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Students Flock To Edinboro For Nationally-Acclaimed Summer Camp

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EDINBORO- School is out for summer but not for a group of kids in Edinboro. It's called "Camp Invention."

98 students from all over Erie County are flocking to Edinboro Elementary for a week of hands-on activities.

Camp Invention’s new curriculum for 2014 is called "Morphed."  Students in grades 1-6 build original prototypes, create motor-powered vehicles from scratch, even disassemble old electronics and turn them into pin-ball machines.

The camp was founded by Inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Programming is developed through partnerships with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Camp Invention is the only nationally recognized summer program focused on creativity, innovation, real-world problem solving and the spirit of invention.

For sixth grader and aspiring engineer Owen Taylor, his glow in the dark safety hat may just be the next big thing.

“I thought this hat would be useful because if the power went out or something, I would have lights,” Taylor says. “And if something happened I could turn on these sirens and it would alarm everybody.”

“It really is keeping their brains alive throughout the summer to engage them and to help with that summer slide situation that can occur,” Camp Director Scott Hutchinson says.

Camp Invention wraps up on Friday.
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