Camp Invention

A STEM Summer Program for Grades K-6 That Turns Curious Kids Into Innovative Thinkers

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Are you signing up siblings? Use code SIBWEB30 for $30 off each of the two registrations. If you are registering more than two siblings, use code SIBWEB40 for $40 off each child's registration.*

*Sibling discounts are valid only for children living in the same household. Discounts cannot be combined.

What is Camp Invention?

A high-energy STEM summer camp where kids unlock their creativity and build awesome inventions. Led by qualified local educators, our camps provide exciting experiences through hands-on exploration of innovation, creative problem solving and design thinking.

Find your local camp for details about dates, times and pricing.

Check out what a typical day at camp looks like!

See the Value of Camp Invention

A Supportive Environment

Our camps create an inclusive atmosphere with the incorporation of arts, sports, games and awesome adventures

Growing Confidence

Every challenge fosters original thinking, empowering children to make their ideas a reality

Skill Building

Hands-on learning sparks interest and creativity, builds valuable skills and provides lasting personal and academic benefits

Academic Achievement

Research shows that participation in Camp Invention leads to improvements in school attendance, test scores and GPA

Discover our new 2024 Camp Invention program, Illuminate

Operation: HydroDrop™

Head out on an epic global operation! Use a light-up robotic lab-on-wheels and dial up your design thinking to solve water challenges around the globe, helping people and the planet.

In the Game™

Gear up for athletics, design and invention as you develop your own unique sports ball for an awesome light-up game. Get your creativity rolling and take your chances at being inducted into the Game of Fame!

Let’s Glow™

Shine bright as you explore the science of light and illuminating inventions. Create your own one-of-a-kind Glow Box, then use ultraviolet light to reveal a mysterious glowing phenomenon.

Prototyping Studio™

Star in a prototyping game show to bring your big ideas to life. Explore the inventing spaces of Our Nation’s Greatest Innovators, then mold, shape and transform your own unique inventions using tools from your own DIY toolbox!

Operation: HydroDrop™
In the Game™
Let’s Glow™
Prototyping Studio™

Find Out What Families Are Saying

  • Rating of 5 out of 5
    “[My daughter] went to visit Purdue University today to see the polytechnic school. I shed some tears today thinking about her experiences at Camp Invention. You all introduced her to another world she may have never even visited.”
    Alana D.

    Dyer, IN

  • Rating of 5 out of 5
    “The staff was so welcoming and inclusive, and my son made so many friends at camp. He loved the whole experience and was so proud to bring home and show off everything he made. I would highly recommend this program to everyone.”
    Kayla E.

    Manorville, NY

  • Rating of 5 out of 5
    “Camp Invention had a huge impact on both my children who attended! They came home with very detailed explanations of ‘symbiosis’ and how they built things. It was amazing! It was a wonderful experience from beginning to end.”
    Heather P.

    Harrison, AR

  • Rating of 5 out of 5
    “Each afternoon, our son came home pumped about his day of camp. Love how it had his gears turning. We'll definitely recommend this camp to all of our friends!”
    Danielle G.

    Bellingham, WA

  • Rating of 5 out of 5
    “Long ago I participated in Camp Invention. It taught me crucial social skills, but more importantly it gave me critical thinking skills that I’d have struggled to gain otherwise. Please keep providing amazing experiences for kids, it changes lives!”
    Jaden S.

    Brainerd, MN

  • Rating of 5 out of 5
    “We have two kids in camp (9 and 7), and they talk about what they did in camp nonstop when they get home and build things together. They are always showing each other things that can be ‘repurposed’ for something else and building gadgets together.”
    Dan O.

    Lowell, IN

  • Rating of 5 out of 5
    “My son is quite the engineer and inventor. When a neighbor raved about this camp, my husband and I immediately signed him up. We appreciate how kind, thoughtful, fun and safe the teachers all kept the entire camp.”
    Sonya I.

    Indianapolis, IN

  • Rating of 5 out of 5
    “[My daughter] absolutely loves going to Camp Invention. She asked all year round, ‘When is it time for Camp Invention?’ The only complaint she has is it is not long enough; one week isn’t enough for her. She wishes it would never end.”
    Tammy M.

    Dickinson, ND

  • Rating of 5 out of 5
    “My kiddo loves Camp Invention! He is extremely smart and creative but struggles in school due to his disability. He just finished his second summer at Camp Invention and had an amazing time without one issue.”
    Leslie S.

    Cresson, TX

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