Camp Invention: Kids spend a week problem-solvingInvention and camp are not two words that are normally put together, let alone used in the same sentence. Then again, Camp Invention is not your normal summer camp.
By: By Jordan Willi, Hudson Star-Observer
Invention and camp are not two words that are normally put together, let alone used in the same sentence.
Then again, Camp Invention is not your normal summer camp.
Where other summer camps take kids outdoors at campgrounds or have them make crafts, Camp Invention gives children the opportunity to explore the unknown, trifle with new ideas and satisfy their innate sense of curiosity about the world.
“This is Trinity Academy’s third year of hosting Camp Invention,” Allison Johnson, Principal of Trinity Academy, said. “The instructors are Trinity teachers and the junior counselors are all kids who volunteered.”
The camp, which is for children entering grades 1-6, consists of a rotation of five integrated modules, which use creative thinking to solve real-world challenges.
The five classes included Hatched, Power’d and SMArt: Science, Math & Art.
In the class Hatched, students are tasked with rebuilding a virtual world and becoming entrepreneurs by establishing a new marketplace.
Power’d explores alternative energy which the children could use to power their robotic creatures.
During SMArt, the kids discover the mathematical connections between soap bubbles and lightning bolts.
“Trinity doesn’t charge Camp Invention a building use fee for their camp,” Johnson said. “We are a K-8 school with childcare and preschool.”
The camp took place July 12-16 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
For more information on the Camp Invention program, go to www.campinvention.org.
To find out more about Trinity Academy go to www.trinityacademyofhudson.org.