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Camp Invention Camp Invention

located in schools throughout MD/DC/VA
800-968-4332 ·

Who We Are

A program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame(TM), Camp Invention is an exciting, weeklong summer adventure with lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering, and innovation. Children in kindergarten through 6th grade work together to seek solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills while rotating through several fascinating modules.

Camp Invention's new program, Launch, allows campers to experience real-world problem solving and creative thinking! From blasting off to the nearest exoplanet to launching the next, start-up business, children experience the power of their ideas being launched into reality. In Battle Blast(TM), children fling, fly, and float their way through high-energy air challenges and take home their own high-tech Bubble Blaster, complete with flashing lights! Children become DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Duct Tape dynamos in Duct Tape Billionaire(TM), as they design products, build their inventories, take risks, and launch start-up businesses that will put their products in high demand. In Mission Space Makers(TM), children receive challenges from mission control to locate and prepare a new planet for human habitation. They must design inventions to transform its atmosphere, terrain, and ecosystem, as well as set up a Space Lab to hatch animal eggs, sprout plants, and grow crystal trees. In Operation Keep Out(TM), children launch their design engineering skills as they build Spy Gadget Alarm Boxes with light sensors and high-functioning circuitry that will keep tiny little hands out of their most valued treasures.

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.

Register on or before March 20, 2017 using promo code Innovate25 to receive $25 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!

At A Glance

Camp Type
Extended Day
Dates and Sessions
  • Bethesda Elementary School - Germantown Area - Site TBD, 6/26-6/30
  • Washington DC, 20002
  • Belmont Elementary School - Olney Area - Site TBD, 7/24-7/28
    Bethesda, MD 20814
  • Germantown Area - Site TBD - 6/26-6/30
    Germantown, MD 20874
  • Lothian Elementary School - 7/10-7/14
    Lothian, MD 20711
  • Kemptown Elementary School 6/26-6/30
    Monrovia, MD 21770
  • Montgomery County Public Schools 6/26-6/30
    Bethesda, MD 20814
  • Linton Springs Elementary 6/26-6/30
    Sykesville, MD 21784
  • Windsor Farm Elementary School 6/19-6/23
    Annapolis, MD 21401
  • The New Century School 7/31-8/4
    Baltimore, MD 21231
  • Leesburg Elementary School 7/17-7/21
    Leesburg, VA 20176
  • Mary Williams Elementary - 6/26-6/30
    Dumfries, VA 22026
  • Henderson Elementary - 7/31-8/4
    Dumfries, VA 22025
  • Coles Elementary School - 6/19-6/23
    Manassas, VA 20112
  • Ashland Elementary School - 8/7-8/11
    Manassas, VA 20112
  • Lowes Island Elementary School - 6/19-6/23
    Sterling, VA 20165
  • Collin Powell Elementary School - 7/10-7/14
    Centreville, VA 20120
  • Manassas Park Elementary - 6/19-6/23
    Manassas Park, VA
  • Piney Branch Elementary School 6/19-6/23
    Bristow, VA 20136
  • Bristow Run Elementary 7/31-8/4
    Bristow, VA 20136
  • T. Clay Wood Elementary School 7/24-7/28
    Nokesville, VA 20181
  • Glenkirk Elementary School 6/26-6/30
    Gainesville, VA 20155
  • J.W. Alvey Elementary School 7/17-7/21
    Haymarket, VA 20169

Admissions Info


What Others Say

This week, he has come home from the Camp Invnetion program every night bursting with excitement and eagerly anticipating the next day's experiences! Thank You!

He chose Camp Invention instead of a sports camp - and he is all about sports. He can't wait to go back next year!