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Camp Invention to return to Collierville

The nationally acclaimed Camp Invention summer program will return to Collierville this summer.
Camp Invention is a weeklong summer day program for children entering grades one through six, created in partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The program engages children to discover their own innate creativity and inventiveness through hands-on science, technology, engineering and math content.
“Based on feedback from the country’s finest school districts, Camp Invention has earned a reputation as a leader in high-quality summer programming,” said Michael J. Oister, chief operating officer for Invent Now. “This has helped the organization grow to a national program serving over 77,000 children. Parents tell us Camp Invention improves their child’s outlook on learning and increases their child’s interest in using science to solve problems.”
The following locations will be hosting the Camp Invention program:
n Crosswind Elementary: June 3-7
n Incarnation Catholic School: July 8-12
This year’s Camp Invention programs feature the I Can Invent: Launchitude module, where children combine physics and re-engineered household items to create the ultimate Duck Chucking Device.
Each day children rotate through integrated modules that employ creative thinking to solve real-world challenges. Children learn vital 21st century life skills such as problem solving and teamwork through imaginative play.
Even if a child has participated in Camp Invention in the past, he or she will benefit from brand new adventures throughout the week.
To register a child for these programs or to learn more about Invent Now programming, visit or call 800-968-4332.
Since Camp Invention’s inception, the program has grown to include over 1,200 school partnerships in 49 states.
In 2012, more than 77,000 children participated nationwide.

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