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*Camp Invention will be going virtual this year. Camp Invention Connect brings innovation and creativity into campers’ homes. With a set of four themed kits providing an abundance of materials, this one-of-a-kind program delivers hours of hands-on, high-energy fun! With each kit, children take on a unique set of challenges that build confidence, perseverance and creative problem-solving skills. Certified educators serve as Coaches, facilitating virtual collaboration among participants and providing step-by-step activity instruction. Learn more here.

Find specific location updates in the map below.

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

*Due to the shift to CI Connect, most sites will NOT offer the LI program this year. Only the Mary A. Otondo and Rucker locations may offer an LI program. 

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
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 – STEM Saturdays
    Program Date: TBD

    Madison County, AL
    Owens Cross Roads Elementary School – CI Connect
    Program Date: July 6 – July 10

    Ozark, AL
    D. A. Middle School – CI  Connect*
    Program Date: July 13 – July 17*
    *subject to change

    Yuma, AZ
    Mary A. Otondo School – STEM Saturdays
    Program Date: August 15, 22, 29; September 12, 19

    Los Angeles, AZ
    Arlington Heights Elementary School – CI Connect
    Program Date: July 27 – July 31

    Orange County, FL
    Engelwood Elementary School – CI Connect
    Program Date: July 20 – July 24

    Champaign, IL
    Champaign Area (formerly Booker T. Washington) – CI Connect
    Program Date: June 29 – July 3

    Danville, IL
    Southwest Elementary School – CI Connect
    Program Date: June 22 – June 26

    Urbana, IL
    Leal Elementary School – CI Connect
    Program Date: July 6 – July 9

    Aberdeen, MD
    Aberdeen High School – CI Connect (TBD)
    Program Date: TBD

    Elkton, MD
    Gilpin Manor Elementary School – CI Connect
    Program Date: August 10 – August 14

    Frederick, MD
    Whittier Elementary School – CI Connect
    Program Date: July 13 – July 17

    Monocacy Elementary School – CI Connect
    Program Date: TBD

    Waverley Elementary School – CI Connect
    Program Date: July 20 – July 24

    Hyattsville, MD
    Hyattsville Elementary School – CI Connect
    Program Date: July 20 – July 24

    Riverdale, MD
    Riverdale Elementary School – TBD
    Program Date: TBD

    Silver Spring, MD
    East Silver Spring Elementary School – CI Connect
    Program Date: July 6 – July 10

    Framingham, MA
    McCarthy Elementary School – CI Connect
    Program Date: TBD

    Vicksburg, MS
    Beechwood Elementary School – CI Connect
    Program Date: July 13 – July 16

    Academy of Innovation CI Connect
    Program Date: July 6 – July 10

    Dana Road Elementary School CI Connect
    Program Date: July 13 – July 17

    Warren Central Intermediate School CI Connect
    Program Date: July 13 – July 17

    South Park Elementary School CI Connect
    Program Date: July 13 – July 17

    Las Cruces, NM
    Booker T. Washington Elementary School – CI Connect
    Program Date: June 8 – June 11

    San Antonio, TX
    Brooks Academy of Science and Engineering – CI Connect
    Program Date: July 27 – July 31

    Harmony School of Innovation – CI Connect
    Program Date: July 20 – July 24

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