Camp Invention comes to Gwinnett
By Staff Reports
Camp Invention, a Nationally Acclaimed Summer Enrichment Program, Coming to Gwinnett County – Discover Point Child Development Center
Lawrenceville, Ga - (March 25, 2014) Camp Invention, a national educational program recognized for fostering innovative thinking, real-world problem solving and the spirit of invention, is coming to Discovery Point Child Development Center on Cruse Road the week of July 21, 2014.
The weeklong day camp experience for students entering grades 1-6 encourages inventive young minds through hands-on problem solving, using science, technology, engineering and mathematics in a fun and creative atmosphere.
“We are thrilled to be offering Camp Invention to students in our community and helping to inspire the next generation of inventors,” said Rozina Lakhani. “Camp Invention provides a great opportunity for inventive young minds to exercise their creativity and use their imagination in ways they don’t normally get to – through real-world problem-solving challenges, they build things, take things apart, explore different types of technology and so much more. Many times the students are having so much fun, they don’t even realize they are learning and developing new skills.”
Camp Invention was founded by Inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Programming is developed through partnerships with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and inspired by Inductees of the Hall of Fame and finalists of the Collegiate Inventors Competition. Camp Invention’s new curriculum for 2014 called “Morphed!” immerses students in hands-on activities, such as building original prototypes, creating a personalized motor-powered vehicle, and disassembling electronics to build an insect-themed pinball machine. Local programs are facilitated and taught by educators who reside and teach in those communities.
“Camp Invention is proud to inspire and challenge our next generation of innovators through this nationally acclaimed educational program,” said Michael Oister, CEO of Invent Now, the organization responsible for organizing more than 1,200 Camp Invention day camps throughout the U.S. serving 80,000 students every year. “During the past 20 years, we have helped to ignite a passion for creativity and invention in more than 900,000 children while leaving them with great camp memories and lifelong friendships.”
For additional information, or to find the nearest location for registration, visit http://www.campinvention.org inventnow-web.ungerboeck.com/programsearch/program_map.aspx.
About Camp Invention Camp Invention is the only nationally recognized summer program focused on creativity, innovation, real-world problem solving and the spirit of invention. Through hands-on programming, Camp Invention encourages children in grades 1-6 to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics curriculum inspired by some the world’s great inventors. Camp Invention http://www.campinvention.org, the National Inventors Hall of Fame www.invent.org and the Collegiate Inventors Competition collegiateinventors.org serve as the authority on inspiring invention and compose Invent Now. This nationwide organization is committed to the curious minds and innovative spirits of the past, present and future. Through these three entities, over 250,000 children, teachers, parents, college students and independent inventors are encouraged to explore science and technology programs every year.