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UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS

COMPUTER CAMPS HELD AT UNLV

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 University of Nevada, Las Vegas. 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.

Please note: This is a day-only program. Overnight stays are not available at this location.

PROGRAMS AT THIS LOCATION HAVE ENDED FOR SUMMER 2014.

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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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 UNLV COMPUTER CAMPS

This is our 3rd season hosting summer camps in Las Vegas at UNLV. 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 UNLV summer day camps are located in Paradise, Nevada, a suburb of Las Vegas.

We have chosen the UNLV campus to host our summer kids’ computer camps, academic camps and teen camps in the Las Vegas area because of its central location and rich tradition of academic research. UNLV has aggressively expanded both its student facilities and its research activities, as well as championing sustainability efforts.

Located in the most populous city in Nevada, Las Vegas, UNLV covers 332 acres of land and boasts approximately 28,000 students. It is also home to the prestigious Information Science Research Institute (ISRI), a research and development unity with the mission of fostering the improvement of automated technologies. The urban setting of the campus makes it perfect for students who want a summer technology program in Nevada. It is conveniently located near McCarran International Airport, close to both camps and the Las Vegas Strip.

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS FACTS

Nickname: Rebels

Founded: 1957

Student Population: Around 28,000, with approximately 22,000 undergraduates and 6,000 graduate students.

Rankings: U.S. News & World Report ranked UNLV at No. 25 of most popular universities by yield (the percentage of accepted applicants who choose to enroll).

Distinguished Alumni & Personnel: Notable alumni include television host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel, as well as U.S. Congressswoman Shelley Berkley and U.S. Senator John Ensign. Distinguished faculty include Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka.

Athletics: The Rebels have varsity teams in 17 different sports, but is most known for its men’s basketball team, its golf program, and its swimming and diving team.

TESTIMONIALS FROM UNLV

WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING

“My student seemed so interested and liked it so much and was eager to come back every day.” -Penn J., Parent, UNLV

“We sincerely appreciate the professionalism, the experience, and the passionate know-how!” -Khanh L., Parent, UNLV

“This week really brought out the best in my son. The camp directors were willing to change his course-work so that he would be challenged and learn something he hadn’t as yet experienced. He didn’t want to leave each day–he wanted to stay as late as he possibly could! This was a great week.” -Marni L., Parent, UNLV

“The course was great. My son was motivated to come everyday and get to work on his project. You all did a great job in encouraging him and promoting his skills. Thank you.” -Trent M., Parent, UNLV

“My daughter enjoyed her camp experience and learned quite a lot.” -Teresa M., Parent, UNLV

Brandon described the camp as ‘heaven on earth.’” -Marci R., Parent, UNLV

“iD Tech Camps was awesome! My daughter enjoyed herself. Next year we will enroll our son.” -Pennye D., Parent, UNLV

WHAT CAMPERS ARE SAYING

“It was awesome. I was exposed to a lot of new content and by the end of the week had a surprisingly good handle on the basics and the engine.” -Wesley W., Student, UNLV

“I LOVED it. I want to come back for years to come. I hope this will be in Las Vegas for a LOONGG time. iD = AWESOME!!” -Bella T., Student, UNLV

“I enjoyed the camp immensely! The instructors were great, the atmosphere exciting, and the learning enlightening!” -Alex B., Student, UNLV

“The staff provided an amazing experience and made me feel involved in the class.” -Tyler G., Student, UNLV

“iD Tech Camps was an inspirational help to me in learning Java™. I will not only remember everything I learned but also never forget the friendships I have made.” -Elad R., Student, UNLV

iD IN THE NEWS

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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.