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Friday , November , 24 , 2017
Charlotte Explorer Week

Charlotte Explorer Week combines the best of summer camp—creative, spontaneous play and hands-on activities—with the sights and sounds of the city. Campers are on the move, exploring historic and cultural sites, natural spaces, buildings and waterways.

Have you ever wanted to be an adventurer and explore really cool places in the city?

What You Will Do

  • Each day we will meet at our camp base in Plaza Midwood.

  • We will then set out in our groups to explore the city.

  • Our groups will visit a variety of locations such as Discovery Place, Bank of America Stadium, and the UNCC Botanical Gardens.

  • We are also going to spend Monday, August 21 on a trip to South Carolina to see "The Great American Solar Eclipse".

  • Through hands on activities and adventures campers will spend their last week before school seeing a new side to the city.

Spend A Week Exploring The Queen City

Charlotte is one of the fastest growing cities in the country. People are coming from all over North Carolina, the country and the world which is rapidly changing the makeup of the city. We will spend a week exploring unique, fun and interesting Charlotte cultural locations. History, sports, museums, business, arts… Charlotte’s got a lot.

Program Goals

Our overarching goal is to help kids be in the world. We do this everyday through engaging hands on activities, exciting explorations and by providing opportunities for children to be autonomous, develop mastery, and develop meaningful social relationships with adults and their peers.

Each camper will discover a new place, expand their knowledge on a passion, and they will gain the confidence to navigate Charlotte.

What To Bring

  • Clothes you don’t mind getting dirty or wet

  • Backpack

  • Water Bottle

  • Hat and Sunscreen

  • Light Rain Jacket (We go rain or shine).

  • Pack a lunch

  • Closed toed shoes

Learn More About Other Project Challenge Modules

Theater Camp:
 The world is your stage! Play drama games, learn improv activities, and create a mini-production by the end of the week. 

Science Lab: Can you build the tallest tower or the most unsinkable boat? Science Lab is all about using basic science concepts to build a project to achieve the task at hand. 

Leadership InitiativesWhat's the best way to build leadership skills? Practice! We spend this week playing group games and doing leadership initiatives. The activities vary to test different skills and there are enough so that every camper gets a chance to perform each type of role. 

Change the World CampGroups of 12-14 students go through a Design Thinking Process to create their own community service project. Then each groups gets a $400 budget and executes their project by the end of the week!

Experts and Their PassionsIt can be captivating to watch an expert share a skill that he or she has honed over years or decades. We bring in one such expert each day and ask them to share their passion with us at camp. 

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