Camp Invention Connect

An At-Home Summer Camp Offering Real Hands-On Fun for Grades K-6

What is Camp Invention Connect?

The most inspiring online summer camp available anywhere!

  • Who: Curious kids entering grades K-6! This is the perfect program for families who are on the go, working from home or far from a local camp, and for kids who thrive in at-home, self-paced settings.

  • What: An opportunity to safely explore hands-on STEM fun at your own pace

  • Where: Anywhere you are

  • When: Stay tuned for 2024 dates

  • Why: Because when kids have this much fun creating, they won’t even realize how much they’re learning!

  • How much: $260 for a week of action-packed virtual camp sessions and all the materials your child will need

Here’s how our camp works:

Here’s what an action-packed day looks like with Camp Invention Connect

Get Excited for Your Program

The Innovator’s Toolkit — packed with everything your camper needs — will be sent straight to your home ahead of the program start date, so you’ll be set for a week of hands-on fun and exploration!

When your package arrives, your camper can check out all their materials and set up their own space for creativity with their Innovator Workshop, complete with a Toolbelt and Maker Mat.

Daily Kickoff (9 a.m.)

Your child will join an educator — their Camp Invention Connect Coach — and fellow campers to start each day of camp with a live online session that includes icebreakers, instruction and opportunities to collaborate.

If your camper can’t join live, don’t worry — you will have access to videos that go through each activity step by step.

Create and Invent (11 a.m.)

Following a quick break, kids get back together online to make, create and invent with their Coach and fellow campers.

Afternoon Hangout (1 p.m.)

After taking a break for lunch, kids join their Coach and fellow campers to socialize, build friendships and gear up for the rest of the day’s hands-on fun.

Unplug and Get Outdoors

Hands-on STEM exploration continues as kids enjoy screen-free time and get outdoors with high-energy activities.

Collaborate and Share (2 p.m.)

Each afternoon, campers regroup with their Coach online to complete their final challenge and proudly share their projects and inventions.

Get Excited for Your Program
Daily Kickoff (9 a.m.)
Create and Invent (11 a.m.)
Afternoon Hangout (1 p.m.)
Unplug and Get Outdoors
Collaborate and Share (2 p.m.)
Delivering an All-New Adventure to Your Doorstep

The Camp Invention Connect program, Elevate, covers a variety of STEM subjects through unique challenges inspired by world-changing inventors. Coaches help kids make real connections through instruction, teamwork and outdoor play. It all adds up to a one-of-a-kind experience that’s sure to get kids thinking, moving and creating!

Camp Invention Flight Lab

Imaginations soar as children learn about principles of flight, going outdoors to experiment with paper planes and hand-copters. They also get two robots — one to take apart and investigate, and one to customize as their very own flight simulation robot.

Rescue Squad

As they uncover ways to protect the Earth’s ecosystems, children will be eager to team up and take on inspiring activities. Campers explore bioluminescence as they use LEDs to create a glowing flower, and they build parachutes to safely airdrop animals, restoring balance to their habitats.

Design Thinking Project

Children learn the value of their creativity as they enjoy open-ended activities that bring their biggest ideas to life. Using the materials in their toolkit, they create sketches, build and test prototypes, design logos and confidently pitch their products while protecting their intellectual property.

Camp Invention Champions
As they discover the great inventors behind their favorite sports, children apply their own game-changing ingenuity and design thinking. They collect inventor playing cards, design and build the ultimate sports complex, and then head outside to play their new games.
Why choose Camp Invention Connect?

For more than 30 years, Camp Invention® has been inspiring confidence and creativity through fun, hands-on STEM activities. Now, young innovators can bring the excitement of this STEM summer program home with Camp Invention Connect.

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A smiling girl next to the text “Honestly, the box sold me. The Innovator’s Toolkit alone is worth the price.”
A boy with clay next to the text “Some kids are auditory, some are visual…I think it is great you have all these options.”
A young girl works on a laptop next to the text “I’m so sad it’s the last day.”
A boy opens his Camp Invention kit at his kitchen table next to the text “He’s been working completely independently.”
A boy takes apart a hexagon-shaped robot next to the text “He is so over online school, but he was so excited about this!”

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