About Us

Identify a problem and invent a solution. That’s what we’re all about. 

Peter’s problem was that he was bored on a cold winter Saturday. No hockey games, no practices, no birthday parties. It was miserable outside, so he was stuck inside. 

He plopped himself on his bed to read a book, then realized how dark his room was. So he got off his bed, walked across the room and flipped the light switch. That flip of the switch turned on his engineering brain. Instead of going back to his book, he ran downstairs for supplies and spent the rest of the day inventing a way to turn his light on and off from the comfort of his bed. 

He tried several potential solutions, most of which failed miserably. But he learned from each mishap and refined his method and materials until he got it just right.

At dinner that night, the family talked about the coming summer. We like to spend our summers exploring new ideas and activities that we don’t have time for during the hectic school year. Want to try a new instrument or hobby, or give musical theater a shot? Summer is the perfect time. 

Peter wondered if he could try to start his own business or website. We brainstormed ideas and talked about how any new business should solve a problem… sort of like an invention.

And suddenly, the idea was born. He would build a website around summer engineering and invention challenges. It would solve a problem for kids who are bored and for parents who can never seem to come up with an interesting activity. Everyone in the family liked the idea and everyone wanted a role in the project. 

 

So we set a budget - the equivalent of two weeks of camp - and got to work. We launched Invent the Summer as a family project in 2019 and it was such a great experience that we decided we wanted to make it bigger and better. We turned Invent the Summer into a nonprofit organization and formed a Junior Board of Engineers to help us further our mission of inspiring the next generation of creative thinkers, innovators, and entrepreneurs.

 

All of our challenges have been tested by the Junior Board and they have all been “fun” certified. Remember: we are learning, so please give us feedback and ideas.

 

We cannot wait to get started and hope that you will join us as we Invent the Summer!

Our Mission
 

Invent the Summer was created by kids, for kids. We inspire creativity, resourcefulness, innovation, problem solving, and leadership by engaging kids in design and engineering challenges throughout the summer. We aim to help kids discover how much fun engineering, inventing, and problem solving can be. 

Junior Board of Engineers
 

Peter

Favorite Activities:

  • Hockey

  • Lacrosse

  • Coding

Favorite Food:

  • Chicken Pot Pie

Favorite Subject:

  • APE - Applied Physics & Engineering

Here's something interesting:

  • I can ride a unicycle.

Brooke

Favorite Activities:

  • Coding

  • Video Games

  • Rock Climbing

  • Hip Hop Dance

Favorite Food:

  • Mac & Cheese

Favorite Subject:

  • APE

Here's something interesting:

  • I can touch my nose with my tongue!

Caleb

Favorite Activities:

  • Soccer

  • Climbing Trees

Favorite Food:

  • Pizza

Favorite Subject:

  • Language Arts

Here's something interesting:

  • I have a zipline in my backyard.

Jane

Favorite Activities:

  • Dancing

  • Singing

  • Theater

Favorite Food:

  • Pasta

Favorite Subject:

  • Spanish

Here's something interesting:

  • I like to skateboard.

Weird Fact:
Every member of the Junior Board of Engineers can
WIGGLE THEIR EARS!!
Board of Directors

Krissy Mok

Jessica Jusseaume

Kelly Sanders

Bryan Zerio

Mike Moriarty

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Invent the Summer, Inc is a nonprofit 501c(3) organization.

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