This is the 3rd year the school has hosted Camp Invention, open to students entering 1st through 6th grade. Students will travel to an imaginary island to explore the science, technology, engineering, and math skills needed to “survive”.
This year’s Envision program includes:
Magnetropolis™ - Build ships and explore magnetic power!
Inventeureka™ – Time travel and build a new invention!
I Can Invent: Balloon Burst™ – Take apart a broken machine!
Action and Adventure Games™ – Create your own new game
According to Riverside Principal Donna Burroughs, the camp offerings are in line with courses taught at Lincoln Junior High in “Project Lead the Way” and those that will be offered at Plymouth High School New Tech School, “School of Inquiry”. She said, “These are real-world problem solving skills.”
Burroughs said before Riverside began the program students would have to travel to Northwestern University in Chicago or Indiana State university in Terre Haute for the classes. She said, “This is a great enrichment opportunity that we can now offer right here in our area.”
Camp Invention is open to students from all over Marshall County. Burroughs said staff is added as the enrollment increases.
Applications are available online at www.campinvention.org or by calling 800-968-4332. Burroughs said the 3-M company in Plymouth has made some scholarship monies available for those families needing financial assistance with the $215 fee. There is a $25 discount for registering before March 3, 2012.
Carol Anders Correspondent