Two young inventors working together.

Camp Invention

2021 Cancelled

Tentative 2022 dates: Aug 1-5, 2022


In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF), we are pleased to offer the nationally acclaimed Camp Invention® program to children entering grades K through 6th in the Fall of 2020. This exciting, week-long summer adventure provides lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering, and innovation. Children rotate through several hands-on activities each day while using teamwork, creating thinking and problem-solving skills to invent unique solutions to real-world challenges. 

During this program, young innovators will:
  • Build a cityscape out of up-cycled materials, navigate planes through a storm and take apart a robot they'll bring home at the end of the program
  • Learn the value of their creativity as they sketch and build prototypes, design logos, market their invention and project their intellectual property
  • Collaborate and discover solutions to protect the Earth's ecosystems as they compete in zipline races, explore energy conservation and help with wildlife habitats
  • Discover the great inventors behind their favorite sports, play high-energy games and design the ultimate sports complex
Camp Invention's activities give participants the opportunity to explore, create and build confidence as they bring their biggest ideas to life.

Local educators facilitate the program and enthusiastic high school students serve as Leadership Interns, ensuring that one staff member is in place for every eight children.