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


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 Emory University in Atlanta, GA. At Emory, 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.


Enrollment for 2015 begins November 1st, 2014. Click here to request an iD Tech brochure and get on our mailing list. In the meantime, continue your tech journey with Tech Rocket, our year-round, online learning platform for all ages.


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iD TECH CAMPS (Ages 7-17)

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!


  • 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.


  • 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!


  • 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.


  • 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.


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





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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.


This is our 14th season hosting summer camps at Emory University. Our popular Atlanta, GA summer camps at Emory University strike the right balance between off-computer activities (creative games, sports, life skills, etc.) and essential cutting-edge technology education to foster STEM skill development (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

We have chosen the Emory University campus to host our summer kids courses and teen camps in Georgia because it is home to nine major academic divisions, numerous centers for advanced study and a host of prestigious affiliated institutions. U.S. News & World Report ranked Emory as 17th best among private universities. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranked Emory 9th in the nation for best value among private universities.

Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport is located southwest of the city, a convenient 25 minute drive from Emory. We hope to see you at our Emory summer camp and Georgia tech summer camps this season!


Nickname: Emory Eagles

Founded: 1836

Schools at Emory University: Emory hosts three undergraduate divisions along with nine graduate and professional schools. These include schools of business, medicine, law, nursing and public health, theology, and thirteen graduate programs in arts and sciences.

Student Population: The student body at Emory consists of 6,890 undergraduates and 5,865 graduate and professional students. These students come from all walks of life, with 12,755 students from fifty different states and 106 different countries. The university’s popularity has never been higher, making it a great place for our Atlanta summer camps.

Athletics: The Emory Eagles participate at the NCAA’s Division III level for intercollegiate athletics and have consistently ranked among the top ten Division III programs in the nation. Emory graduates more academic all-Americans than any other university, not only in Division III, but among larger Division I and Division II schools as well.

Distinguished Alumni & Personnel: Emory has graduated many notables in politics, sports, business and entertainment. This long list includes Jimmy Carter, former President of the United States, and Tenzin Gyatso, the Dalai Lama.



“We were really impressed with my son’s instructor’s presentation at the end of the camp week…she made each announcement special and personal, and helped the parents feel like their kids were recognized for the special individual they are. Their individual talents were noted and praised.” -Robin M., Parent, Emory University

“This was great…our 7 year old came home excited each day. He impressed us with his new programming vocabulary and has already let us know what iD Tech Camps he will be doing next summer!” -Deymon F., Parent, Emory University
“My sons had an amazing counselor who really cared and paid attention to my notes, and even made my sons eat their lunch!!! So attentive!! So caring!! My boys loved him!” -Ashley B., Parent, Emory University
“My nephew’s experience was extraordinary. He has attended numerous camps over the years, however iD Tech Camps far exceeded our expectations. We look forward to the overnight camp when he is of age. Thanks so much, we are excited and anticipating next year.” -Alvin C., Parent, Emory University
“My son really enjoyed the camp! The director was very accommodating with me having to drop my son off late due to tutoring sessions. As parents, we were really impressed by the game he created.” -Lee W., Parent, Emory University


“I think this camp is amazing for all ages and really stands out from the crowd. If you want to do something fun, go to iD Tech Camps.” -James S., Student, Emory University
“This is a great camp for aspiring young tech people who love time on the computer. Plus, it’s a good way to meet friends and hang out while having fun at the same time.” -Jackson S., Student, Emory University“All of camp the counselors were very kind, responsible and intelligent. I will be returning!” -Jack H., Student, Emory University“I had a great time making games using Multimedia Fusion and Photoshop. My instructor taught me many cool things, so now I can make my own games at home!” -Michael G., Student, Emory University“I’ve never made a video game, now I know how to make awesome games!” -Brendan H., Student, Emory University



How to Give Students an Edge? MyFoxAtlanta Visits iD Tech!

Our Summer Program at Emory University is the latest beneficiary of local news coverage! MyFoxAtlanta recently brought the cameras out to camp, capturing what life is like at iD—students are building fun tech projects while learning skills required to compile resumes of the future. Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5 A lot [...]

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“Training the Next Generation…”—Article as Appeared in the Marietta Daily Journal

The Marietta Daily Journal recently paid a visit to iD Tech Camps held at Emory University! Below is a short snippet, but click the link below to read the entire article. Training the Next Generation: Cobb Kids Learn at Emory STEM Camp By Haisten Willis June 23, 2014 ATLANTA — Several Cobb students are making [...]

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NBC Channel 11 comes to iD Tech Camps held at Emory

Check out iD Tech Camps held at Emory in the news!

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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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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 News and Observer – article about our NC summer camps

Technology camp builds app-titude By Regina Wang Chapel Hill — In this summer camp, rock climbing isn’t half as cool as creating a video game about rock climbing. In a dimmed room where rows of computers replace ropes courses, campers – mostly boys – speak in programming language and make rampant jokes about Macs and [...]

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As appeared in the Observer – article about our Florida camps held at Rollins

Rollins sprouts tech kids By Amy Simpson Throughout the summer, students on break from school will spend many hours in front of a computer. But one group isn’t playing video games or surfing apps; they are learning to create them. For beginners and tech-geniuses alike, iD Tech Camps offer students ages 7-17 the opportunity to [...]

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CBS Atlanta Visits Our Emory Summer Camp

CBS Atlanta visited iD Tech Camps at Emory in 2009.  Click here to see iD Tech Camps in action!

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As appeared in The Atlanta Jewish Times – article about our Georgia video game design camps in Atlanta

Video game design at computer camp By Michael Zabinski Today, children are bombarded with countless ways to play, especially high-tech play through computers and video games. Over the past 25 years, games have progressed from the primitive two-paddle Pong to sophisticated, online, multi-player games such as World of Warcraft (over 7.5 million online subscribers) with [...]

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As appeared in Atlanta Parent – Atlanta Parent’s camp preview

February 27, 2007 iD Tech Camps is the nation’s most recommended technology camp! Weeklong day and overnight summer technology programs for ages 7-18 at 50 prestigious universities in 23 states. This includes Emory University, Vanderbilt University, UNC – Chapel Hill, Wake Forest University, and Stanford University. Students create 2D and 3D video games, experience game [...]

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As appeared in Atlanta Parent – iD Tech Camps

February 2006 Experience hands-on technology fun!  Weeklong day and overnight summer technology programs for ages 7-17 at over 40 prestigious universities nationwide in 19 states and Spain.  Locations include Emory University, College of William and Mary, the University of Virginia, and Georgetown University. Learn the latest technology with instructors who make learning fun.  Film & [...]

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When does camp start?

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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?

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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.