It’s May- have you guys booked your summer camps yet?
Before you put the final touches on that summer calendar, I want to tell you about an amazing STEM camp that I am SUPER excited to partner with and have my 2nd grade daughter attend this summer.
It’s a nationally recognized STEM program called Camp Invention®. In reading about it, I just know she’s gonna love it because this year’s curriculum does such an amazing job of integrating things she already loves into programming and other STEM education… I mean, “becoming a robotic pet vet” or building her own smart-home mini mansion? Yeah, she’s in FOR SURE.
But before I go into all the super cool details, a little background…
We all know childhood is the best time to expose your bright and eager child to innovation and creativity. Also, that building the skill to create and innovate is huge for kids today!
Note: While programs like this are perfect for closing the STEM gender gap, this camp is great for both our sons and our daughters.
The importance of STEM continues to gain more attention in education (my daughter’s public elementary school prides itself on it’s STEM focus) and we live in a world full of potential “lost Einsteins” that are right on the edge of an innovative and successful future.
As parents of grade-school students, you can use the summer to provide an environment for your children that builds a connection between social influence and innovation education in the world of STEM. Kids need to explore their creativity to see where their minds can take them. Hands-on activities, in the world of innovation, are critical for finding that true potential.
A great place that offers hands-on learning through new and up-to-date educational activities inspired by our nation’s greatest innovators is the nationally recognized STEM program Camp Invention®. And this year they have an amazing new program called FAST FORWARD.
Introducing our all new 2018 program: FAST FORWARD!
Your child will become a Robotic Pet Vet™using tools, circuitry, biology and physiology to take apart and diagnose puppy problems. Campers then celebrate the homecoming of their customized robotic pet as they demonstrate design engineering concepts in the construction of a new dog park attraction!
In Mod My Mini Mansion™ your child will dream up and design their very own futuristic smart home filled with gadgets, LEDs and technology – from exploring renewable sources to binary coding, this take-home mini mansion will make architecture concepts unforgettable!
Campers will launch into the future with their very own Optibot™ – a small self-driving bot that senses change in light, as children go on an exploration adventure fueled by aerial, aquatic and land transportation technology!
Daily challenges will inspire your young innovator to Stick To It™ using collaboration, discovery and invention prototyping to solve real world issues. Whether it’s through the lens of a physicist, engineer or entrepreneur, campers explore chemistry with magnetic slime, trajectory in a catapult challenge, and the exciting testing of mechanical gears and their robotic arm creations!
Registration is closing fast, though, and (it being May and all) some of the locations are already waitlisting… so it’s best if you sign up your child ASAP.
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