Camp Invention

June 5th-8th, 2023 8:00am-4:00pm

ComEd is proud to offer Camp Invention-WONDER!

Camp Invention® is a nationally acclaimed summer program where STEM concepts come to life for 1st-6th graders! This program taps into kids’ natural curiosity, providing them opportunities to become innovators through teamwork and immersive, hands-on, creative problem-solving!

The 2023 program, WONDER, is designed to inspire confidence and persistence while building essential STEM skills by providing four adventures in hands-on invention education! Campers will take a ride through physics, engineering, invention and the art of design by building their own mini skate park while Catching Air, create their own Pop-up Venture to attract customers, make strong financial decisions, develop marketing strategies, and transform their very own Mimic Bot into a one of a kind stuffie. Explore the science of genetics and biomimicry, and take on the role of planners as they prepare for an Invention Celebration and engineer light up party hats, build a musical instrument and explore the science of color!

Registration Open to Those Entering 1st - 6th Grade in Fall 2023

A Summer of Wonder: Camp Invention 2023

The Details...

Who: Students entering 1st-6th grade in Fall 2023

What: Camp Invention: WONDER!

When: Monday, June 5th-Thursday, June 8th, 2023

Where: R.F. Pettigrew Elementary 7900 W. 53rd, Sioux Falls, SD 57106

Volunteer Opportunity - Leadership Intern

We are looking for teen volunteers in grades 9-12 for Leadership Intern positions! This is a great opportunity to receive volunteer hours for organizations such as ROTC or National Honor Society or to add to your resume!

Please contact Kelli Fahey- or 605-367-4384 for more information or for an application!

Discover the 2023 Camp Invention program, WONDER!

Check out the videos below for sneak peeks!
Build Big Ideas With Pop-Up Venture™

Build Big Ideas With Pop-Up Venture™

Children become innovative entrepreneurs as they design their own mini pop-up business! Campers create a business plan and choose how to spend their startup funds. Employing their imaginations, they add lights, greenery, logoed signage and other features to attract customers. After inventing unique ways to distribute their products, children launch their business with the ultimate pop-up event!

Create and Skate With Catching Air™

Create and Skate With Catching Air™

As children build their own mini skate park with ramps, bowls and rails, they take an exciting ride through physics, design engineering and art! Campers personalize their mini skateboards, create DIY skateboard riders and design awesome skate park features. Then it’s time to grind the rails of innovation as they kickflip their way through each other’s one-of-a-kind Skate Parks!

Show Your Style With MimicBot™

Show Your Style With MimicBot™

Children investigate the inner workings of their own MimicBot — a robot that mimics sounds — and transform it into a one-of-a-kind animatronic stuffie! They find inspiration in nature, get hands-on with design and use the power of intellectual property to protect their stuffie from the idea-stealing Copy Cat. Then campers take their stuffie home to keep creating and innovating!

Party On With Invention Celebration™

Party On With Invention Celebration™

To create the best celebration ever, children become confident event planners! They have fun engineering light-up party hats, inventing a Party Assistant to help with their big plans, exploring color with bubble art banners and experimenting with sound as they create instruments. When the day of the big celebration arrives, children rotate between fun stations as they celebrate all their amazing accomplishments.