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Lake Land College to host nationally acclaimed summer enrichment program

April 1, 2014

Camp Invention, a national educational program recognized for fostering innovative thinking, real-world problem solving and the spirit of invention, is coming to Lake Land College the week of July 28 - 31.

The weeklong day camp experience for students entering grades 1-6 encourages inventive young minds through hands-on problem solving using science, technology, engineering and mathematics in a fun and creative atmosphere.

“We are thrilled to be offering Camp Invention to students in our community and helping to inspire the next generation of inventors,” said Leslie Partlow, camp director. “Camp Invention provides a great opportunity for inventive young minds to exercise their creativity and use their imagination in ways they don’t normally get to – through real-world, problem-solving challenges, they build things, take things apart, explore different types of technology and so much more. Many times the students are having so much fun, they don’t even realize they are learning and developing new skills.”

Camp Invention’s new curriculum for 2014 called “Morphed!” immerses students in hands-on activities, such as building original prototypes, creating a personalized motor-powered vehicle and disassembling electronics to build an insect-themed pinball machine.

“Camp Invention is proud to inspire and challenge our next generation of innovators through this nationally acclaimed educational program,” said Michael Oister, CEO of Invent Now, the organization responsible for organizing more than 1,200 Camp Invention day camps throughout the U.S. “During the past 20 years, we have helped to ignite a passion for creativity and invention in more than 900,000 children while leaving them with great camp memories and lifelong friendships.”

Camp Invention was founded by Inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Programming is developed through partnerships with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and inspired by Inductees of the Hall of Fame and finalists of the Collegiate Inventors Competition.

For additional information or to register, visit, or contact Partlow at or 217-234-5467.


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