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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Reinvent summer fun with Camp Invention

  • The nationally acclaimed Camp Invention summer program is returning to Rolla.
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  • The nationally acclaimed Camp Invention summer program is returning to Rolla.
    Missouri University of Science and Technology is hosting Camp Invention during the week of July 8-12 in the Havener Center on campus.
    This year’s Camp Invention program is Geo-Quest which features the I Can Invent: Launchitude module, where children use physics and engineering to create a Duck Chucking device using components from everyday objects.
    Each day, children rotate through integrated modules that employ creative thinking to solve real-world challenges. Children learn vital skills such as problem solving and teamwork through imaginative exploration.
    Inspired and influenced by the National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees, and sponsored by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Camp Invention is a weeklong summer enrichment program for children entering grades one through six.
    The program creatively immerses and engages its participants through hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
    “Based on feedback from thousands of school districts around the country, Camp Invention has earned a reputation as the leader in high-quality summer programming. This has helped the organization grow to a national program, serving over 80,000 children annually,” said Michael J. Oister, chief executive officer for Invent Now. “Over 90 percent of parents and educators surveyed observed improvements in their child’s and students’ outlook on learning and increased interest in using science to solve problems.”
    Even if a child has participated in Camp Invention in the past, they will benefit from an all new curriculum.
    To learn more about Invent Now programming, visit www.CampInvention.org or call 1-800-968-4332.

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