Camp Invention

OVERVIEW

Camp Invention is a product of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, a non-profit organization that pays it forward and invests in the future of innovation and STEM. Since 1990, education programs provided by this organization have served over 1 million children. In 2015, Camp Invention alone impacted nearly 1,400 schools and served more than 94,000 1st – 6th graders nationwide. Simply stated Camp Invention is an exciting, week long summer adventure with activities that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Local district educators facilitate the activities and enthusiastic high school students serve as Leadership Interns, ensuring that one staff member is in place for every eight children. Throughout the week, children rotate through various modules that encourage them to work together, seek solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century skills.

The U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program, through partnership with the U.S. Army Engineering, Research and Development Center, established the Camp Invention Initiative to prepare underserved students at the elementary school level to be competitive for STEM studies and the AEOP pipeline of STEM opportunities. This program enhances a child’s ability to learn through teamwork, project-based learning, and subject matter immersion while cultivating an appreciation for discovery. AEOP ensures opportunity and access for those underserved and underrepresented in STEM; some sites offer individual scholarships, and some sites are fully funded.

2016 AEOP SPONSORED LOCATIONS

State Location Program Dates
Alabama Owens Crossroads Elementary School June 13 – 17
Illinois Mark Denman Elementary School

Booker T. Washington STEM Academy

Martin Luther King Elementary School

June 27 – July 1

June 27 – July 1

July 11 – 15

Maryland Burnt Mills Elementary School

Hyattsville Elementary School

Whittier Elementary School

Aberdeen High School

July 11 – 15

June 27 – July 1

July 11 – 15

July 11 – 14

Massachusetts Charlotte Dunning Elementary School July 25 – 29
Mississippi Beechwood Elementary School

Bowmar Magnet School

Dana Road/Vicksburg Intermediate

Sherman/Warren Intermediate

Warrenton Elementary School

May 31 – June 3

June 20 – 24

June 6 – 10

June 13 – 17

June 6 – 10

New Mexico Booker T. Washington Elementary School June 6 – 9
Texas Brooks Academy of Science and Engineering July 18 – 22

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

The AEOP grants support need-based stipends at Army sponsored Camp Invention program sites. Families wishing to apply for a stipend must contact the local Camp Invention Director to register.

CONTACT

For additional information on Camp Invention
visit www.campinvention.org

 

For inquiries regarding stipends for a specific location, contact:
Camp Invention

 

For general program inquiries, contact:
Email: AEOPgems@nsta.org