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How do I sign up?

Visit iD Tech Camps for Kids (Ages 7-12) or All Teen Programs to register online. If you have questions or need help choosing a course, please call Client Services at 1-888-709-TECH (8324) or 1-408-871-2227, or email us at info@iDTech.com.

How do I know if a course is open for enrollment?

View real-time availability of iD Tech Academies and iD Tech Camps courses.

What is the difference between iD Tech Camps and iD Tech Academies?

iD Tech Camps offers weeklong day camps and overnight camps for ages 7-17, and integrates more traditional summer camp activities into the curriculum. iD Tech Academies are a more intensive, pre-college experience. Courses are 2-week, overnight-only programs for teens ages 13-18 (Weekend Stays optional). Academy students build online portfolios, complete a final project, and tour a nearby studio.

Why are iD Tech Academies the nation’s premiere pre-college destinations for teens to learn essential STEM skills?

iD Tech Academies offer intensive and relevant technology curriculum, taught by well-versed, accomplished faculty. The programs offer:

  • Guaranteed staff ratios, with a maximum of 8 students per instructor
  • Intensive, college-level curriculum for beginner to advanced learners, based on the new learning engine, iD Game Plan
  • The latest industry-standard hardware and software
  • Portfolio-building workshops for iD Game Design & Development Academy and iD Film Academy and software repository system utilization experience for iD Programming Academy
  • Accredited Continuing Education Units available at ALL Academy locations. Official transcripts come from Stanford Continuing Studies or Villanova University
  • Industry-savvy faculty
  • An immersive university experience
  • Tours of big-name studios
  • Guest speakers at many sites

How long do your programs run?

At iD Tech Camps for Kids ages 7-12 & Teens ages 13-17, we offer weeklong day camps and overnight camps. At iD Tech Academies for Teens ages 13-18, we offer 2-week long overnight programs. Visit our locations page for specific details.

Do you offer fall camps, winter camps, or spring camps?

Summer is the season for iD Tech. We do, however, offer a one week Spring Break “Beta” Camp in Silicon Valley. Currently we do not offer fall or winter camps. If you’re interested in year-round tech education, we recommend iD Tech 365, our online subscription service.

Where are your camps located?

iD Tech programs are held at 80+ prestigious university campuses across the U.S. Visit our locations page for specific details.

Where is your main office located?

Our main office is located in Campbell, CA—in the heart of innovative Silicon Valley.

How long have you been running technology camps?

Since 1999. We started out in a studio above a garage in the mountains overlooking Silicon Valley. The same family that founded iD Tech is still running it today. Our goal is not to be the biggest—just the best. Our ideas are inspired by evaluations from past seasons’ campers, parents, and instructors.

What is the iD Difference?

We are a family-owned company. We’ve been named a Top Workplace 4 years in a row. We love what we do—and it shows. We guarantee small class sizes (a maximum of just 8 students per instructor, guaranteed) and we use professional, brand-name products at our summer camps. You will be provided a computer for the duration, and will be instructed by a paid adult-only staff. Read The iD Difference page to see why more students enroll at iD Tech than any other computer camp.

Do you offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs)?

We offer accredited Continuing Education Units from Stanford Continuing Studies and Villanova University. Credit earned for our CEUs is a nationally recognized unit of measurement for participation in non-credit continuing education programs.

Are your programs held on the 4th of July?

The 4th of July will be camp as usual—with a special twist! Each of our locations offers special activities for the holiday. In rare instances, a university may be closed for the 4th of July. In this case, we will extend our hours the other days of the program to make up the time. Parents will be notified appropriately.

What is your tax ID #?

Our Tax ID # is 77-050-5298.

Do you have a waitlist?

We do have a waitlist. However, since there is no guarantee that space will open up, we recommend registering for an alternate course, alternate dates, or that you look into a different location. You can always change courses or locations up to three weeks prior to your session start date, without a fee.

Do you accept international students?

We welcome international students! Provided you are able to understand basic English, we invite you to attend our program. We do not require a Visa for students to attend camp. We are unable to provide airport pick-ups.

