Explore & Explore Jr. Summer Camps

Jana Marie Foundation’s Explore & Explore Jr. Summer Camps provide rising 4th – 12th-grade students a fun, interactive journey that enhances connection with self and others through creative techniques, games, and service.

Explore & Explore Jr. Summer Camps

Spring Creek Elementary School, 8:30 am-2:00 pm

Explore (Grades 6-12): June 20, 21, 22; July 11, 12, 13; July 25, 26, 27; August 8, 9, 10 [FULL]

Explore Jr. (Grades 4 & 5): June 27, 28, 29; July 18, 19, 20; August 1, 2, 3 [FULL]

Open to rising 4th-12th-grade students

About Explore & Explore Jr. Summer Camp

Camps will meet from 8:30 am – 2 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week of camp. We will be utilizing the outdoor space as much as possible, so please have participants dress for the weather. Students may attend for as many weeks as they choose. This camp is offered at no cost to participants.

Explore! Summer Camp and Explore Jr! Summer Camp use interactive and hands-on activities that explore ourselves and how we connect with others. During our time spent together, students will learn tools to increase self-awareness and help them become their best selves, as well as have fun and connect with others.

Camp days are packed with fun, hands-on games and activities…

  • Using art, music, writing, and other creative techniques to spark conversations
  • Playing games and sharing fun to strengthen connections
  • Devoting time for journaling, discussion, and reflection

Each week explores a different theme.  2023 will feature new activities, games, and ways to connect!

Explore Camp: 

Grow (Week 1)
This camp explores how we have grown and continue to grow as people. We’ll explore questions like, “Who and what are my roots, and what do they give to me?” and, “What are my strengths, and how do I nourish myself for growth?” 

  • June 20, 21, 22: Explore (rising 6th – 12th-grade students)
  • June 27, 28, 29: Explore Jr. (rising 4th & 5th-grade students)

Journey (Week 2)
During this camp, we will consider, “What do I love and what am I good at? What would I love to learn how to do, and what are my goals around what I want to do? Where have I been, and where do I want to go?” Through writing, mapping, and art, we will explore how to turn our dreams into reality. 

  • July 11, 12, 13: Explore (rising 6th – 12th-grade students)
  • July 18, 19, 20: Explore Jr. (rising 4th & 5th-grade students)

Express (Week 3)
This camp explores different ways we communicate with others. “What is my preferred way of communicating? How can I tell when or if I have truly connected with someone? How can I be a good listener?” We will have fun with improv and create tactile artworks to explore all the ways we express ourselves and communicate with others.

  • July 25, 26, 27: Explore (rising 6th – 12th-grade students)
  • August 1, 2, 3: Explore Jr. (rising 4th & 5th-grade students)

Play (Week 4, Explore Only)
This camp celebrates the importance of play and having fun at all ages as it relates to our well-being. “What brings enjoyment into my life? How do I ensure I’m making time for fun?” Come join us as we add a splash of color and play the days away!

  • August 8, 9, 10: Explore (rising 6th – 12th-grade students)

Explore Registration Form
for rising 6th – 12th Grade Students

Camps are currently full. Please email info@janamariefoundation.org to add your child to our waitlist.

Explore Jr. Registration Form
for rising 4th and 5th Grade Students

Camps are currently full. Please email info@janamariefoundation.org to add your child to our waitlist.