Junior Explorers
(Age 3–Grade 1)

Junior Explorers (Age 3–Grade 1)

  1 week session       9:00am–12:00pm, 9:00am–3:00pm       $315-445

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The Junior Explorers Program caters to our youngest campers on the DC Campus. The dynamic environment in the Junior Explorers Program is intentionally designed to promote rich learning experiences that encourage children to be creative, curious, and independent. Through fun and interactive lessons, special events, and inspiring activities, the Junior Explorers create and explore in an enriching environment that fosters play and positive social interaction.  The Junior Explorers participate in diverse activities that focus on development, movement, coordination, and discovery.  All campers who participate in the Junior Explorers Program will be placed in home base groups according to age. Activities will be adjusted to match the ages and skills of each group.  We try our best to accommodate all group requests, but out of interest in preserving age appropriate groups and staff-to-camper ratios, your request may not be fulfilled.

*All Campers must be fully potty trained to attend camp – pull-ups are not permitted.

Dates, Hours, and Fees

2018 Dates
Week 1 June 25 – 29 – Camp Spirit
Week 2 July 2 – 6 (4-day week, No camp July 4) – Party in the USA
Week 3 July 9 – 13 – Blast into Space
Week 4 July 16 – 20 – Greatest Show on Earth
Week 5 July 23 – 27 – Down on the Farm
Week 6 July 30 – August 3 – Under the Sea
Full Day 9:00am – 3:00pm
AM Only 9:00am – 12:00pm
Extended Day Visit our Extended Day page for information about before and after care.
Full Day $445 ($360 for 4-day week of July 2-6)
AM Only $315 ($260 for 4-day week of July 2-6)

Sample Full Day Schedule

Time Activity
8:45am – 9:00am Drop-Off & Arrival
9:00am – 9:15am Home Base (Collection on Tuesdays and Fridays)
9:30am – 10:15am Special 1
10:15am – 10:30am Snack
10:30am – 11:15am Special 2
11:15am – 11:45am Special 3
11:45am – 12:15pm Lunch
12:15pm – 1:15pm Special 4
1:15pm – 2:15pm Special 5
2:15pm – 2:45pm Classroom Time and Pack Up
2:45pm – 3:15pm Dismissal from 37th Street
Specials for the Junior Explorers Program
Art Music Mania Moon Bounce/Playground
Cooking Waterplay (no prior swimming required) Dragon Science
Discovery Room Arts and Crafts Drama