CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Several Lowcountry schools will be hosting Camp Invention for students in June or July.
The camp focuses on fostering innovation in children through a program of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), encouraging them to follow in the footsteps of famous inventors to develop their own imagination and creativity to solve problems.
The five-day camp is open to students entering grades one through six.
The cost is $220 per child. Registration is available online.
The camp will be at each location for the following weeks:
6/15-6/19 Beech Hill Elementary, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
6/15-6/19 Buist Academy, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
6/22-6/26 Belle Hall Elementary, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
7/13-7/17 Dorchester Academy, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
7/20-7/24 Springfield Elementary, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Throughout the experience, students will practice teamwork, persistence, and goal-setting while building self-esteem.
The program for this year, Illuminate™, will guide participants through the Design Studio: Illuminate module for studying circuits and undertaking a design challenge with a nature theme.
Through the module, students will learn to become entrepreneurs, and to bring a product to market. They will have the opportunity to build prototypes from scratch and create origami flight models during team-building exercises.
"We are molding inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs and instilling creative problem-solving, which sets this camp apart from the rest," said Nancy Lenihan, Camp Invention Director in Sumner, Washington and Highly Capable Classroom Teacher.
School addresses are the following:
Beech Hill Elementary
1001 Beech Hill Road
Summerville, SC 29485
103 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Belle Hall Elementary
385 Egypt Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
234 Academy Road
St. George, SC 29477