Teaming up with the National Inventors’ Hall of Fame, Belldegrun Center for Innovative Leadership brings back our Invention program with Explore! From identifying needs and pitching ideas to building prototypes and developing marketing plans, students will engage in modules designed to create value and generate interest in finding solutions to real-world challenges.
Students rotate through all of the modules, so no course selection is needed.
Children dive into ocean research and adopt their own robotic fish! They use their decision-making skills to make design choices, patent new aquatic plants and create symbiotic best friend for their fish. Then they develop a unique, bio-inspired invention and hook investors at the fish market!
NIHF’s The Attic
Art and STEM combine in this immersive and creative experience! Campers find out how inventions have changed the way people create as they experiment with materials science, chemistry, and art, and they learn how to manage emotions that can come with engaging in the creative process. They even build their own robotic artist to help them make awesome spin art!
Inspired by real space exploration, campers create Spacepacks and Astro-Arm devices to help them with gravity-defying cooking, glow-in-the-dark lunar discoveries and erupting ice volcanoes! Before returning to Earth, they mine an asteroid and collect data on how animals can hatch and grow in space.
Children zigzag through physics, engineering and gaming as they build a mega marble arcade! First, they use scientific principles like potential and kinetic energy to roll gaming spheres at different speeds. Then they boost their collaboration skills by working together to level up their designs through hands-on problem solving!
Camp Invention Games
Camp Invention Games supplements the four core modules by giving participants the opportunity to engage in more teamwork, out-of-the-box thinking and physical fun through energetic and enriching activities. Creative problem-solving skills are emphasized, rather than winning or losing. Participants play and then reinvent classic games. These activities are based on the premise that, like inventions, traditional games can be modified and reimagined.Camp Invention Games encourages strategic thinking and builds 21st-century skills through physical games that enrich and energize.