Who should I contact with questions?

Contact our Client Services Department at 1-888-709-TECH (8324) or 1-408-871-2227, or email us at info@iDTech.com.


 

iD TECH CAMPS (Kids Ages 7-12 & Teens Ages 13-17)

Are your camps segmented by age?

iD Tech Camps courses are divided by age, but please note that kids and teens may share the same lab space. For a teen-only experience, we recommend our iD Tech Academies.

Do students typically register for one or multiple weeks?

Our courses are designed so that you can register for one or multiple weeks. Many students choose to sign up for multi-week packages to build on their skills and learn new subjects. It is not uncommon for students to stretch their skills for 3, 4, and even 5 consecutive weeks. Please note that whether you choose to register for one or several weeks of summer camp, you will leave camp with valuable new tech skills, as well as a completed project you can be proud of.

Do I study one topic for the entire week or multiple topics?

You may enroll in one course per week. We offer a unique program that is designed to give each student a thorough understanding of his or her curriculum topic in a week’s time. If you register for multiple weeks, you can take a different course each week or to repeat the same course—as long as the course is offered for consecutive weeks. If you choose to take the same course for multiple weeks, you’ll build upon the skills you learned in your previous week of camp with our customized curriculum.

What is a typical day like at iD Tech Camps?

We maintain a common-sense balance of indoor/outdoor time at our camps. While we spend an average of five hours in the labs each day, we take time out for outdoor games, movie nights, talent shows, campus exploration, and gaming competitions. Please visit our Kids Sample Day & Week and Teens Sample Day & Week pages for more information.

What is the Teen Scene?

Our Teen Scene is designed to provide you with a more independent experience, and give you a taste of life on a college campus. Our Teen Scene Camp is a special teen camp experience geared towards students 13-17. Show of your skills in gaming tournaments, socialize with friends, and explore campus.

 


 

iD PROGRAMMING ACADEMY (Ages 13-18)

How can I register?

You can register for iD Programming Academy online or over the phone by calling us toll-free at 1-888-709-TECH (8324), option 1. Local or international callers can phone 408-871-2227, option 1.

Is there a prerequisite to attend the iD Programming Academy?

The curriculum in this program can be rigorous. We highly suggest that you arrive familiar with basic programming concepts, unless you are starting with the iD Programming Labs 101 course. We cater the instruction to your individual needs and deliver one-on-one instruction. In order to maximize the potential of this program, we recommend that you have a strong desire to learn about application programming or an interest in pursuing a career in Computer Science.

What are the age requirements?

This is a teen program for students ages 13-18. Students at MIT, however, must be in high school. All other locations are for students ages 13+.

Where is the program held?

Click here for locations.

How long is the program?

The program is two weeks in length. Weekend Stays are available for overnight Academies only. They are optional, but strongly recommended, and cost an additional US $369 per weekend. Weekend activities include field trips, free time, recreational activities and extra lab time, which are all fully supervised by our staff. Weekends do not include instructional time.

How much does the program cost?

Please refer to Hours & Tuition.

Who are the instructors?

Read about our Programming faculty here.

How many students will be in the program?

There is limited capacity in this program and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

What will I learn?

In this intense teen programming course, you will gain deep insight into professional software design and application development. The Programming Academy offers intensive, assignment-driven programming workshops in various course topics from iPhone® and Android™ app development to robotics engineering and Java™ for the AP® exam. All graduates leave the Academy with experience using software repository systems and the tools to excel in the rapidly expanding field of computer programming. You will also tour a big-name studio and see how the pros work.

What will I take home?

Each course will have a take home package and a portfolio tailored to the course topic.

What if the curriculum is too easy or too hard once the course starts?

iD Tech Academy programs are taught in small, personalized classes. Instructors are able to work closely with each student to customize the course curriculum to each student’s skill and experience level. Whether you are a beginner or extremely advanced, our instructors find fun and challenging ways to develop your tech skills. If you have a particular goal or project idea, instructors will work with you and guide you.

Do I need to bring any computer equipment to camp?

