Explorers (Entering Grades 1-5)

Faith, Fun, and Friends!

Our youngest campers will learn foundational truths of God’s story while having a blast in unique outdoor activities. Low camper-to-counselor ratios and intentional programing focused on helping elementary-aged students build self-confidence and independence help 1st-5th graders gain a sense of belonging and build quick friendships that might even last a life-time! We hear campers say this all the time…

Camp Friends are the Best Friends! 

Interactive Bible Studies will help even our youngest campers begin to understand that God is good and that He keeps his promises. Our high-quality college students serve as excellent role models, showing kindness and compassion as they help even the most timid campers realize they can survive – and even THRIVE – away from the comforts and routines of home. 

“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

Favorite Activities of Explorers

Campers entering 1st – 5th



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.

Pool/Wet Bubble

The Wet Bubble is like a giant trampoline in the water and is perfect for beating that Texas heat. Climb, slide, and pull yourself to the top of this truly unique aquatic adventure. If you like the jumping pillow, you’ll love the Wet Bubble! The Wet Bubble is open during afternoon activity periods, Flex Time and during H2Cho Mania!

Lake Evelyn




Sweetgum Area



Explore our scenery from the tops of our tall pine trees. This aerial playground is a truly unique outdoor adventure. With so much to climb on, slide down and explore, you’ll never want to leave. The Treehouse is open during afternoon activity periods, Flex Time and almost any other time of the day!

Gaga Ball

This is truly a Cho-Yeh favorite. It’s hard to explain, but easy to play. We have several Gaga Ball Pits all over camp so the game never has to stop. You'll have to try it for yourself and see if you can be the king of the ring. Gaga Ball is available during Flex Time and really any chance you can get!

Jumping Pillow

This Camp favorite never gets old. No matter who you are, it's always fun to jump around on a giant pillow. The Jumping Pillow is open during afternoon activity periods and Flex Time, but is also in use almost all day long!


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

From friendship bracelets to candlemaking to tie-dyeing, arts and crafts is always a source of creativity and fun. Campers will have the opportunity to learn and do every craft with the help of our trained instructor. With so much to do, you’ll probably come back more than once! Arts and Crafts is open for afternoon activity periods and for Flex Time.

Wrist Rockets

Wrist Rockets is an activity that will test your aim. The goal is to shoot pebbles at a variety of targets using a sling shot. Instructors will teach you safety and technique and will facilitate a friendly competition. Wrist Rockets is a part of Activity Road and is offered during afternoon activity periods.


Archery is a classic camp activity and is taught by one of our trained staff. Campers will learn safety and terminology of this sport and then will be able to put their skills to the test on the range. Whether you’re a novice just learning a new skill or an expert perfecting your marksmanship, this activity is fun for all. Archery is a part of Activity Road and is offered during afternoon activity periods.

Additional Favorites for Older Explorers

Campers entering 3rd – 5th



Rockwall and Zip

Climb to new heights and conquer your fears! Our 45-foot climbing tower is for novice and expert climbers. Our Zipline is for anyone that's looking for a little adrenaline rush. Certified instructors will be there to show you the ropes and make sure you stay safe! The Rockwall and Zip are open during afternoon activity periods and Flex Time.


This unique activity will take you back to medieval times. Tomahawks are throwing axes, and the goal is to stick it into a wooden block. Instructors will teach you safety and the technique behind throwing. It’s harder than it looks, but once you master it, you will be sticking it every time!

Tomahawks are not offered for our youngest campers, but is a part of Activity Road and is offered during afternoon activity periods.


During riflery, campers will learn how to properly operate a (insert type of gun here). With the proper safety gear, they will be hitting the target every time! Our unique range is set deep in the woods, so you get the full outdoor effect. Riflery is a part of Activity Road and is offered during afternoon activity periods.

Complete List of Activities

Every fun-filled day includes interactive Bible Study, Alpha/ Omega Showdown, Rally, Outdoor Activities, Family Style Meals, and Evening Programs. There’s so much for our camper to do each day…you should expect your child to be tired when they come on Saturday!

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