Camp Invention Keeps Sapulpa Kids Thinking


Friday, July 10th 2009, 10:54 pm
By: News On 6


Chris Howell, NewsOn6.com

SAPULPA, OK -- Friday was the final day of fun and learning at Camp Invention, held at Sapulpa Public Schools.  The week-long camp taught the 1st - 6th graders math, science, history and art in a hands-on format.

"It's a way to get kids in the summertime to keep their skills sharpened," said Kenneth Cole with Camp Invention, "so that they're still using their math and science in a way that would be a little different than a normal classroom a place where they go and do something and actually have a lot of fun doing it."

Camp Invention is a program started by The National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation that engages children with creative modules such as repurposing technology items, drawing comic books and creating ideal comic book stars from clay.

The students also build extreme land sleds from salvaged items and test them through a watery obstacle course.

Thanks to a grant from the Bartlett Foundation, Sapulpa's Camp Invention week provided a stimulating environment to more than 100 kids.

Check out Camp Invention's web site here.