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.
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.