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Meet Sadie from Pennsylvania

Meet Sadie from Pennsylvania
Sixth grader Sadie is back at EXPLO for her second summer and her first time as an Ambassador. Whether it's in the dorm or at the cafeteria, she encourages new students not to be afraid to make new friends — and she's ready to help them do that!
Meet Sadie from Pennsylvania



Wilderness Survival: Camp Fire[photo]

Wilderness Survival: Camp Fire

Meet Myles from Massachusetts

Meet Myles from Massachusetts
Rising sixth-grader Myles is back at Wheaton for his fourth summer, ready to mentor younger students as an EXPLO Ambassador. He also hopes to connect to others in his living group by playing a classic card game with a team-building twist!
Meet Myles from Massachusetts

Mini Explorers: Butterfly Mural[photo]

Mini Explorers: Butterfly Mural

Performance: Puccini's "Nessun Dorma" [video]


Parachute! [video]





Meet Anya from New Jersey

Meet Anya from New Jersey
Skills, responsibility, accomplishments, friendship — this is just some of what seventh grader Anya says she has gained during her three weeks at EXPLO. Her only wish is that she had four weeks instead!
Meet Anya from New Jersey






Meet Oscar from New York

Meet Oscar from New York
Ever tried cricket? Cross-fit training? After three busy weeks at EXPLO, sixth grader Oscar is confident he took advantage of every opportunity to try something new — and there wasn't a single thing he didn't like!
Meet Oscar from New York




Meet Wafi from Saudi Arabia

Meet Wafi from Saudi Arabia
Rising seventh grader Wafi loves a challenge, whether it's solving a difficult mathematical equation or adapting to life away from his family at EXPLO. He is determined to make the most of his experience here so that he can depart in three weeks proud of all he has accomplished. 
Meet Wafi from Saudi Arabia


Workshop: ESOL from Workshop: ESOL

Workshop: ESOL
Drawing inspiration from their experiences at EXPLO, students paint the letters spelling "EXPLORATION." 
Workshop: ESOL




Meet Sabrie Pearl from Rhode Island

Meet Sabrie Pearl from Rhode Island
From her Team Building course to free time on the quad, rising fifth grader Sabrie Pearl has found a community at EXPLO to grow as a leader and a friend.
Meet Sabrie Pearl from Rhode Island




Meet Ravin from Massachusetts

Meet Ravin from Massachusetts
When it comes to pursuing his strengths and interests, Ravin is really shooting for the stars. This sixth grade math and science enthusiast (and future astrophysicist) has set his sights on a career at NASA.
Meet Ravin from Massachusetts






Meet Owen from Maryland

Meet Owen from Maryland
Owen, a rising sixth grader who loves soccer, knows what it's like to work with others as a team. He shares some of the things he has learned about being a team player, and how he applied his experience to his Soccer Workshop last week. 
Meet Owen from Maryland


Mini Explorers: Archimedes' Screw[photo]

Mini Explorers: Archimedes' Screw


Meet Luisa from Brazil

Meet Luisa from Brazil
Sixth grade student Luisa is challenging herself by living and learning through English, which is not her native language. Although she may make mistakes along the way, she is not afraid to express herself to her EXPLO community. 
Meet Luisa from Brazil







Meet Kaya from New Jersey

Meet Kaya from New Jersey
Although sixth grader Kaya is just starting her third week at EXPLO, she's been stepping out of her comfort zone in activities, courses, and workshops. She's learning to help others — and can't wait to help her brother learn some new skills when she's home.
Meet Kaya from New Jersey

Meet Jordan from New Jersey

Meet Jordan from New Jersey
Jordan has learned that patience and practice are two keys to success — this sixth grader is on his way to earning a black belt in karate! 
Meet Jordan from New Jersey













Meet Lila from Pennsylvania

Meet Lila from Pennsylvania
From the magical creatures in Harry Potter to the unknowns of the universe, Lila surrounds herself with as many perspectives as possible so that she can make a big impact on the world. 
Meet Lila from Pennsylvania



Trip: TreeTop Adventures[photo]

Trip: TreeTop Adventures

Trip: SkyVenture[photo]

Trip: SkyVenture


Meet Ryan from Hong Kong

Meet Ryan from Hong Kong
Sixth grader Ryan has learned a lot from his father, whether it's shooting hoops or speaking business. When his father suggested the EXPLO summer program, Ryan was 100 percent on board— and he's really glad he was!
Meet Ryan from Hong Kong





