Camp Invention

20+ locations throughout the Chicago suburbs
(800) 968-4332

Invent the future today at Camp Invention®!

Camp Invention is the only nationally recognized, non-profit summer enrichment program for kindergarteners through 6th graders that is inspired by the brightest thinkers around—the Inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame®. At Camp Invention children are empowered to question, brainstorm, collaborate and invent!

Wild and crazy ideas become reality in this year’s all-new Camp Invention program, Fast Forward! Activities include challenges and achievements from the brightest thinkers around - National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees – to inspire children! This year, campers will bring their “smart” home to life with smart furniture and eco-smart energy in Mod My Mini Mansion™. In Robotic Pet Vet™ campers diagnose puppy problems and design and build dog parks as they hammer out ideas for the best dog park attraction. Explore sensors by designing tracks for a robot that senses dark and light surfaces and design the ultimate futuristic vehicle that might one day be reality, in Optibot™! In Stick To It™ campers will invent something new every day as they explore what it is like to be a physicist, engineer and entrepreneur. Daily challenges inspire campers to bring their own ideas to the table, think big, persevere and get to the heart of what it means to be an inventor.

Local educators lead the week of fun, hands-on, STEM activities that allow children to think big, explore their curiosity, and never give up.

Camp Invention connects children to inventors who changed the world, and enhances the scientific knowledge base of participants. The program hooks children and gives them high-energy, hands-on, innovative fun, while presenting them with challenges that emphasize STEM, collaboration, and entrepreneurship through innovation. Camp Invention positively impacts teacher attitudes toward science content while reinforcing their abilities to instruct children using educationally sound methods and creates effective strategies for developing challenges to prepare students for the future. Every year the fresh content inspires children to explore, have big ideas, and make new innovations.

If your child still wants the Camp Invention experience, but has completed 6th grade, he or she can participate in our Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program! Those entering the 7th, 8th, and 9th grades can join our CIT program, where they’ll gain real world experience on how to be a positive mentor and coach.

Camp Invention locations are nation-wide, including many throughout the greater Chicago area. Register on or before March 23, 2018 using promo code ThinkBig25 to receive $25 off the base price. Use ThinkBig15on or before May 4, 2018 to receive $15 off the base price. Every registration includes a complimentary Camp Invention t-shirt. Availability is limited, so visit or call 800-968-4332 to secure your child’s spot today!


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