Source: Grosse Pointe News Online

Register now for Camp Invention

by the Grosse Pointe News

January 24, 2013

In partnership with Invent Now, a nonprofit organization committed to fostering the creative and inventive spirit, the Grosse Pointe Public School System is again offering the nationally acclaimed Camp Invention program this summer to children entering grades one to six.

The weeklong adventure in creativity immerses children in imaginative play that reinforces and supplements academic learning in science, technology, engineering and math. As they rotate through four daily modules, children work together to seek innovative solutions to real-world challenges and to sharpen 21st Century learning skills, such as teamwork and creative problem solving.

This year’s theme is the Geo-Quest program and modules are Cache Dash, Ecoverse, I can Invent: Launchitude and Amazing Atlas Games.

In Cache Dash, children navigate their way to treasure-filled caches and solve global challenges from youth around the world.

They invent tools to reveal hidden messages while exploring the Earthy realms of sky, sea, land and underground in Ecoverse.

I Can Invent: Launchitude has children taking apart broken or unused appliances using real tools and re-engineering gears to invent a Duck Chucking Device.

And in Amazing Atlas Games, the final module, children participate in high-energy games fused with global fun.

Grosse Pointe’s Camp Invention runs June 24 to 28, at Parcells Middle School, and begins with director, Debra Duffey, leading the camp’s Geo-Quest program. Local educators facilitate each module, and high school and college students serve as leadership interns. The combination ensures a 1-to-8 ratio of staff to children.

Availability is limited. To register, visit or call (800) 968-4332.

Parents registering on or before March 28 receive $25 off the base price of $260. All registrations include a free Camp Invention t-shirt.

For more information, contact Duffey at or at (313) 432-5341.