BANGOR, Maine — Summer vacation is in full swing -- but that isn't stopping some kids in Bangor from continuing to learn.
Camp Invention is a nationally recognized, nonprofit summer enrichment camp. This week, about a hundred kids from pre-K to sixth grade are taking part to learn how much fun the STEM fields can be.
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. Camp Invention encourages kids to find their inner inventors.
The week-long camp implements hands-on activities. Co-directors Barbara Clewley and Martha Gladstone want to teach kids to be problem solvers and team players.
"We want children who are going to be able to work for companies -- who are going to see a problem and be able to think out of the box and be creative," Glewley said.
Camper Xavier Pike says the camp has helped him keep his active this week.
"You get to build stuff you wouldn't do at home," said Pike. "(You're) not sitting at home eating chips and watching a football game."
This is the seventh year for Camp Invention in Bangor.
Another Camp Invention is happening this week in Brighton, and another will be held in Presque Isle at the end of the month.