Pyoca Explore Camp

Explore Camp is the perfect program for first-time campers who are looking to spend their first few nights away from home! It's a big step for children to spend time away from loved ones for the first time, so we highly encourage parents and guardians to start camp with Explore. This half-week program is a great way for kids to dip their toes in the water and try out camp for three nights. Many of our older elementary school campers who attend Explore absolutely thrive in Discover Camp (4 - 6) because they have had time to experience camp and learn that it is a safe space!

In Explore, campers will engage in all of the traditional camp activities such as swimming, hiking, campfire, Bible study, crafts, and more. Explore camp provides children the opportunity to explore their independence and learn how to connect with other kids their age in a caring, Christian community.

Grades: Rising 2 - 4

Dates Tier 1 - Subsidized Tier 2 - Partially Subsidized Tier 3 - Actual Cost
June 27 - 30
$265
$315
$365
July 6 - 9
$265
$315
$365

Campers receive the same Pyoca experience regardless of payment tier. Tiered pricing is simply a way for families to more fully support the cost of summer camp. Learn more about how to register for this program.



Volunteer Director:

We have a long tradition at Pyoca of welcoming volunteer leadership in our summer camp programming. We are delighted to introduce Jody (Platt) Smith as our volunteer director for Week Two Explore Camp. Get to know Jody below.

Jody (Platt) Smith first started coming to Pyoca as a tag-along during Orchard Park’s Camp Friendly in the 80s! She was a volunteer counselor for multiple weeks each summer as a high school and college student, and was on staff at Pyoca one summer during college. Jody has a master’s degree in elementary education and teaches preschool. She owns a music studio in Union, KY, where she lives with her husband and two young daughters.