Focus Programs

Creativity and Curiosity: Universal Keys to Engaged Learning

Partnership with Agastya Foundation explores how EXPLO curriculum can support economically disadvantaged students in rural India

by Communications Staff

Demystifying College Admission

We live in an era where students are consumed by checklists: taking the SATs, navigating GPAs, and designing a schedule to fit all of their extracurriculars in any given Wednesday.

By Communications Staff

How to Help Your Kids Make Friends

How can parents ensure their kids make friends that will help them flourish and grow? Choose the right environment.

by Melissa Patricio

Tips on Using the EXPLO Summer Sites

During the summer, our EXPLO Summer Sites explode with photos, interviews, videos, and other stories from our campuses. Take a look at what is happening today: EXPLO at Yale Summer Site EXPLO at Wellesley Summer Site EXPLO at Wheaton Summer Site For additional tips on how to navigate the blog,...

Host of NPR's "Only A Game", Bill Littlefield, to Join EXPLO's Growing Network

Bill Littlefield, whose voice alone is nationally recognized as host on NPR’s Only A Game, will join EXPLO on the Yale campus as a visiting professor-of-practice during summer 2018.

Exploration or Focus: How to Choose Your EXPLO Program

Choice: it’s the cornerstone of all exploration. Choice is also the cornerstone of the best summer camps around. At EXPLO, we believe "choice" means both providing a wide array of options to choose from and granting young people the agency to make choices for themselves.

Making Summer Meaningful: EXPLO and Beyond

For more than 40 years, EXPLO has created remarkable teaching and learning experiences that inspire curiosity and encourage young people to embark on a lifelong journey of turning over stones, taking healthy risks, and pursuing that which they only ever imagined.


Playful Learning at EXPLO

What if we gave ourselves permission for a radical shift in the way we thought about learning? What if we flipped the binary of a “teacher/student” relationship on its head, and instead accepted that we are all learners engaged in the playful pursuit of discovery?

Who is Taking Care of Your Child? Safety and Supervision at Residential Summer Programs

  When it comes to choosing a summer program for your child, there are a number of boxes most families are looking to check off. Will it be fun? Will my child learn something new? Will they be happy and make friends?

Traveling Towards Happiness with Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

World’s leading researcher on positive psychology and pioneer of flow Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi , Ph.D., joins ranks of EXPLO Advisors.

At EXPLO, Students Learn to Live with Daring and Courage

We could continue to tell you all of the amazing things we love about EXPLO, but our students and alumni really tell our story best. 


How We Teach English at EXPLO

Something that surprises many families when they arrive at EXPLO is how many languages they hear. Français, Español, Deutsche, Português do Brasil, 普通話 … our students come from 40 states and 70 countries worldwide, and they bring their language and culture with them.

A Life of Daring and Courage Starts at EXPLO

“At home, I really am the epitome of a shy kid. But here, I have a completely outgoing alter-ego,” says Henry, a high school senior from Maryland. “One of my true passions is dancing. At my school, we have a weekly community meeting that has a talent portion to it. Plenty of people sign up, but...