No, you will be provided with everything you need for your course—each student gets their own computer for the session. You’ll never need to share a computer.

Where will I stay overnight?

iD Programming Academy overnight students will stay in the dorms on campus. The Academy will have both male and female instructors that stay in separate rooms on the same floor as students, generally near fire exits and stairwells. If you are attending the academy with a friend and want them as a roommate, please indicate this during the registration process. Our staff will do our best accommodate all requests.

Do you offer any non-overnight programs?

Yes, other iD programs include weeklong iD Tech Camps with both day camp and overnight camp options. iD Tech Camps courses are held at 80 universities nationwide, with topics ranging from iPhone® app development to video game design, website design, and more. The courses are divided up by age range, so you can still choose to have a teen-only experience if you wish.

What “off-computer” activities are there?

Our teen programs are academic camps, but we also create a fun summer experience. The intensive curriculum and lab time are balanced out with cool excursions, trips to nearby studios and fun down time activities like gaming tournaments. You can participate in optional organized outdoor sports, movie nights, campus tours, and more. Since this is a teen-only program, we try to allow students as much freedom as possible in shaping their own weeks—but students are supervised.

 


 

iD GAME DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY (Ages 13-18)

How can I register?

You can register for the iD Game Design & Development Academy online or over the phone by calling us toll-free at 1-888-709-TECH (8324), option 1. Local or international callers can phone 408-871-2227, option 1.

Is there a prerequisite to attend the iD Game Design & Development Academy?

We accept all levels of game development experience in this program. We cater the instruction to your individuals needs and deliver one-on-one instruction. The curriculum is stimulating, but often rigorous, so we highly recommend you have a strong desire to learn about making video games, pursue a career in game development, or improve their gaming performance. We might also suggest that you take one or two weeks of our gaming courses at iD Tech Camps prior to attending the Academy.

What are the age requirements?

This is a teen program for students ages 13-18.

Where is the program held?

Click here for locations.

How long is the program?

The program runs in 2-week sessions. You can attend multiple 2-week sessions to gain a deep, well-rounded understanding of the gaming industry. Weekend Stays are optional, but recommended. Weekend activities do not include instructional time and are fully supervised by our staff. We have on-campus and off-campus activities during the weekends.

How much does the program cost?

Please refer to Hours & Tuition.

Who are the instructors?

Read about our Gaming faculty here.

How many students will be in the program?

There is limited capacity in this program and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

What will I learn?

Depending on the course you register for, you’ll learn 3D character creation, game development, game creation, game programming or 3D level design…all of which are skills you need to pursue a career in the gaming industry. We use professional-grade tools including Autodesk® Maya®, Adobe® Photoshop®, Unreal® Engine, and more.

What will I take home?

Each course will have a take home package and a portfolio tailored to the course topic.

In the game development courses, will students play games too?

Absolutely—we call that “research!” We’ll have our lab set up for LAN gaming in the evenings after instruction and on the weekends. We’ll also feature multiplayer console tournaments on the Nintendo Wii.

What if the curriculum is too easy or too hard once the course starts?

iD Tech Academy programs are taught in small, personalized classes. Instructors are able to work closely with you to customize the course curriculum to your skill and experience level. Whether you are a beginner or extremely advanced, our instructors find fun and challenging ways to develop your tech skills. If you have a particular goal or project idea, instructors will work with you and guide you.

Do I need to bring any computer equipment to camp?

No, you will be provided with everything they need for your course. You will never need to share a computer.

Where will I stay overnight?

iD Game Design & Development Academy overnight students will stay in the dorms on campus. The Academy will have both male and female instructors that stay in separate rooms on the same floor as students, generally near fire exits and stairwells. If you are attending the academy with a friend and want them as a roommate, please indicate this during the registration process. Our staff will do our best accommodate all requests.

Do you offer any non-overnight programs?

Yes, other iD programs include weeklong iD Tech Camps with both day camp and overnight camp options. iD Tech Camps courses are held at 80 universities nationwide, with topics ranging from iPhone® app development to video game design, website design, and more. The courses are divided up by age range, so you can still choose to have a teen-only experience if you wish.

