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Camp Invention July 29-August 2



In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, the Ball-Chatham School District is pleased to offer the nationally acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades 1-6. It’s an exciting, weeklong summer adventure with lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Children will work together to seek solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills while rotating through several modules. The camp begins on July 29, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Glenwood Elementary School, and runs through August 2. Ball-Chatham Instructional Coach, Bob Cox, will be serving as director of the program.


Here is how young innovators will be spending their time:

  • Children will team up to rebuild ships and design underwater equipment in “Deep Sea Mystery”

  • In “DIY Orbot,” participants explore circuit boards, motors and gears as they design a remote control bot to take on obstacles from sports to dance

  • Children collaborate with inventor superheroes and take on roles of engineers, fabricators, and innovators to conquer villains in “Innovation Force”

  • Kids become successful entrepreneurs in “Farm Tech” as they code bots to turn a polluted wasteland into a money-making machine and crate devices to save animals

Ball-Chatham teachers will facilitate program modules and enthusiastic high school students will serve as Leadership Interns, ensuring that one staff member is in place for every eight children.


Please note that snacks, lunch and drinks will NOT be provided, so participants will need to bring these items.


Every registration includes a complimentary Camp Invention t-shirt. Availability is limited, so register online here, or call 800.968.4332 to secure your child’s spot today!