When it comes to selecting the best educational summer camp for your child, an excellent curriculum is just as important as the inclusion of activities that make each day an adventure. That’s why at Camp Invention®, the flagship K-6 STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) experience from the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF), our team of education experts spends almost 2 years developing a brand-new program for each summer, and every program is just as innovative as it is fun.
Embracing Hands-On Learning
At the core of Camp Invention’s teaching philosophy is its embrace of hands-on learning. In contrast to the traditional, passive teaching styles students often experience during the school year, at Camp Invention, students are given the freedom to explore STEM subjects in exciting ways. Our 2020 program, Elevate, embraces this active approach by placing these concepts in our camper’s hands. For example, in Camp Invention Flight Lab™, the science of flight is explored using paper planes, gliders, rockets, heliballs and hand-copters. In Rescue Squad™, participants construct prototypes in order to solve real-world ecological challenges.
Not only is this type of hands-on learning more engaging for children, but research has shown that it is also incredibly effective. Because these active settings encourage students to take ownership of what they’re learning, they are more likely to understand the subject’s relevance in their own lives. This philosophy is paired with lessons from the diverse group of NIHF Inductees who are prominently featured in each year’s program, so your child is likely to discover an innovative role model who will show them what they too can achieve
Learn about our all-new Camp Invention program today
At NIHF, we pride ourselves on crafting education programs that support a child’s natural curiosity and wonder for the world around them. During a week of Camp Invention, your child’s days will be full of so many exciting, hands-on activities, they might not even realize that they’re learning! To find out more about our all-new 2020 program, Elevate, we invite you to visit our website.