Oceanside students build their way to the future at Camp Invention


For the second year in a row, the Oceanside School District and the Oceanside Department of Community Activities co-hosted Camp Invention, a weeklong science and engineering program that provides hands-on activities for the district’s elementary school children.

The camp, which ran from Aug. 14 to 18 at School No.4, featured multiple activities allowing students to work on projects such as taking apart and reconstructing old non-functional electronics and learning the laws of aerodynamics through launching pressurized air rockets.

Roughly 150 Oceanside students attended, according to DOCA Youth Coordinator Nancy Baxter, which was a significant uptick from last year. Teachers, craft instructors and Oceanside High School interns participated as well, providing guidance for the children.

“I think it really piqued their imagination,” Baxter said of the program. “[And] their creativity in the world of science.”