Camp Invention Program Coming To Binks Forest Elementary

Camp Invention, a summer enrichment day camp program supported by the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the National Inventors Hall of Fame, is coming to Binks Forest Elementary School the week of June 15-19.

The weeklong day camp for students entering grades one through six fosters innovation and creativity while also building self-esteem, teamwork, persistence and goal-setting skills. Camp Invention not only encourages inventive young minds through Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programming in a fun and creative atmosphere, it also incorporates outdoor activities as part of its core curriculum.

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 do. Through real-world problem-solving challenges, they build things, take things apart, explore different types of technology and do many more activities. Often, the students are having so much fun that they don’t even realize they are learning and developing new skills.

This year’s Camp Invention curriculum is called Illuminate and was inspired by some of the nation’s most brilliant minds, including experienced educators, inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame and members of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Illuminate will encourage children to explore their inventiveness in the Design Studio: Illuminate module, investigating circuits and taking on a nature-inspired design challenge.

Camp Invention serves more than 87,000 students every year through more than 1,300 camps across the nation. Local programs are facilitated and taught by educators who teach in the community. For registration information, visit