DEARBORN — Camp Invention, an exciting week-long, full-day experience for children entering grades one through six, will once again be back in Dearborn. This year, Miller Elementary School will host the camp during the week of August 4 through August 8. Children will have the opportunity to be inspired, express their creativity, and use inventive-thinking through loads of hands-on activities and F-U-N! Camp Director, Vincent Lacroix, will lead the daily learning activities. Mr. Lacroix brings to Camp Invention experience with over six summers of residential camping, eleven years of classroom teaching, youth theater productions and a masters degree in Educational Leadership. The program features a low staff-to-child ratio, with one staff member for every eight to ten children.
The $205 registration fee is due on or before May 31 and includes snacks and a cool T-shirt, but hurry as Camp Invention is limited to 110 children. Those who register before March 31 will be eligible for a $20 discount. Those registering after March 31 can still receive a $20 discount by participating in the Bring-a-Friend program. There is also an additional $5 discount for online registrants. Registrations received after May 31 require a $20 late processing fee. Call 800.968.4332 today to inquire about savings opportunities for your family, or for more information about the camp. Interested parents can also visit the Camp Invention website at www.campinvention.org.
Camp Invention is a summer enrichment program that fosters creativity, teamwork, inventive-thinking skills, and science literacy. Children enhance their understanding of science, math, history, and the arts as they participate daily in five activity-oriented thematic modules.
The Camp Invention program was created by the National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation with support from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Since its inception in 1990, the program has grown to include more than 800 sites in 44 states.