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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.

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BRAINERD โ€” 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 โ€” 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 .

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