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The Camp Invention program is coming to Brunswick County Schools this summer.
A week of daytime excitement, children are immersed in imaginative play that reinforces and supplements school-year learning through inquiry-based activities in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), history and the arts.
The Camp Invention program helps cultivate the ideas critical to STEM by encouraging exploration and curiosity during everyday activities so children understand science is everywhere.
A program of the nonprofit Invent Now Kids, the nationally acclaimed Camp Invention experience has been inspiring the minds of children nationwide for more than 20 years.
The program provides a safe, creative outlet for children to experience extended summer learning taught by familiar local educators. Each day of the program week, children rotate through five integrated modules that require creative thinking to solve real-world challenges.
Working together, children learn vital 21st century life skills such as problem solving and teamwork through hands-on activities disguised in fun.
The curriculum writers at Invent Now Kids have put together the Create program for first-time host sites, where children have to figure out a way to survive on a strange planet during the Problem Solving on Planet ZAK module and also rebuild a cleaner, more eco-friendly city in the Saving Sludge City module. They will create amusement park rides during the Imagination Point: Ride Physics module.
Every Camp Invention program features the I Can Invent III module, where younger children take apart discarded household appliances and create fantasy inventions, while older children use the pieces and parts to build Rube Goldberg machines.
Also featured is the Global Games module, where children explore ancient cultures and sports like lacrosse and soccer from civilizations around the world.
The curriculum writers at Invent Now Kids have put together the Innovate program for returning host sites, where children rebuild a virtual world and act as entrepreneurs as they establish a new marketplace in the Hatched module and explore alternative energy to power their robotic creatures in the Power’d module.
They will also explore the mathematical connections between soap bubbles and lightening bolts in the SMArt: Science, Math and Art module.
The Innovate program will also include the I Can Invent III module and the Global Games module.
This summer, Town Creek Elementary is hosting the Camp Invention Create program from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 21-25. Virginia Williamson is hosting the Innovate program from 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. June 21-25.
To learn more, visit www.campinvention.org or call (800) 968-4332.