Invention

Camp Invention returns | Schools

Camp Invention returns to the Fountain Hills Unified School District.

In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF), FHUSD is set to offer the nationally acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering kindergarten through sixth grade. This week-long summer adventure offers opportunities for open, hands-on exploration of science, technology, engineering and more.

Rotating through a variety of activities each day, kids have fun collaborating with friends, thinking creatively, and inventing their own solutions to real-world challenges.

The week begins June 13 with Jill Cooper as director. She said the all-new 2022 program will delight new campers and returning campers with an expedition full of far-reaching explorations, fascinating discoveries and exhilarating “ah-ha” moments.

During this program, young innovators will:

* Immerse yourself in cutting-edge ocean research as they adopt their own robotic fish, design and patent aquatic plants, and bring their fish friend home in a mini-tank.

*Experience real space exploration technology as they create Spacepacks and Astro-Arm devices, mine an asteroid, and watch erupting ice volcanoes.

* Combine science and art to create their own robotic artist, engage in design thinking, spin art, and learn how inventions can change the way people create.

* Experiment with the fun of physics, engineering and gaming as you design, build and test their own mega marble arcades.

Early bird discounts are available. Register using SUM25 by March 31 to save $25 on registration fees. Availability is limited, so visit invent.org/mylocalcamp or call 800-968-4332 to reserve a spot for a child at Camp Invention.