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Camp Invention® is an exciting summer enrichment program that provides children with opportunities to bring their biggest ideas to life while developing essential 21st-century skills. Throughout the week, children rotate through hands-on STEM activities that encourage them to collaborate, build confidence and persistence, and invent creative solutions to real-world problems. Local district educators facilitate the experience and enthusiastic high school students serve as Leadership Interns.

You'll Get To...

  • Participate in fun, hands-on challenges that encourage creativity and curiosity
  • Collaborate with other students to develop innovative solutions to improve the world around you
  • Discover STEM concepts through imaginative, high-energy activities
  • Be inspired to innovate, dream, overcome obstacles and become a confident creator
  • Design and build prototypes, explore entrepreneurship and learn how to protect your intellectual property

Eligibility

Rising kindergarten through 6th graders are eligible

More Information

Need-based stipends are available at U.S. Army-sponsored Camp Invention program sites. Families wishing to apply for a stipend should contact Wendy Merket at wmerkert@invent.org.

Information for Volunteers

The National Inventors Hall of Fame offers a volunteer Leadership Intern program for high school and college level students, and would welcome AEOP alumni to participate. Participants get hands-on leadership experience, gain valuable communication skills and can earn up to 40 volunteer hours.

For more information contact Wendy Merkert at wmerkert@invent.org

Important Dates

May 2022
AEOP-sponsored locations are posted

June - August 2022
AEOP-sponsored locations host programs at schools near a GEMS location

Interested in This Program?

If you are interested in this program contact Wendy Merkert by email. We'd love to hear from you!

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    Program Locations

    Click a highlighted state to find a location near you

    Enterprise, AL
    Holly Hill Elementary School
    Program Date: July 11-15, 2022; 8:00 am – 2:30 pm

    Madison County, AL
    Owens Cross Roads Elementary School
    Program Date: May 31 – June 3, 2022; 7:30 am – 3:30 pm

    Ozark, AL
    D. A. Middle School
    Program Date: June 20-24, 2022; 8:00 am – 2:30 pm

    Yuma, AZ
    Mary A. Otondo School
    Program Date: May 31 – June 3, 2022; 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Los Angeles, CA
    Arlington Heights Elementary School
    Program Date: June 13 – 17, 2022; 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

    Orange County, FL
    Engelwood Elementary School
    Program Date: June 6 – 9, 2022; 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Champaign, IL
    Westview Elementary
    Program Date: July 11 – 15, 2022; 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

    Danville, IL
    Northeast Elementary Magnet School
    Program Date: June 13 – 17, 2022; 9:00am – 3:30pm

    Urbana, IL
    Leal Elementary School
    Program Date: July 11 – 15, 2022; 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

    Baltimore, MD
    Aberdeen High School
    Program Date: July 18 – August 4, 2022; 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Elkton, MD
    Gilpin Manor Elementary School
    Program Date: July 18 – 21, 2022; 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Frederick, MD
    Whittier Elementary School
    Program Date: July 25 – 29, 2022; 9:00am – 3:30pm

    Monocacy Elementary School
    Program Date: July 25 – 28, 2022; 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Waverley Elementary School
    Program Date: June 13 – 17, 2022; 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

    Hyattsville, MD
    Hyattsville Elementary School
    Program Date: July 11 – 15, 2022; 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

    Montgomery, MD
    East Silver Spring Elementary School
    Program Date: June 21 – 27, 2022; 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

    Riverdale, MD
    Riverdale Elementary School
    Program Date: July 11 – 15, 2022; 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

    Framingham, MA
    King Elementary School
    Program Date: July 17 – 22, 2022; 9:00am – 3:30pm

    Vicksburg, MS
    Beechwood Elementary School
    Program Date: May 31 – June 3, 2022; 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Bowmar Avenue Elementary School
    Program Date: June 6 – 10, 2022; 9:00am – 3:30pm

    Dana Road Elementary School
    Program Date: June 13 – 17, 2022; 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

    Warren Central Intermediate School
    Program Date: May 31 – June 3, 2022; 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

    South Park Elementary School
    Program Date: June 13 – 17, 2022; 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

    Las Cruces, NM
    Booker T. Washington Elementary School
    Program Date: June 20 – 24, 2022; 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

    San Antonio, TX
    Brooks Academy of Science and Engineering
    Program Date: June 6 – 10, 2022; 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

    Harmony School of Innovation
    Program Date: June 6 – 10, 2022; 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

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