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TOWSON UNIVERSITY

COMPUTER CAMPS HELD AT TOWSON 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 Towson University in Baltimore, MD. 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 TOWSON UNIVERSITY COMPUTER CAMPS

This is our 8th season hosting summer camps in the Baltimore area at our Towson 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 Towson University summer day camps and overnight camps are among a handful of elite summer camps located in the Baltimore, MD area.

We are excited to be hosting our academic camps for teens and kids at Towson University. Located in suburban Towson, eight miles north of Baltimore, the beautifully landscaped, 328-acre setting offers a pleasant environment for our summer computer camps. Towson University is the second-largest public university in Maryland and is a smoke-free campus. Towson is also recognized among the nation’s best regional public universities, offering more than 100 bachelor, master, and doctoral degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and applied professional fields.

Transportation to and from our Towson University summer day camps and overnight camps is fast and easy. Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI), located about 45 minutes south of Towson, handles air traffic from all major carriers. Train service is available via Amtrak in and out of Baltimore’s Penn Station, 20 minutes south of campus. Towson University also runs its own on-campus shuttle system, operating free of charge for students’ convenience. Come and check out our Maryland summer camps!

TOWSON UNIVERSITY FACTS

Nickname: Tigers

Founded: 1866

Colleges at Towson University: Towson educates undergraduate and graduate students in 30 academic departments across its campus. These departments are subdivided into eight different colleges and include: College of Business and Economics, College of Fine Arts and Communication, College of Education, College of Liberal Arts, Jess and Mildred Fisher College of Science and Mathematics, College of Health Professions, Honors College, and the College of Graduate Studies and Research.

Student Population: Over 20,000 full and part-time students are enrolled at Towson, with more than 15,000 being undergraduate students. Of the total 20,000 students, 800 are from abroad and represent 100 different nations. It is definitely the place to go for business in Maryland, as in 2006, Towson enrolled more students in its business school than any other college in the state.

Rankings: The Maryland State Department of Education and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education have both accredited Towson University. In 2007, Towson had a 69% acceptance rate, and had a yield rate of 29%. The average GPA of entering students was a 3.45.
Athletics: The Towson Tigers (who were formerly known as the Towson College Knights) are part of the Colonial Athletic Association and currently make up 18 Division I athletic teams (11 in women’s sports, 7 in men’s sports).

Distinguished Alumni & Personnel: The voice of Elmo, Kevin Clash; host of the Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs Mike Rowe; and President of BreakAway Games Deborah Tillett.

Points of Interest: Loch Raven Reservoir, Towson Town Center, and Hampton Mansion.

TESTIMONIALS FROM TOWSON UNIVERSITY

WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING

“I was very impressed by the staff and the computer lab that was provided for the campers. My son thoroughly enjoyed the camp and now that he has experienced game design, he is considering it as a course of study in college. All and all, a very good program.” -Troy L., Parent, Towson University

“I was very impressed by the level of organization at every stage of the process, from registration, to communication, to sign in and out procedure.” -Susan E., parent, Towson University

“I really appreciated the instructor’s constructive comments, both verbal and on diploma – I look forward to discussing those with my son. I think he believes for the first time that this is something he could be good at. I really liked the instructors and small size of the Towson campus – I believe the camp size was more conducive to my son’s learning and he said it was the most fun he’d had in a long while.” -Sharrill H., Parent, Towson University

“I was very impressed with the staff – very energetic and friendly. They seemed to make a VERY positive impression on my daughter immediately.” -Bob V., Parent, Towson University

“My son does not express excitement about many things, but his excitement about this course was one of those rare instances. I’m looking into a course for his jealous younger brother.” -Kim C., Parent, Towson University

WHAT CAMPERS ARE SAYING

“iD Tech Camps was the best camp I have ever been to. I was in the robotics class and learned so much. It never seemed like work!” -Nick A., Student, Towson University

“I really liked how there was a seriously positive atmosphere and lots of fun things to build and do. The other kids were nice and the counselors joked and helped you when you needed it. I think it was really fun and hope many others come here, not just for the fun, but also for the education in either robotics, C++, Java™, video game making and RPG. Overall, I think it was a great camp and an even better experience!” -Noah T., Student, Towson University

“I think the camp is great because I got to learn a lot, meet new friends and had a great summer camp experience. My counselor was a nice and cool one. I really had fun this year and I hope to come back next year.” -James H., Student, Towson University

“Plan on begging my mom to sign up again as soon as I get in the car.” -Wills M., Student, Towson University

“To any student or parent, this camp is excellent. I loved this camp…it gave a fluent knowledge of Java™ programming. Not only was it informational, but fun as well! The instructors are excellent, and the class is well thought out and executed.” -Dylan G., Student, Towson University

iD IN THE NEWS

NEWS

Future Innovators at iD Tech Featured on WBAL-TV in Baltimore!

Campers. Students. Kids. Teens—we refer to iD Tech attendees in a variety of ways. WBAL-TV in Baltimore is using the term “Future Innovators”…and we like it! The station recently visited iD Tech Camps held at Towson to see the program they say is “designed for the next generation of computer programmers.” Take a look at [...]

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NBC Ch 29 visits iD Tech Camps held at the University of Virginia

UVA Camp Hones Technological Skills By Matt Talhelm A high-tech summer camp at the University of Virginia is preparing kids and teens for computer careers. Thirty-nine students are spending the week in the computer labs on grounds as part of the iD Tech Camps program. They’re designing video games and writing computer program codes. Camp [...]

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Robotics camp builds kids’ confidence, tech savvy – Article as Written by the Virginia Gazette

By Susan Robertson July 12, 2013 WILLIAMSBURG — Metal plates, wheels, gears and various other pieces strewn across desks and the floor of a room at the College of William & Mary aren’t just parts. In the right hands, they become a robot. Unlike countless other campers this summer, those at iD Tech camps aren’t [...]

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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 Washington Post – Business RX: Fostering entrepreneurial skills in the next generation

Business RX: Fostering entrepreneurial skills in the next generation The first hint of warm weather inevitably has some kids dragging their plastic chairs and crayon signs to the curb in neighborhoods throughout the Washington region to hawk lemonade by the cupful. If your child has the “entrepreneurial bug,” there are more ways to encourage it, [...]

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NBC Channel 29 Visits Our Charlottesville, Virginia Summer Camp

WVIR NBC Channel 29, Charlottesville visited iD Tech Camps held at the University of Virginia on June 30, 2010.  Click here to see iD Tech Camps in action!

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As appeared in The Daily Record – article about our Towson summer camps in MD

Specialty camps bring out competition By Alan Dessof

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As appeared in The Virginia Gazette – article about our VA summer camps held at the College of William & Mary

Computer camp excites imagination By Sharon Schiff As computer screens radiate, so do the minds of the savvy children enrolled in computer camps at the College of William & Mary. They not only learn technology, they create it as well. Enthralled by his own video game creation, 9-year-old Adam Bloack could barely take his eyes [...]

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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.