STEM program Camp Invention coming to Central Lakes College
Camp Invention challenges children in grades K-6 through hands-on activities, promotes STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) learning; builds confidence, leadership, perseverance and resourcefulness; and encourages entrepreneurship.
BRAINERD — Camp Invention , a nationally recognized, nonprofit summer enrichment program, is coming to Central Lakes College the week of July 11-15.
Camp Invention challenges children in kindergarten through sixth grades through hands-on activities, promotes STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) learning; builds confidence, leadership, perseverance and resourcefulness; and encourages entrepreneurship — all in a fun and engaging environment, organizers said in a news release.
This year's Explore program hands-on activities include:
- Robotic Aquatics : Children will dive into cutting-edge ocean research as they adopt their own aquatic animals, design and patent aquatic plants, and take their new friend home in a mini tank.
- NIHF's The Attic : Campers will combine science and art to build their own robotic artist, engage in design thinking, make spin art and learn how inventions can change the way people create.
- Spacecation : Children will discover real space exploration technology when they create Spacepacks and Astro-Arm devices, mine an asteroid and observe erupting ice volcanoes.
- Marble Arcade : Campers will experiment with the fun of physics, engineering and gaming as they design, build and test their own mega marble arcades.
For more information or to register, visit invent.org/camp .