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Camp Invention is coming to McCandless

Camp Invention, a summer program that is not for profit, is coming to two places in McCandless.

Camp Invention, a summer program that is not for profit, is coming to two places in McCandless.

Providence Heights Alpha School, 9000 Babcock Blvd., will have the program from June 10-14, and North Allegheny’s Ingomar Elementary School, 602 W. Ingomar Road, will have it from July 8-12. EQT Foundation is one of the regional sponsors of the program.

Camp Invention, which is a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame in partnership with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, challenges kids from kindergarten to sixth grade to use their curiosity and creativity to solve problems.

Through hands-on activities, Camp Invention encourages STEM learning, promotes entrepreneurship, and helps build confidence, leadership, perseverance and resourcefulness in a fun and engaging way.

Every year, the program has a new curriculum inspired by National Inventors Hall of Fame inductees. The 2024 “Illuminate” program encourages kids to be confident in their ideas and explore their innovativeness through hands-on activities.

Let’s Glow. Campers learn about the science of light through illuminating inventions and glowing animals.

Prototyping Studio. Kids participate in a game show where they shape their ideas into inventions

In the Game. As campers create their own light-up game board, they work together on athletics, design, business and invention

Operation: HydroDrop. Kids take on a global mission to help solve water challenges around the world

All local Camp Invention programs are led and taught by qualified educators who live and teach in the community. Camp Invention serves 122,000 students every year and partners with more than 2,500 schools and districts across the nation.

For more details or to sign up, visit invent.org/camp.

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