Summer STEM program in Simsbury

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Camp Invention®, a nationally recognized, nonprofit summer enrichment camp program, is coming to Simsbury High School the week of July 6 – 10.

A program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Camp Invention challenges children in grades K–6 to find their inner inventor by learning the process of innovation. Using hands-on activities, Camp Invention promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning; builds confidence, leadership, perseverance, resourcefulness and problem-solving skills; and encourages entrepreneurship—in a fun and engaging environment.

Each year, the program features a new curriculum inspired by some of the nation’s most world-changing inventors, the NIHF Inductees. This year’s Elevate curriculum features several video challenges from these Inductees encouraging children to be confident in their ideas and explore their innovativeness. These hands-on activities include:

Camp Invention Flight Lab: Imaginations soar as children learn about flight. 

Design Thinking Project: Campers learn the value of their creativity as they bring their biggest ideas to life. 

• Rescue Squad: Using teamwork and problem-solving skills, children protect the Earth’s ecosystems. 

• Camp Invention Champions: As they discover the unseen inventors behind their favorite sports, campers apply their own ingenuity. 

At the end of the program, each camper will bring home a robot. Learn more about this year’s all-new curriculum.

All local Camp Invention programs are facilitated and taught by certified educators who reside and teach in the community. Camp Invention serves 130,000 students every year and partners with more than 1,800 schools and districts across the nation. For additional information visit