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Camp Invention brings a week of exploration, creativity and fun for kids to Bend’s Miller Elementary

'Let's Glow' program at Camp Invention
National Inventors Hall of Fame
'Let's Glow' program at Camp Invention

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- Camp Invention®, a nationally recognized, nonprofit summer enrichment camp program, has arrived at Bend's Miller Elementary School for a week of fun, exploration and creativity.

A program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame® in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Camp Invention challenges children in grades K-6 to tap into their natural curiosity and use their creativity to solve problems.

Through hands-on activities, Camp Invention promotes STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) learning; builds confidence, leadership, perseverance and resourcefulness; and encourages entrepreneurship — all in a fun and engaging environment.

Each year, the program features a new curriculum inspired by some of our nation’s most world-changing inventors — the National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees. This year’s Illuminate program encourages children to be confident in their ideas and explore their innovativeness though hands-on experiences including:  

  • Let’s Glow™: Creativity radiates as campers explore the science of light through illuminating inventions and the genetic code of glowing animals
  • Prototyping Studio™: Children star as contestants on a game show where they mold, shape and transform their ideas into amazing inventions
  • In the Game™: As campers create their own light-up game board, they team up to tackle athletics, design, business and invention
  • Operation: HydroDrop™: Children embark on a global operation to help solve water challenges around the world

All local Camp Invention programs are facilitated and taught by qualified educators who reside and teach in the community. Camp Invention serves 122,000 students every year and partners with more than 2,500 schools and districts across the nation. For more information or to register, visit

About Camp Invention

Camp Invention is the only nationally recognized summer program focused on creativity, innovation, real-world problem solving and the spirit of invention. Through hands-on programming, Camp Invention encourages children entering kindergarten through sixth grade to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics curriculum inspired by some of the world’s greatest inventors. Camp Invention is a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. This nationwide, nonprofit organization is committed to the curious minds and innovative spirits of the past, present and future. Since 1990, our education programs have served more than 2.6 million children, and 309,000 teachers and Leadership Interns. Regional sponsors include the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Marie Lamfrom Charitable Foundation, and The Roundhouse Foundation.

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