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Camp Invention Near Columbus, Ohio

A Summer Camp for Grades K-6

Join friends for an awesome STEM experience near you

For more than 30 years, the National Inventors Hall of Fame® has provided safe and exciting summers, developing and testing a new, hands-on program each year to get campers thinking, moving, exploring and creating. 
 
This summer, our in-person Columbus, Ohio camps invite kids to build both imaginative inventions and lasting friendships as they explore how a microphone works, construct a solar-powered robot, design a morphing vehicle and build a duck-launching device — and then bring all their creations home with them.  
 
Our program is led by certified local educators in Columbus and has always prioritized health and safety, so you can relax as your kid has their best experience of the summer. 

Find a summer camp near Columbus, Ohio

Edison Intermediate and Larry Larson Middle School

Located at 1240 Oakland Ave Columbus, OH 43212, this camp runs from 6/7/2021 - 6/11/2021.

Summit Road STEM Elementary School

Located at 8591 Summit Road Reynoldsburg, OH 43068 this camp runs from 6/14/2021 - 6/18/2021.

Minster Elementary School

Located at 50 East 7th Street Minster, OH 45865, this camp runs from 6/14/2021 - 6/17/2021.

Park Street Intermediate School

Located at 3205 Park Street Grove City, OH 43123, this camp runs from 6/21/2021 - 6/25/2021.

Central College Christian Academy

Located at 975 South Sunbury Road Westerville, OH 43081, this camp runs from 7/19/2021 - 7/23/2021.

Not seeing a camp near you?

We offer Camp Invention programs in Gahanna, Galena, Grove City, and Granville, as well as more than 1,000 locations across the country. Use our search page to find a location that works for you!

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

Welcome

Check your child in before our Camp Director kicks off a day of fun and exploration!

Teamwork

Educators, Leadership Interns and campers start out at Base Camp, where they get ready for an exciting day.

Morning Modules

Campers complete two creative challenges (or modules) and enjoy the healthy snacks they’ve brought to help keep their minds moving.

Lunch Break

While half our campers eat the lunch they’ve packed, the other half refuel with some well-deserved playtime outside or in the gym. Then they switch.

Afternoon Modules

Time for two more modules that will introduce video challenges from world-changing inventors, encourage your child’s curiosity, keep them active and spark their creativity.

Base Camp

Our campers regroup with their Leadership Interns to focus on problem solving – crucial for future inventing (and everyday life).

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Be prepared for lots of updates from your child about how much fun they had at Camp Invention!

Welcome
Teamwork
Morning Modules
Lunch Break
Afternoon Modules
Base Camp
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Check out what families are saying about our summer camps

  • Rating of 5 out of 5
    “My child has become better at thinking creatively and critically to solve problems. I think it's left her with a more positive impression of STEM.”
    Ashley

    Parent

  • Rating of 5 out of 5
    “It is fun! There are tons of things you can do. I also like that I can spend as much time as I want inventing and that the teacher gave me a compliment when I was making my clay controller.”
    Garrett

    Age 8

  • Rating of 5 out of 5
    “They had so much fun learning, building, and making new friends. They are already begging to sign up for next year.”
    Debbie P.

    Parent

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