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Camp Invention coming July 23 to CLC

Camp Invention, a nationally recognized summer enrichment camp program, will come to Central Lakes College in Brainerd the week of July 23-27.

Camp Invention is a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, a nonprofit organization dedicated to recognizing inventors and invention, promoting creativity and advancing the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship, and supported by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

For students entering kindergarten through sixth grade, Camp Invention is a week of hands-on problem-solving, collaboration and the use of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Inventive young minds can exercise their creativity and use their imagination, all while learning and developing new skills they typically don't get to use in the classroom, organizers said. Children are empowered to have big ideas while they take on challenges that inspire them to question, brainstorm, work as a team and build amazing invention prototypes.

All local Camp Invention programs are facilitated and taught by certified educators who reside and teach in the community. Camp Invention serves more than 130,000 students every year and partners with more than 1,400 schools and districts across the nation.

Visit www.campinvention.org for additional information or to register.

This year's Camp Invention curriculum features several hands-on modules:

• Optibot: Campers will launch into the future with their own Optibot—a small self-driving robot that senses changes in light.

• Robotic Pet Vet: Throughout this module, campers nurse their robotic puppy back to health and design and build dog parks as they hammer out ideas for the best park attraction.

• Mod My Mini Mansion: Campers will dream up and design their own futuristic smart home filled with gadgets, LEDs, technology and innovations.

• Stick To It: Campers will invent something new every day as they explore what it is like to be a physicist, engineer and entrepreneur. Young innovators will invent, make and craft solutions to real-world challenges by building their own prototypes.

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