EXPLO students become celebrities for the evening at our Hollywood-themed Closing Ceremonies extravaganza. Students dress to the nines for a night of photos, awards, music, and friendship — not to mention the announcement of Phoenix victory in the House Cup! After the festivities, students make their way to the South Lawn to dance the night away and revel in the memories of what's been another extraordinary EXPLO summer.
On the last day of the Archery Elective, students participate in an epic tournament. The objective: pop the balloon placed in the center of your target. The prize: a coveted archery pin — presented in Olympic medal ceremony fashion, of course!
Students participate in a full-fledged mock trial on their last day of courses. Witnesses are interrogated and objections are sustained as students work together to present their side of the case of the State of New Hampshire vs. Dawn Loder.
EXPLO students take on Rye Playland Amusement Park— laughing, screaming, and making memories until the sun went down.
The long-awaited student vs. staff kickball game proved suspenseful as ever, with the score going back and forth for the majority of the game. After a hard-fought battle, the staff are ultimately crowned champions this time around.
Students in Fictional Criminal Psychology discuss lie detection and how it relates to interviewing criminals — What does the twitch of an eye or a faint smile reveal? Can reaction be a tell of truthfulness...or deceit?
Students then act as criminal psychologists, developing questions of their own for a simulated interview with the Joker (another staff member) where they analyze his reaction to questioning in order to uncover the truth about a fictitious crime.
Criminal Investigations students double down on three "suspects" (EXPLO staff members) in a fabricated crime, seeking out their stories and alibis as they try to figure out who the culprit could be.
Architecture students are hard at work designing their dream homes! Using tools like cardboard, X-Acto knives, and glue guns, students make miniature cardboard models that bring the vision of their buildings to life.
The final Trivia Night of the summer was a big hit amongst students — some being old hands at Trivia Night, opting to test their knowledge whenever we have Evening Experiences, while some were first-time trivia participants. New and old trivia-goers were equally as successful, with each and every team proving victorious against the team of staff members and thus earning a coveted "Smarter than a Staff Member" pin for their lanyards.