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Hamilton School District to host Camp Invention

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 held July 24-28 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Maple Avenue Elementary School for children entering first through sixth grade in the 2006-07 school year.

Camp Invention is designed to help children enhance their understanding of science, math, history and the arts while having lots of fun. Throughout the day, children will participate in hands-on, interactive activities that encourage creativity and inventive solutions.

Camp Invention is a project of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, a nationally recognized, non-profit 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 six years ago.

Jodi Rupnow, Maple Avenue Elementary School second grade teacher, is camp director and will head a staff of local instructors and counselors. The camp features a low staff-camper ratio of one staff member for every eight campers.

The $199 registration fee lasts through May 31, with a cost of $179 if you sign up with a buddy. The price then goes to $209 after May 31. The fee includes instruction by licensed teachers, daily snacks and a Camp Invention t-shirt. For further information or to register, call 1-800-968-4332 or visit