Camp Invention coming to a school near you
New this year: Counselor in Training program
Mystic, CT – Invent Now, Inc. is pleased to announce that its nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program is coming to Mystic this summer. First started in 1990, Camp Invention is a weeklong summer day program for children entering grades one through six that engages children to discover their own innate creativity and inventiveness through hands-on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) content.
“Camp Invention’s reputation as a leader in high-quality summer programming has helped us to grow from a museum program impacting 300 kids in 1990 to a national program impacting over 76,000 kids,” explains Michael J. Oister, Chief Operating Officer for Invent Now. “We have families who tell us Camp Invention changed their child’s outlook on learning, and stories like those keep us inspired.”
Each day, children rotate through four integrated modules that employ creative thinking to solve real-world challenges. Children learn vital 21st century life skills such as problem solving and teamwork through imaginative play.
In this summer’s Envision program, children will experience different modules including Inventeureka™, Action and Adventure Games™, Magnetropolis™, and I Can Invent: Balloon Burst™. Children will spend their week visiting a faux island to study magnetism, taking a fantasy adventure on the Ci6000 Space Modulator Time Machine, inventing a balloon-bursting machine, and much more! Even if a child has participated in the past, he or she will benefit from brand new adventures throughout the week.
Also launching this summer is the Counselor in Training program, ideal for Camp Invention “graduates” who are now too old for the program. These individuals will assist Leadership Interns with tasks and help to mentor participants. Counselors in Training will leave with volunteer experience and a step ahead of others when entering high school.
To register a child for these programs or to learn more about Invent Now programming, visit www.CampInvention.org or call 800.968.4332.
Since Camp Invention’s inception, the program has grown to include over 1,200 school partnerships in 49 states. In 2011, more than 76,000 children participated nationwide. Camp Invention was created in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, which continues to support Invent Now’s mission to inspire creativity and inventive thinking in children of all ages.