Hi Camp Invention Families,
I wanted to inform you of a new program that I am excited to be leading this summer from June 15-19 called Camp Invention Connect! This program was developed by the same team at the National Inventors Hall of Fame in response to school closings due to COVID-19. While the in-person experience of Camp Invention can’t be replaced, Camp Invention Connect is committed to offering participants fun, high-energy challenges at home. Each day includes opportunities for physical activity, so children can get outside and get active while stretching their imaginations.
Camp Invention Connect brings the all-new 2020 Camp Invention® program, Elevate, into campers’ homes through four activity kits packed with creative, hands-on materials and step-by-step activity guides designed to encourage independent exploration. Children can enjoy a screen-free, self-led experience, or they can access supplemental digital content and join optional collaboration sessions online with their Coach and fellow campers. Regardless of how participants choose to experience the program, we make sure that screen time and the need for parental involvement are kept to a minimum, while imagination and creativity are limitless.
How does it work?
Four thematic kits containing all the materials and instructions for a week of fun activities are sent directly to participants’ homes. These kits are packed full of items designed to bring four distinct learning modules to life, challenging children to explore, create and use inventive thinking.
An optional virtual component of the program allows Coaches — myself and my team of local educators — to guide groups of participants each day. Mornings will begin with a brief kickoff where Coaches introduce the day’s activities and give participants the chance to get to know one another. Children then go offline and get creative, using their kits to complete exciting projects. Coaches are available at set times to connect with them for troubleshooting, brainstorming and collaboration.
At the end of the week, participants can share their work with their fellow inventors and celebrate with friends all they accomplished throughout their experience.
Where can I find out more or register?
If you would like to learn more about Camp Invention Connect you can visit our website. To sign up, access our registration page and enjoy a $15 savings with promo code ELEVATE15, now through June 30.