For five years, Radford University’s College of Science and Technology has offered the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades one through six this summer in Reed and Curie Halls each June.
This exciting, weeklong adventure in creativity immerses children in imaginative play that reinforces and supplements school-year learning in the subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Children work together to seek innovative solutions to real-world challenges and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills such as teamwork and creative problem solving as they rotate through four modules each day that disguise learning as fun.
Local elementary school teachers from our region engage students in the Camp Invention Geo-Quest program in the college’s laboratories. Working in teams, children have become expedition trainees, navigating their way to special treasure-filled caches and creating solutions to challenges posed by youth from around the world. They have embarked on a global adventure, uncovering hidden messages from the Earth, investigating several extreme natural wonders of the world, and building a device to launch international ducks back home. Additional details are available in a Radford University news story about the 2013 edition of Camp Invention.
Enthusiastic Radford University students serve as Leadership Interns – ensuring that one staff member is in place for every eight children.
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Additional information about the National Camp Invention program can be found on their website.