WINTERSVILLE - A week-long adventure in science creativity will be offered to area pupils during Camp Invention at Wintersville Elementary School.
According to officials, the program is a unique opportunity for children to experience hands-on learning through activities that will stay with them for years to come.
The camp will be offered from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. June 13-17 for children in grades first through sixth.
LEARNING?ABOUT?SCIENCE — Pupils from area school districts will have the opportunity to participate in Camp Invention from June 13-17 at Wintersville Elementary School. One of the activities throughout the camp involves taking apart a small appliance, Wintersville Elementary Principal Toni Jean Dondzila noted. Sixth-grade pupils from the school displayed a robot made from computer pieces recently to showcase the program. On hand were, kneeling, from left, Marcus Law and Zane Sharp; and standing, John Paulman, Dondzila, Jacob Westlake, Nathan Thomas and Sam Robinson.
Wintersville Elementary School Principal Toni Jean Dondzila is excited to hold the event at her school.
"This should be a wonderful program for the pupils where they will learn a variety of creative science lessons that they wouldn't normally learn in the classroom," she remarked.
The program will be directed by Carrollton school teacher Kay Russell.
"An ideal solution for parents seeking extended school-year learning through summer fun, the Camp Invention program is a safe, creative outlet for children to explore the unknown, tinker with ideas and satisfy their natural sense of curiosity," she explained. "It will teach them how to think like leaders and entrepreneurs."
This year's CREATE program features:
Problem Solving on Planet ZAK : Participants will crash-land on an alien planet and use creativity to assess its weather conditions, assemble protective shelter and clothing and survive this strange environment.
Save Sludge City: It's up to participants to green up the contaminated wasteland. Create clean landfills, invent pollution-free transportation and rebuild a cleaner, more eco-friendly city.
Imagination Point Ride Physics: Work as an intern for the world's newest and largest amusement park. Participants can investigate the science behind daredevil rides and construct their own model roller coaster.
Game On Power Play: Participants can practice teamwork, coordination and creative problem-solving skills as well explore new games and add their own twist to create high-energy challenges.
I Can Invent, Edison's Workshop: Using real tools, participants can take apart a broken appliance and upcycle its gears and gadgets to create ball-rolling and Rude Goldberg-type machines.
Dondzila noted that pupils who enroll online before March 31 will receive $25 off the camp fee of $200.
The promo code is "READ," she said.
"We also recently received a $1,000 scholarship for the program from the Ohio Lottery, and $100 will be given to the first 10 kids that sign-up," she relayed. "It will be given on a first-come, first-served basis."
She also added local businesses or companies are welcome to offer scholarship money to benefit the program.
For information, call (800) 968-4332 or visit www.campinvention.org.
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