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UNIVERSITY OF DENVER

COMPUTER CAMPS HELD AT UNIVERSITY OF DENVER

iD Tech Camps (Ages 7-17) and iD Tech Academies (Ages 13-18)

COURSES & DATES

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 the University of Denver in beautiful Denver, CO. At this location, we offer three distinct programs: iD Tech Camps, iD Programming Academy, and iD Game Design & Development Academy. 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.

Explore our programs, courses, and dates:

Course or week sold out? At DU, we also offer iD Programming Academy and iD Game Design & Development Academy for ages 13-18.

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

MORE INFORMATION

ABOUT iD TECH CAMPS

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!

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

OTHER TECH PROGRAMS OFFERED AT UNIVERSITY OF DENVER

 

iD PROGRAMMING ACADEMY (Ages 13-18)

2-WEEKS | CO-ED | OVERNIGHT ONLY | TEEN-ONLY | INTENSIVE PRE-COLLEGE EXPERIENCE
COURSE TOPICS: COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, CODING, APP DEVELOPMENT, ROBOTICS
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iD GAME DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY (Ages 13-18)

2-WEEKS | CO-ED | OVERNIGHT ONLY | TEEN-ONLY | INTENSIVE PRE-COLLEGE EXPERIENCE
COURSE TOPICS: VIDEO GAME DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT, LEVEL DESIGN, 3D MODELING & ANIMATION
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ABOUT THIS UNIVERSITY

Please note: Map and campus details are 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. Sign up for our Carpool app in My Account to see the other families in your area that are interested in carpooling.

ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF DENVER

This is our 14th season hosting Denver, CO summer camps at our University of Denver 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 University of Denver summer day camps and overnight camps allow students to explore tech interests in a fun, yet challenging setting.

We have chosen the University of Denver to host our summer kids’ computer camps, academic camps and teen camps in Colorado because of the university’s reputation as a highly academic institution. Founded in 1864, the University of Denver is the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountains. Campus is located in a dynamic, cosmopolitan city close to pristine mountain wilderness, and the university is distinguished by its creative combination of liberal arts, professional programs, selectively focused graduate studies and associated schools and centers.

The University of Denver’s campus has a mixture of historic and modern buildings. With fountains and a meandering stream, the University of Denver Harper Humanities Gardens offer a lush oasis in the heart of this 124-acre, tree-shaded campus. DU is often ranked in the top 50 private national universities by U.S. News & World Report.

The University of Denver is located just 8 miles south of downtown Denver, 15 miles to the mountains and only 45 minutes from Denver International Airport, making it the perfect day camp and overnight camp location. Come check out our Colorado summer camps!

UNIVERSITY OF DENVER FACTS

Nickname: Pioneers

Founded: 1864

Schools & Colleges at DU: The University of Denver offers a variety of academic areas of study for both undergraduates and graduates through the Daniels College of Business, Sturm College of Law, Morgridge College of Education, Graduate School of Professional Psychology, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, Graduate School of Social Work, Lamont School of Music, School of Engineering and Computer Science, The Women’s College, and University College.

Student Population: As of 2008, the University of Denver had 10,953 students; 4,913 of which were undergraduates. The University sees a good mix of both in-state and out-of-state students, with 60 percent of the student body coming from outside the state of Colorado. In 2008, the average accepted high school student had high marks, with a 3.7 GPA and a combined SAT score of 1220.

Rankings: Among all “National Universities”, both public and private, U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Denver 84th (48th among private universities), making it the perfect Denver summer camp location. Aside from academics, DU was recently ranked in the top-25 fittest colleges in the nation by Men’s Fitness magazine. This is no accident as the University actively promotes a healthy lifestyle for its students. DU is also located near an abundance of the city’s best recreational and outdoor activities.

Athletics: DU’s Pioneers have been competing in intercollegiate sports since 1867. The University participates in NCAA’s Division I and has become a winter sports powerhouse, with its flagship sport being ice hockey. For years, fans have packed the 6,000 seat Magness Arena on campus and have witnessed 7 NCAA titles including back to back championships in 2004 and 2005. Another winter sport, skiing, is very strong at DU and has grabbed 20 NCAA titles (more than any other school).

Distinguished Alumni & Personnel: There are several DU graduates who have gone on to do great things in the areas of politics, business and entertainment. They include: former U.S. Secretary of State under President G.W. Bush Condoleezza Rice; chairman and CEO of Molson Coors Brewing Company Peter Coors; former Chairman of J. Crew Emily Cinader Scott; CEO of Best Buy Brad Anderson; president and CEO of Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company Ted J. Kleisner; chairman and CEO of Visa Inc. Joseph Saunders; President of Toyota USA Jim Lentz; the comedian known as Sinbad David Adkins.

