Camp Invention, Grades K-5
DATES: June 7 to July 2, 2021
GRADES: Kinder to 5th
* Bear Trek (PPK-PK) Program information, click here.
Camp Invention is an elementary program where STEM concepts come to life by tapping into natural curiosity. This hands-on program offers campers a variety of opportunities to become innovators through teamwork, creative problem-solving, and design thinking.
Camp activities are offered Monday to Friday starting June 7 through July 2, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* Due to COVID restrictions, morning and extended care will NOT be provided.
- Week 1: June 7-11 Duck Chuck WATCH VIDEO
- Week 2: June 14-18 Road Rally WATCH VIDEO
- Week 3: June 21-25 Open Mic WATCH VIDEO
- Week 4: June 28 - July 2 Solarbot WATCH VIDEO
Puerto Rico Residents
- $325 One Week
- $575 Two Weeks
- $825 Three Weeks
- $1,075 Four Weeks
- $425 One Week
- $750 Two Weeks
- $1,075 Three Weeks
- $1,400 Four Weeks
Lunch, two snacks, two t-shirts, insurance, and all materials for activities.
Registration (Grades Kinder - 5th)
Please complete a registration form for each camper. Campers are registered based on their grade for the 2020-2021 academic year.
For questions regarding Bear Trek or Camp Invention, please contact Viviana Daubón firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this global adventure, campers design, build and test a device to launch rubber ducks. First, they collect and budget ‘quack coins’ to buy materials for creating their device. Then they launch their ducks around the world in an exciting effort to visit famous landmarks while putting the physics concepts of trajectory and velocity to the test. This week emphasizes STEM, entrepreneurship, and creative problem-solving.
Key Concepts & Skills: entrepreneurship, marketing, angles and measurement, trajectory and velocity
Entering a Vehicle Design Lab, campers apply nature-based discoveries to create vehicles that can travel across land and have morphing prototype elements to show how it might adapt to move through the air and even underwater. Exploring energy, fuel, and movement, campers modify their designs to take on challenges in an exciting Super Road Rally. The week emphasizes persistence, design thinking, and innovation.
Key Concepts & Skills: animal features and adaptations, motion in nature, building and testing, energy.
In this empowering theme, campers voice their ideas as their imaginations are amplified through invention and entrepreneurship! First, campers reverse engineer a wireless microphone, and then they follow the Camp Invention Design Thinking Process to develop and pitch their own amazing inventions. This week emphasizes confidence, intellectual property, and design thinking.
Key Concepts & Skills: intellectual property, presentation skills, reverse engineering, sketching and designing invention prototypes.
Campers explore circuitry, engineering, and cricket anatomy as they make and adopt their own solar-powered robotic cricket. Hands-on challenges lead them to consider the lives of real insects as they create customized habitats complete with cricket playgrounds, develop cricket-inspired musical inventions, and outsmart predators. This week emphasizes STEM, persistence, and creative problem-solving.
Key Concepts & Skills: alternative energy, circuitry, habitats, and ecosystems, water conservation.