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Behind every discovery is a curious mind.

Camp Invention is the only nationally recognized, non-profit elementary enrichment program backed by the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

Over the past 40 years, and in partnership with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, our programs have encouraged nearly two million children, teachers, parents, college students and independent inventors to explore science, technology and their own innate creativity, inventiveness and entrepreneurial spirit.


At Camp
we’re all

Big Ideas

Here’s how we foster big ideas
through innovation:


Camp Invention is an experience unlike any other summer enrichment program.

By offering programs that are as fun and imaginative as they are educational, we give children unique opportunities to create amazing memories and find lasting friendships. Students collaborate to experiment, play, create, construct and deconstruct, while every exciting activity prepares them for a successful and fascinating future fueled by curiosity.


At Camp Invention, children question everything and realize they’re capable of anything.

Our hands-on programs help students to think like scientists. At Camp Invention, children develop questions, observe details, collect information, form explanations and apply their understanding to the world around them. These critical thinking and communication skills pave the way for more effective learning and greater success in college and professional careers.


Creative challenges bring critical concepts to life each day at Camp Invention.

We invite children to explore, understand and solve real-world problems through STEM-focused activities. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math concepts enrich each child’s education and equip him or her with 21st-century skills that will last a lifetime.


Our programs are led by qualified educators who are dedicated to motivating each child.

In order to foster the right environment to ignite a child’s inventive spark, Camp Invention provides training, curricula and program materials to talented local teachers. With a staff-to-child ratio of 1:8, every student gets the individual attention he or she needs and deserves.


No other camp has the support of organizations so committed to the spirit of invention.

Programming for Camp Invention is written with the guidance of National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees, and our program is supported by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. These unparalleled affiliations have led Camp Invention to become the premier summer day experience for curious young minds.