Mya sits for a brief interview on the academic quad. They describe their role in investigating the simulated crime scene set up for their Concentration and their excitement for researching a cold case. Beyond reopening the cold case, they are also opening up themselves, trying new things, meeting new people, getting out of their comfort zone.
Singing rings through the halls when students join together for karaoke. Hiding out from the rain, they sing their favorite Taylor Swift, Fleetwood Mac, and Queen songs — and cheer each other on.
Activities take over the quad! Students paint pet rocks, draw with chalk on the sidewalk, bowl down pins, and simply hang out on the hill with their friends.
Mason sits for a brief interview on the quad. Discussing his Concentration, new friends, musical talent, his many skills, and the new ones he is learning, Mason gets excited for the new experiences ahead of him this summer and beyond.
Students look to decompress playing tennis down at the gym. Denis the staff member leads them in various drills and oversees doubles matches as both students with years of experience and others who just picked up a racket for the first time build up a sweat playing together.
Beth sits for a brief student interview on the quad. She discusses her aspirations as a doctor, her excitement for returning to school after remote learning, and the interests she shares with her friends.
Derek sits to discuss his time at EXPLO so far this summer. His experiences in his previous Concentrations have laid a foundation for him, and he's feeling confident as he enters his third and final session in Business.
The first day BBQ had students feasting on hotdogs, burgers, coleslaw, potato salad, watermelon, lemonade — all the good stuff. Everyone gathers on the quad to eat with friends, play games, and simply relax after a long day of work in their Concentrations.
Students begin arriving at Colby's campus for Session Three! After checking in, getting their IDs, and taking their luggage to their room, everyone slowly gathers in the commons to meet one another. They get to know each other by playing games like Apples to Apples, bowling, discussing personal art projects around the needlepoint table, and exchanging numbers to stay in contact for the rest of the summer.
Reid walks the hills of Colby Campus as he muses about his time in Surgical Interventions + Biomedical Engineering, and looks forward to his next session at EXPLO. He discusses the bittersweet feeling of saying goodbye to friends, the excitement to meet new ones, and his interests in the medical field.