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Camp Invention coming to St. John’s Lutheran School on June 17 | By Ken Torisky

WEST BEND, Wis.  — Camp Invention®, a nationally recognized, nonprofit summer camp program, is coming to St. John’s Lutheran School the week of June 17.

Camp Invention

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

Through hands-on activities, this program promotes STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) learning; builds confidence, and perseverance; and encourages entrepreneurship — all in a fun and engaging environment

Each year, the program features a new curriculum inspired by some of our nation’s most world-changing inventors — the National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees.


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

What to expect:

  • Let’s Glow™: Creativity radiates as campers explore the science of light through illuminating inventions and the genetic code of 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
  • Operation: HydroDrop™: Children embark on a global operation to help solve water challenges around the world

All local programs are facilitated and taught by qualified educators who reside and teach in the community. For more information or to register, visit invent.org/camp.

About Camp Invention

This is the only nationally recognized summer program focused on creativity, innovation, real-world problem solving and the spirit of invention.

This encourages children entering kindergarten through sixth grade to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics curriculum inspired by some of the world’s greatest inventors.

The program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. This nationwide, nonprofit organization is committed to the curious minds and innovative spirits of the past, present and future.

Since 1990, our education programs have served more than 2.6 million children, and 309,000 teachers and Leadership Interns. For more information, visit invent.org/programs/camp-invention.

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