EXPLO at Wheaton: Activities - EXPLO

Activities + Events

Daily Activities

At EXPLO, activities take learning out of the classroom and into the playing field, the studios, the theater, the Quad, and more. While courses and workshops give students a chance to have an in-depth experience in a specific subject, activity periods are designed to allow students to explore an even wider variety of interests and have plenty of fun while they’re at it!

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We offer athletic activities (like soccer and tennis) and artistic activities (like painting and pottery), as well as zany, EXPLO originals (like Quest and Squirrel Fishing) that will pique your curiosity. Each day, our newsletter, the Atlas, lists all of our activity offerings, and you’ll have the difficult choice of narrowing down your favorites. Students participate in one or two activity periods per day and choose from a variety of activities each period.

Some Activities we have previously offered include:

Athletics and Games

Massive Capture the Flag
Free Swim
Sport of the Day: Lacrosse

Discussion and Puzzles

Discussion: The Infinite
Slammin’ Sudoku
Get Lost in a Book

Art and Performance

Build a Better Bridge
Edible Cityscapes
Portraiture Potpourri
Stage Combat

Daily Atlas

The Daily Atlas, our campus newspaper, is your map to the day. Every morning at EXPLO, you’ll receive a copy which lists all of the opportunities and activity offerings available that day. Experience a day in the life at EXPLO.

Explore Your Daily Atlas

Out-Of-Class Experiences Every Night.

Our Programming Office — officially known as the “Office of Magic” — curates Main Events every night specific to interests of 4th+5th and 6th+7th graders, whether that’s on or off-campus. Some events have included star-gazing at Wheaton College’s Astronomical Observatory, laser-tagging at the local arcade, stepping out of comfort zones at the Student Talent Show, or relaxing on the quad for a “Drive-In” Movie Night.