BANGOR (NEWS CENTER Maine) — It may be summer vacation but that's not stopping some kids in Bangor from learning.
A hundred kids from kindergarten to sixth grade are learning how much fun the STEM fields can be at Camp Invention.
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. Camp Invention is a nationally recognized, nonprofit summer enrichment camp program.
During this week-long camp, kids are finding their "inner inventor" by using hands-on activities. The co-directors, Barbara Clewley and Martha Gladstone, want to build 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.
"You get to build stuff you would not do at home," said camper Xavier Pike, "and come out and not sitting at home eating chips and watching a football game."
This is the seventh year for this camp 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.