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Explorers (Rising 6th-7th)

COVID-19 Information for Summer 2022

The COVID policies and protocols of the NGFS Summer Camp will be consistent with the policies and protocols as defined in the Summer Camp 2022 COVID Handbook; read the handbook here. All participants and families must understand and agree to adhere to these guidelines. Please be aware, these are one-week sessions; it is imperative that all participants follow the protocols and policies so that we are able to ensure the safety of everyone participating in our camp programs this summer.


Summer Explorers

  • Summer Explorers camp is held on the Guilford Campus at 1128 New Garden Road.

Summer Explorers is a level of summer camp that allows rising 6th and 7th graders to explore new activities and themes in an age-appropriate group. Themes for this program were created using a blend of ideas from both our Navigators and Middle School Electives’ sessions, giving the participants a bridge between the two camps. In addition to activities on campus, we offer several field trip opportunities within walking distance of campus. The smaller group size in this program provides the opportunity to do more in-depth and developmentally appropriate activities and projects.

2022 Summer Explorers Sessions

What can’t you do with duct tape? Really?! Come find out as we explore the wondrous world of duct tape and other adhesive marvels. Participants will make duct tape wallets and other accessories as they develop their construction skills, which will be used to complete daily challenges that will be judged by a panel of tape experts. Bags, hats, ties, flower pens, and piggy banks are just a few of the projects we will create. Teams will work together to compete in a camp favorite, Project Duct Tape. Participants showcase their creations on Friday for everyone to enjoy!

*This is a 4-day week, as we are closed Monday to honor the national holiday of Juneteenth

Calling all outdoor enthusiasts! This camp gives participants the chance to immerse themselves in the great outdoors as we will enjoy state and local parks, learn how to set up tents, use a GPS and compass, and safely build a campfire where we will learn to cook over an open flame. We will explore Bur-Mil Park, Lake Brandt, and so many other beautiful outdoor spaces our Gate City has to offer, so sunscreen, bug spray, and water bottles are a must!

Ever wonder where your food comes from or how all those items get to the aisles of the grocery store? This week we’ll go farm to table, literally! With visits to the Guilford College Farm, a grocery store, a local bakery and restaurant, we will go behind the scenes to learn all about how our food is raised, grown, shipped, delivered, and prepared. Of course, we’ll don our chef hats for some kitchen creations of our own, including tasty appetizers and delicious desserts.

*This is a 4-day week, as we are closed Monday for the national holiday, 4th of July.

Come along as we explore weird and unusually fun hotspots around the NC Piedmont area where each day we will explore a different quirky location. We’ll go on a ghost tour, compare eastern and western BBQ, and shop at an amazing candy store! We will honor North Carolina food favorites by taste testing local donuts, sodas born in NC, pickles, and try “carolina style” foods. Join us for a week of nearby novelties and oddities!

Come on down and be the next contestant on our newly added Summer Camp theme, Game Shows and Carnivals!!! We will explore the wild world of game shows and carnival games by testing our knowledge with trivia, tackling feats of strength on homemade agility courses, and try our luck at old carnival favorites. Do you know the capital of Alaska, can you jump six fun noodles in a single bound, knock all the cans down, toss the ring over the bottle, and hit the target? Come find out! Spin the wheel for prizes, try to solve the daily double, and So! Much! More!!! We will watch episodes of classic game shows for inspiration as the week will culminate in designing and hosting our original game show ideas. We’ll take “fun” for 500, please!

 This is a hands-on week! We will immerse participants in safely using all kinds of hand tools to create projects ranging from dying artful fabrics to making things out of different materials. Projects include: vinyl decals, t-shirt designs and logos, monogramming, tote bag designs, glass etching, and origami. Campers will also participate in maker challenges and show off their clever and unique ideas.

This week gives campers the opportunity to explore Greensboro and the Triad area and its many interesting places and activities. Two days of the week, participants will get to select where to eat at local restaurants for lunch. We will see an appropriately rated movie and take time to explore some of the beautiful parks that are right here in the Gate City. On Monday, participants will have an opportunity to help plan the schedule, so bring your own ideas of fun things to do with all your Goofing Off friends!