“Camp Invention,” a summer enrichment day camp program, is coming to Wyandot Run Elementary School in Powell the week of July 18.
The program is supported by the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is a product of the National Inventors Hall of Fame,
For students entering grades 1 through 6, Camp Invention is a week-long program focusing on hands-on problem-solving, using science, technology, engineering and mathematics, organizers say.
This year’s Camp Invention curriculum is called “Epic,” and will feature hands-on modules like “CrickoBot,” where campers construct and personalize a DIY solar-powered cricket and habitat; “Epic Park,” where campers work in teams to design an eco-adventure park; “I Can Invent: Maker Studio,” where campers brainstorm product ideas and build original prototypes using real tools and components found in everyday devices; and “The Lab: Where Pigs Fly,” where children can discover the science of slime, demolition, electronic sound, giant squid and coding.
Local programs are facilitated and taught by educators who reside and teach in the community, organizers say. Camp Invention serves more than 94,000 students every year through nearly 1,400 camps across the nation. For more information, visit www.campinvention.org.
Information for this story was provided by Camp Invention.