PRESS RELEASE – 5/20/2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RUFUS PORTER MUSEUM OBTAINS GRANT FOR BRIDGTON CHILDREN TO ATTEND CAMP INVENTION® AT STEVENS BROOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, SUMMER 2022.
BRIDGTON, ME – The Rufus Porter Museum of Art and Ingenuity in Bridgton received a generous grant that will enable 20 qualifying Bridgton-area children to attend Camp Invention®, a program run by the National Inventors Hall of Fame®. The Brick & Beam Society, a giving circle within The United Way of Greater Portland, provided the grant funds for these scholarships. This is the fifth year that the Museum has obtained scholarships for area children to attend the camp.
Camp Invention® is a week-long summer camp for children going into grades K-6th. A new curriculum is developed every year with stimulating, customized activities that are child-centered and focused on creative thinking. This year’s all-new program—entitled EXPLORE— is designed to inspire confidence and persistence, build essential STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills and improve reading skills. This is all accomplished through collaborative, creative problem-solving activities that offer so much hands-on fun and excitement, kids don’t even realize how much they’re learning!
Camp Invention® is one of the ways that the Museum seeks to support the cultural and intellectual life of the Bridgton community, in addition to encouraging the creative inventiveness that Rufus Porter himself sustained throughout his life.
Camp Invention® will be offered in person at Stevens Brook Elementary School, July 11-15. To learn more please visit www.invent.org or call 800.968.4332