WRITER: Vicki L. Nisbett, 575-642-1334, vnisbett@yahoo.com

SOURCE: Marie Borchert, 575-646-7839, mhaaland@nmsu.edu

The 2015 Camp Innoventure program at New Mexico State University will host a week-long session in June at NMSU’s Albuquerque Center, in addition to two sessions at the Las Cruces campus’ Arrowhead Center. Registration is open for the sessions.

“It’s exciting to bring Camp Innoventure to Albuquerque,” said Innoventure Director Marie Borchert. “We are able to continue to engage the youth of New Mexico in entrepreneurship through this week of great activities.”

Students entering grades six to eight in August 2015 create their own business ideas from concept to reality at Camp Innoventure, giving them the opportunity to experience real-world competition and success. Brainstorming business ideas, writing a mission statement, putting together a business model and creating a product to sell at the Albuquerque Downtown Growers’ Market are exciting topics that are in store for these students.

Because 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 students’ creative sides are truly enhanced.

The Albuquerque session is June 8-13, 2015, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. each day, at New Mexico State University Albuquerque Center, 4501 Indian School NE, Alb., NM 87110; students will sell the products they develop at the Albuquerque Downtown Growers’ Market on June 13, 2015.

For more information about the Albuquerque Camp Innoventure session, contact Erika Dunn at 505-492-1249 or edunn03@ad.nmsu.edu. To register for the Albuquerque camp, visit



The Las Cruces sessions are June 1-6, 2015, and June 8-13, 2015, from 9 a.m. to noon each day.

For more information about the Las Cruces Camp Innoventure sessions, contact Marie Borchert at 575-646-7839 or mhaaland@nmsu.edu, or register online at https://campinnoventure2015.eventbrite.com

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

The Innoventure program is supported by Arrowhead Center and by grants and gifts from the Daniels Fund, AT&T, the MS Doss Foundation and Wells Fargo.