RU Hosts Camp Invention June 24 - 28, 2013


For the fifth year, Radford University’s College of Science and Technology is pleased to offer the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades one through six this summer in Reed and Curie Halls June 24 - 28 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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 will 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 will engage students in the Camp Invention Geo-Quest program in the college’s laboratories.  Working in teams, children become expedition trainees, navigating their way to special treasure-filled caches and creating solutions to challenges posed by youth from around the world. They will be embarking 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.

In the Cache Dash™ module, children navigate their way to treasure-filled caches and solve global challenges from youth around the world. Tools are invented to reveal hidden messages while exploring the Earthy realms of sky, sea, land and underground in the Ecoverse™ module. In the I Can Invent: Launchitude™ module, children will take apart broken or unused appliances using real tools and re-engineer the gears to invent an awesome Duck Chucking Device! Finally, in the Amazing Atlas Games™ module, classic high-energy games will be fused with global fun.

Enthusiastic Radford University students will serve as Leadership Interns – ensuring that one staff member is in place for every eight children.

Registration discounts are available:

Camp Invention Alumni : $35 off the base price of $225, plus an additional $5 off if registered online (Discount expires Feb. 7, 2013)

Radford University employee discount (host district rate using discount code CHDS and RU email address): $35 off the base price of $225, plus an additional $5 off if registered online

Early registration discount: $25 off the base price of $225 when registered by March 28, 2013, plus an additional $5 off when registered online

Installment payment plans are available.

Every registration includes a free Camp Invention t-shirt.  Availability is limited, so visit or call 800.968.4332 to reserve your child’s spot today! For more information, contact College of Science and Technology Assistant to the Dean Ann Brown at or (540) 831-6277. 

Jan 11, 2013
Ann Brown
(540) 831-6277