PRESS RELEASE – 6/25/2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RUFUS PORTER MUSEUM OBTAINS TWO GRANTS FOR BRIDGTON CHILDREN TO ATTEND CAMP INVENTION® AT STEVENS BROOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, SUMMER 2021.
BRIDGTON, ME – The Rufus Porter Museum of Art and Ingenuity in Bridgton received two generous grants that will enable 25 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, and The Agnes M. Lindsay Trust provided the grant funds for these scholarships. This is the fourth 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 RECHARGE— is designed to build essential STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills while also boosting reading abilities. This is all accomplished through hands-on activities that offer so much fun and excitement that 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 12-16. To learn more please visit www.invent.org or call 800.968.4332