iINVENT Summer Camp 2024

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Community partners, contact us about hosting a summer camp! 

Contact: [email protected]

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

Students in the camp will be guided by OSU college students and create innovative solutions to things that they care about. Youth will take part in exciting engineering design challenges, draw on their STEM knowledge, and walk through the process of invention. 


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 
  • All iINVENT programs will follow applicable health and safety guidelines

Only youth entering into 6th, 7th or 8th grade can apply.



Program Updates and Events

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We are still looking for OSU invention mentors for this summer! Contact [email protected] to apply!

Locations and Dates of Camps
  • July 8 – 12, 2024: Lebanon, OR
  • July 15 – 19, 2024: Portland, OR
  • July 22 – 26, 2024: Grants Pass, OR
  • July 29 – August 1, 2024: McMinnville, OR
  • August 5 – 8, 2024: Newport, OR
  • August 12 – 15, 2024: Woodburn, OR
  • August 19 – 23, 2024: The Dalles, OR

iINVENT Sponsors



Oregon State University Precollege Programs

iINVENT Expectations of Youth

During the iINVENT camp we work to create a welcoming community and invite youth to be willing to fail as they try out new things. Our motto is "fail fast and learn fast" with a supportive and inclusive community or peers. 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 are committed to building community with them.