What “off-computer” activities are there?

Our teen programs are academic camps, but we also create a fun summer experience. The intensive curriculum and lab time are balanced out with cool excursions, trips to nearby studios and fun down time activities like gaming tournaments. You can participate in optional organized outdoor sports, movie nights, campus tours, and more. Since this is a teen-only program, we try to allow students as much freedom as possible in shaping their own weeks—but students are supervised.

 


 

iD FILM ACADEMY (Ages 13-18)

How can I register?

You can register online for iD Film Academy, or over the phone by calling 1-888-709-TECH (8324), option 1, or for international calls, 408-871-2227, option 1.

Are there any prerequisites for the iD Film Academy?

We accept all levels of experience in this program.  You might also want to consider enrolling in a week or two of iD Tech Camps prior to the iD Film Academy if you have no prior experience in your topic of choice.  At all iD programs, we cater the instruction to your individual needs and deliver one-on-one instruction. The curriculum can be rigorous so we highly recommend you have a strong desire to learn about visual arts; specifically film production, photography, or graphic design.

What are the age requirements?

This is a teen program for students ages 13-18.

Where is the program held?

Click here for locations.

How long is the program?

The program runs in 2-week sessions. You can attend multiple 2-week sessions to gain a deep, well-rounded understanding of the gaming industry. Weekend Stays are optional, but recommended. Weekend activities do not include instructional time and are fully supervised by our staff. We have on-campus and off-campus activities during the weekends.

What is the difference between the day only Academy and the overnight Tech Academy?

iD Film Academy held at NYU is a daytime-only Academy, spanning from 9am to 6pm. You’ll receive the same quality instruction and complete a high-level final project over a 2-week program, but will not stay overnight. This pre-college experience is ideal for students who live in the New York City area and would like a local teen camp with the flexibility of a day only schedule. Students who attend the overnight Academy held at UC Berkeley or Yale will stay overnight and sleep in the college dorms for an immersive university experience.

How long is the program?

The program is two weeks in length. Weekend Stays are available for the overnight Academy only.  They are optional, but strongly recommended, and cost an additional US $369 per weekend. Weekend activities include field trips, free time to explore the city, shopping, and extra lab time, all fully supervised by our staff. Weekends do not include formal instructional time.

How much does the program cost?

Please refer to Hours & Tuition.

Who are the instructors?

Read more about our Visual Arts faculty.

How many students will be in the program?

There is limited capacity in this teen visual arts camp and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

What will I learn?

View courses for details.

What will I take home?

You will take home new skills and a new portfolio, along with a personalized diploma of graduation.  You will also take home an iD Film Academy T-shirt.  You will make new friends and be better prepared for the digital age.

What if the curriculum is too easy or too hard once the course starts?

iD Tech Academy programs are taught in small, personalized classes. Instructors work closely with you to customize the course curriculum to your skill and experience level. Whether you are a beginner or extremely advanced, our instructors find fun and challenging ways to develop your tech skills. If you have a particular goal or project idea, instructors will work with you and guide you.

Do I need to bring any computer equipment to camp?

No, you will be provided with everything you need for your course—each student gets their own computer for the session. You’ll never need to share a computer.

Where will I stay overnight?

iD Film Academy overnight students will stay right in the dorms on campus at UC Berkeley or Yale University. If you are attending the Academy with a friend and want them as a roommate, please indicate this during the registration process. We will do our best accommodate all requests.

Do you offer any non-overnight programs?

Yes, other iD programs include weeklong iD Tech Camps with both day camp and overnight camp options. iD Tech Camps courses are held at 80 universities nationwide, with topics ranging from iPhone® app development to video game design, website design and more. The courses are divided up by age range, so you can still choose to have a teen-only experience if you wish.

What “off-computer” activities are there?

Our teen programs are academic camps, but we also create a fun summer experience. The intensive curriculum and lab time are balanced out with cool excursions, trips to nearby studios and fun down time activities like gaming tournaments. Students may participate in organized outdoor sports, movie nights, campus tours and more. Since this is a teen-only program, we try to allow students as much freedom as possible in shaping their own weeks – but students are supervised. Check out a sample week at iD Film Academy.

