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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. Qualified local 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


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 Merkert at

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

Important Dates

Registration Dates
Coming soon

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
    Pinedale Elementary School

    Madison County, AL
    Owens Cross Roads Elementary School

    Ozark, AL
    D.A. Smith Middle School

    Yuma, AZ
    Mary A. Otondo School

    Los Angeles, CA
    Arlington Heights Elementary School

    Orange County, FL
    Engelwood Elementary School

    Champaign, IL
    Booker T. Washington STEM Academy

    Danville, IL
    Meade Park Elementary

    Urbana, IL
    Leal Elementary School

    Aberdeen, MD
    Aberdeen High School

    Elkton, MD
    Gilpin Manor Elementary School

    Frederick, MD
    Whittier Elementary School

    Waverley Elementary School

    Hyattsville, MD
    Hyattsville Elementary School

    Montgomery, MD
    East Silver Spring Elementary School

    Riverdale, MD
    Riverdale Elementary School

    Framingham, MA
    Harmony Grove Elementary School

    Vicksburg, MS
    Beechwood Elementary School

    Bowmar Avenue Elementary School

    Dana Road Elementary School

    Warren Central Intermediate School

    South Park Elementary School

    Las Cruces, NM
    Booker T. Washington Elementary School

    San Antonio, TX
    Brooks Academy of Science and Engineering

    Harmony School of Innovation

    Fairlee, VT
    Samuel Morey Elementary

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