We are SOLD OUT! Thanks to the Department of Defense STEM program, 400 kids were able to sign-up for Camp Invention Connect for FREE! While all of the free spots have been taken, you can still sign-up for Camp Invention Connect at the normal price of the program.

Camp Invention Connect

An At-Home K-6 Summer Camp Supported by the Department of Defense STEM Program

What is Camp Invention Connect?

The most inspiring virtual summer camp available anywhere!


  • Who: Children or dependents of active-duty Armed Forces, National Guard, Reserves or veterans (grades K-6)

  • What: An opportunity to safely explore hands-on STEM fun  

  • Where: Anywhere in the U.S.*

  • When: Virtual sessions running every week through August 27

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

  • How much: FREE for the first 200 kids, thanks to support from the Department of Defense STEM program! Registrations are first come, first served, and once they have been filled, the cost will be $240 for a week of action-packed virtual camp sessions and an Innovator’s Toolkit filled with all the materials your child will need.

*Program materials cannot be shipped to PSC addresses at this time.

Here’s how our camp works:

See Camp In Action

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 home with Camp Invention Connect®.

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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.

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.)