Post Tagged with: "Camp Invention"

Thank You, Science
Parenting Blog

Thank You, Science

Thank you, Mrs. Yoder. Thank you, Camp Invention. Thank you for doing what I’m not always capable of doing if surrounded by all that glue, all those shreds of paper, all those nuts and bolts, all the eager hands in there bumping against each other longing to be a part […]

A Camp Like No Other
Parenting Blog

A Camp Like No Other

There is a place of learning where no one is teaching to a test, a place where #2 pencils are not needed to shade tiny standardized circles, a place where kids are encouraged to challenge their preconceived notions about what is possible. This place, in actuality, is hundreds of places […]

Live From Camp Invention 2015!
Parenting Blog

Live From Camp Invention 2015!

By the end of day one, they were The Trio. Eight hours prior, they’d never met and now they had a moniker. A start-up worth investing in. A pinky promise. This is the power of summer camp, of shared experiences. This is the promise of curious minds melding together over […]

A Summer of Invention Is Waiting For Your Kids + A Camp Invention Giveaway
Invest in Childhood / OWTK Giveaways

A Summer of Invention Is Waiting For Your Kids + A Camp Invention Giveaway

It’s awfully difficult to project the long-term impact of this or that when they’re 7, 8 and 10. A museum exhibit or a day at the zoo. A mid-week baseball game or a weekend ballet recital. We just don’t know what will come of what. As a strident believer in […]

The Story of the Invention Table
Parenting Blog

The Story of the Invention Table

A carnival ride for Playmobil people. That’s what woke us up on a recent Sunday morning. I’m sorry, I should be more specific. I should paint this picture in fluorescent blues and yellows for you to see it better from where you sit right now, especially if you too have […]

Inventing With Amazon’s Annedroids
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Inventing With Amazon’s Annedroids

“We didn’t fail, we found a new way of doing it wrong.” That sentence, cheerfully said by Anne in the first episode of Amazon’s original live action kid’s show Annedroids, defines the core tenant of inventing. We fail but we do not give up. We fail but we learned something […]

Thinking, Tinkering, and Trying At Camp Invention 2014
Invest in Childhood

Thinking, Tinkering, and Trying At Camp Invention 2014

The chairs have been stacked, the floor swept clean, and the banners begrudgingly pulled down. It was a grand affair, but the curtain has closed on the 2014 camp season. I know this for certain because my Facebook feed has once again become a steady stream of back to school […]

Live From Camp Invention!
Parenting Blog

Live From Camp Invention!

The Bear and Mouse are now knee deep into their first ever week of Camp Invention summer day camp, and I popped in this morning to see my giddy girls building, deconstructing, and being active. But it wasn’t just my pair, every single kid I saw was smiling, energized, and […]

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