CAMP INVENTION Returns to General McLane School District for 2017

EDINBORO, PA (March 21, 2017) – The nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program is returning once again to General McLane School District during the summer months.

Camp Invention is for students in grades 1-6 throughout all of Erie County. The program takes place at Edinboro Elementary School June 12-16, 2017. So far, there are 60 registrants for the program.

The program is offered by Invent Now and sponsored by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. This weeklong summer program is an opportunity for both elementary and middle school students to reinvent themselves in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Campers will work in teams as they rotate between four fun thematic modules.

This is the fourth year for the elementary camp at Edinboro Elementary. The program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Within this year’s Launch program, students will have the opportunity to create their own personal, ultimate sky gadget alarm box, explore a distant exoplanet and create the next earth, launch water rockets, build bubble blasters and engineer giant castles, and design duct tape products to pitch to mock investors.

The program costs $225. Camp Invention participants save $15 if registered by May 1, 2017. Installment plans are also available.

Due to a high demand of requests for financial aid, local businesses are helping provide scholarships for students who can’t afford to attend.

For more information or to sponsor a student to attend, please contact Camp Invention Director Scott Hutchison at McKean Elementary School or e-mail him at

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