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CSU FORT COLLINS

COMPUTER CAMPS HELD AT COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

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 Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. 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: 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. After you enroll, you’ll be able to network with other families. Yep, we built an app for that.

ABOUT CSU FORT COLLINS COMPUTER CAMPS

This is our 6th season hosting Fort Collins, CO summer camps at our Colorado State University 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 Colorado summer day camps and overnight camps allow students to explore tech interests in a fun, yet challenging setting.

We have chosen Colorado State University to host our day camp and overnight camps because of its convenient location, beautiful surroundings and high academic prestige. Located in Fort Collins, Colorado, Colorado State University is an agricultural campus as well as a mountain campus. Fort Collins is an award-winning city located on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with the foothills and 14,000-foot peaks visible to residents. Our summer camps at Colorado State University give students the opportunity to take in iD’s challenging program while enjoying a culturally rich, collegiate atmosphere. Colorado State University, dubbed “The Green University,” is a leader in environmental solutions and ranked as a prestigious university in the U.S. News and World Report’s rankings of “America’s Best Colleges and Universities.”

CSU is located north of the Denver metro area, less than an hour away from Denver International Airport. Come check out our CO summer camps!

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY, FORT COLLINS FACTS

Nickname: Rams

Founded: 1870

Schools at Colorado State University: CSU offers many academic areas of study through the College of Agricultural Sciences, College of Business, College of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts, College of Applied Human Sciences, Warner College of Natural Resources, College of Natural Sciences, and the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Student Population: CSU has approximately 24,983 students, with the following breakdown: 20,765 undergraduates, 2,332 master’s students, 1,347 doctoral students, and 539 professional students in the College of Biomedical and Veterinary Medicine.

Rankings: Colorado State’s most prestigious program is the Professional Veterinary Medicine program, which is currently ranked second in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. It is also first in the country in terms of federal research dollars. Among public and private national universities, U.S. News and World Report ranked CSU 124th (within the “Top Tier”) and 59th among public universities, making it the perfect Colorado summer camp location.

Athletics: A member of the Mountain West Conference (which consists of 8 other universities), CSU’s Rams compete in the NCAA’s Division I and fields 16 sponsored intercollegiate sports (10 for women and 6 for men). CSU has won 9 Mountain West Conference tournament championships and has either won or had a share of 11 regular season titles.

Distinguished Alumni & Personnel: CSU has graduated many notable alumni including Wayne Allard, United States Senator from Colorado; Olympic gold medalist Amy Van Dyken; Kim Ung-yong, who has the Guinness Record for highest IQ; Roy R. Romer, former Colorado governor; Bill Ritter, former Denver District Attorney; Joey Porter, professional football player and member of 2006 Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers.

Points of Interest: At the heart of the CSU campus lies an expansive green area (2,065 feet around), known as the Oval. Beautifully lined with 65 American Elm trees, the Oval was once the center of campus and is still a major landmark at Colorado State University. Another major complex, the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital was constructed in 1979. It consists of four main buildings including the Main Hospital, the Horse and Food Animal Hospital, the Large Animal Isolation Facility, and the Raptor Facility. The hospital is located just south of the main campus in Fort Collins, and is a full service hospital. Divided into small and large animal clinics, the hospital annually serves 19,000 small animals and 2,700 large animals from around the world. The Veterinary program at Colorado State is one of the most respected in the nation.

TESTIMONIALS FROM COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING

My son loved it…said it was his “personal paradise.” He is looking forward to doing it again next summer.” -Casey W., Parent, Colorado State University

“Our daughter loved it! It was a great boost for her self-confidence and helped her develop skills that she can enjoy for a long time.” -Nancy G., Parent, Colorado State University

“This is my son’s third year and he plans to come back again…which says a lot because he hasn’t stuck with any other thing he’s started!” -Denise D., Parent, Colorado State University

“My son went to bed at 6:00PM one night so that morning would feel like it came quicker. He was so excited to get back to camp. He had a wonderful time.” -Laurie M., Parent, Colorado State University

“Excellent communication via the website on check-in, directions, etc. The enthusiasm of the instructor made the camp fun for my son. It’s great to hear he had an awesome time with kids who had similar interests!! He plans to come back again.” -Debbie M., Parent, Colorado State University

WHAT CAMPERS ARE SAYING

“This camp was really fun. I made a lot of friends and learned how to make video games. This was my first tech camp and everyone here was amazing. The teachers were awesome, they made the camp fun and really knew what they were doing. I would love to come back again.” -Jake K., Student, Colorado State University

“LOVED the camp! The course was amazing, and I can’t wait to learn more about 3D Programming!!” -Hannah D., Student, Colorado State University

“This was my third iD Tech Camps experience…It was epic fun.” -Jannelle C., Student, Colorado State University

“I had a lot of fun in this camp and made new friends. My instructors were fantastic, qualified and were extremely nice and patient.” -Jacob D., Student, Colorado State University

“Camp was a lot of fun! I learned how to make a role playing game from great instructors.” -Luke G., Student, Colorado State University

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

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FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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What courses are offered at this location?

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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.