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Camp Invention Camp Invention is where BIG ideas become the next BIG thing! Your child will experience the excitement of collaborating on challenging hands-on projects to change his or her world. Join in as they celebrate their 25 th year of reinventing summer fun! This weeklong summer enrichment program for students entering 1 st -6 th grade has encouraged nearly one million children to uncover their own innate creativity and inventiveness. Many times, the students are having so much fun, they don’t realize they are learning and developing new skills. Research results prove that participation in this day camp raises creativity scores and creativity and innovation are critical to college readiness and future success in the 21 st century. In fact, Elizabeth Beattie, a former Camp Invention participant, was named to Forbes ’ 30 Under 30 list earlier this year, demonstrating that spending time here can take you places. Grouped by age, boys and girls rotate through several fascinating themed modules led by the country’s best educators. With locations nationwide, the organization has impacted students in all 50 states since launching in 1990. Throughout the week, participants practice the trials of prototyping and the taste of success while disassembling household objects, and, in

Summer Study SUMMER STUDY PROGRAMS offers high school students the opportunity to experience college life at PENN STATE UNIVERSITY, COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY, FORDHAM UNIVERSITY and at THE SORBONNE in PARIS. Summer Study offers a variety of college courses, enrichment classes, SAT preparation, community service, and leadership workshops as well other exciting day, night and weekend activities! Students completing 9 th - 11 th grade may enroll in our programs ranging from 2 to 6½ weeks. At Penn State, students take full advantage of state-of-the-art “Big Ten” athletic and recreational facilities, the “Ultimate College Town,” and weekend excursions touring other colleges and universities in the northeast. Summer Study in Colorado combines academically challenging courses with the sports, recreation, and outdoor adventure available only on a Rocky Mountain campus. Students may choose from a wide range of educational courses, afternoon activities (outdoor, musical, or sports) and night activities (movies, concerts, ballgames, etc.). All students attend weekend trips to Vail, Breckenridge, Rocky Mountain National Park, whitewater rafting and more. Summer Study at Fordham is a unique program set in the heart of the greatest city in the world: NEW YORK CITY. The Lincoln Center campus is conveniently located near excellent shops, stores and restaurants. Meals are prepared daily in the dining facility and students are provided a metro card for traveling around the city with staff visiting Manhattan’s most popular museums, landmarks and sights. Classes are designed to be “high-interest, low-pressure.” Nights are also filled with amazing activities, unique to NYC: Broadway Shows, Top of the Rock, Circle Line Cruises around Manhattan, and more. Students in our Summer Study in Paris program, have the opportunity to study in the most awe-inspiring city in the world, by taking 3 enrichment classes and/or a Sorbonne college credit course in French! Students lodge in all-suites hotel rooms, with a kitchen, bathroom and color television. A dedicated team of staff escort students on the metro to tour monuments, museums, and sights of the cultural capital of the world. Evening activities include dance clubs, café nights, “Paris by Night” excursions and more. Students get an opportunity to visit the Loire Valley, the Palace of Versailles and Disney Paris on weekend trips. A “ French Immersion ” option is also available for students who would like to speak French all day, every day. All programs include lodging, meals, activity fees, weekend trips and meals on weekends. Contact us at www.SummerStudy.com or (800)666-2556.


turn, building prototypes out of their findings. “As prototypes unfold, they allow you to work on things, they allow you to make changes – prototypes don’t often work, they break, they change, you have new ideas. You have to manipulate them a lot. Your prototype has to be flexible. And that’s the Camp Invention way, fostering creativity and innovation organically,” said Steve Sasson, creator of the digital camera and 2011 National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductee. This year’s brand newCamp Invention curriculum is themed “Illuminate TM ” and gives children the opportunity to investigate circuits while connecting science and technology concepts! As they dream, build and make discoveries, they will also have a chance to examine geometry from a new angle when they create origami flight models during team-building exercises. Camp Invention, a program of the non-profit Invent Now, is the only nationally recognized summer program focused on teaching children to explore creativity and the spirit of innovation. With curricula inspired by the world’s greatest inventors, Camp Invention is the only program of its kind supported by the National Inventors Hall of Fame in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. For additional information or to find details about your nearest location, visit www.campinvention.org or call 800.968.4332.



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