Explorer Camps

Explorer Camps are drop-off programs designed to provide learning opportunities beyond the classroom. Explorer Camps encourage hands-on learning, problem solving, and social/emotional development through the exploration of various themes.

We currently have registration open for summer camps. Check back in August for information about our After-School Explorer Camps for the 2023/2024 school year.

Click the link below to learn more or click the calendar to register!

Click here to learn more about BFK Summer Explorer Camps!

Explorer Camp Benefits for Students

The Building for Kids participated in a two-year study in partnership with the Appleton Area School District, the Boys & Girls Club of Appleton, Lawrence University, and the University of Wisconsin to look at the value of after-school programming. The study followed students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade from local schools. The results of the study show that attending museum-enriched afterschool programming significantly impacted various aspects of a student’s success.

Students who attended afterschool programming at the BFK saw…

  • A significant increase in social self-efficacy – They were more confident in their ability to socially connect with peers and enlist the help of adults.
  • Improved academic achievement – According to their report cards, these students saw significant improvement in their math, science, and reading grades. They also reported a greater confidence in their ability to succeed in school.
  • Enhanced problem-solving skills – Through guided and interactive support, these students developed more sophisticated problem-solving strategies.

Explorer Camp Handbook

Our Explorer Camp Handbook is your go-to guide to learning everything you need to know about sending your child to Explorer Camp at the BFK. Click here to view our Explorer Camp Handbook.

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