Camp Invention – Vail
Partner with the only nationally recognized, nonprofit summer enrichment program for kindergarten through sixth grade. The Camp Invention® program empowers children to follow the Invention Process as they collaborate, innovate, design prototypes and learn from their failures. Through this process, they’ll gain essential skills they can apply throughout their lives.
Unlock your child’s potential at Camp Invention®!
A program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF), Camp Invention is a nationally acclaimed summer program for children in grades K-6, where STEM concepts come to life. Led by local teachers, this program has tapped into kids’ natural curiosity since 1990, giving them the opportunity to become innovators through teamwork and immersive, hands-on creative problem-solving.
Each year, our education team collaborates with National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees to develop a new, action-packed Camp Invention experience for your child. Our 2020 program, Elevate, sparks excitement and inspiration as children engage in hands-on challenges, discover world-changing inventors, and build their confidence as creators and innovators.
Camp Invention Flight Lab™
Imaginations soar as children learn about flight with paper planes, gliders, rockets, heliballs and hand-copters. They build a cityscape out of upcycled materials, navigate planes through a storm and take apart a robot they’ll bring home at the end of the program.
Design Thinking Project™
Children learn the value of their creativity as they bring their biggest ideas to life. To become successful entrepreneurs, they create sketches, build prototypes, design logos and find out how to market their products while protecting their intellectual property.
Using teamwork and problem-solving skills, children protect the Earth’s ecosystems. Inspiring activities include competing in zipline races, exploring energy conservation, eliminating pollution and helping wildlife in habitats across the country.
Camp Invention Champions™
As they discover the great inventors behind their favorite sports, children apply their own ingenuity and design thinking. They trade inventor playing cards, create and play their own high-energy hover-ball games, and design and build the ultimate sports complex.
Our Instructors and Program Team
Local educators will facilitate program modules and enthusiastic high school and college students will serve as Leadership Interns ensuring that one staff member is in place for every eight children.
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 INNOVATE25SUMMER to save $25 (expires 3/22) or PLAY15SUMMER to save $15 (expires 5/10).