 


 

TUITION, DISCOUNTS & POLICIES

How much do your summer camps cost?

Tuition will vary depending on the camp option, course and program that you select. Please refer to our courses page for more information.

Do you have a camper referral program or Refer-a-Friend program?

Yes. Referring your friends is easier than ever with our automated process. Please click here for details on our Refer-a-Friend program. You save $50 and your friend also saves $50. Cool!

Do you offer financial aid or scholarships?

We are dedicated to equal opportunity education. We have a Tuition Assistance Program which focuses on providing tuition assistance to students who face financial hardship. We award limited tuition assistance based on financial need. An application is not a guarantee of tuition assistance. Please visit our Tuition Assistance page for more information.

Can I receive the promotion discount retroactively?

All promotional codes, referral codes and discounts must be entered at the time of registration. Discounts do not apply to iD Tech 365, our online subscription service. Please call Client Services at 1-888-709-TECH (8324) or 1-408-871-2227, or email us at info@iDTech.com if you have additional questions.

What if I need to change a course, date or location?

We know plans change. Good news! We are flexible. You can change your course, date or location (as many times as you like) without any penalties or fees. We only ask that you notify us 3 weeks prior to the start of your camp session.

What is your cancellation policy?

There is a $250 non-refundable deposit per week. Should you need to cancel within the 3-week start date of your program, the entire tuition is non-refundable, and if you need to make changes within the 3-week period, a $35 fee applies. We have some good news—your tuition is transferable to other family members or friends.

What if my student gets sick before or during their week of camp?

Our cancellation policy applies for all cancellations including those due to illness. However, we understand that becoming ill is not something you can plan. If for some reason you cannot attend camp due to a medical condition, emergency or illness, we will work with you as best we can to move your student to an alternate week. If an alternate week cannot be found and a doctor’s note is provided, we may be able to issue you a partial camp voucher for the week of camp. Requests for a partial camp vouchers based on medical reasons are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

 


 

ADULT STAFF & SMALL RATIOS

Where do your instructors come from?

Our staff is family. Each member of our team comes to us with a blend of spirit, energy, enthusiasm, knowledge of technology, and experience with students. Our goal is to ensure that every location is comprised of experienced, returning camp counselors along with new individuals who bring a fresh perspective to camp.

Many of our instructors are graduate and undergraduate students in Education, Engineering, Computer Science, Film and Programming. Often these instructors come from the same recognized universities where we host our summer programs including Stanford, MIT, and Columbia University. We also employ tech coordinators, teachers and principals from various school districts, and seasoned professionals taking a sabbatical to train students in their respective industries.

Staff members undergo in-person training as well as extensive background checks each summer. We have a strong crew, with many members who come back year after year to create a unique and high-energy environment.

What is your student-to-staff ratio?

8:1. We have raised the standard for learning with extremely small course sizes—8 students maximum per instructor, guaranteed. Our teaching philosophy is premised on personalization. Your path, at your pace. Our tech-savvy, adult-only instructors guide you through customized curriculum with one-on-one teaching. The immersive, blended learning environment is ideal for fostering creativity. You’ll receive hands on, one-on-one instruction, and your own computer, so there is no need to share. Our curriculum is customized for beginner to advanced learners so you can work at your pace.

Why don’t you hire Counselors-in-Training?

Distinguishing ourselves from most summer camps, we’ve respectfully created a “No CIT” policy. This guarantees that you’ll be instructed and supervised by paid adult staff members, ages 18 and older—not by teenagers of camp age.

 


 

COURSES & CURRICULUM

What’s new this year?

Please visit our What’s New page.

What course should my teen take if he/she has never participated in a computer camp?

With small classes and customized curriculum, most courses are appropriate for beginner to advanced students. Check the courses page for course information, skill levels and prerequisites. We recommend that you choose whichever course (or courses) interests you. With our one-on-one teaching style, instructors can accommodate any experience level so your teen can learn at his/her own pace.

What if my student already has experience?

