UWP offers inventive camp for youngsters

May 29, 2003

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PLATTEVILLE- The summer blahs will magically disappear at unique programs such as "Camp Invention," a flights-of-adventure summer camp offered by the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

Children in grades two through six can participate in a one-week day camp June 16-20 designed to spark curiosity and inventiveness. Each program mixes science, math, history and the arts.

Five theme-oriented activities will spark imaginations. The discover program includes "I Spy Something Fly," a spy-detective adventure; "Flinging, Flying Festival," featuring creation of toys that spin to fly; "MazeWorld," an invent-a-game program; "I Can Invent," where kids take apart old appliances without getting into trouble and "Amazing Games," a high-energy recreational activity.

The create program includes "Marbelous Inventions," a marble game; "Dig It: Ancient Inventors," an archeological dig adventure and "Planet Zak," an imaginary trip to an imaginary planet where campers have crash-landed. Creative and critical thinking skills will be needed to survive.

The programs encourage teamwork, creative problem solving and inventive thinking skills.

Camp hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fees, which include snacks, lunch and a t-shirt, are $190 per child through May 31 and $199 after that date.

For further information, please contact the UWP Office of Continuing Education, 608-342-1314.

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