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Explorer Camps

Explorer Camps are drop-off programs for kids in Kindergarten – 4th grade 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 after-school camps on Tuesdays and Thursdays available for registration.

Click here to learn more about our After-School 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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