Potsdam, Canton residents among campers creating model cities out of recycled materials at ‘Camp Invention’
Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 5:10 pm

Nadia L. Cheng of Potsdam, Nicolas C. Kelson of Potsdam, Douglas G. Welsh of Canton, and Noah G. Bohl of Potsdam, grin after completing the living quarters of the city at Camp Invention.

CANTON -- Creative minds made “discoveries” at SUNY Canton’s Camp Invention.

During the first week, students built model cities out of recycled materials.

Each group of students was given a piece of cardboard to design a portion of a city. When they were complete, the cardboard, Styrofoam and duct tape creations were interlocked to create an entire metropolis. Students augmented their creations with magnets, and electric components.

Other activities included an indoor hockey match using all homemade equipment.

The camp concluded Friday, Aug. 3 in the Miller Campus Center.