Camp Invention held in Batavia

The Batavia Middle School hosted the imaginative Camp Invention program for kids last week.

This is the first year that the school district has hosted the camp, which is a national program, and 50 students in grades one through six took the opportunity to participate.

“The five-day camp is an inquiry-based science program where the kids use their imaginations on different scenarios and situations and then invent something to help,” said program coordinator Cindy Jacobs. “They use discovery-based and fantasy-based scenarios all in an effort to give the students a love for science.”

One imaginative group of nine-year-olds, after crash-landing their spacecraft on Planet Zak, built a storm shelter to protect them from glitter and candy storms; another group tested automobile safety features using eggs as passengers – if the egg cracks, it’s back to the drawing board.