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Exploration Summer Programs

Featuring more courses, activities, and trips than any other summer camp or program, Explo is a unique, safe, and supportive summer learning environment. Our students make friends from around the world, discover new interests and abilities, and have fun at every turn.

Why Choose Explo?
For more than 30 years, Explo has brought together bright, curious, and interesting young people from around the globe. Explo provides a range of two- and three-week summer options for students ages 9 to 17. Choose from Explo 360, Explo Focus, and Explo English, or mix and match among all the offerings, and prepare to have a truly amazing summer experience.

The international leader in summer enrichment - and heralded as more diverse than any summer program of its kind - Explo invites students to engage in intellectual inquiry, critical thinking, and spirited adventure as they build independence, fall in love with learning, and make friends from around the world.

Try New Things, Discover New Passions (and a New Way of Living)
At Explo, we believe that every young person is capable of making a significant contribution to the world. Following your passions, developing your talents, and finding new interests are crucial steps in determining what those contributions might be.

Many students try things for the first time at Explo, and we’ve got a great safety net. We make it possible to stretch yourself in ways you have never considered, and to feel comfortable and supported in doing so. If you get into the habit of acting on your curiosity, trying new things will itself become a habit - one that makes life a lot more interesting, meaningful, and fun.

Our Programs
Experience the three-week Explo 360, our two-week Explo Focus, or our three-week language immersion program, Explo English.

Explo 360
Offered on the campuses of Yale University, Wellesley College, and St. Mark’s School, our three-week programs feature the broadest range of course and activity options of any summer program. Explo 360 encourages students to pursue current interests in novel ways and to try many other things that are completely new. This is your chance to leave school year studying behind and engage your body and mind in the ways that you choose.

Explo Focus
These two-week experiences give you the chance to dive in, dig deeper, and explore one special interest during your entire time at Explo. Programs include Explo Foreign Affairs, Explo Chef, Explo Ortho, Explo ER, and Explo Vet.

Explo English
Our newest offering, Explo English, will take place on the campuses of St. Mark’s School (10-12 year-olds) and Wellesley College (13-15 year-olds). Explo English is a three-week program for students who have formally studied English but are still at the early stages of developing conversational skills. Different than most other English language programs, Explo English students work on speaking through hands-on projects and activities.

Quick Facts

  • Founded in 1976
  • Exceptional faculty-to-student ratio
  • 40+ states represented
  • 50+ countries represented
  • 55,000+ alumni
  • Programs on the campuses of Yale University, Wellesley College, and St. Mark’s School

Mission Statement
Exploration Summer Programs creates a dynamic environment of intellectual inquiry, responsible decision making, and spirited adventure. Led by enthusiastic teachers, our students are encouraged to respect the differences that make us individuals and to find the common ground that makes us a community. At its heart, Explo inspires students to challenge themselves, discover the world of people and ideas, and experience the joy of learning.

(From www.explo.org)

Ages: 9-17

Gender: Co-Ed

Type: Overnight/Residential

Physical & Mailing Address:
Exploration Summer Programs, 932 Washington Street,
Norwood, MA USA 02062

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This summer program has 3 comments.

haleyyym said...
on Dec. 29 2011 at 10:28 am
i thought i would hate explo, and i did at first. but, by the time the second week rolled around, i was really starting to enjoy it, and made so many friends from literally all around the world. i even visited one a month ago in italy! although not the most impressive on a college app, the experiences and all of the friends i made are worth it. i just thought it would be taught by professors, not college students themselves, and there are so many rules. but it was honestly a very rewarding experience, and i'm sure a great peek at what college life is (minus the strict scheduling).

sally68 said...
on Oct. 12 2011 at 4:23 pm
This program was the best thing I ever did. I met amazing people from all over the world. There is a great amount of time for socializing and academics. I would suggest this to anybody who wants a life changing experience in a positve way!  

m.sheridan12 said...
on Mar. 3 2011 at 5:44 pm
I had my first experience at Explo this last summer of 2010. It was a marvel adventure since I had never done a sleepaway camp before. It was exciting learning about really interesting topics like forensic science and off road vehicle design. I loved how so many people got along with their peers and i made a lot of new friends. Some of these friends came from alround the world. I plan to attend next year's Explo camp and can expect an even better experience. Explo is a great place for youths to make friends and explore outside topics of study that dont occur in their every day lives.

Reviews of the Exploration Summer Programs

By Unknown Unknown, Unknown

   ExplorationFor two 3-week sessions every summer, the Exploration Program rules over Wellesley's beautiful campus, filling it with 800 high sch...
By Unknown Unknown, Unknown

   All teenagers like to have fun during the summer. Exploration, held at Wellesley College, is a great way to do so. It gives students a product...
By Marc P. Wyckoff, NJ

     It all started when I saw a bright orange envelope mixed in with my mail. It definitely grabbed my attention and I ripped it open...
By digum95 BRONZE Wilton, Connecticut

Explo, as it is called by anyone involved withe thee program is a place for students to learn by having fun. Each student takes 2 awesome courses over thee 3 we...
digum95 BRONZE, Wilton, Connecticut
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