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Learn science at camp

June 15, 2011

Camp Invention returns to Clarkston this summer, July 25-29, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Community Education Center.

Created for children entering grades 1-6, the weeklong adventure program immerses participants in engaging, hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) as well as history and the arts.

Clarkston Elementary teacher Kara Lomazov returns as camp director, and the program will be taught by area certified teachers.

"We are focused on the STEM subject areas that will help the United States address a critical shortage of scientists and engineers in the global workforce of the 21st century," said Michael J. Oister, chief operating officer for Invent Now, Inc. "Our programs nurture creative thinking in children, providing them with open-ended opportunities to explore ideas, make mistakes, and reinvent solutions."

Each day, children rotate through five integrated modules that employ creative thinking to solve real-world challenges.

New to Camp Invention is the SPARK program, in which children construct life-sized clubhouses made of PVC piping.

In The Curious Cypher Club module, students investigate polymer science and create their own bouncy balls to take home.

Modules also include An Atomic Journey and Wondrous and Living Designs.

All Camp Invention programs include high-energy games that challenge minds and bodies, as well as an invention module in which children use discarded household appliances and other donated materials to create new machines.

Every program participant receives a Camp Invention T-shirt. Early registration and alumni discounts are available. To register or for more information, visit or call 800-968-4332.