Camp Invention

Each year, Camp Invention collaborates with National Inventors Hall of Fame® Inductees to develop a new, action-packed Camp Invention experience. With the 2019 program, Supercharged™, campers will take on four exciting challenges, meet innovative superheroes and bring home newfound confidence. Activities were:

  • Innovation Force - Children team up with the Innovation Force, a group of NIHF Inductees who have been transformed into superheroes, to battle the evil Plagiarizer, a supervillain who is out to steal the world’s ideas. As children create a device to retrieve the stolen ideas, they learn about the importance of collaboration and patents.
  • Deep Sea Mystery- - Children embark on a research adventure at sea, but soon find themselves stranded on an island. Using lessons and advice from NIHF Inductees, children work in teams to invent island-survival tools and underwater equipment and navigate their way back home.
  • Farm Tech- - Children manage their own farm as they learn the basics of running a business. With the assistance of Bot-ANN-E, a programmable robot, campers learn fundamental coding techniques to maximize their time and profits and perform mock DNA experiments to check the health of their cattle.
  • DIY Orbot - Children explore frequency, circuit boards, motors and gears as they use real tools to reverse engineer a remote-controlled DIY Orbot. Throughout the week, campers will adapt their DIY Orbot to perform increasingly challenging tasks from sports to art.

Camp Invention 2019