Camp Invention

Tuesday, May 31st - Friday, June 3rd, 2022

ComEd is proud to offer Camp Invention - Explore, this Summer!


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


The 2022 program, EXPLORE, is designed to inspire confidence and persistence while building essential STEM skills. It provides four all-new adventures in hands-on invention education where students will dive into cutting edge ocean research with their own robotic fish, build innovative devices to help problem-solve on distant planets and moons, experiment with science materials to build their own spinning art robot and zigzag through physics, engineering and gaming as they build a mega marble arcade!

Find All-New Adventures at Camp Invention in 2022

The Details...

Who: Students entering 1st-6th grade

What: Camp Invention

When: May 31 - June 3 - Daily from 8:00am - 4:00pm

Where: R.F. Pettigrew Elementary School - Sioux Falls, SD. Students take home their very own customized robots!

Volunteer Opportunity - Leadership Intern

We are looking for teen volunteers in grades 9-12 for Leadership Intern positions! Please contact Kelli Fahey- Kelli.Fahey@k12.sd.us or 605-367-4384 for more information or for an application!

Discover the 2022 Camp Invention program, Explore!

Check out the videos below for sneak peeks!

Make a Splash with Robotic Aquatics™

Children dive into ocean research and adopt their own robotic fish! They use their decision-making skills to make design choices, patent new aquatic plants and create a symbiotic best friend for their fish. Then they develop a unique, bio-inspired invention and hook investors at the fish market!

Explore Beneath the Sea with Robotic Aquatics

Blast Off for Spacecation™

Inspired by real space exploration, campers create Spacepacks and Astro-Arm devices to help them with gravity-defying cooking, glow-in-the-dark lunar discoveries and erupting ice volcanoes! Before returning to Earth, they mine an asteroid and collect data on how animals can hatch and grow in space.

Explore Beyond Earth in Spacecation

Spin Into NIHF’s The Attic™

Art and STEM combine in this immersive and creative experience! Campers find out how inventions have changed the way people create as they experiment with materials science, chemistry and art, and they learn how to manage emotions that can come with engaging in the creative process. They even build their own robotic artist to help them make awesome spin art!

Explore the Power of Creativity in NIHF's The Attic

Get Rolling with Marble Arcade™

Children zigzag through physics, engineering and gaming as they build a mega marble arcade! First, they use scientific principles like potential and kinetic energy to roll gaming spheres at different speeds. Then they boost their collaboration skills by working together to level up their designs through hands-on problem solving!

Explore the Science of Gaming with Marble Arcade