Camp Innoventure summer program now offering Albuquerque session

May 28, 2014 by Amanda Bradford, NMSU News Center

The 2014 Camp Innoventure program at New Mexico State University will host a weeklong session in June at NMSU’s Albuquerque Center, in addition to two sessions at the Las Cruces campus’ Arrowhead Center. Registration is still open and a few spots remain in each session.

“We’re excited to be bringing Camp Innoventure to Albuquerque,” said Innoventure Director Marie Borchert. “Innoventure is a statewide program and this is one way in which we continue to engage the youth of New Mexico in entrepreneurship.”

Camp Innoventure offers students in sixth through eighth grade a chance to see their creative business ideas go from concept to reality and gives them a taste of real-world competition for success. The students will brainstorm business ideas, write a mission statement, put together a business model and create a product to sell at the Albuquerque Downtown Growers’ Market.

Camp Innoventure is modeled after Arrowhead Center’s annual Innoventure competition, which encourages students from across the state to use science, technology, engineering and math to solve business problems and create new and innovative products that may have real marketability.

The Albuquerque session is June 2-7 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. each day, and students will sell the products they develop at the Albuquerque Downtown Growers’ Market on June 7.

For more information about the Albuquerque Camp Innoventure session, contact Erika Dunn at 505-492-1249 or To register for the Albuquerque camp, visit

The Las Cruces sessions are June 2-7 and June 23-28, from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Students in Las Cruces will sell the products they develop at the Las Cruces Farmers and Crafts Market.

For more information about the Las Cruces Camp Innoventure sessions, contact Borchert at 575-646-7839 or, or register online at

The registration cost is $40, which includes project materials, workbook materials and a camp backpack.

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