Camp Invention, the nation’s premier summer enrichment program, has been providing children in grades 1-6 the opportunity to exercise their curiosity, amplify their creativity, and adapt to different environments for over 25 years.
A program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, developed in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Camp Invention leverages hands-on activities to promote STEM learning and build 21st century skills. The program curriculum is freshly tailored every year and is inspired by some of our nation’s most brilliant minds. These brilliant minds include Inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame as well as a team of experienced educators.
“It’s incredible what these students are capable of inventing and imagining,” said Steve Sasson, inventor of the digital camera and 2011 National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductee. “Camp Invention provides us, as Inductees, the opportunity to inspire our youth, as well as be inspired by them. We can also encourage them to look at failure as a valuable learning opportunity that will allow them to be equipped with the knowledge and power to adapt to any situation.”
Since 1990, Camp Invention and its related programming have influenced over one million students. Annually, Camp Invention programs impact more than 97,000 children at more than 1,300 sites across the nation.
Local programs are facilitated and taught by certified educators who reside and teach in the community. To find a camp in your local community, visit our Camp Finder or for additional information, visit www.campinvention.org.
About Camp Invention:
Camp Invention is the only nationally recognized summer program focused on creativity, innovation, real-world problem solving, and the spirit of invention. Through hands-on programming, Camp Invention encourages children in grades 1-6 to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics curriculum inspired by some the world’s great inventors. Camp Invention, the National Inventors Hall of Fame and the Collegiate Inventors Competition serve as the authority on inspiring invention and compose Invent Now. This nationwide nonprofit organization is committed to the curious minds and innovative spirits of the past, present, and future. Since 1990, our education programs have served over one million children and 125,000 teachers and Leadership Interns.
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