Camp Innovate kicks off with minds-on learning

By Sam Oldenburg and Tucker Covey

Fourth and fifth graders converged for a week of innovative thinking at Camp Innovate beginning Monday, June 6. Nearly 40 students are exploring math, science, language arts, art, and clowning through unique activities.

Karson Green holds a measuring tape while his partner takes a measurement during Math at Camp Innovate Monday, June 6. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Karson Green holds a measuring tape while his partner takes a measurement during Math at Camp Innovate Monday, June 6. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
On the first day of Camp Innovate, Math teacher Allison Bemiss goes over the week;s schedule with campers Monday, June 6. (Photo by Tucker Covey)
On the first day of Camp Innovate, Math teacher Allison Bemiss goes over the week’s schedule with campers Monday, June 6. (Photo by Tucker Covey)
Morgan Chenowete twists a balloon dog with help from Clowning instructor Nick Wilkins, who previously worked as a circus clown. (Photo by Tucker Covey)
Morgan Chenowete twists a balloon dog with help from Clowning instructor Nick Wilkins, who previously worked as a circus clown. (Photo by Tucker Covey)
Ainsley Stomach (left) and Alex Minter build a counterbalanced tower during Science at Camp Innovate Monday, June 6. (Photo by Tucker Covey)
Ainsley Stobaugh (left) and Alex Minter build a counterbalanced tower during Science at Camp Innovate Monday, June 6. (Photo by Tucker Covey)
Destry Miller squirts a water launcher as his group members Christian Kantosky (left) and Anthony Counts watch during Math at Camp Innovate Monday, June 6. The students used various water tools and took measurements to find which sent water the furthest. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Destry Miller squirts a water launcher as his group members Christian Kantosky (left) and Anthony Counts watch during Math at Camp Innovate Monday, June 6. The students used various water tools and took measurements to find which sent water the furthest. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Camp Innovate students walk through Gary Ransdell Hall on their way outside for a Math activity during Camp Innovate. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Camp Innovate students walk through Gary Ransdell Hall on their way outside for a Math activity during Camp Innovate. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Sam Kanaly (from left) and his classmates Brady Jones and Morgan Chenowete use string to measure the distance they sprayed water with a water gun during Math at Camp Innovate on Monday, June 6. (Photo by Tucker Covey)
Sam Kanaly (from left) and his classmates Brady Jones and Morgan Chenowete use string to measure the distance they sprayed water with a water gun during Math at Camp Innovate on Monday, June 6. (Photo by Tucker Covey)
Elijah Bemiss stretches his arm to make water go further while squirting a water gun during Math at Camp Innovate Monday, June 6. The students used various water tools and took measurements to find which sent water the furthest. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Elijah Bemiss stretches his arm to make water go further while squirting a water gun during Math at Camp Innovate Monday, June 6. The students used various water tools and took measurements to find which sent water the furthest. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Kareena Pansuria (right) helps her classmate Ava Coffman refill her water gun for an experiment conducted during Math at day one of Camp Innovate on Monday, June 6. (Photo by Tucker Covey)
Kareena Pansuria (right) helps her classmate Ava Coffman refill her water gun for an experiment conducted during Math at day one of Camp Innovate on Monday, June 6. (Photo by Tucker Covey)
Anthony Counts listens to instructions before an activity in Math during Camp Innovate Monday, June 6. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Anthony Counts listens to instructions before an activity in Math during Camp Innovate Monday, June 6. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Cade Howell makes a name tag with his favorite number during Math at Camp Innovate on Monday, June 6. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
Cade Howell makes a name tag with his favorite number during Math at Camp Innovate on Monday, June 6. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)
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