Activities + Events

Keeping Health + Safety at the Center

As we plan for Summer 2021 with COVID-19 safety front-of-mind, some of our traditional programming may be subject to change. We will continue to follow guidance from the CDC, public health officials, and our COVID-19 planning team, and will provide regular updates to families in the lead-up to arrival day. For the most up-to-date information on our COVID-19 planning, please visit our FAQ page.


Clubs, Leagues + Activities

For students, by students. That’s the best way to describe CLA period at EXPLO.

Have an interest or an idea you’d like to pursue? Find some friends, draft a proposal, and the Programming Office will help you make it happen.

Or, choose from a variety of options available to you every afternoon. (Hint: you don’t have to do the same thing every day.) There is always an opportunity to try something new or lean into what you already love with a new group of friends who share your talents and interests.

Abundant Choice. Consistent Fun.

There is so much to choose from every day at EXPLO New York. In the early afternoon, pursue your passions in a club, league, or activity of your choice… or start your own! In the evening, pick from a rotating selection of Evening Events to try something new and wind down from a busy day.

Some clubs, leagues + activities we have previously offered include:


Mindfulness and Meditation
Pride Club
Jam Band
EXPLO Update
Musical Theater
Language Exchange
A/V Club
Strategy Games
Art Club


Wall Ball
Gaga Ball
Ultimate Frisbee


Capture the Flag
Free Swim
Nature Walk
Discussion: Climate Change
A Cappella
Debate: Social Media in Politics
Making Art for Social Change

Events to Get Excited About

Before winding down for the day, join your friends for an event that’s sure to get you going! Grab a spot on the Lawn for movie night, catch an outdoor magic show, laugh out loud to the stylings of an improv comedy troupe, or take to the stage yourself to showcase your talents.

Evening Events are a highlight for many students, and are another opportunity to connect with friends and learn what you have in common. Events EXPLO has hosted in past summers include:

  • Carnival Night
  • EXPLO’s Got Talent
  • Halloween FourScare (Square) Tournament
  • Touring A Capella Group: Backtrack
  • EXPLOStock Music Festival
  • Themed Dances
  • Game Show Night
  • Casino Night