The Grandview Heights City School District again will host an inventive way for students to stay connected to science and math during their summer vacation.

Camp Invention will be held June 12-16 at Edison Intermediate/Larson Middle School in partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

"It's a wonderful enrichment and innovation-based program that allows students to explore science, math and technology with activities that go above and beyond what they do in the classroom," said Chief Academic Officer Jamie Lusher, who is serving as director of Grandview's Camp Invention program.

"What's so great about this program is that along with offering students enrichment in science and math, they are also able to explore their creativity."

Students spend the week taking part in daily activities at several modules, Lusher said.

"This year's theme is 'Launch,' " she said. "We're wanting to keep a lot of the activities under wraps until the camp, but suffice to say, students will be working on projects relating to building a rocket and rocket science."

In another project, students will be challenged to take apart a machine or other items and reuse the components to build their own invention, Lusher said.

"At the end of the week, we'll have their inventions on display for parents to view in a walk of fame," she said.

About 50 students attended last year's inaugural Camp Invention in Grandview, Lusher said.

"We already have about that many signed up for this year, so we're expecting to go well above that number, she said.

Grandview science teachers will staff the program modules, Lusher said.

"For our staff members, it's a chance to try out some activities they haven't had the time for in their regular classroom and that they may be able to incorporate next year into their classes," she said. "We have three teachers who will be participating so far, and with so many students signing up, we may be able to add a fourth."

Camp Invention is open to students entering grades K-6.

The cost is $225, but parents who sign their children up before Monday, March 20, will receive a $25 discount.

Parents can register their children at campinvention.org or by calling 1-800-968-4332.

Students who have completed sixth grade or above can sign up on the website to serve as Camp Invention volunteers.

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