Camp Invention at Wilson Creek Elementary School, Illinois
Recharge your child’s summer at Camp Invention!
For over 30 years, the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) has inspired millions of children through its flagship summer program, Camp Invention®. Available in both at-home and in-person formats, 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 2021 program, Recharge, campers build confidence and work together to take on four exciting challenges, constructing their own inventions to solve real-world problems.
Children receive their very own wireless microphone, which they can use to not only amplify but transform their voices in fun ways. Taking their microphone apart, they discover how it works and explore all its parts to find inspiration for building their own invention. Using powerful pitch skills, they have the opportunity to promote their incredible creation.
Campers explore the power of physics while launching rubber ducks to famous landmarks around the world. They build and test their own launching device, experiment with concepts like trajectory and velocity, and then improve on their device through the process of prototyping. Once their final modifications are complete, they create a unique advertising campaign to promote their work.
Children build and adopt their own solar-powered robotic cricket and experience the creature’s point of view as they build habitats, cricket-inspired inventions and protective gear to outsmart predators. Inspired by their discovery of how crickets make sound, children create their own musical instruments to compete in a grand finale Chirp-Off!
Campers start their engines and apply nature-based discoveries to design their own unique morphing vehicle. They design, construct and test both propeller-operated and pulley-operated vehicles to explore their capabilities on land, and they add imaginative prototype elements to move through the air and underwater. Finally, campers test their speed in the exciting Super Road Rally.
Our Peace of Mind Promise
Not sure if you’ll want an in-person or at-home experience this summer? No problem! With our new Peace of Mind Promise, you can sign up for camp today and switch your format choice up to six weeks before camp starts.
An Inclusive Imaginative Summer Camp
At the National Inventors Hall of Fame, we believe every child can invent. So we’ve made our nationally acclaimed K-6 summer camp more accessible than ever before with Camp Invention At Home.
This flexible program is designed to work for children across all communities and learning styles, giving them the freedom to explore at their own pace and in their own ways, in a familiar environment. Camp Invention At Home invites children to dive into hands-on STEM challenges and engage in outdoor fun, whether they join every collaboration session with an educator and friends online or choose a screen-free, child-led experience.
Everything your camper needs is sent straight to your door — including their own Innovator Workshop and Toolkit packed with materials and step-by-step guides. It’s the ultimate at-home camp for unlimited summer fun and learning!
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 CIFUN40 to save $40 (expires 3/31/21), CIFUN30 to save $30 (expires 4/30/21) or CIFUN25 to save $25 (expires 5/26/21).