2018-07-05 / News

Camp Invention returns July 30-Aug. 3

Camp Invention, the nation’s premier summer enrichment day camp program supported by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and product of the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF), is coming to Hemmeter Elementary Monday, July 30 through Friday, Aug. 3. Through handson programming, Camp Invention encourages children in grades 1-6 to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) curriculum inspired by some of the world’s great inventors.

Camp Invention provides an opportunity for inventive, young minds to exercise their creativity and use their imagination in ways they don’t normally get to in the classroom. Program participants do not realize they are learning and developing new skills as they build prototypes, take things apart, explore different types of technology and so much more.

“We are thrilled to offer Camp Invention to students in our area for the fifth year,” said Rachel Chaltraw, director of the camp and an educator with Nouvel Catholic Central Schools. “The hands-on curriculum makes learning fun and exciting for the kids and we are thrilled to be able to offer programs like Camp Invention again this year.”

This year’s theme is “Invent the Future Today.”

The modules include:

• Optibot, where campers will create their own self-driving bot that senses changes in light. Exploring the technology behind transportation, children will design the ultimate futuristic vehicle that might one day be reality.

• Robotic Pet Vet, where campers will use tools to take apart robotic dogs and compare their inner mechanics to the anatomy and physiology of a real dog, explore spatial reasoning and design engineering as they construct a dog park, analyze simple machines and circuits used to make the dog move, bark and light up and customize their own robotic dog to take home.

• Mod My Mini Mansion, where campers will dream up and design their very own futuristic smart home filled with gadgets, LEDs, technology and innovation.

• And finally, Stick To It, where will invent something new every day as they explore what it is like to be a physicist, engineer and entrepreneur.

The Hemmeter Elementary Camp Invention is facilitated and taught by educators who teach at Saginaw Township Schools, Nouvel Catholic Central Schools and Carrollton Public Schools. The camp is hosted by Saginaw Township Schools and Nouvel Catholic Central Schools, with generous donations by The Dow Chemical Company, The Dow Corning Foundation, Nexteer Automotive, The Charles J. Strosacker Foundation and the Saginaw Community Foundation providing scholarship opportunities for children to attend the camps.

For additional information, contact Rachel Chaltraw at rchaltraw@sacschools.org.

Return to top

Copyright 2012-2018 Township View, All Rights Reserved

Click here for digital edition
2018-07-05 digital edition