Camp Invention is a one-week intensive creativity, entrepreneurship and STEM education summer program. Like a number of other out-of-school programs, Camp Invention has been shown to significantly increase children’s interest and learning. However these programs typically only engage children for one week out of a lifetime of learning and represent just one, small part of a larger ecosystem of learning. This “hypothesis-generating” study is designed to see how Camp Invention’s educational practices can best be improved by investigating what pre- and post-camp factors seem to most significantly contribute to changes in 11/12 year old camp-goer’s short- and long-term creativity, problem solving and STEM interests. Findings will be designed to help Camp Invention and other similar programs strategize how they can more effectively leverage their short-term programs to support children’s long-term growth and learning.