Camp Invention



Camp Invention is a program 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, the National Inventors Hall of Fame’s education programs have served over 1 million children and 125,000 educators and interns. Each year, Camp Invention impacts more than 1,300 schools and serves more than 122,000 K–6th graders nationwide. Simply stated, Camp Invention is an exciting, weeklong 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.


State Location Program Dates
Alabama Owens Cross Roads Elementary School

Rucker Boulevard Elementary School

June 5-9

July 10-14

Illinois Booker T. Washington STEM Academy

Mark Denman Elementary School

Martin Luther King Elementary School

June 26-30

July 10-14

June 26-29

Maryland Aberdeen High School

Hyattsville Elementary School

Riverdale Elementary School

Whittier Elementary School

East Silver Spring Elementary School

July 17-20

June 19-23

June 26-30

July 17-21

August 7-11

Massachusetts Miriam McCarthy Elementary School July 24-28
Mississippi Beechwood Elementary School

Bowmar Magnet School

Dana Road/Vicksburg Intermediate

Sherman/Warren Intermediate

Warrenton Elementary School

May 30 – June 2

June 19-23

June 12-16

June 12-16

June 5-9

New Mexico Booker T. Washington Elementary School June 12-15
Texas Brooks Academy of Science and Engineering

Harmony School of Innovation

June 12-15

June 5-9


The AEOP grants support need-based stipends at Army sponsored Camp Invention program sites. Families wishing to apply for a stipend must contact Hazel Anderson,


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