Camp Invention 2013 kicks off June 24 - 27 from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day. Camp Invention is targeted for students entering grades one through six. Registration is $200 online before May 30, 2013. http://www.campinvention.org/
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 that inspire creativity and inventive thinking through hands-on activities. This year our program will feature the GEO-QUEST Program.
GEO -QUEST includes:
Expedition teams embark on a quest to explore the Earth in the sky, underwater, on land, and underground in the Ecoverse™ module. Throughout the journey, teams design and invent tools to reveal and retrieve the Earth’s hidden messages; deciphering nature’s patterns. As children master the elements, they earn glyphs and create an illustrated narrative for a petrosphere journal, their own ancient symbol of power and knowledge!
In the Cache Dash™ module, children are recruited to become global expedition team members. As part of their weeklong training, they must work in teams to navigate their way to treasure-filled caches. The caches contain virtual missions from youth around the globe challenging the trainees to invent solutions to real-world problems in France, Singapore, Honduras, Hawaii, Cuba and Sudan.
In the I Can Invent: Launchitude™ module, expedition teams are challenged to launch international rubber ducks to their country origin and race to destroy competitor duck territory! Teams put physics (trajectory and velocity) into practical use as they take apart broken appliances and re-engineer the gears and gadgets, along with upcycled objects, to invent the ultimate Duck Chucking Device. Throughout the week, children will explore physics, entrepreneurship and invention though practical hands-on challenges.
Expedition teams travel the globe to investigate five extremes of the natural world: heat, height, crystals, water, and cold in the Amazing Atlas Games™module. Through hands-on science fun and high-energy games, they’ll turn the world inside out!