Nationally recognized summer STEM camp coming to East Georgia State College

by | June 28, 2018 4:26 pm

Last Updated: June 29, 2018 at 8:57 am

   Camp Invention, a nationally recognized, nonprofit summer enrichment camp program, is coming to East Georgia State College’s Sudie A. Fulford Community Learning Center the week of July 9.

   A program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Camp Invention challenges children in Grades K-6 to find their “inner inventor” by learning the process of innovation.

   Using hands-on activities, Camp Invention promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning; builds resourcefulness and problem-solving skills; and encourages entrepreneurship—in a fun and engaging environment.

   Each year, the program features a new curriculum inspired by some of our nation’s most brilliant minds—the NIHF Inductees. This year’s Fast Forward curriculum features several video challenges from these Inductees encouraging children to be confident in their ideas and explore their ability to innovate. These hands-on modules include:
   • OptibotTM: Campers will launch into the future with their own Optibot, a small self-driving robot that senses changes in light.
   • Robotic Pet VetTM: Throughout this module, campers nurse their robotic puppy back to health and design and build dog parks as they hammer out ideas for the best park attraction.
   • Mod My Mini MansionTM: Campers will dream up and design their very own futuristic smart home filled with gadgets, LEDs, technology and innovations!
   • Stick To ItTM: Campers will invent something new every day as they explore what it is like to be a physicist, engineer and entrepreneur. Young innovators will invent, make and craft solutions to real- world challenges by building their own prototypes and discovering that anything is possible.

   Learn more about this year’s all-new curriculum.

   All local Camp Invention programs are facilitated and taught by certified educators who reside and teach in the community. Camp Invention serves more than 140,000 students every year and partners with nearly 1,700 schools and districts across the United States. Program sponsors include the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Nordson Corporation Foundation, and Duck Tape Brand Duct Tape. For more information, visit campinvention.org.

   About Camp Invention

   Camp Invention is the only nationally recognized summer program focused on creativity, innovation, real- world problem solving and the spirit of invention. Through hands-on programming, Camp Invention encourages children entering kindergarten through sixth grade to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics curriculum inspired by some of the world’s greatest inventors. Camp Invention is a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. This nationwide, nonprofit organization is committed to the curious minds and innovative spirits of the past, present and future. Since 1990, our education programs have served more than 1.3 million children, and 125,000 teachers and Leadership Interns. For more information, visit www.campinvention.org.

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