Camp Invention Connect
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:
- Your Innovator’s Toolkit — packed with all the materials needed to complete the experience — is shipped directly to your door
- Your child can join fellow campers for a week of virtual camp sessions (four per day for five consecutive days!) led by a certified educator, and they’ll get access to exclusive online resources
- Virtual session attendance is recommended but not required — you can choose how your child engages in camp each day by joining all, some or none of the sessions
- Even if you don’t plan to join any virtual sessions, we ask that you sign up for a specific week — this will tell us when to ship your Innovator’s Toolkit and ensure that if you do decide to join virtual sessions, we will have a spot saved for you!
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.