New Hampshire Innovation and Creativity Connection

NHICC is a non-profit organization that sponsors multiple programs to help our students become the leaders and innovators of the future, including New Hampshire Destination Imagination, Camp Gottalikachallenge, and Girls Engineering the Future.

New Hampshire Destination Imagination

NHICC is the New Hampshire affiliate for Destination Imagination, an international creative program that fosters creativity, courage, and curiosity through open-ended academic Challenges focused on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), fine arts, and service learning.

Camp Gottalikachallenge

Our creativity camp is one of the oldest in the nation, empowering our campers to approach life’s challenges with confidence by honing their creative and critical thinking skills, leadership skills, problem solving abilities, and teamwork.

Girls Engineering the Future

NHICC, FIRST®, Destination Imagination®, and the University of New Hampshire have combined their decades of experience fostering problem solving and innovation to build an adventure that will bolster the self-confidence, lift the spirit, and engage the minds of young women.

New Hampshire Innovation and Creativity Connection (NHICC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to fostering teamwork, creative problem solving, and innovation in New Hampshire. Working with students from preschool through college, NHICC sponsors multiple programs to help New Hampshire’s youth become the leaders and innovators of the future.

To better prepare students for the future of work, our programs are designed to enhance their creativity and to develop their problem-solving and collaboration skills. All of our educational experiences are hands-on, collaborative and fun, and empower students to take their own learning to the next level.

NH Destination Imagination

Destination Imagination® (DI) is a unique educational experience in which teams of students work on project-based STEAM Challenges, with seven new open-ended Team Challenges developed each year with the help of educators, subject matter experts, and qualified volunteers. Since its inception in 1982, over 120,000 New Hampshire students have participated in our NH-DI creative problem-solving program.

Camp Gottalikachallenge

We run one of the oldest creativity camps in the nation. Every year, we welcome campers from all over the world to a week of fun at a variety of sites around New Hampshire. Our camp program focuses on helping each camper to develop their creative potential. The goal is to empower our campers to approach life’s challenges with confidence. We do this by honing their creative and critical thinking skills, leadership skills, problem solving abilities, and teamwork.

Girls Engineering the Future

This new residential camp is the result of a collaboration between a research university and several nonprofit organizations. NHICC, FIRST®, Destination Imagination®, and the University of New Hampshire have combined their decades of experience fostering problem solving and innovation to build an adventure that will bolster the self-confidence, lift the spirit, and engage the minds of young women.