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Camp Invention® is coming to the Ottumwa Community School District! In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF), OCSD is pleased to offer the nationally acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering kindergarten through sixth grade. 

Early registration discounts are still available! Register using EXPLORE15 (expiring on May18) to save $15 off the $245 registration fee. Availability is limited. Visit or call 800-968-4332 to secure your child’s spot today.

This exciting, weeklong summer adventure provides opportunities for open-ended, hands-on exploration of science, technology, engineering and more. Rotating through a variety of exciting activities each day, children have fun collaborating with friends, thinking creatively and inventing their own solutions to real-world challenges. 

The week begins on June 20 with Breanna Dehrkoop, K-5 TAG Teacher, serving as director. The all-new 2022 program will thrill both new and returning campers with an expedition full of far-reaching explorations, fascinating discoveries and exhilarating “a-ha” moments! 

During this dynamic, high-energy program, young innovators will: 

  • Dive into cutting-edge ocean research as they adopt their own robotic fish, design and patent aquatic plants, and take their fish friend home in a mini tank. 
  • Discover real space exploration technology when they create Spacepacks and AstroArm devices, mine an asteroid and observe erupting ice volcanoes. 
  • Combine science and art to build their own robotic artist, engage in design thinking, make spin art and learn how inventions can change the way people create. 
  • Experiment with the fun of physics, engineering and gaming as they design, build and test their own mega marble arcades. 

Exciting news for this location — we are offering an optional Extended Day experience. Your program will run from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for an additional registration cost of $80 per week. Traditional program hours are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  



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