Registration for Inventor’s Camp is underway. The week long camps begin May 29 – August 3 with of topics in science, art, and nature. Camps are grouped by grade levels,
1st – 3rd and 4th – 6th.
Cost: Edison Ford Members $200; non-members $230.
To register or for more information call the Edison Ford Education Department at 239-334-7419 or visit our website at www.edisonfordwinterestates.org.
Super Solar Scientists ● May 29 – June 1
Campers will learn how Edison Ford powers the museum, be a part of a solar cook-off, and take on different solar power challenges with our new solar science tools!
Space & Rockets ● June 4 – June 8
Campers will explore the outer reaches of the universe, float on our Lunar Lander, build rockets, and much more!
Kitchen Chemistry ● June 11 – June 15
A combination of the best experiments the Wild Wizard has to offer, campers will learn how to take everyday things found in the kitchen and turn them into chemistry experiments.
Animation ● June 18 – June 22
Campers will learn improvisation, comedy techniques and basic acting to develop original characters, write their own story, choose animation styles, and make a short film. Films are edited and put on to a DVD for participants to take home and share with the whole family.
Movie Making Magic ● June 25 – June 29
Act, direct, operate the camera, and build sets. Campers will be fully immersed in the art of filmmaking. Participants will study sound effects, special effects, and script writing. Every camper will receive a DVD of their final film.
Eager Engineers ● July 9 – July 13
“To be a good inventor you need a good imagination and a pile of junk,” said Thomas Edison. Campers will use recycled materials and develop green inventions, conduct science experiments, participate in balloon car races, build bridges, and more.
Time Travelers ● July 16 – July 20
Campers take full advantage of the Edison Ford site by operating inventions, learning some of histories mysteries with scavenger hunts and re-enact famous moments from the past.
Physics in Motion ● July 23 – July 27
Get up and start moving while we have fun with physics through mini-golf, rocket cars, slinky sound effects and other challenges. This new camp will explore the world large and small from atoms to outer space.
Smarts in Art & Science ● July 30 – August 3
Campers will experiment with many art materials and create art for display at the Edison Inventor’s Summer Camp Art Exhibition 2012 on Friday, August 3rd.
2012 Summer Inventor’s Camp Schedule and Scholarship Donations
For families who are ready to enroll in the 2012 Summer Inventor’s Camp, the schedule and classes have been set, and it looks like another great summer ahead. Fees for camp are similar to the past five years and there are also competitive scholarships available for students who submit an application with teacher recommendation. There is also a Camp Counselor program for older students.
If you would like to contribute a tax exempt gift to provide a Summer Camp Scholarship and Edison Ford Family Membership, please send your payment donation check of $250 to:
Edison Ford Summer Camp Scholarship Fund
Edison & Ford Winter Estates
P.O. Box 2368
Fort Myer, FL 33902