Camp Invention is an exciting, week-long summer adventure with lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Children will work together to seek solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills while rotating through several fascinating modules. Please Note: Minnetonka Camp Invention is not accepting coupons or discount codes. Camp Invention - Where BIG IDEAS become the next BIG THING. In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Minnetonka Community Education is pleased to offer the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades one through six. Here is how young innovators will be spending their time: July 6-10, Minnetonka Middle School East, Elevate, $269 per student Camp Director: tbd Imaginations soar as children learn about flight with the help of their very own flight simulation robot, discover ways to protect Earth’s ecosystems, sketch and build prototypes while protecting their intellectual property and design the ultimate sports complex with inspiration from the real-world inventors behind their favorite sports! August 27-31, Minnetonka Middle School West, Fast Forward™, $269 per student Camp Director: tbd Children will explore the technology behind self-driving cars, create vehicles of the future, build their very own smart homes, design a mechanical robot dog and take home an Optibot — a robot that can sense dark and light surfaces. In both programs participants will tackle challenges from famous inventors and take apart broken or unused appliances using real tools to develop something new. Students will be broken up into groups based on grade level. Local educators will facilitate program modules and enthusiastic high school students will serve as Leadership Interns ensuring that one staff member is in place for every eight children. Become a Counselor-in-Training! The Camp Invention experience doesn’t have to end after 6th grade. Students entering the 7th, 8th and 9th grades can join our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program, where they’ll receive in-depth training and gain valuable skills. Please register using the CIT registration options below. There is a $50 cancellation fee up until 3 weeks prior to the start date of camp. After that, there will be no refunds. **Last day to cancel out of Elevate minus $50 cancellation fee): Monday, June 15th **Last day to cancel out of Fast Forward™ (minus $50 cancellation fee): Monday, July 6th Every registration includes a complimentary Camp Invention t-shirt. Availability is limited, so register your child’s spot today!