Camp Invention Makes A June Debut In Pottstown

POTTSTOWN PA – Camp Invention, the summer recreational program that teaches science, technology, engineering and math skills to children in grades 1-6, is opening for the first time June 20-23 (2011; Monday through Thursday) from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at the Pottstown School District‘s Rupert Elementary School, and also is returning July 11-15 during the same hours at the Pottsgrove School District‘s Pottsgrove Middle School.

The programs cost $215 per week, and discounts are available when two or more children enroll together. Enrollments are being accepted now for either program by calling 800-968-4332, or online here.

At Pottsgrove Middle School, 1351 N. Hanover St., Pottstown, the July program features sessions titled “The Curious Cypher Club,” about survival traits of nature’s most inventive animals; and “Bounce! An Atomic Journey,” about nanotechnology, chemistry, and polymers. At Rupert Elementary School, 1230 South St., Pottstown, the June program features “Power’d,” in which campers build their own motorized pet, and “Hatched!,” where they learn to save a virtual world.

Both programs, taught by certified teachers, include “I Can Invent: Edison’s Workshop.” In it, children work with real tools to take apart a small mechanical device, and use its parts and other materials to build their own invention.

Camp Invention is supported regionally by The Dow Chemical Company, Lancaster Laboratories, and the Community Foundation of Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties.