Innovative students looking for a mentally stimulating way to spend summer break are invited to attend Camp Invention next week.
The hands-on enrichment program is geared at promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning as well as building confidence, leadership, perseverance, resourcefulness and problem-solving skills.
The camp will be coming to Eastern Pulaski Elementary School the week of Monday, June 10th through Friday, June 14th.
There are a few different fun and educational hands-on activities that children will have a chance to participate in with this year’s program ‘Supercharged’.
Camp representatives shared some details about the various opportunities:
In the Innovation Force® activity, campers team up with National Invention Hall of Fame Inductees who serve as superheroes to battle the evil Plagiarizer, a super-villain who is out to steal the world’s greatest ideas. As children create a device to retrieve the stolen ideas, they learn about the importance of intellectual property and the U.S. patent system.
With the Deep Sea Mystery™ exercise, kids embark on a research adventure at sea to dig up fossils. Using lessons and advice from NIHF Inductees, they invent island-survival tools and underwater equipment.
In the Farm Tech™ program, campers are put in charge of managing their own farm as they learn the basics of running a business. With the assistance of the Bot-ANN-E robot, they learn fundamental coding techniques to maximize their time and profits.
Children also are introduced to DNA syntheses, where they perform their own mock experiment to check the health of their newly purchased livestock.
With the Do it Yourself (DIY) Orbot™ activity, children will explore frequency, circuit boards, motors, and gears as they use real tools to reverse engineer a remote-control robot. Throughout the week, campers will adapt their DIY Orbot to perform increasingly challenging tasks.
Camp Invention is open to students entering grades 1-6. The cost to attend is $46 per day for a total cost of $230. The camp will run from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day and participants must register for the entire program.
Click the following link for Camp Invention registration information.