Susan Z. Clarke, Regional Consultant for Camp Invention
I would like to thank the College of St. Benedict for hosting the Camp Invention program this summer. Camp Invention Director Missy Tellinghuisen and talented local teaching camp staff helped to prepare local youth for future success through practical application of the 21st-century learning skills such as teamwork, creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving.
Forty-eight St. Joseph elementary students joined more than 77,000 students nationwide in tackling exciting hands-on STEM challenges at the Camp Invention program. The science, technology, engineering and math concepts they learned were used to solve a series of real-world problems that required innovative solutions. I especially want to thank the adult and youth staff and the students in St. Joseph for the exceptional creativity and inventiveness they displayed throughout the week.