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!

Take a peek at a day in the life of an Explorer camper!

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




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 volleyball meets bowling... 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 a hub of activity for both summer camp and guest groups. Here you can shoot hoops, play carpet ball or nine-square, and you're close to the Trading Post, Jumping Pillow, 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



Additional Activities for Older Explorers

Campers entering 3rd – 5th



Rockwall and Zip




Air Riflery

The Camper Experience