Ten Summer Camps For Little Innovators

Forget swimming and archery. These camps will have your kids building robots, pitching business ideas, even fighting zombies!

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Let's face it: for plenty of kids, the idea of riding horses and competing in color wars all summer is about as appealing as a root canal. And even kids who love traditional outdoorsy camp activities might enjoy something different. Luckily there are plenty of camps aimed at aspiring scientists, inventors, filmmakers, video game designers and rock stars. We've rounded up the ten best camps for young innovators. We're betting it'll make you jealous you're not 12 again - we are!

For Future Inventors

Give your child the chance to build their creativity and problem-solving skills at Camp Invention, an immensely popular summer program offered at elementary schools across America. The camp works with National Inventor Hall of Fame inductees to develop the curriculum, which involves thinking-outside-the-box challenges. This year's program will have campers designing models for futuristic vehicles, dog parks and smart homes.

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