Camp Invention Returns to Guilderland on Aug. 9-13

In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF), Guilderland Central School District is pleased to offer the nationally acclaimed Camp Invention® program to children entering first through sixth grade this fall. This exciting, weeklong summer adventure provides opportunities for open-ended exploration of science, technology, engineering and more! Children rotate through various hands-on activities each day to think creatively and invent their own solutions to real-world challenges.

The week begins on August 9, with Katie McNally returning as Director. The 2021 program lineup is the best yet, so whether a child is a new or returning camper, they are in for an amazing week full of discoveries and a-ha moments!

During this energizing program, young innovators (aka campers) will:

  • Design morphing vehicles to travel across land, then find inspiration in nature to add prototype elements for moving through air and water.
  • Experiment with fun physics concepts like trajectory and velocity as they build, test and modify a device to launch rubber ducks to reach international landmarks.
  • Make and adopt their own robotic crickets and apply empathy to build customized habitats and protective gear for their solar-powered bots.
  • Reverse engineer their own wireless microphone to discover sound waves, then use their unique voice to create and promote an extraordinary invention.

This year, Camp Invention Guilderland will be virtual.  Activity kits will be delivered directly to you, and a local educator will lead daily virtual sessions from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Campers will have everything they need for an amazing week of STEM fun!

Availability is limited. Visit or call 800-968-4332 to secure a spot today! If you have any questions, please contact Katie McNally, Camp Director, at

Early registration discounts are available!

  • Register using the code RECHARGE40 by March 31 to get the biggest discount of the year– $40 off the $245 registration fee.
  • You can also use the code RECHARGE30 by April 30 for $30 off.
  • You can get $25 off by using code  RECHARGE25 by May 26.
  • Sibling discounts are also available anytime– use the code SIBLOVE30 to save $30 per child for two children, or SIBLOVE40 to save $40 per child for three or more children.
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