LCU to offer Camp Invention for area youth this summer
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This summer Lincoln Christian
University will participate in Camp Invention, a program for youth
in third through sixth grade who have an interest in science,
technology, engineering and mathematics. This is an enrichment
program offered nationally with a wide variety of schools
The cost of registration is $220 per student, with significant
discounts for sibling registrations and early registration. The
early registration date is this week: Thursday, March 28.
more about Camp Invention, visit their website at
Below is an example of a daily schedule during the weeklong camp.
The camp at LCU is scheduled for July 8-12.
Copied from the Camp Invention website:
A day at the Camp
Invention program is packed with hands-on activities, brainstorming,
experimentation, and unbelievable action! Although daily activities
are widely diverse and vary based on the program being hosted, as
well as the number of participants, here is a quick glimpse of what
a typical day of fun at the Camp Invention program looks like...
Children are signed in by their parents and join their Leadership
Intern and age-appropriate group at the
Base Camp Activities™
area. During this gathering period each morning, they might build a
newspaper tower or learn the Camp Invention cheer.
Children move to their first module, during which they might be
crash-landed astronauts on an alien planet! After assessing their
strange new surroundings, children might be challenged to design
shelters and spacesuits that are able to withstand the planet's
harsh conditions and acid rain.
Children enjoy a morning snack.
Children move to their second module, during which they might find
themselves in safety goggles and using real tools to take apart and
investigate small appliances.
Half of the children gathers in the common area for lunch, while the
other half indulge in high-energy games and activities in the
gymnasium or outdoors.
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Children who ate lunch earlier now work off that energy by switching
with the other group, who now gather in the common area for lunch.
Children move to their next module of the day, during which they
might explore Newton's first law of motion by conducting an
experiment based on a magician's tablecloth trick or participating
in a relay race that demonstrates the concept of inertia.
Children move to their final module of the day, during which they
might clean up a simulated landfill that is leaking toxic chemicals
Children gather in the
Base Camp area with
their Leadership Intern, where they work on activities designed to
overcome challenges as this is an important part of the invention
process and can be used throughout the day.
The fun comes to an end, and children are signed out by their
Activities, times, and groups may vary based on the
selected curricula and number of enrolled participants.
A registration form is available by clicking
online registration is also available here:
[Information from Lindsay Stevens,
administrative assistant for professional education,
Lincoln Christian University]