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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SACRAMENTO

COMPUTER CAMPS HELD AT SACRAMENTO STATE

In 1999, our independent family company set out to reinvent “camp” for the 21st century. Today, we’re the number #1 tech camp on the planet. Our summer technology programs for kids and teens are held at over 80 prestigious universities throughout the U.S., including Sacramento State in Sacramento, CA. For teens ages 13-18, we also offer intensive 2-week, pre-college iD Tech Academies at select universities.  We guarantee a maximum of 8 students per instructor for personalized learning, and use the best brand name products from industry leaders like Adobe®, Apple®, Autodesk®, Google, and Microsoft®. Innovative courses. Your pace. Your internalDrive.

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PROGRAM DETAILS

 

iD TECH CAMPS (Ages 7-17)

WEEKLONG | CO-ED | DAY CAMPS | OVERNIGHT CAMPS | AGE SEGMENTED
COURSE TOPICS: VIDEO GAME DESIGN, PROGRAMMING, APPS, WEB DESIGN & MORE
Courses, Dates, Prices, Enrollment

Our summer computer camps for Kids & Pre-Teens ages 7-12, and Teens ages 13-17 are segmented by course and age. Teens will study, socialize and eat with other teens, but may be in the vicinity of younger students during lab time. Yes, we’re a tech camp, but we do not sit in front of digital devices all day. We provide a well-balanced, fun summer camp experience that is age-appropriate for kids, pre-teens, and teens.

Imagine a small group learning environment where the curriculum is tailored to you. A place where you build your STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) skills in intimate clusters of just 8 students maximum per instructor, and collaborate with new friends. You’ll gain confidence, explore a unique college campus, and get a taste of the collegiate experience. This isn’t just camp. It’s a portal to a fulfilling future, in college and beyond.  Join us this summer at our kids camps and teen camps—learn iPhone® and Android™ app development, programming with C++ or Java™, video game design, web design, moviemaking, robotics, and more.  Get inspired by energetic, tech-savvy instructors, and build critical 21st century STEM skills. Beginner or advanced, we offer a customized learning experience. Do something big this summer!

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

LEARNING

  • 8:1 Ratio Guarantee: We do it differently—this isn’t school. We guarantee 8 students per instructor for personalized learning. Every time.
  • Personalized Instruction: Your path, at your pace. Most of our courses are beginner through advanced. If a course has prerequisites, you’ll be notified during registration.  You’ll be immersed in a blended learning environment using our iD Game Plan 2.0 engine, along with one-on-one instruction from our team of educators. Our approach allows you to learn at an appropriate, customized pace.
  • Project-Based Curriculum: At iD, you learn by doing—it’s hands-on. You’ll work with industry-standard hardware and software, complete a final project, create an online portfolio, and bring your new tech knowledge into the real world.

STAFF

  • Adult-Only Instructors: We don’t cut corners by hiring Counselors-in-Training. Instead, we employ energetic, tech-savvy, adult-only instructors to teach our courses and supervise our kids and teens.  We recruit from thousands of candidates, and select from the best.  It doesn’t hurt that we’ve been named a Top Workplace 4 years in a row, and that we have the reputation as the #1 Tech Camp on the planet. The top talent works at iD.
  • Best of the Best: Many iD instructors are students or graduates of prestigious universities like Stanford, MIT, Princeton, and Yale. Some are industry professionals. Others began as iD students and have returned to give back to the next generation of innovators!

MEALS

  • A Taste of College: We eat right in the university dining halls! (If the dining hall is closed, we will bring in catered meals or eat in the University food court). Meal plans are available for Day Campers and Overnight Campers. The food is generally good at most campuses. More and more campuses are paying attention to important details like organic and sustainably-farmed food sources, kosher and vegetarian options, and a variety of overall healthier options.