With our ever-evolving curriculum, experienced students will be able to move along quickly and independently. Regardless of skill level, you’ll receive our gold standard one-on-one instruction (maximum 8 students per instructor). All courses have multiple modules of curriculum—instructors introduce students to increasingly advanced levels according to their progress and previous experience.

How do you determine your age requirements?

We carefully consider the age range for each course as we update our course curriculum each season. Age requirements are based on a number of factors, including feedback from past campers, the complexity of the software used, and our many years of experience. Our age policy is to allow you to take a course provided you meet the age requirement by December 31st of the camp year. Example: If you see a course for “ages 13-17” and you are currently 12 years old by the time summer comes around, but turn 13 by the end of the year, you can take the course.

Can you make an age exception?

Our courses are divided into specific age groups to ensure you receive the most tailored tech education experience possible. See the information above on our age policy. Generally, we adhere to the age and skill levels notated for each course, as we have thoughtfully crafted our courses to meet the needs of the age groups and skill levels specified. If you have additional questions, please call Client Services at 1-888-709-TECH (8324) or 1-408-871-2227, or email us at info@iDTech.com.

How much experience is needed for the courses that have prerequisites?

We accept all levels of experience in our programs, but please be mindful of the specified age ranges and skill levels when registering for a specific course. Many courses are for beginner to advanced students, but others require prior knowledge. We have categorized our courses by age and skill level based on years of student and parent feedback, as well as our own observations. Please check the listing for your course of interest to determine if there are specific prerequisite requirements.

Do you offer adult programs?

All of our programs are youth-oriented, and offered exclusively for students ages 7-18.

How do I find out if the course I want is still open for enrollment?

You can view the real-time availability of all of our courses, locations and dates online. For more details, visit our courses page.

What software do you use?

We work closely with many companies (Apple®, Adobe®, Google, Autodesk®, Microsoft®, and others) to provide students with the latest software programs available. We make every attempt to use only the latest software releases at our camps.

Do you use Mac or Windows at your programs?

We use both platforms at our summer computer camps. Most of our courses are taught on Windows, but we attempt to mirror the industry standard in each of our summer camp courses. We believe it is important be proficient in both platforms.

 


 

MEALS & SPECIAL NEEDS

Which meals do you provide and what will students eat?

You have a number of meal options. All meals are included with our overnight programs, starting with Sunday dinner and lasting through Friday lunch. Day campers have the option of purchasing the lunch plan or bringing a sack lunch. If the lunch plan is purchased, lunch is provided Monday-Friday in the campus dining hall. Options vary from site to site, but many colleges now offer organic options, and are able to accommodate those with alternative diets. Often, campus dining facilities do not permit outside food to be brought into the dining hall; students bringing bag lunches may eat outside of the dining hall with their classmates and instructors.

How do you support students with food allergies/special dietary needs at camp?

Communication is key. If you have food allergies or require any other special accommodations, please be sure to notify us in advance in order to allow us time to accommodate your needs. There are a number of ways we can collaborate with your family to communicate this key information to the camp level.

Upon registration, you will be provided access to My Account, where you have the opportunity to enter more detailed information into your required Health Form. We also ask that you please notify your Camp Director on your first day of camp. It is crucial that your Camp Director is made aware of your needs so he or she can adequately provide guidance at meal and snack times. If you are interested in registering as an overnight camper, please call us toll-free at 1-888-709-TECH (8324), option 1.

Is iD Tech a suitable environment for a student with special needs?

While we are not specifically a special needs camp, our instructors are trained to handle special circumstances to a limited extent. We have found that if students are able to function without an aide at school, they generally do very well at camp. If your teen does require an aide at school, you must ensure that an aide accompanies your student to camp. The aide must be over age 18 and may not be the parent, guardian or an immediate family member. Any aide attending camp with a student must achieve a favorable result on a criminal background check, as well as interview with our HR Department prior to attending our camps.

We have had many special needs students attend our camps in the past and they typically do well in our program. However, if for some reason it is determined that camp is not a suitable or productive environment for your student, the total tuition for camp is non-refundable per our cancellation policy. We encourage you to call our Client Services Department with any questions at 1-888-709-TECH (8324), option 1.

