Camp Invention

pushing a box with homemade deviceWe are saddened to announce that Camp Invention 2020 has been canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Refunds will be issued to families who already registered. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Backlund at

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).

About Camp Invention

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! Click here to see the 2020 program activities, including coming up with new inventions and tackling environmental challenges!


WHEN: Monday, July 13 through Friday, July 17, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 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 $90. 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: $130 per Hudson student, up to 100 HCSD students (regular price is $260 but we are excited to offer a reduced price for Hudson families! Students from outside the district will need to pay the full registration cost.) Add $90 if participating in the “Extended Camp” experience

students and teacher at classroom desksEducators 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! High school students may serve as Leadership Interns.


Registration is limited, so visit the Camp Invention website or call 800-968-4332 to reserve your spot today! Spots available on a first-come, first-served basis.

To sign up for the “Extended Camp” experience, please mention the extended day option when speaking to a representative.

**If registering online or by telephone, make sure to identify our school with the zip code (12534).


Questions can be directed to:

Laura Backlund, Director, at or 518-828-4360, ext. 1112
April Prestipino at or 518-828-4360, ext. 2134