Here’s another example of a summer camp that aims to introduce kids to opportunities they may not have the chance to experience during the school year. The Ohio-based program is called Camp Invention, and it fuses hands-on activities with science, math, history, and the arts.
The most recent week of the program focused specifically on combining science and entrepreneurial skills, something I think is key for success in today’s global economy, but which teachers often do not get the opportunity to specifically address during the school year.
In my opinion, through programs like this one, there’s great potential to spark interest in subject areas and skill sets that students may not normally be introduced to. And hopefully that newly found motivation will carry forward into the academic school year in different ways.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Motivation Matters blog.