Explorers (Girls 7-10)

When we Meet

Weekly: Monday’s @ 6:30pm – 7:30pm (starting Sept. 17, 2018)
Place: Hampton United Church, CE Wing  (through back double doors).

How to register for the 2018-2019 season:

A FREE group for girls who will turn 7 before the end of year up to age 10.
If you missed registration night sign-up, on Aug. 27th,  no problem, just sign up at any Monday night meeting. Registration Form (PDF)Explorers Registration Form 2018

Our mission:Explorers Emblen 2

…A place where your daughter (ages 7-10) will enjoy a program incorporating her interests and needs, that will teach her Christian values and how they can be used on a daily basis to love and help others, to respect and take care of the environment, and to grow up knowing God loves her and has a purpose and plan for her life.

Program Elements:

  • Bible study and its relevance to her life
  • Church and community service projects
  • Arts, crafts, music, and games
  • Outdoor activities and camping to explore Gods world

For more information contact:

Kim Hughes via email hampton.kids@hotmail.com or phone (905) 441-5747
Luanne Payne via email luanne.payne@sympatico.ca or phone (905) 263-4727


What we’ve been up to!

Ornament Making
(Oct 15/18)

To raise funds to support the “free” Explorers program the girls created hand-made Christmas Ornaments.

These the girls will be selling (for a donation) at the Hampton United Church Christmas Craft & Bake Sale that takes place on November 3rd, 2018 from 9 am – 2 pm.

Here are the girls hard at work making ornaments at tonight’s meeting.


Night WalkEnniskillen Conservation Walk 2018
(Oct 1/18)

Everyone met at Kim’s and then we headed north on our night walk (lucky us – no rain) down to the Enniskillen Conservation Area.

Once there we paused for a quick photo shoot under the entrance sign.

Then we enjoyed walking the Turtle Trail before heading back to our starting point.

Explorers Purpose and Emblem
(Sept 24/18)

Evening activities included: Globe Trotting Prayers Game, Felt Emblems, Explorers Purposes Order Race, Get to Know You Pose Game, Sang our theme song “Pass It On” and ended with Pass It On hand squeeze.

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Get to Know You Games & Tag Necklaces
(First Meeting – Sept 17/18)

Played get to know you games like “My Name is, I like…., I don’t like….”; “Crazy Chairs”, and ended with making Tag Team Necklaces – where girls decorated 6 key tags, one to keep, and five to give away to their fellow Explorers.

Tag Team Tags 1

Fisher’s of Men CampEnd of Camp 4
@ Darlington Provincial Park
(Sept 7, 8 & 9/18)

Friday Evening Camp

As girl’s arrived they set-up their sleeping area.

Craft Time

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Camp Mug – coloured Fisher’s of Men insert for their camp mug.

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God’s Creation – Seek & Find Pictures

These were fun! The girls selected from an assortment of camp scene pictures and traced the scene onto a write-on transparency sheet with a black marker. Once their background scene was complete they added hidden animals into their scene.  Lastly, they attached a black background and cut-out and coloured their paper flashlight and voila ~ you have a Search and Find picture of God’s Creatures at Camp.

Night WalkSnap Dragons

Observing Snap Dragon Flowers and why they are called “Snap”, touch one and you’ll see!

We observed all the different intricate spider webs and varying sizes of spiders that had come out for their evening supper (insects caught in their webs).

Camp Fire

We enjoyed roasting hot dogs and marshmallows on the camp fire.  Fric and Frac told the story of the first disciples and then we did our first Camp Mad-Lib and finished off the evening with some camp fire songs.

Saturday Camp

Breakfast – pancakes or cereal, and fruit.

Craft Time

Camp Hat Buttons & Fisher’s of Men Camp Pencils

Beach Time

1) ~Treasure Hunt ~ searching for small rocks of unusual shape or colour for a later craft project.




2)~Sand Castle Building.




3)~Fish made with lots of rocks gathered from up and down the beach.

Camp Beach Photo 4

4)~Observing a Monarch caterpillar on their favorite food source—Milkweed.


Craft Time

I Will Follow Jesus Paperweight – here the girls inserted the small rocks they found earlier on the beach into the clay.  Can you see the two sets of footprints ~ Jesus and them?




Here the girl’s had some fun with the leftover clay!




Lunch– make your own combination taco salad.

Playground Time & Parachute Play




Tagging Monarchs

We lucked out on Saturday afternoon and were able to attend a talk about the Monarch butterflies and the girls got to tag a Monarch and release it.

Below is a snippet from the Park’s Blog on the Monarch Butterflies

“Near summer’s end, Monarch butterflies begin to migrate south to Mexico. Darlington Provincial Park is part of a greater Monarch conservation program and tags Monarch butterflies at its annual migration festival held in early September. This popular event attracts young families who are encouraged to help with the tagging. Even though up to 100 million Monarchs migrate every fall, this butterfly is threatened by pollution. Tagging the Monarchs helps to track their numbers.”

Below is a video of one of the girl’s being shown how to tell if her Monarch was a male or female, tagging it (they were each given a matching tag number card), then were shown how to hold it so they could take it out into the open to release it.

Here also is a link to the Monarch Tagging site https://monarchwatch.org/tagging/.




Below are photos of each of the girls helping to tag a Monarch butterfly and then releasing it.




Heading back to Camp

End of Camp 1

Game – Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt

Dinner – pasta, sauce, cheese and veggies & dip.

Camp Fire

We enjoyed Blueberry Cobbler cooked over the camp fire for dessert and S’mores Cones. We played “Conversation Starters Game, filled-in activity sheets on the Fisher’s of Men, and enjoyed doing more Camp Mad Libs, and singing camp fire songs.




Sunday Morning Camp

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Breakfast – oatmeal or cereal, grapes and blueberries.

Pack-up Time

Craft Time

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Fisher’s of Men Fun Foam Fish Mosaic.

Pickup and home!

Last Year


Some Things We Did!

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