POTTSTOWN PA – Camp Invention, the summer recreational program that teaches science, technology, engineering and math skills to children in grades 1-6, is returning to the greater Pottstown area June 23-27 (2014; Monday through Friday) from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily at the Pottsgrove School District’s Lower Pottsgrove Elementary School, 1329 Buchert Rd.
The program costs $225 for the week, and a discount of $25 is available for those who register by March 28, the district announced Friday (March 14) by e-mail. Enrollments are being accepted now for either program by calling 800-968-4332, or online here.
At Lower Pottsgrove, the program features these components as described by its website:
- Amplified! “Grab your 3D laboratory glasses, embark on a bionic adventure, and unlock clues, which hold the key to acquiring superhuman senses. Invent bionic gadgets, encounter sensory illusions, and discover if you are a supertaster! Shoot information down zip-lines in a final high-speed challenge. Amplify your senses in this stimulating experience!”
- SuperGo. “Get revved up as you utilize nature’s blueprints to design your own, personalized, motor-powered vehicle that zooms on land and is prototyped to morph for underwater and sky-based navigation. Collect and spend energy coins on vehicle enhancements and fuel your engineering skills by building structures for the Super Go Road Rally!”
- Design Studio: Morphed. “Invent without limits as you design your own experience in this open studio. Tinker with circuits, and create prototypes utilizing features of nature. Engage in creative thinking exercises and thunderous Brainstorming sessions. Receive personalized invention challenges from National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees, and a Collegiate Inventors Competition winner who began working on his invention in the sixth grade. Creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, ignite!”
- I Can Invent: Pinbug. “Take apart electronics and upcycle mechanical guts to build an epic, insect-themed pinball machine! Angle your way into Pinbug Machine physics, anatomy, and math by propelling the ball onto the playfield with the ultimate DIY launcher and anatomically inspired insect leg flippers. Rack up points and win the Pinbug Jackpot!”
The week’s programs are taught by local certified teachers and are intended to expand a child’s creativity, inventive thinking and ability to solve real-world problems.