Registration Opens for Camp Invention at SUNY Canton

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CANTON, NY (06/29/2016)(readMedia)-- SUNY Canton will again be hosting Camp Invention, a summer experience emphasizing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for students entering grades 1-6.

The weeklong day camp will run 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from July 25 to July 29 in the college's Richard W. Miller Campus Center.

To celebrate upcoming day camp, SUNY Canton President Zvi Szafran will be presenting a free chemistry magic show at 1 p.m. Monday, July 18, at the Canton Free Library.

The Camp Invention curriculum is redesigned every year to ensure that participants have a dynamic and memorable experience. Children will have access to several projects including:

  • Building cricket-inspired inventions to outsmart motorized spider predators.
  • Designing an "Epic Park" with zip lines and water flumes.
  • Using motors, gears, lights, fans and components found in broken machines to make their own innovations.
  • Exploring demolitions, coding, squid, slime and sound-activated lights.

The program is $220 each week per student. Families enrolling two children receive $25 off per child. Families registering three or more children will save $50 per child. Special rates are available for children of SUNY Canton employees.

Parents can register their children online at, or by calling 1-800-968-4322. For more information contact Rhonda Rodriguez by email,

About Camp Invention

Created by the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Camp Invention is a nationally recognized summer program focused on creativity, innovation, real-world problem solving and the spirit of invention. The program presents essential STEM concepts through creative hands-on activities. SUNY Canton has hosted Camp Invention for five years.

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York's premier college for career-driven bachelor's degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college's faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as ten exclusively online bachelor's degrees. The college's 15 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.