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Camp Invention - Mt. Zion Intermediate School

  • Program Address:


    Mt. Zion, IL 62549, U.S.A.

    Tel:
    Phone: 800-968-4332
  • Winter Address:


    Mt. Zion, IL 62549, U.S.A.

Directors: Dan Pillar

Unlock your child's potential at Camp Invention!

A program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF), Camp Invention is a nationally acclaimed summer program for children in grades K-6, where STEM concepts come to life. Led by local teachers, this program has tapped into kids' natural curiosity since 1990, giving them the opportunity to become innovators through teamwork and immersive, hands-on creative problem-solving.

Each year, our education team collaborates with National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees to develop a new, action-packed Camp Invention experience for your child. With our 2019 program, Supercharged, campers will take on four exciting challenges, meet innovative superheroes and bring home newfound confidence.

Innovation Force - Children team up with the Innovation Force, a group of NIHF Inductees who have been transformed into superheroes, to battle the evil Plagiarizer, a supervillain who is out to steal the world's ideas. As children create a device to retrieve the stolen ideas, they learn about the importance of collaboration and patents.

Deep Sea Mystery - Children embark on a research adventure at sea, but soon find themselves stranded on an island. Using lessons and advice from NIHF Inductees, children work in teams to invent island-survival tools and underwater equipment and navigate their way back home.

Farm Tech - Children manage their own farm as they learn the basics of running a business. With the assistance of Bot-ANN-E, a programmable robot, campers learn fundamental coding techniques to maximize their time and profits and perform mock DNA experiments to check the health of their cattle.

DIY Orbot - Children explore frequency, circuit boards, motors and gears as they use real tools to reverse engineer a remote-controlled DIY Orbot. Throughout the week, campers will adapt their DIY Orbot to perform increasingly challenging tasks from sports to art.

Our Instructors and Staff

Local educators will facilitate program modules and enthusiastic high school and college students will serve as Leadership Interns ensuring that one staff member is in place for every eight children.

Registration Information

Availability is limited, so visit www.invent.org/camp or call 800-968-4332 to learn more and secure your child's spot today! Use promo code INNOVATE25MYSUMM to save $25 (expires 3/22) or PLAY15MYSUMMER to save $15 (expires 5/10).

  • Directors:
    Dan Pillar
  • Gender:
    Co-educational
  • Maximum age:
    11
  • Minimum age:
    5
  • Season opens:
    June 17, 2019
  • Season closes:
    June 21, 2019

Activities

  • Science
  • STEM
  • General Academics
  • Computers
  • Gifted
  • Math
  • Other Academics
  • Robotics
  • Technology
  • Team Building
  • inquiry-based
  • hands-on
  • discovery learning


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