Welcome to the official blog of the Hampton Township School District! This forum will be used to share news and noteworthy items about the District.

Have some news to share with us? Submit information here.


Camp Invention Sparks Excitement


Children in grades K-6 in Hampton and surrounding communities sparked their excitement for STEAM education at the 2016 Camp Invention program, held July 25-29 at Wyland Elementary School. Approximately 60 students attended the camp. 

Camp Invention is a nationally-recognized, nonprofit educational and enrichment program that has been sponsored by the National Inventors Hall of Fame for 40 years. The camp operates in partnership with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Roughly 2 million children have participated in the program since its inception, with this being the first year the program has been available at Hampton. Mrs. Marlynn Lux, Acting Principal at Hampton Middle School, and Mrs. Laurie (Heinricher) Tocci, Principal at Wyland Elementary School, were instrumental in bringing the program to Hampton. Mrs. Michele Hurst, HMS science teacher, served as the on-site director for the program. The curriculum for Camp Invention is designed to foster a child's inventive spark and focuses on science and technology. Training, guidelines and program materials are provided for local teachers, who are responsible for conducting the weeklong camp. 

Students spent the week fully immersed in activities and experiments designed to foster creativity and learning. They built robots, dismantled various electronic items to learn about their inner parts and designed an "epic park" as some of the many activities of the week. Students were led by HMS teachers Mrs. Marilyn Adams (Poff), Mr. Joe Brasile (Central), Mrs. Megan Walker (Wyland) and Mrs. Amy Rein (Poff), with assistance from several older student volunteers. 

To learn more about Camp Invention, visit the program's website


Posted by berg in STEM on Monday August, 8, 2016 at 12:42PM

Choose groups to clone to:

 Phased Reopening Update button image

Learn at School and Learn at Home Hybrid FAQ link icon

Now Available



powered by finalsite