Enrichment Opportuntities

      Camp Invention

      • CAMP INVENTION

        Camp Invention® is returning to Prosper Independent School District!  

        In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF), Cockrell Elementary School is pleased to offer the nationally acclaimed Camp Invention® program to children entering first through sixth grade. It’s an exciting, weeklong summer adventure with lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Children work together to create solutions to real-world problems and build critical 21st-century skills while rotating through several high-energy, hands-on modules. Local educators facilitate program modules and enthusiastic high-school students serve as Leadership Interns, ensuring that one staff member is in place for every eight children.

        Exciting news!  Parents asked for MORE and we listened! Cockrell Elementary (1075 Escalante Trail
        Prosper, TX 75078) is running two weeks of camp, so you can sign up for BOTH camps! When you do, you'll receive an exclusive $60 discount off the second week! To register for both, just complete your order for this location and you'll receive a unique URL in your confirmation email to add the second week. A $60 discount will then auto-apply for you at checkout!

        An Extended Day experience is also being offered, making our program schedule more convenient for busy families. With Extended Day, your program will run from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM with an additional cost of $90 per week. To sign up for this program schedule, please select the Extended Day option during the second step of registration.

        CAMP DETAILS

        June Camp is Full
        Recharge!

        June 14-18, 2021 at Cockrell Elementary
        9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
        For Children entering grades 1-6

        Fuel the imagination of your future world-changer with our innovative and FUN hands-on STEM experience - now with in-person OR at-home options available! Register today with peace of mind and the flexibility to change your preference later. Plus, your child will love what's in store this year! Read more about our new 2021 program lineup below:

        CONFIDENCE: Campers find their own unique voice and discover sound waves in action through reverse engineering, then market their extraordinary inventions with friends as creative entrepreneurs.

        PERSISTENCE: In this high-energy adventure, kids build and test a launching device to overcome challenges while exploring fun physics concepts like trajectory and velocity.

        CREATIVITY: Kids experiment with circuits and energy to create a robotic, solar-powered cricket inspired by biomimicry, then use empathy and creative problem solving to build fun-filled custom habitats.

        PROBLEM SOLVING: Children learn how to adapt as they design and prototype a nature-inspired morphing vehicle to submerge, soar or sprint in Super Road Rally!

         


         

        Elevate!
        July 19-23, 2021 at Cockrell Elementary
        9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
        For Children entering grades 1-6

        Fuel the imagination of your future world-changer with our innovative and FUN hands-on STEM experience - now with in-person OR at-home options available! Register today with peace of mind and the flexibility to change your preference later. 

        Camp Invention is a high-energy, hands-on STEM camp. Your child will love what's in store for this year:

        CREATE

        Become a confident entrepreneur as you sketch, prototype, protect and pitch the next great invention!

        COLLABORATE

        Team up to play hybrid hover ball games, trade inventor playing cards and design the ultimate sports complex.

        PROBLEM SOLVE

        Tackle environmental challenges while you compete in zipline races and build parachutes to airdrop animals!

        To register, click here.


         

      Duke University TIP Academy for Summer Studies

      • On this page, you will find links to information regarding enrichment opportunities for students in our area. The information on this page should not be considered a district endorsement of any program or service. If you are interested or have questions, please contact the program directly. 

          

        Duke University’s TIP Academy for Summer Studies

        Duke University’s TIP Academy for Summer Studies provides students with an academic and social experience so that they are able to experience both challenging coursework and build lasting friendships with other academically gifted students.

        The program is available to the top five percent of students within a grade level and all courses were developed with gifted students in mind. Only students within grades 7-10 are eligible for the academy.

        The summer studies take place at various sites including Rice University, University of Georgia, Wake Forest University and Duke University.

        Learn more about Duke University’s TIP Academy for Summer Studies.

         

      Selective Summer Programs

      Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Programs

      • On this page, you will find links to information regarding enrichment opportunities for students in our area. The information on this page should not be considered a district endorsement of any program or service. If you are interested or have questions, please contact the program directly. 

         

        Girls Who Code is “a national non-profit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology.” Their Summer Immersion Programs combine project-based learning with aspects like networking and connecting with females at top tech companies.

        The free, seven-week program is open to current high school sophomores and junior girls. During the summer programs, girls will learn coding and gain exposure to jobs in the tech industry. The programs are in various cities throughout the nation.

        According to the site “The Summer Immersion Program is a FREE 7-week summer program for 10th-11th grade girls to learn computer science, get exposure to tech jobs and join a supportive sisterhood of thousands of girls across the US! It is an introductory computer science course and no previous experience is required. We welcome all eligible applicants who have an interest in technology and a willingness to learn!”

        The site also details that the application consists of one short answer question. Girls Who Code does not ask for your grades or any recommendations. Learn more about the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Programs.

      Renzulli Discovery summer programs for gifted middle school students.

      • On this page, you will find links to information regarding enrichment opportunities for students in our area. The information on this page should not be considered a district endorsement of any program or service. If you are interested or have questions, please contact the program directly. 

          

        Created by Dr. Joseph Renzulli, a pioneer in the field of gifted and talented education, Renzulli Discovery programs develop students’ gifted potential so that they can become part of the world’s next generation of problem solvers and leaders. Programs are designed with project-based and hands-on learning techniques that are proven to help students learn the creative process associated with problem solving. As such, the program is student led and teacher inspired, providing students a mentor-assisted and productive learning environment. Students will study with the most gifted students from around the world.

        Why Renzulli Discovery Programs?

        • Learn from a gifted and talented expert. Our program’s creator, Dr. Joseph Renzulli, is a leading expert worldwide in the field of gifted and talented education.
        • Identify areas of gifted potential. Prior to the summer, students take an assessment created by Dr. Joseph Renzulli to identify areas of talent, learning styles and interests.
        • Participate in a project-based approach to learning. Students work hands-on to collaboratively solve Real-Life-Problems in areas of interest.

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