This post is brought to you by Camp Invention and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.
My kids have to take a test at the beginning of every year and at the end of every year. This test is to measure how much they learn in the year and it also measures how much they lose over the summer. I drive my kids crazy because I make them do “school” during the summer so they don’t suffer from the “summer slide” and do well on their tests. I buy workbooks and make them work through their worksheets. We read books and then do book reports and they find it boring. I always have good intentions of having them do science projects and computer programming with their dad but between everything else we do all summer long we run out of time. I do this so they don’t slide…. The Summer Slide is described as the time in between school where children lose a percentage of what they learned because they are not keeping their minds active. There are ways to break that without being boring and doing “school” like I have in the past. For example you could send them to Camp Invention. A fun way to keep away from the “summer slide”
BY THE WAY…the first 20 of you that sign up and say you heard about this from me will get a $25 refund.
Register your child for Camp Invention today. The first 20 people to forward their registration confirmation email, along with the name of my blog, to firstname.lastname@example.org will get a $25 refund.
Camp Invention has nearly nearly 1,400 camps across the country and serves more than 94,000 students every year. The local programs are facilitated by educators who reside and teach in the community. For additional information or to find the nearest location for registration, visit www.campinvention.org.
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Register your child for an exciting summer of Camp Invention before May 10 and receive $15 off by using the promo code “SPRING.” Families registering three or more siblings living in the same household earn $50 off per child all season long!
This camp is nationally recognized as a summer program focused on creativity, innovatons, real-world problem solving and the spirit of invention. You’ve probably heard of STEM. I’m a huge rand of hands-on problem solving using science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). For students entering grades one through six, Camp Invention is a weeklong adventure that will turn the summer from ordinary to extraordinary using STEM. The activities change every year. This year’s Camp Invention curriculum is called Epic™, inspired by some of our nation’s most brilliant minds including experienced educators, Inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame and members of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Epic™ features hands-on modules like CrickoBot™, where Campers construct and personalize a DIY solar-powered cricket with a unique habitat; Epic Park ™, where Campers work in teams to design an eco-adventure park; I Can Invent: Maker Studio™, where Campers brainstorm product ideas and build original prototypes using real tools and components found in everyday devices; and The Lab: Where Pigs Fly™, where children can discover the science of slime, demolition, electronic sound, giant squid and coding. Learn more about this year’s curriculum here.