Army Educational Outreach Program: Camp Invention

Camp Invention® is a weeklong summer adventure with activities that help you explore the connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation.

Camp Invention® is an exciting summer enrichment program that provides children with opportunities to bring their biggest ideas to life while developing essential 21st-century skills. Throughout the week, children rotate through hands-on STEM activities that encourage them to collaborate, build confidence and persistence, and invent creative solutions to real-world problems. Local district educators facilitate the experience and enthusiastic high school students serve as Leadership Interns.

You’ll get to:

  • Participate in fun, hands-on challenges that encourage creativity and curiosity
  • Collaborate with other students to develop innovative solutions to improve the world around you
  • Discover STEM concepts through imaginative, high-energy activities
  • Be inspired to innovate, dream, overcome obstacles and become a confident creator
  • Design and build prototypes, explore entrepreneurship and learn how to protect your intellectual property


Rising kindergarten through 6th graders are eligible

More Information

Need-based stipends are available at Army-sponsored Camp Invention program sites. Families wishing to apply for a stipend should contact Wendy Merket at

Information for Volunteers

The National Inventors Hall of Fame offers a volunteer Leadership Intern program for high school and college level students, and would welcome AEOP alumni to participate. Participants get hands-on leadership experience, gain valuable communication skills and can earn up to 40 volunteer hours.

For more information contact Wendy Merkert at

Interested in this program?

If you are interested in this program contact Wendy Merkert by emailWe’d love to hear from you!

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