Summer Camps for Children

Camp Invention

Camp Invention returns to Indiana State University this summer with two completely different camps for children entering first through fifth grades. This year campers will take an atomic journey, solve mysterious cyphers, or take a W!LD animal adventure as they investigate the most innovative survival traits on the planet. Children will explore, learn, and question to find ways to make each task possible, all while having fun!

Limited discounts and scholarships are available.

THE SPARK PROGRAM (new this year)

Date: July 18-22, 2011
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
For: Children entering first through fifth grades

This program includes:

  • W!ld: Wondrous Innovations and Living Designs:  How are cuttlefish, beetles, and geckos alike? Join us on a W!LD animal adventure as we investigate the most innovative survival traits on the planet.
  • Bounce: An Atomic Journey:  Bounce your way through atoms, molecules, mixtures, and compounds to discover the science behind balls, and create your very own bouncy ball to take home.
  • The Curious Cypher Club:  Stop the mysterious messages being sent to the Curious Cypher Club! Build a clubhouse, crack puzzling codes, and discover why these messages are being sent.
  • I Can Invent: Edison's Workshop:  Using real tools, take apart a broken appliance and upcycle its gears and gadgets to create ball-rolling and Rube Goldberg-type machines.
  • Game On: Power Play:  Practice team work, coordination, and creative problem-solving skills as we explore new games and add our own twist to create high-energy challenges!


Date: July 25-July 29, 2011
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
For: Children entering first through fifth grades

More information can be found at

Costs, Discounts, and Scholarships

The cost of the camp is $215.00. However, the cost is $190.00 if a parent or guardian registers before midnight March 31 at or with a friend between April 1 and May 31st. There are additional discounts for a family of three or more, or if a camper registers for both weeks. You may also contact Tim Moss at for an application for a limited number of scholarships designed to reduce the cost of camp.

The directors are seeking additional financial help from the business community and community members to help send kids to camp.

Instructors and Staff

The Camp Invention Program is staffed by certified teachers and counselors from the local area. Teachers in the program are:

  • Todd Warren (Dixie Bee)
  • Robynn Cornelison (Dixie Bee)
  • Jeannie Beleu (Lost Creek)
  • Mr. Randy Spencer (Honey Creek)
  • Mrs. Kathy Bauserman (Indiana State University)

The directors will be Tim Moss from Dixie Bee Elementary and Pat Wheeler from Indiana State University.


If you have any questions or need a flier, please contact Tim Moss at or (812) 201-7993; or Dr. Pat Wheeler at or 237-2851.

Last updated October 5, 2011