middle school experience. Students engage in carefully designed opportunities to interview representatives from their new school and connect with near-peers who can provide on-the-ground perspective.


2023 Outcomes

Help your elementary students transition to middle school with What If: Explorers!