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Junior Explorer Club

1033 Old Henderson RdColumbus, OH 43220Phone: 614-516-3325Email: exploremore@jrexplorerclub.comWebsite: Visit Website Google Map

The JUNIOR EXPLORER CLUB is an exciting alternative to before and after-school care offering multiple programming opportunities including full-day E-Learning and Hybrid Learning during Covid19. Conveniently located off the 315 and Henderson Road exit, we are more than just a full-service childcare solution, we are an ADVENTURE PROGRAM with transportation services to and from your child’s UA school! As a membership-based kids’ club, we host full-time and part-time exciting programming for Toddlers, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten Wrap, E-Learning & Hybrid Learning full-day care, After School Care, Holiday Breaks, Calamity Days, Summer Camp adventures and more!

Our goal at the JUNIOR EXPLORER CLUB is to make certain your children are safe and happy, but also productive. We don’t see ourselves as a traditional latchkey program but rather advocates for your child’s social and educational development. We do this through educational creative care while using community involvement, or what we call ‘adventures’ that empower and inspire.

Our mission at the JUNIOR EXPLORER CLUB is to inspire and empower children through creative educational play via adventures in and around Ohio to learning valuable wilderness skills and develop essential life skills that will help develop their self-esteem, promote teamwork, friendship, and a sense of community and belonging. Unplugged from electronics and plugged into the world around us, our various programs will let children discover more of the great outdoors in the company of exceptional leaders.

The JUNIOR EXPLORER CLUB Summer Camp program is an adventure day camp for ages 2-12 that offers adventures in & around Ohio, exciting programming, arts & crafts, optional swim lessons, and so much more! At the JUNIOR EXPLORER CLUB, our EXPLORERS can enjoy a full day of exciting programming at the Clubhouse, go on local Adventures or enjoy both! Cost options for Full-time, Part-time and 5 day bundle details available online. 

Exclusive offer to Macaroni Kid Readers:

Mention Macaroni Kid for a free one-day Clubhouse Summer Camp 2021 adventure (excludes Wednesdays)!


Business Review

My son has been part of the JUNIOR EXPLORER CLUB for six years and I can’t say enough amazing things about Michele and her staff. The camp encourages children to explore and use their imagination. I also have peace of mind knowing that I always have childcare when school is canceled for any reason. I would highly recommend the Jr. Explorers Club whether you’re looking for after school care or summer camp. – Kelly S.


The JUNIOR EXPLORER CLUB provides creative, engaging programming that my daughter LOVES! Every day is a great mix of physical and mental activities. Michele and her staff are experts at designing experiences that resonate with kids. They are also sensitive, kind, and responsive. Cannot recommend them highly enough!! – Meg D.