iINVENT Summer Camp 2022

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iINVENT is a FREE summer camp designed for rural Oregon youth! 

Work with OSU college students as invention mentors who will guide you in creating something that enhances the quality of life of someone else.  You will select a user for your invention project, work with a college mentor, meet new friends, and gain access to exclusive engineering design challenges and college connection events.  Become an inventor, meet college students, and learn about Oregon State University! 


Key Highlights

  • iINVENT is a one-week camp held in local communities
  • Apply science, technology, engineering, and math to create something that enhances the life of someone else
  • Meet college students and fellow middle school inventors
  • Learn about invention and the innovation process using United States Patent and Trademark Office activities
  • All iINVENT programs will follow applicable health and safety guidelines
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Only youth entering into 6th, 7th or 8th grade can apply.



Program Updates and Events

**Check back for important dates!


  • Culver and Madras camps are now available


  • Registration is now open!


  • We are recruiting for 2022 Summer Camp Hosts! Click below to set up an information meeting with iINVENT

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Locations and Dates of Camps
  • Albany: June 20th-23rd, July 11th-14th
  • Warrenton: June 27th-July 1st
  • Lebanon: July 6th-8th
  • McMinnville: July 18th-21st
  • Harrisburg: July 25th-29th
  • Culver and Madras: Aug 1st-5th
  • Corvallis: Aug 8th-12th (registration closed)
  • Woodburn: Aug 15th-19th
  • Hood River: Aug 22nd-26th
  • Newport: Aug 29th-Sept 2nd

iINVENT Sponsors



Oregon State University Precollege Programs

iINVENT Expectations of Youth

Be an Inventor at iINVENT we ask that youth be welcoming and willing to fail at iINVENT.  Fail fast and learn fast in a supportive inclusive community.  If you decide to join us at iINVENT, come knowing that inventors need a space to incubate ideas and to build community in order to develop creative solutions.  We are here to welcome all youth into that space and build community with them.