The STEM summer program Camp Invention comes to Harford Day School the week of Aug. 15. Here are the details:
Nationally Recognized STEM Summer Program Coming to Harford Day School
Camp Invention Encourages Creativity, Problem Solving Through STEM Learning
Bel Air, Maryland – April, 2016 – Camp Invention, the nation’s premier summer enrichment day camp program, supported by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and a product of the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF), is coming to Harford Day School the week of August 15, 2016. For students entering grades one through six, Camp Invention is a weeklong adventure that will turn the summer from ordinary to extraordinary through hands-on problem solving, using science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Camp Invention provides an opportunity for inventive young minds to exercise their creativity and use their imagination in ways they don’t normally get to in the classroom. Program participants do not realize they are learning and developing new skills as they build prototypes, take things apart, explore different types of technology and so much more.
“We are thrilled to offer Camp Invention to our students and those in the community” said Melissa Annen, Lower School Science Teacher at Harford Day School. “The hands-on curriculum helps to further insert curiosity into a child’s everyday lifestyle. As the need for skilled STEM professionals increases, we believe we are setting our students up for success by offering programs like Camp Invention.”
This year’s Camp Invention curriculum is called EpicTM, inspired by some of our nation’s most brilliant minds including experienced educators, Inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame and developed in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. EpicTM features hands- on modules like CrickoBotTM, where Campers construct and personalize a DIY solar-powered cricket and a unique habitat; Epic Park TM, where Campers work in teams to design an eco-adventure park; I Can Invent: Maker StudioTM, where Campers brainstorm product ideas and build original prototypes using real tools and components found in everyday devices; and The Lab: Where Pigs FlyTM, where children can discover the science of slime, demolition, electronic sound, giant squid and coding. Learn more about this year’s curriculum visit: http://campinvention.org/2016-program/