Camp Invention Connect

An At-Home K-6 Summer Camp Offering Flexibility and Fun for Military Families

What is Camp Invention Connect?

The most inspiring virtual summer camp inviting kids across the country to join anywhere, anytime!

  • Who: Creative kids including military and military-connected kids entering grades K-6

  • What: An equitable opportunity to safely connect with friends, collaborate and explore hands-on STEM fun in ways that work for your family

  • Where: Anywhere you are — even on the move!

  • When: Check back soon for 2022 camp dates!

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

  • How much: $235 for a week of action-packed, collaborative virtual camp sessions, activities that support STEM and social-emotional learning, and all the creative materials your child will need

Here’s how our camp works:

Delivering STEM fun for military families

Military kids are natural innovators — resilient, adaptable and open to trying new things. With Camp Invention Connect, they can hone their skills through creative, hands-on challenges! This program is designed to meet you where you are, delivering materials to your door and giving you the flexibility to lead your child through the activities, encourage a self-led experience, or opt for online collaboration with a certified educator and fellow campers, making it a great fit for busy military families.

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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 Pegboard, Toolbelt and Maker Mat.

Daily Kickoff (9 a.m.)

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

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.)

The following sponsors help make Camp Invention Connect possible: