Camp Invention to come to Oakboro

Camp Invention, a nationally recognized, nonprofit summer enrichment program, is coming to the Oakboro Choice STEM School the week of July 15-18.

A program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Camp Invention challenges children in grades K-6 to tap into their natural curiosity and use their creativity to solve problems.

Through hands-on activities, Camp Invention promotes STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) learning; builds confidence, leadership, perseverance and resourcefulness; and encourages entrepreneurship.

This year’s Illuminate program encourages children to be confident in their ideas and explore their innovativeness though hands-on activities including:

• Let’s Glow: Creativity radiates as campers uncover the science of light through illuminating inventions and glowing animals;

• Prototyping Studio: Children star as contestants on a game show where they mold, shape and transform their ideas into amazing inventions;

• In the Game: As campers create their own light-up game board, they team up to tackle athletics, design, business and invention; and

• Operation: HydroDrop: Children embark on a global operation to help solve water challenges around the world.

All local Camp Invention programs are facilitated and taught by educators who reside and teach in the community.

For more information or to register, visit invent.org/camp.