For Grades
  • K
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6

Camp Invention is an exciting, week-long summer adventure with activities that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. 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 various modules that encourage them to work together, seek solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century skills.

You'll Get To...

  • participate in hands-on challenges that encourage creativity and curiosity
  • collaborate with other students to discover new and innovative solutions to real-world problems
  • explore STEM concepts through fun and exciting activities
  • be inspired to innovate, dream and create
  • design and build prototypes


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 Hazel Anderson,

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 Hazel Anderson at

Important Dates

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 Hazel Anderson by email. We'd love to hear from you!

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