Police Athletic League of Philadelphia



PAL Campers Invent a Bright Future for All

Campers built karts from recycled boxes

Campers constructed karts from recycled boxes

More than sixty youngsters attended Camp Invention during the week of August 17th to round out a summer of fun programming. First through sixth graders participated in interactive lessons to invent new machines, solve complex problems, and explore the lifecycle of everyday materials.

Oxford Circle PAL member, Anayah built a tower with Mr. Adam

Anayah from Oxford Circle PAL building with Mr. Adam

Campers learned about innovation by using recycled electronics and other materials in new and unique ways. They created mazes with parts from keyboards and hard drives, learned about electricity with snap-together circuits, and even built karts with cardboard boxes and skateboards. The youngsters practiced teamwork and collaboration by working together with kids from neighborhoods across Philadelphia, teachers, and camp counselors.

Camp Invention wrapped up with an Inventors’ Showcase on Friday afternoon. Family, friends, and PAL Board members saw everything campers created throughout the week, and watched them race their karts. Everyone received patent certificates for their inventions and awards for outstanding participation.

PAL thanks everyone who donated materials for their continued support of Camp Invention.

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