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BENTLEY UNIVERSITY

COMPUTER CAMPS HELD AT BENTLEY 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 Bentley University in Waltham, MA. 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.

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 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 BENTLEY UNIVERSITY COMPUTER CAMPS

This is our 5th season hosting Waltham, MA summer camps at our Bentley 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 Bentley University summer day camps and overnight camps allow students to explore tech interests in a fun, yet challenging setting.

We have chosen Bentley University to host our summer computer camps and teen camps in the Boston area because of its long-standing position as one of the top universities in the country. Founded in 1917, Bentley University is located on 163 acres and is just minutes west of Boston. Bentley integrates business and information technology, and is consistently ranked in the U.S. News and World Report information systems top 20 for both undergraduate and graduate programs. Known for its dynamic community of scholars and creative thinkers, Bentley is held in high regard within the academic community. Bentley’s classic New England campus is just minutes from Boston and stretches across 163 acres in Waltham, Massachusetts, making it the perfect summer camp location.

Our Bentley College Summer Camp near Boston Logan International Airport is only about a 20 minute drive. Come check out our Boston summer camps!

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)

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY FACTS

Nickname: The Falcons

Founded: 1917

Bentley’s Campus: Originally located in Downtown Boston, Bentley made the move to Waltham, Massachusetts in 1968. Today, the campus stretches over 163 acres of land.

Student Population: Bentley University hosts nearly 5,557 total students, comprised of approximately 4,253 undergraduates and 1,304 postgraduates.

Rankings: Bentley’s excellence has been recognized repeatedly in some of the nation’s leading publications. BusinessWeek ranked Bentley among the top 30 undergraduate schools of business. U.S. News & World Report added Bentley to its list of MBA Top Graduate Business Schools of 2009, while The Princeton Review’s list of “Best Northeast Colleges” includes Bentley.

Athletics: All of Bentley’s 23 men’s and women’s varsity teams compete as part of the Northeast Ten Conference at the NCAA Division II level. The one exception is Bentley’s men’s hockey team, which was one of the six original members of Atlantic Hockey.

Distinguished Alumni and Personnel: Notable Bentley alumni include Robert Smith, former Chairman and CEO of American Express Bank; and Charles Taylor, the former President of Liberia. Late night talk show host Jay Leno also attended Bentley, but did not graduate from the university.

TESTIMONIALS FROM BENTLEY UNIVERSITY

WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING

“My daughter’s instructors made learning fun. She learned quite a bit and finished the week with a beautiful looking website with animations.” -Ginger W., Parent, Bentley University

“We’re extremely grateful for an outstanding tech type of camp for children who are more into their computers/devices than sports.” -Liz T., Parent, Bentley University

“The staff were incredibly positive, upbeat and used humor very effectively. The kids learned SO much in such a short amount of time! This is a testament to the camp and the staff.” -Tania H., Parent, Bentley University

“I was most impressed with two things: How in a short span instructors were able to teach my son, who had no experience, something about programming and get him working on a meaningful project, and second, how much fun he had with it.” -Nathan L., Parent, Bentley University

“I was very impressed with the organization on opening day of camp. The director and all counselors and had excellent social/interpersonal skills. Our son feels he learned a great deal. Nice job iD Tech Camps.” -Eric M., Parent, Bentley University

WHAT CAMPERS ARE SAYING

“I loved camp! It was fun and awesome, and I will never forget the great times. This was the best summer ever because I went to iD Tech Camps.” -Thomas S., Student, Bentley University

“I had an awesome time during my first week at iD Tech Camps! I plan on coming back next year because it was SO awesome!” -Adam K., Student, Bentley University

“I liked the idea of learning a programming language but I never thought it would be fun. iD Tech Camps has changed this opinion because now I really like programming and I think this is because of iD Tech Camps.” -Brendan T., Student, Bentley University

“iD Tech Camps is a great place for all kinds of gamers; whether you’re a PC gamer or a console player, a great time is always had here. It is a great place to meet people with similar interests.” -Chris S., Student, Bentley University

““Great” is the only word I can use to describe this camp. I enjoyed learning about gaming and was able to think creatively with help from staff. Every activity was entertaining and enjoyable.” -Saishravan S., Student, Bentley University

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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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 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 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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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.