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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Camp Invention will reinvent summer camp at S&T

  • Invent Now, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring and fostering invention and creativity, is pleased to announce that its nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention summer program is returning to Rolla for 2013.
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  • Invent Now, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring and fostering invention and creativity, is pleased to announce that its nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention summer program is returning to Rolla for 2013.
     
    Camp Invention is a weeklong summer day program for children entering grades one through six, created in partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  The program engages children to discover their own innate creativity and inventiveness through hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) content.
     "Based on feedback from the country’s finest school districts, Camp Invention has earned a reputation as a leader in high-quality summer programming.  This has helped the organization grow to a national program serving over 77,000 children," explains Michael J. Oister, Chief Operating Officer for Invent Now.  "Parents tell us Camp Invention improves their child’s outlook on learning and increases their child’s interest in using science to solve problems."
    Missouri University of Science and Techonology is hosting Camp Invention during the weeks of July 8-12, 2013 and July 29-August 2. This year’s Camp Invention programs feature the I Can Invent: Launchitude module, where children combine physics and re-engineered household items to create the ultimate Duck Chucking Device.  
    Each day children rotate through integrated modules that employ creative thinking to solve real-world challenges. Children learn vital 21st century life skills such as problem solving and teamwork through imaginative play.
    Even if a child has participated in Camp Invention in the past, he or she will benefit from brand new adventures throughout the week.
    To register a child for these programs or to learn more about Invent Now programming, visit www.campinvention.org or call 800.968.4332.

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