Camp returns to Andersen school

BAYPORT — Andersen Elementary School again is the site of Invent Now, Inc.’s nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention summer program Aug. 5-9, officials announced today.

The weeklong camp returns to the St. Croix Valley for an 11th year and is designed for students entering the first through sixth grades. Independent School District 834 Community Education hosts the camp, which is directed by Stillwater Area High School teacher Becky Mazzara.

This year’s Camp Invention program is GeoQuest featuring “I Can Invent: Launchitude,” in which children combine physics and re-engineered household items to create a duck chucking device. Children at the camp will rotate each day through integrated modules that use creative thinking to solve real-world challenges. Campers learn skills such as problem-solving and teamwork through imaginary play.

Camp Invention was created in partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to engage children to discover their innate creativity and inventiveness through hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) content

Visit or call 1-800-968-4332 to learn more about Invent Now programs or to register a child for Camp Invention.