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PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

COMPUTER CAMPS HELD AT PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

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

COURSES & DATES

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 Princeton University in New Jersey. At this location, we offer two distinct programs: iD Tech Camps, and iD Programming 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.

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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

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ABOUT iD TECH CAMPS

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!

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

OTHER TECH PROGRAMS OFFERED AT PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

 

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
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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 PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

This is our 9th season hosting summer camps at our Princeton University location. Our popular Princeton University summer day camps and overnight camps are located in the Princeton area, NJ. 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).

We have chosen Princeton University to host our summer computer camps and teen camps in New Jersey because of its status as one of the best universities in the entire world. Princeton’s main campus is located within the boundaries of Princeton Township, West Windsor Township and the Borough of Princeton. This beautiful campus is adorned with well-known sculptures and holds man-made Lake Carnegie. Princeton’s campus is located about one hour from both Philadelphia and New York City, making it the perfect summer camp location. International airports are conveniently located in New York, Newark and Philadelphia for easy access to the Princeton campus. Come check out our Princeton, New Jersey summer camps!

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY FACTS

Nickname: The Princeton Tigers

Founded: 1746

Princeton University History: Founded in 1746 as the College of New Jersey, Princeton is considered one of the “Colonial Colleges,” being that it was chartered in the American Colonies before the American Revolution. Princeton is also part of the Ivy League, alongside Brown, Columbia and Harvard.

Student Population: Even though undergraduate education has traditionally been Princeton’s focus, the university currently enrolls 2,500 graduate students. This brings Princeton’s combined undergraduate and graduate population to just over 7,000.

Rankings: For years, U.S. News & World Report ranked Princeton first among national universities (from 2001 – 2008), making it the perfect academic camp location. After a brief hiatus from the number one spot in 2009 (ranking second to Harvard), Princeton returned to number one in 2010. Among world universities, Princeton was ranked eighth by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Forbes had Princeton ranked first among all national colleges and universities on their 2008 list of “America’s Best Colleges.” Aside from academics, Princeton is also recognized for other aspects of the college experience. Princeton Review ranked Princeton first in “Students Happy with Financial Aid,” and third in “Happiest Students,” two spots behind Brown University.

Athletics: Sports Illustrated ranked Princeton as a “Top 10″ school for athletics. This ranking is justified by the fact that Princeton captured 36 Ivy League conference championships between 2001 and 2004. One of Princeton’s top sports is field hockey, with the team taking every conference title since 1994.

Distinguished Alumni & Personnel: Notable Princeton University alumni include former United States presidents James Madison and Woodrow Wilson. First Lady Michelle Obama is also a Princeton graduate. In Business, Princeton alumni include CEO of eBay Meg Whitman and CEO of Google Eric E. Schmidt. Former Tiger athletes include San Diego Padre teammates Will Venable and Chris Young, and also 2007 Stanley Cup Champion with Anaheim Ducks George Parros. Actor David Duchovny and actress Brooke Shields also graduated from Princeton.

TESTIMONIALS FROM PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING

“We were truly impressed by the level of instruction and attention the students received at iD Tech Camps. My son would come home every day with a huge smile and couldn’t wait to return the next day! Thank you for all your time and efforts!” -Donna C., Parent, Princeton University

“We had two boys, 8 and 10, in different classes and they both were so excited each day to tell us about their experiences – they fought in the car ride home over who would talk first! The campus is beautiful, the facility cool and conducive to learning. Apparently the lunches were right up their ally as well. Thanks for making learning fun!” -Colleen B., Parent, Princeton University

“What a great camp experience. This was our first tech camp and I have to say, the program offered a balanced camp experience tailored to my son’s interests. He came away having gained the programming knowledge he was looking for, while also being able to spend time out of the lab being active. Thank you.” -Robin A., Parent, Princeton University

“Camp was extremely organized and structured; camper and parent-friendly. Also, excellent online resources for visibility into course content.” -Margaret T., Parent, Princeton University

“What a great, fun and educational way for a bright and creative kid to spend a week. This week will inspire more self-education all summer long. Thanks for the positive attitudes and enthusiasm. Great work.” -Virginia M., Parent, Princeton University

WHAT CAMPERS ARE SAYING

“This camp was fun, cool and I learned a lot! I definitely want to come back next year if I can! I know I will miss this camp and all the people in it for a long time. I have made lots of new friends, and it will be hard to say goodbye for the summer.” -Mason B., Student, Princeton University

“iD Tech Camps has done so much for me in one single week…it has made me more independent, given me knowledge of programming, and made me the best programmer I could be. Thank you so much iD Tech Camps.” -Tanya M., Student, Princeton University

“My instructor was great, giving helpful tips and teaching valuable lessons about new software and applications.” -Keandre C., Student, Princeton University

“This was a week of iD Tech Camps I will never forget. My instructor taught really well and was helpful whenever I had trouble. I’ve learned how make a website and had amazing experiences in Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Flash Animation. I hope I can attend iD Tech Camps next year.” -Atif A., Student, Princeton University

“Your teaching was great! The instructors here totally changed my life, and the camp activities were awesome. In my opinion, this is the #1 camp I’ve ever been to! I now know how to make video games. Thanks so much for making this camp awesome!” -Jacob R., Student, Princeton University

iD IN THE NEWS

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What courses are offered at this location?

Click here for the courses offered.

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?

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.