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Camp Invention will reinvent summer camp in 2013 in Brandon
By From staff reports

April 26. 2013 8:52AM
Invent Now, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring and fostering invention and creativity, is returning to Robert Bennis Elementary School for 2013.

Camp Invention is a week long summer day program for children entering grades one through six, created in partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The program engages children to discover their own innate creativity and inventiveness through hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) content.

“Based on feedback from the country’s finest school districts, Camp Invention has earned a reputation as a leader in high-quality summer programming. This has helped the organization grow to a national program serving over 77,000 children,” explains Michael J. Oister, chief operating officer for Invent Now. “Parents tell us Camp Invention improves their child’s outlook on learning and increases their child’s interest in using science to solve problems.”

Brandon Valley Community Education is hosting Camp Invention during the week of June 3 -7. This year’s Camp Invention program is GeoQuest, which features the I Can Invent: Launchitude module, where children combine physics and re-engineered household items to create the ultimate Duck Chucking Device. The program is directed by Julie Reid and Brenda Waterbury.

Each day children rotate through integrated modules that employ creative thinking to solve real-world challenges. Children learn vital 21st century life skills such as problem solving and teamwork through imaginative play.


Even if a child has participated in Camp Invention in the past, he or she will benefit from brand new adventures throughout the week.

To register a child for these programs or to learn more about Invent Now programming, visit www.campinvention.org or call 800-968-4332.

About Camp Invention
Since Camp Invention’s inception, the program has grown to include over 1,200 school partnerships in 49 states. In 2012, more than 77,000 children participated nationwide. The United States Patent and Trademark Office continues to support Invent Now’s mission to inspire creativity and inventive thinking in children of all ages. Local sponsor is Brandon Area Community Foundation.






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