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District to host Camp Invention for creative, science enrichment PDF Print
Sunday, February 08, 2004 6:00 pm
Hamilton School District will host Camp Invention, a national summer day camp that encourages children to develop their innate creative abilities. The camp will be July 26-30 from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. for children entering second through sixth grade in the 2004-2005 school year.

Camp Invention is designed to stimulate learning by providing children with hands-on, interactive activities that encourage creative solutions. The activities spark the imaginations of children while combining science, math, history and the arts -- but most of all, fun.

Camp Invention is a project of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, a nationally recognized, nonprofit resource center for creativity in Akron, Ohio. It is presented in partnership with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. It was introduced to Hamilton School District four years ago, and will be hosted in more than 40 Wisconsin communities this summer.

Aaron Greenwald, Woodside Elementary School fourth grade teacher, and Jodi Rupnow, Maple Avenue Elementary School second grade teacher, are camp directors. They will head up a staff of district teachers and local high school or college students who will serve as counselors. The camp features a low staff-camper ratio of one staff member for every eight campers.

“ Camp Invention lets science come alive for campers and gets kids to think out of the box,” said Rupnow. “It is a challenging and fun-filled program for children of all academic abilities.”

The $199 registration fee -- $179 early registration fee through March 15 -- includes daily snacks and a T-shirt. Call 1 (800) 968-4332 to register. For further information, visit www.campinvention.org.