Camp Invention


Become a part of something big!  This summer, your child will seek innovative solutions to real-world problems during the Camp Invention program at Hanawalt Elementary School in Des Moines.  The program will be held on July 14-18 from 9:00am to 3:30pm each day, and is for students entering grades 1-6.


Camp Invention’s fun, hands-on activities will include:  designing a small, motor-powered vehicle, receiving personalized challenges from National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees, inventing bionic gadgets while journeying to acquire superhuman senses, and using tools to upcycle electronics and build an epic, insect-themed pinball machine.


This nationally-acclaimed STEM enrichment program is offered by Des Moines Public Schools Community Education in collaboration with the non-profit Invent Now.  The Camp Invention program will be presented by local teachers and directed by Deborah Hesse.


For more information, go to or call 800-968-4332.

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