In partnership with Invent Now, South Portland School Department is pleased to offer the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades one through six this summer. This exciting, weeklong adventure in creativity immerses children in imaginative play that reinforces and supplements school-year learning in the subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Children will work together to seek innovative solutions to real-world challenges and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills such as teamwork and creative problem solving as they rotate through four modules each day that disguise learning as fun.
This exciting week begins on June 24, when Corinne Altham will direct the Camp Invention Geo-Quest program at Dora Small Elementary School. Working in teams, children become expedition trainees, navigating their way to special treasure-filled caches and creating solutions to challenges posed by youth from around the world. They will be embarking on a global adventure, uncovering hidden messages from the Earth investigating several extreme natural wonders of the world, and building a device to launch international ducks back home.
In the Cache Dash™ module, children navigate their way to treasure-filled caches and solve global challenges from youth around the world. Tools are invented to reveal hidden messages while exploring the Earthy realms of sky, sea, land and underground in the Ecoverse™ module. In the I Can Invent: Launchitude™ module, children will take apart broken or unused appliances using real tools and re-engineer the gears to invent an awesome Duck Chucking Device! Finally, in the Amazing Atlas Games™ module, classic high-energy games will be fused with global fun.
Local educators will facilitate program modules, and enthusiastic high school and college students will serve as Leadership Interns – ensuring that one staff member is in place for every eight children.
Register on or before March 28, 2013 to receive $25 OFF the base price of $220.00. Every registration includes a free Camp Invention t-shirt. Availability is limited, so visit www.campinvention.org or call 800.968.4332 to reserve your child’s spot today!