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 8-12, Minnetonka Middle School East, Supercharged, $240 per studentCamp Director: Tracy Vermilyea During this program, young innovators will spend their time: Exploring the electrifying relationship between frequency, circuitry, motors and gears through reverse-engineering and rebuilding their very own remote-controlled robot.
Unearthing hidden fossils then building ships and innovative equipment to embark on a research expedition to uncover more exciting information about their discovery.
Coding and programming robot, Bot-ANN-E, to take on duties and help turn a polluted wasteland into a fruitful farm and successful business.
July 29-August 2, Minnetonka Middle School West, Launch, $240 per studentCamp Director: Tracy Vermilyea During this program, young innovators will spend their time: Inventing their own duct tape creations and pitching them to mock investors
Exploring a distant new exoplanet and designing inventions to create the next Earth
Launching water rockets, building Bubble Blasters and engineering giant castles
Creating their own personal, ultimate Spy Gadget Alarm Boxes by taking apart and upcycling everyday machines
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 Supercharged (minus $50 cancellation fee): Monday, June 17th**Last day to cancel out of Launch (minus $50 cancellation fee): Monday, July 8thEvery registration includes a complimentary Camp Invention t-shirt. Availability is limited, so register your child’s spot today!