Thanks to our experienced education team, each summer the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) reimagines the curriculum of our flagship STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) experience, Camp Invention®. Throughout our 20-month curriculum development process, we ensure that each activity we develop is fun, informative and engaging.
Camp Invention Champions™ is one of four new modules in our 2020 Camp Invention program, Elevate. Read below for a look at what your child can expect from this action-packed program.
Become an Innovative Champion!
In Camp Invention Champions, children uncover the game-changing inventors behind their favorite sports. Inspired by these NIHF Inductees, campers design their own games and the equipment used to play them. Throughout the week, they will trade inventor playing cards in order to assemble their ultimate “Innovation Dream Team,” and they can keep these cards when the program ends. By applying creative problem-solving skills, they have the opportunity to design and build their very own sports complex, which they can also take home and further develop over time.
In addition to these fun take-home items, children who attend Camp Invention are presented with real-world challenges that build intellectual property literacy, promote empathy and collaboration, and foster crucial 21st-century skills including entrepreneurship, persistence and problem solving. By working together with their peers on engaging challenges, children develop their confidence as creators who aren’t afraid to identify and solve problems.
Research sponsored by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation supports this, and found that participating in just one week of Camp Invention resulted in statistically significant improvements in creativity, STEM interest and the ability to use and apply problem-solving techniques.
Find a Camp Invention program near you today
As the only nationally recognized kindergarten through sixth grade, nonprofit summer enrichment program, each year Camp Invention introduces students to our revolutionary NIHF Inductees in order to show them what they too can achieve. To learn more about our brand new Elevate curriculum, and to find a Camp Invention site near you, we invite you to visit our website.