SAFETY & RISK MANAGEMENT

  • American Camp Association® Accreditation: iD Tech Camps is Accredited by the Southern California Region of the ACA—and we spread those best practices to each of our programs across the country.  Being ACA Accredited means we have met over 300 health and safety requirements.
  • Background Checks: We conduct criminal background checks, sexual offender background checks, multiple reference checks and identification checks on all summer staff members.
  • CPR & First-Aid: All program locations are staffed with CPR Certified Directors and instructors.
  • Risk Management Training: Our staff members attend in-person risk management training, and our content is updated every year as conditions change.

TUITION

The following are included in tuition cost:

  • Custom iD t-shirt
  • iD Diploma with instructor insights
  • 8:1 student to instructor ratio guarantee
  • Final project portfolio with pen drive
  • Access to online curriculum after camp
  • Campus tours (most locations)
  • Outdoor activities
  • Gaming tournaments
  • Software savings (most courses)
  • New skills and self-confidence

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS

ABOUT THIS UNIVERSITY

Please note: This map is for general information only. Once you enroll, you will have access to our specific location on campus. Want to Carpool? Go green and save some green when you carpool to camp. After you enroll, you’ll be able to network with other families. Yep, we built an app for that.

ABOUT CSU SACRAMENTO COMPUTER CAMPS

This is our 5th season hosting Sacramento, CA summer camps at our California State University, Sacramento location. We strike the right balance between off-computer activities (creative games, sports, life skills, etc.) and essential technology education to foster STEM skill development (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Our popular California State University, Sacramento summer day camps and overnight camps are among a handful of elite CA summer camps in the Central Valley and Sacramento area accredited by the American Camp Association.

We have chosen California State University, Sacramento to host our summer computer camps and teen camps in Northern California because of its beautiful campus (bordered by the American River to the east) composed of nearly 3,000 trees, along with flower gardens and miles of trails along river parkway. California State University, Sacramento is located just 6 miles from the Capitol building and there are a variety of transportation options to and from campus. Sac State has the sixth-largest campus of California’s 23 state universities, stretching 300 acres across California’s capital city, making it the perfect summer camp location. Come check out our California summer camp!

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SACRAMENTO FACTS

Nickname: The Hornets

Founded: 1947

Colleges at California State University, Sacramento: Colleges at California State University, Sacramento include the College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business Administration, the College of Engineering & Computer Science, the College of Health and Human Services, the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies and the College of Education.

Student Population: California State University, Sacramento has 27,972 total students, made up of 22,555 undergraduates and 5,417 postgraduates.

Academics: California State University, Sacramento currently offers 60 undergraduate degrees and 40 graduate degrees. Located in California’s state capital city, California State University, Sacramento has the largest cooperative education program in the state.

Athletics: California State University, Sacramento’s Hornets compete at the NCAA Division I level. While most of its sports teams are members of the Big Sky Conference, California State University, Sacramento’s baseball and gymnastics teams are part of the Western Athletic Conference, the men’s soccer team is part of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation and the women’s softball team is a Pacific Coast Softball Conference member. Sac State’s biggest rival is UC Davis, connected to the school by the long Yolo Causeway bridge. Appropriately, athletic competitions between the two schools result in the winner taking hold of the Causeway Cup.

TESTIMONIALS FROM SACRAMENTO STATE

WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING

This experience was so much more than what we expected. The facilities were amazing, and the staff was beyond amazing! Everything was organized and fun. We will definitely be returning next year! Many thanks to the staff for all their hard work and for creating such a positive learning environment.” -Erica Z., Parent, California State University, Sacramento

“Everyone at the camp was helpful, fun, upbeat and professional. The bottom line is that my son had a blast and wants to come back. He made the cutest robot dog and has gained confidence on the computer.” -Tara L., Parent, California State University, Sacramento

“I was impressed with the organization of the camp. Group size (small) was great to encourage support from staff. I also liked that there were many group activities outside of the lab to encourage teamwork, cooperation and fun. I would highly recommend the experience to anyone.” -Kelly R., parent, California State University, Sacramento

