Why Teachers Love Camp Invention

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Why Teachers Love Camp Invention

For more than three decades, Camp Invention®, the flagship summer program from the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF), has inspired millions of students across the country through its innovative curriculum grounded in hands-on exploration.

During these challenging times, as educators are often asked to overcome unprecedented obstacles, we believe that it is important for them to have something to look forward to that brings them joy and a sense of optimism.

NIHF’s education team understands this and has developed this year’s brand-new Camp Invention curriculum to not only inspire students through invention education, but also provide an interactive learning experience that is rewarding and recharging for the instructor and the participants.

“The program is spelled out for you from day one. You have a curriculum that guides you through day by day, class by class, and even supplements by grade level to allow you to accommodate and adapt your lessons to those grade levels. So, it really is an easy program to implement even if you never had a science background at all.”
Craig M., Sheffield Village, Ohio


“I enjoyed teaching online. It exceeded my expectations and I would like to do it again.”
— Julie L., Eagle, Idaho


Low Prep, High Fun

Inspired by insights from the world’s most influential innovators, Camp Invention’s curricula challenges students to solve real-world problems through invention. Because we provide each instructor with engaging, step-by-step content, materials, supportive media, and training to run our program, educators can focus their time and energy on what they love to do most: bringing fun and enthusiasm to their students’ learning. The turnkey nature of our program ensures that educators feel prepared and confident as they help to inspire the next generation of innovators.

Additionally, Camp Invention Program Team Members can rely on dedicated support from their NIHF Regional Rep to resolve any issues or answer questions that might pop up throughout the program week. With NIHF support available every step of the way, the camp experience is seamless and enjoyable.

“I loved the flexibility of the program to meet the needs of all campers and families. The kits were AMAZING, the teaching resources and materials were also fantastic and made our Coaches feel well prepared and confident.”
— Christine P., Mount Horeb, Wisconsin


“Having everything sent directly over, not having to handle registrations, and receiving the curriculum were all very helpful. An amazing way to harness the natural creativity in kids.”
— Dani B., Grand Rapids, Michigan


Getting Better All the Time

One of the benefits of having run Camp Invention for more than 30 years, is that we have the opportunity to implement feedback from both parents and educators in order to continuously enhance and customize our programs. This commitment to continuous improvement has allowed us to offer a different and more innovative program each year while consistently meeting and surpassing the expectations of the educators who implement the program.

In fact, last year, Camp Invention Instructors reported a 99% satisfaction rating and were impressed with how our traditional in-person camp experience was expertly adapted to work in an at-home format.

Paired with individual stipends, CEU credits* and built-in professional development that provides educators with strategies they can implement during the academic year, Camp Invention represents an experience that benefits not only students but teachers as well.

“Thanks for a great experience. We felt it had a very positive impact on campers and we, as staff, had a great time too! The resources and support were outstanding!”
— Janice E., Lancaster, Pennsylvania


“I love being able to give this experience to the kids and to watch them learn. I appreciate the pay and [CEU] credits.”
— Sara W., Carson City, Nevada


Learn How to Bring Camp Invention to Your School

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