Camp Invention builds hands-on STEM learning skills

The time for summer camp is almost here, with a unique opportunity for kids to flex their mental muscles of curiosity and creative problem solving.

Camp Invention, a program by the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) in partnership with the USPTO, can provide kindergarten through sixth-grade students these rewards in addition to collaboration, entrepreneurship, confidence, and persistence.

Camp Invention is the only national summer camp that combines hands-on STEM learning, intellectual property literacy, and the inspirational stories of NIHF Inductees. The curriculum is new every year—which is especially important in trying to bridge the gaps in reading, math, and social emotional learning skills left by COVID-19.

If you want to sign up but are not sure whether you will want an in-person or at-home experience for your child, no worries. The program’s new PEACE OF MIND PROMISE allows you to sign up and save today, and finalize your experience format six weeks before your camp date.

Dates vary from state to state. For more information, visit

For parents seeking self-led STEM experiences for their children any time of the year, NIHF’s Innovation Exploration Kits are available for purchase at