Bethune Camp Invention 2018

kids making crafts with teacher

Bethune Camp Invention 2018

Camp Invention, founded by the National Inventors Hall in 1990, was held earlier this month by Bethune Elementary School. This is a one-week summer camp where children can embrace their creativity, and develop quick problem-solving skills.

At this camp, there were 100 students registered ranging from K-6th grade. Students arrived at 7:30 am to receive breakfast and then went on to complete their first module at 8:00 am. The activities challenge and inspire these kids to become the innovators of tomorrow.

The camp director, Dinora Stanchik, says that, “These activities are so much fun they think they are playing. In reality, they are thinking about how can I improve? How can I make this better”

They experienced different technology, science, and engineering in each module. One activity is called “Mod My Mini Mansion”, where they design furniture & made a house out of different smart gadgets. The next activity is called “OptiBot” where the kids created a path for the optibot to navigate. There is also “Robotic Pet Vet”, where they disassemble a little dog then seal parts of the robot with fabric.

Dinora also said, “We hope that when kids leave here they are thinking about their future. We want them to leave here thinking about pursuing a career in science.”

Thank you to APS for the sponsorship!

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