Explorers (Entering Grades 1-5)

Faith, Fun, and Friends!

Our Explorer program is designed for our youngest campers, entering grades 1-5. We’re committed to creating a safe and engaging experience for every Explorer, ensuring that each camper is surrounded by new friends and attentive counselors who will guide them through their daily schedule.

They’ll quickly develop their self-confidence as they learn foundational truths of God’s story, and build friendships that often last a lifetime!

Camp Friends are the Best Friends!

Some of the friends your camper will make are our exceptional counselors! These college-age leaders serve as loving role models, showing kindness and compassion as they help even the most timid campers realize they can survive and thrive away from the comforts and routines of home. Campers gain valuable social skills by being immersed in an environment where community is forged.

“My child has been able to grow and learn in a safe, Christian environment where she feels loved and accepted for who she is. The counselors are excellent role models and she looks forward to keeping up with them and her new friends after camp.” – Camper Parent


Explorer Activities

Explorer campers will travel as a cabin to key activity areas where they will be able to participate in all the activities available to their age group.



Trading Post

From Cho-Critters to Blue Bell, the Trading Post will have everything you need. There is plenty of space to sit and chat or play a game of cards with your friends. Hang out and relax while building meaningful relationships.

Wet Bubble

Ever wanted to climb your way to the top of a giant, slippery trampoline? Cho-Yeh's here to help! Surrounded by a shallow mini pool, the Wet Bubble lets you pull yourself to the top and bounce your way back down with a splash!

Lake Evelyn

Sometimes muddy, but never boring, Lake Evelyn is an easy way to beat the summer heat! Packed with bouncy inflatables, rope swings, and multiple blobs, guests will have the opportunity to splash, swing, and fish their way through the lake during designated activity periods and H2Cho Mania!



Sweetgum Area



Built by Pete Nelson's Treehouse Masters, this lofty treehouse offers an incredible aerial view of camp! Campers have the opportunity to climb, slide, and relax among the Texas pines, making this a unique place to meet new friends or enjoy a quick snack.

Gaga Ball

Truly the sport that never ends, your chances of spotting this game being played on camp are always high. It's like dodgeball meets... well... you just have to play it!

Jumping Pillow

Let's be honest - who doesn't love jumping on a giant inflatable pillow? This iconic activity has been a staple at Cho-Yeh for years, and always makes for a great spot to hang out and see who can land the highest double bounce!


The Cho-Dome is the hub for activity for both summer camp and guest groups. Here you can shoot hoops, play carpet ball or foursquare, and you're close to the Trading Post and High Ropes Adventure Park.

Arts and Crafts

Kick your creative side into high gear as you draw, craft, and tie-dye alongside your friends! With plenty of creative stations and activities available, the only limit is your imagination!

Wrist Rockets

Test your aim and put your slingshot skills to the test on our 40 foot range! With a variety of targets and objectives to hit, there's a challenge for any and all skill levels!


This classic activity is as old as camp itself! Step onto our range and learn proper marksmanship from a seasoned instructor, then put your skills to the test!

Additional Activities for Older Explorers

Campers entering 3rd – 5th



Rockwall and Zip

Pull yourself to new heights and conquer your fears on our 45-foot climbing tower, or get a quick adrenaline rush on the Cho-Yeh Zip Line! Certified instructors will be available to show you the ropes and make sure everyone stays safe!


Sharpen your tomahawk throwing skills as you learn to toss an axe and hit your target consistently. Instructors will teach you safety and proper form as you try to sink your axes into a wooden block!

NOTE: Tomahawks are not offered to our youngest campers

Air Riflery

Cho-Yeh's classic air rifle range offers a unique opportunity for younger campers to test their marksmanship skills! This exciting outdoor activity is a fun and safe challenge for any skill level, and offers a stepping stone for campers looking to learn firearm safety for the first time.

The Camper Experience