Camp Invention

pushing a box with homemade deviceUpdated Nov. 14, 2022

This exciting, week-long STEM summer camp program offers children the opportunity to explore robots, design inventions, take apart machines, make new friends while solving challenges and more! It is open to students entering Grades 1-6 who are interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).

Camp Invention allows children to experience real-world problem solving, creative thinking, invention, and teamwork while rotating through several fascinating modules inspired by the Inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Children will engage in activities that explore connections between science, technology, engineering, and innovation while sharpening their 21st century learning skills. All activities give participants the opportunity to explore, discover, and achieve while having fun!

2022 Program Details

The 2023 theme is centered around building confidence through collaborative problem-solving.

More information: Camp Invention Flyer

WHEN: Monday, June 26 through Friday, June 30, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., breakfast and lunch provided (or choose the “Extended Camp” experience, with camp hours from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. that are convenient for busy families, for an additional cost of $100. To sign up for this program schedule, please select the Extended Day option during the second step of registration)

WHERE: M.C. Smith Elementary School, 102 Harry Howard Ave., Hudson, NY (transportation is not provided)

WHO: Students entering Grades 1-6. Registration is open to children residing within the Hudson City School District, homeschooled students, and children in neighboring school districts

COST: $105 per Hudson student, up to 100 HCSD students. Add $100 if participating in the “Extended Camp” experience.

Educators from M.C. Smith Elementary School will lead the week of fun, hands-on STEM activities that encourage children to think big, explore their curiosity, and never give up! Secondary students may serve as Leadership Interns.


Registration is limited, so visit the MCSES Camp Invention registration page to reserve your spot today! Spots available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Questions can be directed to:

Deb Suafoa, Director, at or 518-828-4360, ext. 1112
April Prestipino at or 518-828-4360, ext. 2134

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