Sapulpa Public Schools welcomes Camp Invention

Sapulpa students participate in Camp Invention
Posted on 06/13/2018
(SPS) - Kids are excited to go to school in the summer?

They are if they’re enrolled in Camp Invention at Holmes Park Elementary.

Camp Invention is a program for incoming Kindergarteners through 6th-graders with the goal to inspire future innovators and build their confidence in the natural ability to dream and create.

More than 100 students are taking part in the week-long camp that focuses on science, technology, engineering, and math.

It’s the 15th year Sapulpa Public Schools has held the camp. Students use the time to be innovative.

“It allows the kids to just explore and to create and to challenge themselves,” said Donia Doudican, Director of Sapulpa Public Schools Camp Invention program.

The students are grouped by grades and rotate through five different classes during the day.

Stick to It

In this class, students learn about magnetic forces and building robotic arms that will be able to retrieve things.

Robotic Pet Vet

The students create a working model of a dog robot as well as learning about veterinary science.

Games

Instructors take traditional outdoor games and build upon them. They learn the discovery and inventive process of taking something that is already there and improving upon it.

Optibot

Students discover what is used underwater to find out what’s on the ocean floor.

Mod My Mini Mansion

Students learn about different structures and the architecture behind them. They learn about smart living and building homes based on what they expect to see in the future.

The final day of the camp is Thursday. A generous donation from the Bartlett Foundation decreases the cost per child for the week from is $225 to $55.

“This is just a springboard for them,” said Doudican of the students. “This opens the discovery doors for them and allows them to continue to explore all throughout the summer.

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