Camp Invention, the nation’s premier summer enrichment day camp program that is supported by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF), is coming to Strong Elementary School the week of Aug. 3.
The week-long day camp for students entering grades 1-6 fosters innovation and creativity while also building self-esteem, teamwork, persistence and goal-setting skills. Camp Invention encourages inventive young minds through Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in a fun and creative atmosphere. It also incorporates outdoor activities as part of its curriculum.
The camp offers opportunities to exercise creativity and imagination through real-world problem-solving challenges, as campers build things, take things apart, and explore different types of technology.
This year’s Camp Invention curriculum is called “Illuminate” and was inspired by some of our nation’s most brilliant minds including experienced educators, Inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame and members of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Illuminate will encourage children to explore their inventiveness in the Design Studio: Illuminate module, investigating circuits and taking on a nature-inspired design challenge. As they dream, build and make discoveries, children will have a chance to build a prototype from scratch and explore math from a new angle when they create origami flight models during team-building exercises.
Local programs are facilitated and taught by educators who reside and teach in the community. Camp Invention serves more than 87,000 students every year through more than 1,300 camps across the nation. For additional information, or to find the nearest location for registration, visit www.campinvention.org.