Camp Invention Connect™ is virtual summer camp reinvented. By combining hands-on materials with engaging activities and daily live instruction from a certified educator, this new program gives children the opportunity to experience summer camp fun in a truly customizable way.
While each camper’s experience is unique, below is what a not-so-average day at Camp Invention Connect looks like, paired with feedback from our certified educator Coaches who cannot get enough of this new program.
Getting Started with the Daily Kickoff
Monday through Thursday, children are invited to attend a 9 a.m. kickoff session where they can interact with friends and get excited about the day’s challenges and activities. During this optional virtual experience, Coaches walk through the day’s unique set of activities — from designing a board game to taking apart robots.
“It was an honor to facilitate student learning with such high-quality materials and lesson plans. As a Coach, I was provided with everything I needed to successfully execute this online experience with excellence. The time was designed to engage students and develop innovative thinking.”
— Jennifer S., Flower Mound, Texas
Unplugging and Getting Creative
Following the morning kickoff session, our Coaches inspire children to tackle their daily challenges. Because each participant receives four complete activity kits packed with all the necessary materials, they are able to invent in their own unique way. If the weather is nice, our Coaches also encourage children to go outside to get both their brain and body moving. There is no limit to what participants can imagine and create throughout the day!
“Camp Invention Connect made it easy for me to be a successful STEAM teacher. I try to look for STEAM activities all the time, and NIHF has done all of that work for me. I love it!”
— Mandy Simmons, Katy, Texas
Brainstorming and Collaborating
During midday and afternoon hours, children have the option to attend virtual check-ins to collaborate with their Coach and with other young innovators. These sessions give children the opportunity to share their ideas and brainstorm ways to make their inventions even better. Through the process of invention, children naturally build confidence and begin to see themselves as creators.
“What I love about Camp Invention Connect is that children have all of the materials they need — this made all the difference. While my students could add many other things to their inventions, we had a baseline where everyone could start at the same level.”
— Wendy Tibbs, Madison, Alabama
Celebrating and Sharing
At the end of their week with Camp Invention Connect, children participate in the Inventor’s Showcase — an opportunity to celebrate and share what they’ve created throughout the week with their Coach and fellow innovators.
“What a true joy it was to observe their enthusiasm and commitment to the design thinking process. I am hooked on this program and can’t wait to coach my next group of students.”
— Jennifer Scales, Flower Mound, Texas
Learn more about Camp Invention Connect
To learn more about this exciting new program, we invite you to visit our website, and to check out our Camp Invention Connect welcome video to get a glimpse at what your child can look forward to this summer.