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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. 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 hands-on activities that encourage them to collaborate, build confidence and persistence, and invent creative solutions to real-world problems.

To find program locations, click on a state in the map below or download a locations list.

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 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 Merket at wmerkert@invent.org

Important Dates

May
AEOP-sponsored locations are posted

June - August
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
    Rucker Blvd Elementary School
    Program Date: July 9 – July 13

    Madison County, AL
    Owens Cross Roads Elementary School
    Program Date: June 4 – June 8

    Ozark, AL
    D. A. Middle School
    Program Date: June 25 – June 28

    Yuma, AZ
    Mary A. Otondo School
    Program Date: June 3 – June 7

    Orange County, FL
    Engelwood Elementary School
    Program Date: June 24 – June 27

    Champaign, IL
    Booker T. Washington STEM Academy
    Program Date: June 24 – June 28

    Danville, IL
    Southwest Elementary School
    Program Date: June 24 – June 28

    Urbana, IL
    Dr. Preston L Williams, Jr. Elementary School
    Program Date: July 8 – July 11

    Aberdeen, MD
    Aberdeen High School
    Program Date: July 8 – July 11

    Ellicott City, MD
    Waverly Elementary School
    Program Date: July 15 – July 19

    Elkton, MD
    Gilpin Manor Elementary School
    Program Date: July 29 – August 1

    Frederick, MD
    Whittier Elementary School
    Program Date: July 8 – July 12

    Monocacy Elementary School
    Program Date: July 15 – July 18

    Hyattsville, MD
    Hyattsville Elementary School
    Program Date: June 24 – June 28

    Riverdale, MD
    Riverdale Elementary School
    Program Date: July 15 – July 19

    Silver Spring, MD
    East Silver Spring Elementary School
    Program Date: June 24 – June 28

    Framingham, MA
    King Elementary School
    Program Date: July 22 – July 26

    Vicksburg, MS
    Beechwood Elementary School
    Program Date: May 28 – May 31

    Bowmar Magnet School
    Program Date: June 10 – June 14

    Dana Road Elementary School
    Program Date: June 10 – June 14

    Warren Central Intermediate School
    Program Date: June 3 – June 7

    South Park Elementary School
    Program Date: June 10 – June 14

    Dover, NJ
    East Dover Elementary School
    Program Date: August 5 – August 9

    Las Cruces, NM
    Booker T. Washington Elementary School
    Program Date: June 10 – June 13

    San Antonio, TX
    Brooks Academy of Science and Engineering
    Program Date: June 3 – June 7

    Harmony School of Innovation
    Program Date: June 3 – June 7

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