Camp Invention is a nationally-acclaimed summer camp that combines hands-on learning experiences that focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) concepts with opportunities for students to use creative problem-solving techniques.
Tamarack Elementary School is hosting 74 students at Camp Invention this week from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Even though the program is offered by Daviess County Public Schools, any local student entering kindergarten through grade 6 is accepted.
Four interactive units created by the National Inventors Hall of Fame program, allow students to build, code, explore and collaborate to build confidence, according to the NIHF website.
The “Deep Sea Mystery” unit has students collaborating to rebuild ships and design underwater equipment.
In the “DIY Orbot” unit, children will design a remote-controlled bot using circuit boards, motors and gears.
The “Innovation Force” unit has students working with inventor superheroes as they explore the roles of engineers, fabricators and innovators to conquer villains.
“Farm Tech” activities will guide students as entrepreneurs as they code bots to turn a polluted wasteland into a money-making machine and create devices to save animals.
Director Tina Ostria said there are several exciting things happening at the camp and students are able to take their creations with them once they complete them.