Camp Invention returns to the Lowcountry this summer, with programs in schools throughout the area.

The camps are for rising first- through sixth-graders and are $185-$210.

This weeklong camp aims to foster inventive-thinking skills, science literacy, history and the arts in five activity-oriented modules.

There are two curriculums. In the Innovate program, campers will build a motorized creature and learn about alternative sources of energy, re-create a virtual world and become entrepreneurs, and explore the mathematical connections between soap bubbles and lightning bolts.

In the Create program, they will return home from an alien planet, green up and rebuild a polluted town and build miniature amusement parks.

The program will be held June 7-11 at Charles Pinckney Elementary (Innovate), Drayton Hall Elementary (Create), Laurel Hill Primary School (Innovate), Porter-Gaud/Mason Prep (Innovate), and Reeves Elementary (Innovate).

Other programs are:

--June 14-18: St. Andrew's School of Math and Science (Create) and Beech Hill Elementary School (Innovate).

--June 21-25: Harbor View Elementary (Innovate) and Sullivan's Island Elementary (Create).

--July 12-16: Palmetto Christian Academy (Innovate).

--July 19-23: Daniel Island School (Innovate).

Call 800-968-4332 or visit www.campinvention.org.