Every child can invent
Camp Invention® is a nationally acclaimed summer program where STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) concepts come to life. Led by local teachers, this program has tapped into children’s natural curiosity since 1990, giving them the opportunity to become innovators through teamwork and immersive, hands-on creative problem solving.
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To provide a one-of-a-kind experience at Camp Invention each year, the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) education team collaborates annually with NIHF Inductees to develop a new and exciting curriculum.
Our 2020 program, Elevate, sparks excitement and inspiration as children engage in hands-on challenges, discover world-changing inventors, and build their confidence as creators and innovators.
Imaginations soar as children learn about flight with paper planes, gliders, rockets, heliballs and hand-copters. They build a cityscape out of upcycled materials, navigate planes through a storm and take apart a robot they’ll bring home at the end of the program.
Children learn the value of their creativity as they bring their biggest ideas to life. To become successful entrepreneurs, they create sketches, build prototypes, design logos and find out how to market their products while protecting their intellectual property.
Using teamwork and problem-solving skills, children protect the Earth’s ecosystems. Inspiring activities include competing in zipline races, exploring energy conservation, eliminating pollution and helping wildlife in habitats across the country.
As they discover the great inventors behind their favorite sports, children apply their own ingenuity and design thinking. They trade inventor playing cards, create and play their own high-energy hover-ball games, and design and build the ultimate sports complex.