I would like to thank the Stillwater-area schools Community Education program and Lake Elmo Elementary School for hosting the Camp Invention program this summer.
Camp Invention Director Becky Mazzara and the talented local teaching camp staff helped prepare local youths for future success through practical application of 21st century learning skills such as teamwork, creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving.
Eighty-two Stillwater-area elementary students joined more than 77,000 students nationwide in tackling exciting hands-on STEM challenges at the Camp Invention program. The science, technology, engineering, and math concepts they learned were used to solve a series of real-world problems that required innovative solutions.
I especially want to thank the adult and youth staff and the students in the Stillwater area for exceptional creativity and inventiveness that they displayed throughout the week.
Susan Z. Clarke,
Regional Consultant for Camp Invention