Camp Invention at Lou Henry Elementary School, Iowa
For over 30 years, the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) has inspired millions of children through its flagship summer program, Camp Invention®. The weeklong program is led by certified educators and teaches children in grades K-6 how to cultivate the mindset of an innovator.
Each year, our education team works together with NIHF Inductees to create a brand-new STEM curriculum that embraces hands-on learning. In our 2022 program, Explore, campers build confidence and work together to take on four exciting challenges, constructing their own inventions to solve real-world problems.
Children dive into ocean research and adopt their own aquatic animal! They use their decision-making skills to make design choices, patent new aquatic plants and create a symbiotic best friend for their animal. Then they develop a unique, bio-inspired invention and hook investors at the fish market!
Inspired by real space exploration, campers create Spacepacks and Astro-Arm devices to help them with gravity-defying cooking, glow-in-the-dark lunar discoveries and erupting ice volcanoes! Before returning to Earth, they mine an asteroid and collect data on how animals can hatch and grow in space.
Art and STEM combine in this immersive and creative experience! Campers find out how inventions have changed the way people create as they experiment with materials science, chemistry and art, and they learn how to manage emotions that can come with engaging in the creative process. They even build their own robotic artist to help them make awesome spin art!
Children zigzag through physics, engineering and gaming as they build a mega marble arcade! First, they use scientific principles like potential and kinetic energy to roll gaming spheres at different speeds. Then they boost their collaboration skills by working together to level up their designs through hands-on problem solving!
Camp Invention will provide your child with an empowering environment and an unforgettable experience led by certified local educators.
Availability is limited, so visit www.invent.org/camp or call 800-968-4332 to learn more and secure your child’s spot today! Use promo code CIFUN25 to save $25 (expires 3/31/22) or CIFUN15 to save $15 (expires 5/18/22).