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iD PROGRAMMING ACADEMY HELD AT MIT

In 1999, our independent family company set out to reinvent “camp” for the 21st century. At iD Tech Academies, we provide intensive summer tech programs for teens ages 13-18. For students ages 7-17, we also offer iD Tech Camps. Our programs are held at over 80 prestigious universities throughout the U.S., including MIT in Cambridge, MA. At MIT, we offer two distinct programs: iD Programming Academy, and iD Tech Camps. 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.

Please note: This program is for students ages 15-18. Academy programs at other locations are for students ages 13-18.

Please note: All of our camps and programs at this location are solely owned and operated by iD Tech and are not affiliated with MIT.

Per Massachusetts state law, “This camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local Board of Health. Parents may request copies of background check, health care and discipline policies as well as procedures for filing grievances.” (105 CMR 430.00, 430.190 C, D)

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PROGRAM DETAILS

 

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
Courses, Dates, Prices, Enrollment

Please note: This program is for students ages 15-18. Academy programs at other locations are for students ages 13-18.

MORE INFORMATION

ABOUT iD PROGRAMMING ACADEMY

At iD Programming Academy, we offer 2-week sessions of intensive study in computer science programming. Increase your understanding of application development, and gain a competitive advantage for college and beyond. iD Programming Academy is perfect for students with previous programming experience who are looking to take their coding skill to a new level. At our coding camp for teens, you’ll learn from elite faculty, build your portfolio, tour a major app development studio, meet new friends, and get a taste of the collegiate lifestyle.

  • Discover programming, app development, and robotics with industry-grade software
  • Learn from elite faculty in small, personalized classes of just 8 students or fewer, guaranteed
  • Tour a major application development studio
  • Show off your skills our LAN gaming tournaments (after instructional time)
  • Graduate with experience using software repository systems
  • Receive an (optional) Official Transcript with Continuing Education Units

This summer, pursue your talents and passions, and gain a competitive advantage for college and beyond.

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.

FACULTY

  • 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 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

Tuition cost includes:

  •   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)
  •   Studio tours (most locations)
  •   Outdoor activities
  •   Gaming tournaments
  •   Software savings (most courses)
  •   New skills and self-confidence

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS

OTHER TECH PROGRAMS OFFERED AT MIT

 

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
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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. Sign up for our Carpool app in My Account to see the other families in your area that are interested in carpooling.

ABOUT MIT

General Location: Located in the heart of Cambridge along the Charles River Basin, MIT’s campus of modern and historic buildings stretches more than 153 acres. Boston Logan International Airport is located 4.3 Miles northeast of our Cambridge, MA camps. The “T” also serves the MIT community.

CAMPUS LIFE & MEALS

As part of the full university experience, students will eat in university dining halls and sleep in real dorms. All meals are included.

THE LEGACY OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

The goal of the iD Programming Academy is to act as a bridge between high school students (ages 15-18) and university-level education. Students will be given in-depth projects and evaluated frequently. There is both independent and team-based curriculum, giving students a taste for what it is really like to collaborate on large-scale academic projects. The best part? The atmosphere is FUN!

Please note: All of our camps and programs at this location are solely owned and operated by iD Tech and are not affiliated with MIT.

Per Massachusetts state law, “This camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local Board of Health. Parents may request copies of background check, health care and discipline policies as well as procedures for filing grievances.” (105 CMR 430.00, 430.190 C, D)

TESTIMONIALS FROM iD PROGRAMMING ACADEMY HELD AT MIT

WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING

“My son has been to many summer programs, and this is the best. Thank you very much for all your support and kindness.” -Yin L., Parent, MIT iD Programming Academy

“This was a great program. It was well organized and I felt very comfortable leaving my son.” -Peter S., Parent, MIT iD Programming Academy

“We were very impressed by, and happy with, the iD Programming Academy. Every instructor we met was enthusiastic, responsive and helpful. We would highly recommend this program to others. Thanks!!” -Sarah C., Parent, MIT iD Programming Academy

“It is great to see my son so excited about learning new computer applications. This is our fifth year at iD Programming Academy and we will be back again.” -Marie L., Parent, MIT iD Programming Academy

“My son had a terrific time. This was his first time away from home and he really enjoyed the counselors, as well as programming and the extra weekend activities. Overall, it was a great experience that broadened my son’s horizons. The facilities at MIT were also excellent.” -David K., Parent, MIT iD Programming Academy

WHAT ACADEMY STUDENTS ARE SAYING

“Each staff member was amazing and brought something different to the program! I only wished the program was longer!” -Ebone M., Student, MIT iD Programming Academy

