- STEM Activities
- Tie Dye
- Outdoor Skills
- Rock Climbing
- 9:00 am Camper Drop Off and Health Screening
- 9:15 am - 11:30 am Morning Activities
- 11:30 - 12:00 pm Lunch (bring your own lunch)
- 12:00 - 3:15 pm Afternoon Activities
- 2:00 pm Snack/Rest Time
- 2:15 pm - Afternoon Activities Continued
- 4:00 pm - Camper Pickup
Schedule: Camp Invention operates from 9AM-4PM.
Location: Base Camp (Leadership Center); 6202 Bloomington Rd, Fort Snelling, MN
Program: A twist on Discovery Day Camp, we will focus in on STEM based activities for your curious kids. During the day, participants will be in divided into small groups by grade level. This allows us to provide age appropriate activities for all of our campers.
Camp Invention Parent Guide
WHO CAN ATTEND?
Camp Invention is open to all youth (boys and girls) entering Kindergarten through 5th grade.
DO PARENTS HAVE TO ATTEND?
Camp Invention is a drop-off programs run by qualified and trained staff. Our staff ratios meet our supervision requirements. Parents are not part of the Day Camp programs.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
2024 fees have not been determined at this time. For reference, the 2023 fees have been left below.
2023 Participant Fee: $275
IS THERE FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE?
Yes! We think that every camper should have an opportunity to attend Summer Camp and we do not want cost to hold anyone back from this experience. If you are in need, please complete the form linked in the "Related Articles" section on the right-hand side (or below on mobile devices) to receive up to 50% of the youth cost covered.
WHEN IS CAMP?
Sessions will be offered starting mid June and running until the end of August. See the Register tab for dates and locations!
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
We recommend that each youth participant brings a back pack each day with the following items:
- Sun screen
- Bug spray
- Hat or sunglasses
- Any medications that they might need (tell staff about these at check in)
- Rain jacket
- Bag lunch
Every day, participants should have closed toed shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather. They will be spending a majority of the day outdoors so it is important that they are dressed properly.
WHAT FORMS DO I NEED TO BRING?
Each participant must have parts A and B completed of the Health Form. Additionally each youth participant who would like to participate in shooting sports activities must have a completed Shooting Sports Waiver. Both of these forms can be found in the FORMS section of this page.
Additionally, participants must fill out and bring the "Participant Day Camp Waiver". This form can be found under the "Related Articles" header to the right (below on mobile devices).
Forms will be turned into the staff at check in on Monday morning. If you do not have them completed, you will be asked to fill them out once you arrive.
If you are attending multiple sessions of Camp Invention/Discovery Day Camp, you may use the same forms each time.
Please bring a bag lunch each day.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT CHECK IN
On the first day (Monday) please be prepared to turn in a completed Health Form, Particpant Day Camp Waiver, and Shooting Sports Waiver. Make sure you have an emergency contact listed on the Health Form and if anyone else plans to drop off or pick up your child during the week, their names and phone numbers need to be listed as authorized persons.
If your child needs to take any medications during the day please inform the staff.
IS THERE EARLY DROP OFF / LATE PICK UP OPTIONS?
All locations offer early and late drop off. See the parent guide for more details.
FIRST AID & ONSITE MEDICAL STAFF
Each camp property has at least 50% of their staff trained in First Aid and CPR. In addition to that, they have a designated staff member to respond to any injuries or other medical situations that might happen while at camp. If something happens that will require a trip to a clinic or hospital, emergency contacts will be called immediately.
Cancellation & Refund Policy
Full payment is required at the time of registration. Fees paid will be forfeited if registration is canceled. Exceptions will be made at the discretion of the camp director for family or medical emergencies. If notified at least one week prior to the start of camp, fees can be transferred to another Discovery Camp session during the same calendar year. Requests outside of this timeframe will be evaluated individually.