Inventors & Entrepreneurs

Wed June 21th & July 26th

$45 Single Day Camp – 10AM-3PM

$125 – SESSION 1 – June 19th-21st – 3 days M-W 10AM-3PM
$125 – SESSION 3 – July 24th-26th – 3 days M-W 10AM-3PM

(Session 3 has different activities with the same theme)

Other themes for Mon & Tues:

Journey Through Science World Leaders of Today

Unleashing Creativity and Problem-Solving Skills through Hands-on Learning

The Inventors and Entrepreneurs camp is a transformative summer program designed to inspire young minds to become innovators and problem solvers. Through engaging activities rooted in the challenges faced by inventors throughout history, participants learn valuable problem-solving skills and embrace the concept of trial and error.

The camp fosters creativity and critical thinking through a hands-on approach known as “Thinkering” which is thinking + tinkering.

Campers embark on an exciting journey through time, exploring the groundbreaking inventions and entrepreneurial endeavors that have shaped our world. Each day, they encounter real-world problems faced by inventors, such as designing solutions for transportation, communication, energy, and more.

By studying historical inventors and their creations, campers gain insights into the problem-solving process and the iterative nature of innovation. Through trial and error, they learn to adapt their designs, refine their ideas, and overcome obstacles, fostering resilience and perseverance.

Inventors & Entrepreneurs that we may discuss:

  • Thomas Edison
  • Nikola Tesla
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Marie Curie
  • Steve Jobs
  • Henry Ford
  • Ruth Handler
  • George Washington Carver
  • Eli Whitney
  • Johannes Guttenberg
  • Ada Lovelace
  • Hedy Lamarr
  • Guglielmo Marconi
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Tabitha Babbitt
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Grace Hopper
  • Orville and Wilbur Wright
  • Samuel Morse
  • & Many others!

Inventors and Entrepreneurs camp fosters a supportive and collaborative environment, encouraging campers to share their ideas, collaborate, and learn from one another. By fostering an entrepreneurial spirit and cultivating problem-solving skills, campers gain confidence in their ability to tackle challenges and create meaningful solutions.

Join us at the Inventors and Entrepreneurs camp, where hands-on learning, critical thinking, and the thrill of innovation converge. Together, let’s empower the next generation of inventors and entrepreneurs to shape a brighter future.

Activities for the day:

  • Inventors workshop – build and control robots, gizmos, moving machines, and hacked toys.
  • Students will use the scientific method and create their own hypotheses
  • Math formula treasure hunt
  • Inventors escape room
  • Roblox Development
  • Website / App Development
  • Cooking – students will make their own lunch
  • Self-defense, Judo, and Karate
  • Outdoor free play sports, soccer, tug-a-war, relay races, water balloon and super soaker war for teams / territories
  • Music – Design and make your own instruments, then play together in a band
This theme was created to foster and help the children learn the following skills:
  • Social:

    • Confidence, leadership, self-discipline, physical fitness. Working together in teams and solving problems. Working together in teams and solving problems through healthy dialectical debates. Responsible decision-making, self-awareness, relationship skills, self-management, social awareness.
  • Educational:

    • Trivium: Logic and rhetoric are used as students discuss science topics. Logic, grammar, and rhetoric are used as students debate the problems and present solutions.
    • Quadrivium: Sciences, arts, humanities, and history are discussed as students think about science in these areas.

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