“The program was very fun, yet very relaxed. I like that we were given a lot of freedom to do what we wanted, but still were able to learn programming skills.” -Jonathan T., Student, MIT iD Programming Academy

“This is by far the best course I have taken; my instructor was beyond any of my expectations. I would be thrilled to take this course again with the same instructor as I think she accommodates all levels of knowledge, beginner to advance. All in all, I loved the program and can’t wait to return next year.” -Joshua M., Student, MIT iD Programming Academy

“My instructor was AMAZING! She was very knowledgeable and was always able to answer my questions. I really enjoyed the Android course. The group size was also perfect. I really liked the non-camp atmosphere of the iD Programming Academy. The instructors were always friendly and happy.” -Ross L., Student, MIT iD Programming Academy

“Thank you all so much for everything you did for me! The staff was always ready to help with a smile on their faces! Thank you so much for everything!” -Lucca S., Student, MIT iD Programming Academy

iD IN THE NEWS

NEWS

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 Tech Camps Gives Kids a New Way to Play – Article as Appeared in The Wall Street Journal Online

Here is another great article about our summer tech camps for kids and teens! Find a quick snippet of the article below, and follow the link to WSJ.com to read the article in its entirety. Children Learn a New Way to Play at Summer Camp That Teaches Tech By Rachael King MORAGA—Eight-year-old Daniel Katari isn’t [...]

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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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Local Massachusetts Filmmakers Join Creative Partnership with National Technology Camp

CAMPBELL, CA (PR Web) June 20, 2010 – For their upcoming 12th season, iD Tech Camps, the largest youth technology summer camp in North America, has partnered with local Massachusetts filmmakers to offer an extensive course in Digital Video Editing and Special Effects. We’ve all been guilty of playing “arm-chair film critic,” sitting at home [...]

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As appeared in The North Andover Citizen – article about our Merrimack summer camps in MA

Innovative iD Tech Camp Lets Kids Create Computer Games By Sally Applegate North Andover – The Blade of Awe has been stolen, and it is up to you to find The Prime Suspect and return the stolen sword to the king. To do so, you will have to face all the creatures in the woods [...]

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As appeared in The Eagle Tribune – article about our MA summer camps held at Merrimack

Making the game: Kids gain computer skills at iD Tech Camp By J.J. Huggins NORTH ANDOVER — Being the best gamer on the block isn’t enough for some local kids. They took the competition to the next level and attended camp to learn to create their own video games. “After I make the game, everybody [...]

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As appeared in The Harvard Post – article about our specialty summer camps in MA

Swimming, crafts-video gaming? By Lynda King Harvard — Connor Delaney says it would be hard to pick just one thing he likes best about iDTech camp. For the next two weeks the 14-year-old Harvard student, a freshman at the Francis W. Parker Charter School, will be attending the camp in Merrimack, N.H. —for his third [...]

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As appeared in The Cambridge Chronicle – article about our MA summer programs held at MIT

Catapulting into the future, Cambridge kids fuse creativity and science at tech camp By Dawn Witlin Alex O’Reilly, like most big brothers, watches over his younger sibling, Cameron, with a sharp eye. And, like most big brothers, he’s willing to be critical. “I think he’s done a pretty good job, but I also see the [...]

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As appeared in The Andover Townsman – Setting their 'sites' on the internet by Brian Davidson

February 9, 2006 By Brian Davidson What happened to the days when summer camp meant learning how to swim, or build a fire in the woods?  Kids today are less frequently taught how to handle snake bites and more often learning how to manage megabytes. Learning such 21st century survival skills is the idea at [...]

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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 the program start?

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How much does this teen camp cost?

The cost for the two-week residential teen camp is US $3,699-$3,899. Check our site for special promotions. For students ages 13 and up, Continuing Education Units are available from Stanford Continuing Studies, for an additional fee. Weekend Stays are optional, but recommended, and cost $369 per weekend. Most students choose to stay the weekend with us.

How can I save on tuition?

Please see our current Promotions.

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 and 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 send us an email to info@iDTech.com. For more details, please see our Terms & Conditions.

Does my student need to have a high computer IQ?

No. Most 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 materials necessary for the course will be provided.

Do you offer any other teen programs?

We also offer weeklong courses for teens at iD Tech Camps (ages 7-17). Courses and activities are divided into teen courses and pre-teen courses. In some cases, teens and pre-teens will study in the same lab (but will not be mixed in the same class). Other iD Tech Academies for teens include iD Game Design & Development Academy, and iD Film Academy. We aim to strike the right balance of independence, but rest assured—students will be supervised at all times. Teens enjoy extra privileges appropriate for their environment and maturity levels, including computer gaming tournaments. (Jump to all Teen Programs)

How do I register?

To register, click here.

How do I contact you?

Feel free to 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.