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Camp Invention

Spark your child’s curiosity and creativity with our all-new Camp Invention® program, Illuminate! Campers in grades K-6 will collaborate with friends to take on fun, hands-on STEM challenges. From designing a light-up ball game to tackling global water challenges to starring in a prototyping game show, each experience adds up to an imagination-stretching, confidence-boosting summer. Visit invent.org/local to secure your spot! Use promo code LOCAL25 by 3/27 to save $25.

Basic Info:

Address: Various Locations throughout the Indianapolis Area!
Phone: (800) 968-4332
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.invent.org/local
Gender of Campers: All
Dates: Various dates based on location!
Hours: Various times based on location!
Ages: Entering K – Grade 6
Activities: Fun, hands-on STEM activities

 Q & A with Camp Invention

What makes Camp Invention unique?

We are a confidence-boosting STEM summer camp where kids build creative inventions and lasting friendships. Led by certified local educators, our camps offer new and exciting hands-on activities every year.

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What activities are offered at Camp Invention?

During this action-packed, confidence-boosting program, young innovators will:

  • Develop their own sports ball and customize a light-up game with a unique brand and logo as they explore athletics, design and innovation
  • Discover the science of light through illuminating inventions and fluorescent animals, then build a one-of-a-kind Glow Box using circuitry and ultraviolet light
  • Embark on an epic global operation to tackle water challenges around the world, learning the role that water plays with the help of a robotic lab-on-wheels
  • Star as a contestant on a prototyping game show, molding and shaping ideas into awesome inventions using everyday items and a DIY toolbox

What is the camper-to-counselor ratio?


How much time do the campers spend outside?

Time outside varies based on activities but campers can expect to be outside throughout the day.

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Does Camp Invention provide lunch/snacks, or do parents need to send them?

Parents need to provide lunch/snacks.

What is the typical daily schedule for campers?

Base Camp – A.M.
Morning Modules
Games & Lunch
Afternoon Modules
Base Camp – P.M.

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How old are the counselors, and how are they trained?

Counselors are local educators. We also have Leaders-in-Training (LIT) and Leadership Interns (LI) to assist the counselors and parent volunteers.

What accommodations are made for campers with special needs?

Accommodations can be made for campers with special needs.

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