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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.

Locations will be announced in May 2021.

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 Army-sponsored Camp Invention program sites. Families wishing to apply for a stipend should contact Wendy Merket 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

May 2021
AEOP-sponsored locations are posted

June - August 2021
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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