Invention

The Camp Invention adventure returns | the life of the valley

Camp Invention will return to Terre Haute for its 18th year this summer. This week-long virtual adventure offers unlimited opportunities to explore science, technology, engineering and more. Kids perform a variety of hands-on activities each day while collaborating with others online to think creatively and invent their own solutions to real-world challenges.

In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Duke Energy and the Terre Haute Camp Invention Team, the program is offered to children entering Kindergarten to Grade 6 the week of July 19-23. Tim Moss will be the director.

The daily sessions will be led by a local educator. Participants can also choose to complete the modules at their convenience by following the attached and online resources for each module. Family and friends across the country can register for and participate in the program virtually.

The activity kits will be delivered directly to the participants.

During the program, young innovators:

• Design morph vehicles to travel across land, then find inspiration in nature to add prototype elements to move through air and water.

• Experiment with fun physics concepts like trajectory and speed as they build, test and modify a device to launch rubber ducks to reach international landmarks.

• Craft and adopt robotic crickets and empathize to build custom habitats and protective gear for their solar robots.

• Reverse engineer a wireless microphone to experience sound waves, then use their unique voices to create and promote an invention.

There are plans to return to camp in person next summer at Ivy Tech Community College.

Availability is limited. Visit invent.org/mylocalcamp or call 800-968-4332 to reserve a spot. Discounts are available for two or more children with promo code SIBLOVE30 until June 27. Those who register with three or more must use the code SIBLOVE40 until June 27.

For more information, contact Moss at [email protected] or 812-201-7993.

See the camp in action at https://youtu.be/RS-tditTykw and https://youtu.be/aX4r8bQSsJA.