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Camp Invention returning to Dawson County Junior High School
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During the week of July 20, Camp Invention, a nonprofit summer enrichment camp program, will be returning to Dawson County Junior High School. 

The camp, which is a program of the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame (NIHF), is a hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program for children in grades K-6, according to a NIHF press release. 

“Camp Invention challenges children in grades K-6 to find their ‘inner inventor’ by learning the process of innovation,” the release said. “Using hands-on activities, Camp Invention promotes STEM learning; builds confidence, leadership, perseverance, resourcefulness and problem-solving skills; and encourages entrepreneurship — in a fun and engaging environment.” 

This year’s camp will be inspired by some of the nation’s greatest inventors, the NIHF Hall of Famers, and feature video challenges submitted by these inventors that will encourage children to explore new and creative ideas. 

These hands-on activities will include Camp Invention Flight Lab, where children learn about flight; Design Thinking Project, where campers learn the process of bringing an invention to life; Rescue Squad, where children learn about protecting the earth; and Camp Invention Champions, where campers learn about the inventors behind their favorite sports. 

Each year, Camp Invention serves 130,000 students and partners with over 1800 schools and districts nationwide. All local programs are facilitated and taught by educators who live and teach in the community.

In the wake of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, the in-person camp will observe social distancing measures and comply with safety protocols to ensure the safety of all of the campers and teachers. 

“These precautions may include daily monitoring of temperatures for all children and program team members; social distancing within classrooms; increased sanitation practices within the building and scheduled hygiene checks; and smaller student groups with staggered lunch schedules,” the release said. “Programs will follow all state and regional COVID-19 guidelines.” 

For more information on Camp Invention, visit the program’s website at

To register for the Dawson County camp, visit