Scholarships available to Douma, James, Liberty, or Wilson School students. See below for details! Deadline is June 15.
Camp Invention is returning to Ottumwa Community School District! In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame ® (NIHF), the Ottumwa Community School District is pleased to offer Camp Invention Connect™ — the all-new, at-home version of the nationally acclaimed Camp Invention ® program! Camp Invention Connect™ reinvents distance learning for children entering grades K through 6th with an exciting, weeklong summer adventure exploring science, technology, engineering and innovation. Four activity kits packed full of materials are sent directly to each participant, so they can go outside, get active and stretch their imaginations with engaging hands-on activities. The week begins on July 6th, 2020 with Breanna Dehrkoop serving as Lead Coach to offer the all-new 2020 curriculum, Elevate!
During this program, young innovators will:
- Explore the principles of flight, pilot paper airplanes and hand-copters, and experiment with two flight simulation robots — one to take apart and investigate, and one to personalize!
- Learn the value of their creativity and bring their biggest ideas to life as they sketch and build prototypes, design logos, market their invention and protect their intellectual property.
- Go outdoors to take on environmental challenges, exploring bioluminescence by creating glowing LED flowers and building parachutes to safely airdrop animals in their habitats.
- Discover the great inventors behind their favorite sports and apply their own game-changing ingenuity to build the ultimate sports complex, and then head outside to play their new games.
Camp Invention Connect is a dynamic, flexible program. It can be screen-free and self-led, or it can be enhanced through online collaboration sessions with Coaches and fellow campers. While screen time and the need for parental involvement are kept to a minimum, inspiration, exploration and creativity are unlimited!
Ottumwa Camp Invention is offering $100 scholarships to approximately 36 students who attend Douma, James, Liberty or Wilson Elementary School. Scholarships are available on a first come, first serve basis. Fill out the registration form electronically (see link below) and drop off payment of $75 to the district's administration office (1112 N. Van Buren, Ottumwa) to Roberta. Checks need to be made out to Camp Invention and placed in an envelope with "Attn: Breanna Dehrkoop" on it. Checks can be dropped off Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Scholarship registrations will be accepted through June 15.
Register using promo code SUM15 to save $15 (expires 6/21) off the $175 registration fee. Visit invent.org/connect or call 800-968-4332 to secure your child’s spot today!