UWP to host Camp Invention

February 25, 2003

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PLATTEVILLE - The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will host Camp Invention, a national summer day camp that encourages children to develop their innate creative abilities. The camp will be held June 16-20 from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. for children entering grades 2-6 during the 2003-04 school year.

Camp Invention is designed to promote creative learning by providing children with hands-on, interactive activities that encourage creative solutions. Children participate in five inventive modules each day including disassembling old machinery and using the parts to make their own inventions; crash landing on an imaginary planet and figuring out how to get back to earth; and doing activities with marbles to learn about motion.

Camp Invention is a project of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, a nationally recognized, non-profit resource center for creativity in Akron, Ohio. It is presented in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Hewlett-Packard Company.

Camp fees range from $175 to $199, depending upon the date of registration and include snacks and a T-shirt. Registration is limited to 110 children. Call (800) 968-4332 or register via the web at www.campinvention.org. Further information about the camp (curriculum, teachers, activities) is also available via the web.

To help parents, childcare is available at Camp Invention from 8-9 a.m. and again from 3:30-5:30 p.m. This service is available for an additional charge of $45. Call 608-342-1314 to register for childcare after you have registered for camp.

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