Camp Invention to return for third year

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Camp Invention will be held at Sauk Trail for the third consecutive summer, this time from July 11-15, camp director and District elementary teacher Kristin Pavelec said.

The camp runs from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. all five days. The camp is open to students in grades 1-6. The camp costs $230, although discounts are available.

More than 140 campers participated last year, which was an increase of more than 25 students over the first year, said Pavelec, who is in her third year as the camp director. She said it was one of the largest camps in the state.

"We're excited to see the camp grow even more this year,'' she said.

An Inventor's Showcase will be held at the end of the week where parents are invited to visit the camp and see all of the work their children have done during the week, Pavelec said.

Flyers are available at each of the elementary and middle schools along with on the District website's Community Announcement page.

Camp Invention is where big ideas become the next big thing! Local educators lead the week of hands-on activities created especially for younger children. Boys and girls spend time pushing the limits during high-energy games, working with teammates to construct a freestyle racing cart and taking apart electronics to assemble something one-of-a-kind. Lessons explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. For information, call 1-800-968-4332 or visit the Camp Invention website.