STEM Camp comes to Morgan County

Tia Lynn Ivey Community

Morgan County elementary-age children participated in a special weeklong camp program last week to inspire the young generation to become future innovators. Camp Invention, a nonprofit summer enrichment camp program and a nationally-recognized Summer STEM Program, uses hands-on activities to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning; builds resourcefulness and problem-solving skills; and encourages entrepreneurship — in a fun and engaging environment.

During Camp Invention, which was held at Morgan County Elementary School, campers “launched into the future” with their own Optibot — a small self-driving robot that senses changes in light.

According to Camp Invention, the program features a Robotic Pet Vet project where campers nursed their robotic puppy back to health and designed and built dog parks as they hammered out ideas for the best park attraction. Campers also designed their own futuristic smart-home filled with all kinds of gadgets, LEDs, technology and innovations.

“Campers will invent something new every day as they explore what it is like to be a physicist, engineer and entrepreneur,” said Ken Torisky, media contact for Camp Invention. “Young innovators will invent, make and craft solutions to real-world challenges by building their own prototypes and discovering that anything is possible.”

Camp Invention is the only nationally recognized summer program focused on creativity, innovation, real-world problem solving and the spirit of invention. Through hands-on programming, Camp Invention encourages children entering kindergarten through sixth grade to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics curriculum inspired by some of the world’s greatest inventors. Since 1990, our education programs have served more than 1.3 million children, and 125,000 teachers and Leadership Interns.

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