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Camp Invention 2009: Local Summer Enrichment for 1st–6th Grade Students

May 19, 2009

June 15-June 19 Camp Discover

July 13-July 17 Camp Explore


Cottonwood Creek Elementary

Camp Invention is a nationally recognized amazing week-long summer day camp where children get hands on experience with science and creativity. Kids are inspired to express their innovative thinking, work as a team, and create new things out of existing inventions. Before the week is up, your child may be spouting off Newton’s laws of physics!

Each Camp Invention program contains five modules that have been carefully tested and piloted for several years before they are nationally launched.  All Camp Invention programs feature two program favorites that have been completely reinvented – I Can Invent: Fantasy Inventions & Complicated Machines IITM and Recess RemixTM modules.  In the I can Invent module, each child brings in a mechanical appliance that is no longer usable.  Children will then use it to create a new imaginary invention. (So don’t be surprised when your hairdryer comes home as a helicopter!)  Recess Remix gives children an opportunity to work off their creative energy by devising new ways to play traditional games.

Camp Discover (June 15-June 19)

In addition to the 2 main modules, children will spend the week following the footsteps of Vikings in search for buried treasure, creating a new comic book hero based on science-based super powers, and using teamwork and engineering to navigate an obstacle course in handmade land sleds.

Camp Explore (July 13-July 17)

In addition to the 2 main modules, children will enjoy studying physics concepts by building their own vehicles, learning creative-problem solving skills to contact an alien life form, and utilizing CSI (crime scene investigation) skills to solve a mysterious theft.

Camp Invention also has a low staff-student ratio of one staff member for every eight students.  The $220 registration fee, due on or before May 31, includes a daily snack and a t-shirt.  Each program is limited to 110 children.  For more information, or to register, visit or call 800.968.4332.p

4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 20, 2009 1:05 am

    I signed my Kindergartener up for both sessions. Do you think she’ll get bored during the second session?

  2. cgaprograms permalink
    May 20, 2009 2:21 am

    My son loved it last year and is very excited about participating again. He is already thinking about his invention and collecting trash and broken appliances. We have not enrolled in both sessions before. However, there are many differences between the 2 courses — likely enough to keep her attention.

    Is there anyone out there who has participated in both sessions offered during one summer?

  3. snickols120 permalink
    June 30, 2009 2:05 pm

    The two weeks of Camp Invention are similar, yet different enough that the children enjoy each week. We had many campers participate in both weeks last year and they really liked each week. The I Can Invent (take apart) and the Recess Remix are the two rotations from the first week that will be very similar in the second week, the other rotations will be different. All of the activities are very hands-on, scientifically based, fun activities. We can’t wait for the second week starting July 13!
    Stacie Nickols, Camp Invention Director

  4. July 20, 2009 3:33 am

    My Kindergartener LOVED Camp Invention! She’s already asked if she can go back next year to both sessions. I think that’s a good sign. She’s also insistent that I contact the government about getting her patents.

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