SUNY Canton hosting Camp Invention July 28 to Aug. 1
Monday, July 21, 2014 - 2:42 pm

CANTON -- SUNY Canton will be hosting another Camp Invention from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning July 28.

Camp Invention, a program of Invent Now, is designed for youth in first through sixth grades. It provides students with the opportunity to cultivate the concepts in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

The "Morphed!" theme focuses on objects, minerals and organisms that change or can be changed.

The weeklong program will be held in the college's Richard W. Miller Campus Center.

"We supply the environment and resources for children to release their imaginations," said Ronald J. Tavernier, an assistant professor who teaches biology at SUNY Canton. "We are always amazed at the creativity and innovation students bring to Camp Invention."

Tavernier is one of several faculty and staff members who help coordinate the annual program. SUNY Canton has hosted Camp Invention since 2011.

The program features variety of problems that students will attempt to discover solutions to. Each module emphasizes exploration, discovery and creativity. Children will present their findings and inventions to family and friends at an inventors' showcase at the end of the week.

The curriculum is designed for students in grades 1-6. All of the sessions are led by certified teachers from the area.

The cost of Camp Invention is $220 a week per student. Families registering two siblings save $25 per child. Families enrolling three or more children will receive $50 off per child.

Registration soon is urged, as the program begins next Monday. Register online at www.campinvention.org, or by calling (800) 968-4332.

For more information, contact Melissa Michno at 323-0665.