In Person Events

Young teens find community through in-person and virtual programming. Teen Innovators hosts three major events each year, one in spring, summer, and autumn. 

Summer

Chicago Camp

Teen Innovators Summer Camp!  For 5-9th graders.

July 25-28th and August 1-4th, 10 am-2 pm

Merchandise Mart, Chicago (Optional drop off in North Center)

Cost $275 per week 

 

Camp will increase innovative thinking through...

Activities, Challenges, Problem Solving, and Collaboration

Boost Leadership and Life Skills

Tours of Chicago Technology Companies

Speakers from Industry Leaders

and more...

 

FAQ:

Where will the camp take place?

The camp will be held at the Merchandise Mart in Downtown Chicago. Our “home base” will be the Chicago Connectory, a tech incubation space sponsored by Bosch. We will also be taking walking tours of other tech companies around the Merchandise Mart.

 

What if I am unable to get my child to Merchandise Mart?

We will have a drop-off and pick-up location in the North Center area near the Brown Line CTA. We will then as a group travel to the Merchandise Mart via the CTA Brown Line. 

What will my child do at camp?

Participants will boost their innovative thinking skills with a daily theme that all activities will center around.  Themes will include communication, creativity, collaboration, strategy, etc.  Activities will include challenges, company and building tours, speakers, and more!  Students will learn how to network and make new friends.

 

Who will be supervising my child?

Our team is comprised of certified educators along with our certified peer mentors. All staff are background checked.

 

Will lunch be provided?

Participants will be asked to bring their own lunches. We will have access to refrigerators at the Connectory to keep lunches cold.

 

Can I pay for camp in installments? 

Yes, we will require a $100 deposit at registration. The final $175 will be due June 30.

Spring

Chicago Student Invention Convention

Be part of the Teen Innovators Invention Team. Learn about the invention process and enjoy a chance to participate in the Chicago Student Invention Convention on April 30th.

FREE prep sessions starting Thursday, March 17th @ 4:00 via zoom.  Register below. 

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Autumn

Chicago Children's Business Fair

In 2021, we sponsored several students for the Greenfields Academy’s Chicago Children’s Business Fair when they signed up for our business fair preparation sessions. The business fair is a great opportunity for students to earn some money and become an entrepreneur. The series is three virtual preparation sessions in the three weeks preceding the (in-person) fair.

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