Nationally Recognized Summer STEM Program Coming to Faith Christian School

Camp Invention: Inspires Hands-on Problem Solving and Collaboration

 Camp Invention, a nationally recognized, nonprofit summer enrichment camp program, is coming to Faith Christian School the week of June 12-16!

Camp Invention is a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, a nonprofit organization dedicated to recognizing inventors and invention, promoting creativity, and advancing the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship.  What makes this camp truly unique is that the curriculum is inspired by some of our nation’s most brilliant minds – the Inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame.  For students entering Kindergarten through sixth grade, Camp Invention is a weeklong adventure that turns the summer from ordinary to extraordinary through hands-on problem solving, collaboration, and the use of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Inventive young minds can exercise their creativity and use their imagination, all while learning and developing new skills they typically don’t get to use in the classroom.  Children are empowered to have big ideas while they take on challenges that inspire them to question, brainstorm, work as a team and build amazing invention prototypes.

This year’s fresh, action-packed Camp Invention curriculum features several hands-on modules:

  • Duct Tape Billionaire: Campers design duct tape products they can market and sell to mock investors;
  • Have a Blast: Campers build high-tech Bubble Blasters and compete as a team in friendly air battles that use physics to boost their advantage;
  • Mission Space Makers: Teams hatch eggs, sprout living plants and grow crystal trees, all while on a mission to locate and prepare a new planet for human habitation; and
  • Operation Keep Out: Campers learn to reverse engineer old machines and devices, and use their parts to create the ultimate Spy Gadget Alarm Box.

All local Camp Invention programs are facilitated and taught by certified educators who reside and teach in the community.  Camp Invention serves more than 130,000 students every year and partners with more than 1,400 schools and districts across the nation.  For additional information, visit www.campinvention.org

About the National Inventors Hall of Fame:

The National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) is the premier nonprofit organization in America dedicated to recognizing inventors and invention, promoting creativity, and advancing the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship.  Founded in 1973 in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, NIHF is committed not only to honoring the individuals whose inventions have made the world a better place, but also to ensure American ingenuity continues to thrive in the hands of coming generations through its national, hands-on educational programming and challenging collegiate competitions focused on the exploration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  NIHF has served more than 1.25 million children and 125,000 educators and interns, and awarded more than $1 million to college students for their innovative work and scientific achievement through the help if its sponsors.

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Joni Digman