“My son’s experience last summer was terrific and this summer was also exceptional. He truly enjoys coming to iD Tech camps and loves learning new things and meeting new friends. I am impressed with the facilities and the ability of each camper to complete a game in just one week. My son is always saddened when Friday comes because that means the camp week is over. We will be back another week!” -Claire S., Parent, California State University, Sacramento

“My son enjoyed the course thoroughly. I am happy that you mixed outside time along with the computer time. This was a very positive experience for me as a parent too because for the first time, after coming back from “school,” I got to hear what happened during the day.” -Shilpa J., Parent, California State University, Sacramento

WHAT CAMPERS ARE SAYING

 “This is the highpoint of my summer. The instructors are awesome, and the overall atmosphere is extremely good.” -Sean M., Student, California State University, Sacramento

“iD Tech Camps is a great way to learn about computers and video games. You can build video games, make robots, learn programming, and much more.” -Peter E., Student, California State University, Sacramento

“iD Tech Camps is one of the most fun camps I have ever been to. It is a great way to learn about technology. Hopefully I can go to many more.” -Ryan P., Student, California State University, Sacramento

“A unique camp that promotes an educational environmental as well as an entertaining atmosphere.” -Kyle S., Student, California State University, Sacramento

“This camp was awesome! As an overnight camper, I got the full experience. Great mix of work and play with great campers and instructors. Very fun and I made an awesome website that looks great!” -Rachel F., Student, California State University, Sacramento

iD IN THE NEWS

NEWS

Summer camp inspires kids to find their purpose with technology – Article as Appeared on the Examiner.com

By Joanna Julien “Last Thursday, a room full of youth ages seven to 17 at Sacramento State University campus were busy working to complete different projects ranging from robotics to video games, due at the end of this week of iD Technology Camp. Jamiel Khan is the Director for the Sacramento campus. “We offer opportunities [...]

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Coding Camps for Kids Rise in Popularity – Article as Written by The Associated Press

By Christina A. Cassidy …So-called coding camps for children are becoming more popular amid a growing effort to expand access to computer programming and inspire more youths to seek computer science degrees and careers in technology. Their rise underscores a seeming mismatch in the U.S. economy: people like Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Tumblr founder [...]

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Camp Minecraft: How educators use the block-building game to inspire kids to code – Article as Appeared on VentureBeat.com

By Jeffrey Grubb April 17, 2013 Summer camp used to mean swimming, hiking, and bonfires. These days it could mean mines, exploding creepers, and Java™Script. Educational group iD Tech Camps is using the block-building sandbox Minecraft and other games to teach children about science, technology, education, and math (STEM). The organization holds its camps over [...]

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Summer Technology Camps at CSU Sacramento Give Children Life Skills – Article as Appeared on Examiner.com

Summer Technology Camps at CSU Sacramento Give Children Life Skills By Joanna Jullien Somer Lowery, a Regional Manager for internalDrive, was born and raised in Sacramento and has been leading iDTechCamps in the Sacramento area for the past nine years. iDTechCamps are offered at universities around the nation, and California State University, Sacramento has been [...]

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Watch iD Tech Camps on NBC’s Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda!

This morning, NBC’s Kathie Lee and Hoda sat down with Rory Halperin of Time Out New York Kids magazine to talk summer camps.  One of their favorites?  iD Tech Camps!  Check out the clip below for the full segment where they touch on game programming for kids, app development, and more. Visit msnbc.com for breaking [...]

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As appeared in Bloomberg Businessweek – Computer Camp: No Canoes, Just Coding (and Kickball)

Junior programmers are flocking to Stanford, MIT, and elsewhere to hone their app-writing skills By George Anders Michael Matias traveled 7,400 miles to camp this summer. Usually the 15-year-old computer enthusiast finds plenty to do in Tel Aviv, his hometown. But when a friend won renown as a hotshot programmer after attending a California tech [...]

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As appeared in the Davis Enterprise – Camp gives Davis teens a tech advantage

Camp gives Davis teens a tech advantage By Anne Ternus-Bellamy July 29 2011  Sixteen-year-old Michaela Ma didn’t just learn how to design a website this week; she actually created a professional site for her dad, dentist Dr. Jeffrey Ma. Fourteen-year-old Ricky Tan didn’t just learn how to create a level in a professional first-person shooter [...]