Trip: Museum of Fine Arts [VIDEO] [video]






Meet William from China

Meet William from China
William has been with EXPLO for four years and enjoys the little things that EXPLO has to offer — like playing board games with his friends, or kayaking in a pool when it's raining outside!
Meet William from China




Meet Allison from Connecticut

Meet Allison from Connecticut
Rising Junior Allison came to the Bioengineering for Girls program this summer to study for her future career path in engineering. She's leaving not only with more knowledge about biology and technology, but also with confidence in her creativity and ingenuity. 
Meet Allison from Connecticut






Workshop: Kayaking [VIDEO][photo]

Workshop: Kayaking [VIDEO]









Meet Colin from Massachusetts

Meet Colin from Massachusetts
Sixth grader Colin would describe himself as more introverted, but he's found his niche at EXPLO. He's back for his second year for more science courses, quiet reading, and activities he's never done anywhere else — like Fencing!
Meet Colin from Massachusetts



Dinnertime Helpers[photo]

Dinnertime Helpers










Meet Aviva from New Jersey

Meet Aviva from New Jersey
Rising sixth grader Aviva knows the power of perseverance: she stopped at nothing to pursue her Broadway dreams, auditioning five times in three years before finally earning the coveted role of Matilda at the famed Shubert Theatre.
Meet Aviva from New Jersey




Meet Noam from New York

Meet Noam from New York
What does Noam love about EXPLO? He gets to choose what he wants to learn! (And there are a lot more options than he's found anywhere else.)
Meet Noam from New York

I get to do more here in a single day than during the school year at home.

-Sachin
Voyager student, discussing the many options for courses, workshops, and activities at EXPLO


Dance Painting [VIDEO] [video]










Meet Amaya from New York

Meet Amaya from New York
Amaya is fascinated by other cultures and traditions, and is enjoying getting to know the traditions, delicacies, and routines of people from around the world. 
Meet Amaya from New York






Meet Katie from Illinois

Meet Katie from Illinois
Seventh grader and creative mind Katie loves to think outside the box, and at EXPLO she gets to use her creativity to make her visions come to life. 
Meet Katie from Illinois










Meet Irain from Nevada

Meet Irain from Nevada
Although sixth grader Irain is cool and comfortable on the baseball diamond, he's reaching out of his comfort zone by trying new sports at EXPLO. 
Meet Irain from Nevada









Meet Julia from New Jersey

Meet Julia from New Jersey
Julia returned to EXPLO for the close-knit community and interesting classes available to her. Even with a year under her belt, she's still able to experience new things — like dissecting a cow’s eyeball!
Meet Julia from New Jersey



















Meet Veronica from Massachusetts

Meet Veronica from Massachusetts
Sixth-grader Veronica loves to make others happy by sharing her contagious smile! She enjoys that everyone at EXPLO has a unique personality, but they are all connected by their kindness. 
Meet Veronica from Massachusetts




Meet David from China

Meet David from China
Rising fifth-grader and self-proclaimed math wizard David already has some major goals laid out for himself — but when he puts his mind to something, he accomplishes it.
Meet David from China



English Immersion Pioneers: Learning English Through Music[photo]

English Immersion Pioneers: Learning English Through Music

















Meet Yajur from India

Meet Yajur from India
Fifth grader Yajur has a unique and heated interest — soldering! He's learned that it's not always easy to undo a mistake, but he understands that it's important to keep working at something until it's complete. 
Meet Yajur from India









Meet Anna from Florida

Meet Anna from Florida
For 5th-grader Anna, a good friend is someone who is kind and accepts you for who you are — and that's exactly the kind of person she strives to be (to people and animals alike!). 
Meet Anna from Florida






Meet Travis from Florida

Meet Travis from Florida
Travis loves anything that keeps him active and alert, and is exploring new activities here at EXPLO that he hasn't had the opportunity to try at home.
Meet Travis from Florida




Meet Onyeka from Massachusetts

Meet Onyeka from Massachusetts
Sixth grader Onyeka completed her fourth triathlon over Arrival Day weekend! This courageous competitor is always ready to hustle — and have fun.
Meet Onyeka from Massachusetts












Street Luge [VIDEO] [video]