TESTIMONIALS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER

WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING

“Your instructors are very impressive. The camp is my son’s favorite…he always comes home with a smile and a lot of knowledge of the subject being taught. Keep up the good work.” -Yvonne H., Parent, University of Denver

“Great opportunity, and different from the typical camp experience.” -Michelle W., Parent, University of Denver

“My son had so much fun this week that he begged to stay for the weekend. I’ve never seen him so excited about ANYTHING in his life. Thanks for a great week.” -Karen F., Parent, University of Denver

“Simply amazing counselors who deserve the highest recommendation! My son’s expression of enthusiasm is most welcome as he’s not the easily impressed. He loved it! Thanks for a creative, positive weekend.” -Barbara R., Parent, University of Denver

“We were incredibly impressed! I didn’t think the camp could possibly meet Will’s high expectations, but after the first day I think the camp exceeded his already high expectations. I have never seen him so excited, not just about the programming, but the staff, fun games, inside jokes, etc. We will definitely be back!” -Jennifer U., Parent, University of Denver

WHAT CAMPERS ARE SAYING

“This camp takes anyone a step ahead in their dreams if they ever decide to attend. It has given me a chance to really bond with the people around me, and I really want to come back.” -Dwight C., Student, University of Denver

“I’ve been attending iD Tech Camps for 3 years now, and every time has been even more enjoyable than the last. My session this year continued this tradition…the staff was friendly, the video game breaks and outside time were balanced, and I learned a lot of useful skills that I’m planning to put to use right away.” -Jacob B., Student, University of Denver

“My instructor was great at teaching the material. Everything was taught well, and the instructor made the camp fun. He involved everybody and helped all the students come up with their very own Java™ program.” -Ezra H., Student, University of Denver

“Before I attended iD Tech Camps, I knew nothing about programming. I was extremely interested in Java™, so I decided this camp was a good place to start. I was right. I learned so much and had tons of fun along the way.” -Matthew L., Student, University of Denver

“Fabulous, fabulous, FABULOUS! I had a copiously amazing week and would like to thank my awesome teacher. Everybody seemed really energetic and excited with what we were doing, and it made camp more fun. Thanks for an awesome week!” -Sierra C., Student, University of Denver

iD IN THE NEWS

NEWS

Denver Kids “Tech Camp” Featured on FOX31

First it was Vanderbilt, then it was Towson, now it’s iD Tech Camps held at the University of Denver featured in a recent local news story! FOX31 Denver sent the cameras out to our summer programs at DU to capture a little 3D game design, Minecraft, and all-around summer fun. As stated in the clip, [...]

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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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iD’s Denver Summer Camp on Fox 31 Denver

Our summer camps held at the University of Denver had a surprise visit from Fox Television in Denver!   Times have changed a little for our kids at summer camp.  They’ve come a long way from sewing leather wallets.  ”It’s very nontraditional because, well for one, it’s mostly indoors. There’s air conditioning and we’re on [...]

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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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Summer Programs for Young Gifted Children Harder to Find – Article as Appeared on Examiner.com

Summer Programs for Young Gifted Children Harder to Find By Christa Novelli Parents of younger gifted children often find it difficult to locate summer camps and enrichment programs for their children. Summer program options, locally and throughout the country, become consistently greater as gifted children reach middle school and especially high school. There are some [...]

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Want to Build Your Own Game? Great Article on iD Gaming Academy.

I just came across a great write-up about our iD Gaming Academy held at the University of Denver, one of our summer camps in Colorado.  Here is an excerpt, but the full article written by Justin Andress (@justinandress) can be found on Examiner.com. iD Gaming Academy offers a thinking person’s summer alternative By Justin Andress [...]

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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 Colorodoan – article about our CO summer camps in Fort Collins

Kids’ computer characters take form at tech camp By Marcy Miranda Inside one of the rooms at CSU’s Academic Village residence hall, 11-year-old Joey Marsden of Fort Collins spent the last week creating a game using characters from the Super Mario Bros. series. “I started it Monday, and it’s almost completely done,” Joey said. Joey [...]

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As appeared in The Boulder Daily Camera – article about our CO summer camps for kids and teens

Beyond the joystick July 27, 2007 LONGMONT — The reception hall was ready at 10 a.m., when the doors opened. The nacho bar was set out, 32 TVs were hooked up and eight guitar-shaped controllers plugged in, soon to blast out a soundtrack of songs by Metallica, Skid Row and Primus. The people streamed in. [...]

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As appeared in The Colorado Springs Gazette – article about our specialty summer camps in CO

Technology camp is worlds apart from others By Brian Newsome With deft keyboard strokes, 13-year-old Dillon McCaig flies a jet and blasts away at bad guys. His pilot lands the craft and walks across a landscape of fire and green goo. The computer game “Hyper Bomber” isn’t so different from the thousands of other video [...]

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As appeared in Pikes Peak Parent – Preparing for overnight camp by Taryn Hewett

April 2006 By Taryn Hewett

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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.