 


 

ACTIVITIES

How much time will I spend on the computer each day?

You’ll spend approximately 5 hours per day on the computer (a few hours less on Fridays due to Family Showcase). We’ll take frequent breaks to engage in recreational activities during the day. We blend traditional summer camp activities (sports, gaming tournaments, chess tournaments, outdoor activities, etc.) with forward-thinking technology courses.

What “off-computer” activities do you offer?

We are a summer computer camp, but we are not in the labs all day. Balance is the key to every week at iD. We take time out for outdoor games, movie night, talent shows, campus exploration, and gaming tournaments. Activities are divided by age and interest whenever possible, and may vary by location.

Do you have gaming tournaments?

Yes—games are rated “E” for Everyone and “T” for Teen. Games rated “M” for Mature may also be used and will be selected at our discretion. Please note: tournaments do not infringe upon instructional time.

What are Ultimate Gaming Weekends (UGW) and Weekend Stays?

Ultimate Gaming Weekends are for iD Tech Camps students ages 10-17, while Weekend Stays are for iD Tech Academy students ages 13-18. These weekend programs are intended to bridge the gap between two consecutive camp or academy sessions, and are offered at select sites for $369 per weekend. The cost weekend includes supervision, housing, meals, gaming, and outdoor activities on campus.

 


 

RISK MANAGEMENT

What safety measures are taken in the overnight programs?

Risk management is our number one priority. All classes, activities, meals, and boarding are supervised by our adult staff. Overnight students will stay in the campus dorms. Boys and girls will generally be housed on separate floors or opposite wings of the dormitory. Most locations have both male and female instructors that stay in separate rooms on the same floor as the students, generally near fire exits and stairwells. Every staff member who comes in contact with students at camp is required to undergo thorough background checks. We run criminal background checks, sexual offender background checks, identification checks, and multiple reference checks. All camps have directors and staff that are CPR & First Aid Certified.

Can I sit in on a course or observe a day at your program before I register my student?

For security purposes, we do not permit non-students (parents or unregistered students) to sit in on courses. We require all staff to undergo thorough background checks.

What is your medication policy?

If your teen will be taking medication while at camp, you will be asked to fill out a list of prescribed medications your son/daughter/ward MUST take while attending camp. All medications must be given to our Camp Director at check-in. The medication must be in original containers that identify, in English, the prescribing physician (if a prescription drug), the name of the medication, the dosage and the frequency of administration. The medication will be dispensed as instructed by you. For more details, please read our Medication Policy.

 


 

ALREADY REGISTERED?

Already registered and still have questions?

Please log into My Account to find camp information specific to your camp location. My Account contains your Required Forms, check-in instructions, maps and driving directions, packing lists, carpool information, Refer-a-Friend information, what you should and should not bring to camp, our medication policy, etc.

What is My Account and what are the Required Forms?

After you register your student(s) for camp, you will be asked to log into My Account and fill out your Required Forms. The completion of these forms is mandatory for all students. Your account also includes everything you need prior to your arrival at camp including maps & driving directions, a list of what to bring to camp, your Camp Director’s cell phone number, and other vital camp information. You can also access My Account to make registration changes, view your statement, view carpool information and refer your friends.

Did you receive my Required Forms and Additional Required Forms, and are they complete?

To verify this information, please log into My Account. It may take 5-6 business days for your account to be updated.

Who do I contact if I forgot password or got locked out of My Account?

You can use the “forgot username/ forgot password” feature found at My Account. If that fails, please contact a Program Advisor at 1-888-709-8324 (option 1) during business hours, or email info@iDTech.com.

Do you provide transportation for students? Airport pick-ups? What about Carpooling?

We do not arrange transportation for our students. We do not arrange airport pick-ups.

For your convenience, we have created a user-friendly carpool application located in My Account. All transportation to and from camp is the responsibility of the parent or guardian. There are child transportation services that past campers have utilized, which can be found through a web search. We are not affiliated with any such companies.