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Mount Marty College to Host Camp Invention

Published Date6\26\2014

Led by local educators, the week long Camp Invention experience immerses elementary children in hands-on activities that reinvent summer fun. This summer, your child can seek innovative solutions to real-world problems during the Camp Invention program at Mount Marty College in Yankton. The program will be held August 4-8 from 9:00am to 3:30pm each day, and is for students entering grades 1-6.

Camp Invention's fun, hands-on activities will include: designing a small, motor-powered vehicle, receiving personalized challenges from National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees, inventing bionic gadgets while journeying to acquire superhuman senses, and using tools to upcycle electronics and build an epic, insect-themed pinball machine.

This nationally-acclaimed STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) enrichment program is offered by Mount Marty College in collaboration with the non-profit Invent Now. The Camp Invention program will be presented by local teachers and directed by Dr. Tamara Pease, Mount Marty College assistant professor of chemistry and director of forensic science program.

Throughout the week, children work in teams to solve real-world challenges. Some activities include:

  • Explore the science behind the five senses to design a bionic ear, eye, and hand
  • Experiment with circuits and gears
  • With inspiration from famous inventors, create your own invention
  • Build a motorized "morphing" vehicle to take home
  • Design an epic, insect-themed pinball machine
For more information, go to www.campinvention.org or call 800-968-4332. Sibling discounts are available, please see website for details or contact Dr. Tamara Pease at tamara.pease@mtmc.edu or 605-668-1530 for questions.