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Kara Tsuboi, CNET reporter for CBS Newspath, visits iD Tech Camps held at Stanford University

Summer Camp for Kid Techies By Kara Tsuboi When I was a kid, I went to my fair share of educational summer programs: language camp, clay animation camp, invention camp (and I loved them all). But those are so 20th century. These days, the hot, educational activity during the summer months is tech camp, the [...]

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As appeared in The Sac Bee – article about summer computer courses in CA

Summer computer camp gives kids hands-on learning experience By Deia de Brito Amanda Maurer has found a way to make endangered species come alive on her computer screen. In her second week at iD Tech Camp, a private computer technology course at California State University, Sacramento, the 13-year-old is building an interactive website about endangered [...]

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CBS 13 Visits Our Sacramento Summer Camp

CBS 13 visited iD Tech Camps at Sac State on July 1, 2010.  Click here to see iD Tech Camps in action!

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CNET TV Visits iD Tech Camps!

CNET TV visited iD Tech Camps in 2008.  Click here to see iD Tech Camps in action!

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FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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What courses are offered at this location?

Click here for the courses offered.

When does camp start?

Click here for the courses and dates offered.

How much do your camps cost?

The cost of tuition varies depending on the course, location, and camp option that you choose. Basic Day Camp ranges from $799-$1029 per weeklong course. There are additional costs for program add-ons including lunch, overnight camp, and weekend stays.

How do I enroll?

To register, please click here. Our courses sell out very fast—sometimes as early as January, so avoid disappointment and enroll at your earliest convenience. Remember, you can register now and make changes later with no penalties—we offer flexibility for the modern parent.

A thoughtful cancellation policy? Really?

We know plans change. You can register now, and make as many changes as you like (courses, locations, dates, etc.) without any fees or penalties. We only ask that you try to not make changes 3 weeks from the start of your session—there is a $35 fee within the 3-week window.

When you enroll, there is a non-refundable deposit of $250 per week. Should you need to cancel, you can transfer your registration to a family member or friend. Balance payments, less the non-refundable $250 deposit, are refundable up to three weeks prior to the start of your session. No refunds will be issued for cancellations or withdrawals within three weeks of the start of your session. If you need to cancel, we ask that you go online to My Account to cancel your session, or email us at info@iDTech.com. For more details, please see our Terms & Conditions.

How can I save on tuition?

Please see our current Promotions.

Do you offer financial aid?

We are proud to offer tuition assistance for families who qualify. Application deadlines are announced each spring. Click here for our tuition assistance page.

Does my child need to have a high computer IQ?

No. Our courses are for beginner to advanced students. Because of our small ratios, instructors work with students one-on-one to personalize the curriculum. For courses that do contain prerequisites, we’ll notify you during the registration process so you don’t accidentally enroll a beginner student in an advanced course.

Should my student bring a personal laptop to camp?

Students do not need to bring laptops to camp. We provide a computer for each student to use for the week. All software, hardware, and other materials necessary for the course will be provided.

Do you offer any other teen programs?

We have weeklong courses for teens at iD Tech Camps, plus two-week pre-college Tech Academies. iD Tech Camps is for ages 7-17, with courses and activities divided into teen courses and pre-teen courses. In some cases, teens will be in the same lab vicinity as the pre-teens (but will not be mixed in the same class). Students will be supervised at all times. Teens enjoy extra privileges appropriate for their environment and maturity levels.

At select locations, we also offer iD Tech Academies for teens. These include the iD Game Design & Development Academy, iD Programming Academy, and iD Film Academy. These intensive two-week teen programs include tours of nearby industry studios, instruction from experienced faculty, and portfolio building workshops. (Jump to all Teen Programs)

How do I contact you?

Please phone us at 1-888-709-TECH (8324) or 1-408-871-2227, or email us at info@iDTech.com. If you’d like a brochure sent to you, please click here.