During the week of June 18, forty students were able to see science, technology, math and engineering come to life through Camp Invention at E.P. Rock Elementary. Directed and taught by local teachers, inventors were challenged to identify solutions to real-world problems and were immersed in challenges that drew upon their sense of curiosity. Inventors traveled to a faux-island called Magnetropolis via hand-crafted upcycled ships, built balloon-bursting machines, and used their creativity to blend two inventions into one even better. Teachers Charlotte Kempfert, BrieAnn Klepp and Heidi Shimon and volunteers Holly Quinn-Marrs and Jim Eral helped facilitate the event. In the top photo, inventors include, front from left , Aidan Bishop, Ailee Neumann and Blake Martin; middle, Seth Gunderzik, Braeden Miller and Leo Draveling; back, Henry Ulrich, Spencer Joseph, Ethan Kostynick, Tyler Eyerman and Lexi Lucksinger. In the bottom photo Ben Draveling, McKenna Zifko and Olivia Swenka work together on their balloon popping machine utilizing some help from Rube Goldberg ideas and upcycled machines.