Wild and crazy ideas become reality in this year’s all-new Camp Invention program, Fast Forward!
A nonprofit program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Camp Invention allows students entering kindergarten through 6th grade to experience real-world problem solving, creative thinking, invention, and teamwork – all while having FUN! Activities include challenges and achievements from the brightest thinkers around—National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees – to inspire participants!
This year, campers will bring their “smart” home to life with smart furniture and eco-smart energy. From talking mirrors to toasters that know how to cook their favorite foods, young innovators invent and build models to fill their model dream home.
They become robotic pet veterinarians when they design a robotic dog, diagnose puppy problems and lean about the anatomy and biology of dogs. Students explore sensors by designing tracks for their own Optibot, a robot that senses dark and light surfaces. They discover how sensors are used in vehicles such as self-driving cars and then design their own futuristic mode of transportation. S
tudents learn that inventing can be fun, but it isn’t always easy. In the Stick to It module, participants receive new challenges every day that inspire them to be persistent. They will explore energy and force by launching rockets to knock socks off a clothesline, build cake catapults and explore non-Newtonian fluids and magnetism by using magnets to make slime move!
Local educators lead the week of fun, hands-on, STEM activities that allow children to think big, explore their curiosity, and never give up.
Houston Family Magazine’s 22nd Annual Camp Fair Dates:
February 10, 2018 – Memorial City Mall (10a-4p)
February 11, 2018 – The Woodlands Mall (12p-5p)
February 17, 2018 – First Colony Mall (10a-4p)
There’s a camp for every kid, every budget, and every schedule! These free events are a great way to discover a variety of day camps, overnight camps & plenty of other summer options. Families will receive a bagful of information and have the chance to meet dozens of camps to find the perfect one. Type of camps include academic, adventure, sports, technology, theater & more! Choose from half-day, full-day, out-of-town, etc. There is no charge to attend. Children and adults are welcome.
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