Camp Invention – Where BIG ideas become the next BIG thing!


Since 1990, Camp Invention has taken summer fun and transformed it from ordinary to extraordinary!

In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Camp Invention is offered at roughly 1,300 school districts nationwide. Simply stated – it’s an exciting, weeklong summer adventure with lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Children entering 1st-6th grades work together to seek solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills while rotating through several fascinating modules. 

Local educators facilitate it all and enthusiastic high school students serve as Leadership Interns ensuring that one staff member is in place for every eight participants.

Don’t miss out on brand new challenges waiting for you. Over 20 locations throughout the greater Pittsburgh area! Discounts are available and spaces are limited, so sign up today. For information, call 800.968.4332 or visit


Activities included

   With brand new programming each and every year, boys and girls often return numerous times and have a blast with each new experience.

    Here is how young innovators will be spending their time:

  • Brainstorming product ideas and building original prototypes using real tools and components found in everyday devices
  • Exploring the lives of giant insects, colorful animals and their environments
  • Constructing and personalizing a DIY solar-powered cricket with a unique habitat
  • Discovering the science of slime, demolition, electronic sound, giant squid and coding
  • Each activity brings with it the opportunity to be a part of something big while having fun!


                       What makes camp unique?

What makes Camp Invention unique are our National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees. They provide video messages that are replayed to our participants. They encourage children to pursue STEM. Our world-renowned inventors give participants anecdotes from when they were in school, and challenge them to never give up. They explain how their technology like 3D printing, and the digital camera work.

The National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees are the backbone to our program, and provide the inspiration to the concepts and challenges that are presented at Camp Invention.