X-Plore Summer Camp

X-PLORE Summer Camp 2022!

Details and registration information will be available soon.

X-PLORE Summer Camp 2021 was a Huge Success: Thank You! 

Thank You to all the Campers, Counselors, Guest Speakers, and Academy High! We are grateful to the incredible guest speakers from the University of Illinois, local businesses, and K-12 teachers. The hands-on activities kept us engaged, entertained, and excited to learn. We are looking forward to next summer!

At X-PLORE summer camp we explored a new interest each day of the week, that kept our mind and body active! Topics included science and the environment, music and performing arts, a variety of sports, and more! There were engaging guest speakers, energetic counselors, hands-on activities, and outdoor time! The camp was held at Academy High, conveniently located near Champaign, Urbana, and Savoy.

Parent Testimonial:
“X-Time was such a wonderful experience for my sons. They loved the first session so much, they went back for the second session! The camp counselors made it a fun week for all the campers—encouraging learning, playing and messes! We can’t wait to go back next year.” -Angie

Photos from X-PLORE Summer Camp!

Campers explored liquid nitrogen and dry ice with Dr. Paul Braun, Professor of Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Illinois, and enjoyed playing and learning the fundamentals of basketball with Trent Meacham, former Illinois basketball player and international professional player.

Campers enjoyed playing soccer with Illinois Futbol Club (“IFC”) coaches and creating music on homemade drums with Urbana school music teacher Ms. Maurizi. 

Campers dissected owl pellets with University of Illinois Vet  Med students, enjoyed Shakspeare performances with Mrs. Chesser, and kept moving with P.E. teacher Mr. Woodcock. 

Campers built life-sized puppets with Danny Yoerges, puppetry expert at the University of Illinois; played basketball with sports enthusiast Mr. Libman; and created sculptures with Kinetic Sand.

Campers created bouncing polymers with the University of Illinois Women’s Chemistry Committee, and fostered their culinary design skills by decorating cookies.

Campers created graffiti name art with international visual arts teacher Ms. Katrina, and experimented with Academy High science teacher Mrs. Capell. The campers loved watching the chemical reaction of the “elephant toothpaste”!