Computer Camps held at:



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


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 New York University. At NYU, 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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iD TECH CAMPS (Ages 7-17)

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!


  • 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.


  • 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!


  • A Taste of College: We eat right in the university dining halls! 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.


  • 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.


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





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


This is our 6th season hosting our summer camps held at New York University. We strike the right balance between off-computer activities (creative games, sports, life skills, etc.) and essential cutting-edge technology education to foster STEM skill development (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Our popular NYU summer day camps are among a handful of elite NYC summer tech camps.

Founded in 1831, New York University is the largest private university in the United States, occupying five major centers in Manhattan. The center of NYU is its Washington Square campus in the heart of Greenwich Village.

Our computer camps at New York University give students the opportunity to enroll in a fun, challenging program while enjoying a culturally rich, collegiate atmosphere. NYU is nestled in one of the city’s most creative and energetic communities – the Village. It is a historic neighborhood that has attracted generations of writers, musicians, artists and intellectuals. Our summer camp is held in a building that overlooks Washington Square. Beyond the Village, New York City becomes an extension of the University’s campus. The central location of New York University makes it an excellent option for a day camp in NY area.


Nickname: Violets

Founded: 1831

Schools and Colleges at New York University: NYU consists of 16 colleges, schools, and institutes. The College of Arts and Science (CAS) was the only school in existence when NYU was founded. Undergraduate schools include: the Gallatin School of Individualized Study; the School of Social Work; the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development – the very first school of education in the USA; the Stern School of Business; and Tisch School of the Arts.

Student Population: NYU’s vast student population represents all 50 states and over 130 countries. About 25-30% of NYU’s incoming freshmen are from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, while the remaining 70-75% are from outside the Tri-State Area. Ten percent of the students are from one of New York City’s five boroughs and 20% are from the surrounding tri-state area.

Rankings: NYU is ranked 31st among the acclaimed Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s world’s top 500 universities. NYU is also ranked 40th among Times Higher Education Supplement’s world’s top 100 universities. The U.S. News and World Report ranks NYU 32nd when considering all national universities.

Athletics: The sports teams at NYU are nicknamed the Violets. The colors are trademarked hue NYU Violet and white. The school mascot is the bobcat. Almost all of NYU’s sporting teams participate in the NCAA’s Division III and the University Athletic Association. Some of the more popular sports at NYU are ice hockey, basketball, cross country, track and field, and soccer.

Distinguished Alumni & Personnel: Many well-known people have graduated from NYU over the years. Here is a sampling of some of the remarkable people you may have heard of: Jake Burton Carpenter designer of modern snowboard and founder of Burton Snowboards; Ben Cohen Founder, Ben & Jerry’s; Marvin Davis CEO, Paramount Pictures; Leonard Riggio Stern CEO and owner, Barnes & Noble; Alec Baldwin; Billy Crystal; John Cusack; Bridget Fonda; Anne Hathaway; Ethan Hawke; Spike Lee; Adam Sandler; Martin Scorsese; Oliver Stone.



“After the first day of camp, my son ran up to me and said “Can I come back again next week?” I can’t believe how excited he was every morning to go to camp and how proud he was to explain all the things he accomplished and learned!” -David U., Parent, New York University

“Both of my sons had a great time this week. One son turned his love for playing games into designing games and the other was able to learn more about different types of computer software.” -Mary Ann N., Parent, New York University

“Camp was very well organized, and the instructors were very warm, friendly and helpful. We were very impressed with how well looked after the children were. Thanks for a very positive experience.” -Meredith H., Parent, New York University

“Dynamic!!! I was most impressed. Great quality camp that delivered exactly what was advertised. This was definitely a perfect match for my son’s interests.” -Yvonne Y., Parent, New York University

“Finally, somebody is providing fun, creative technology education for middle-schoolers who are absolutely craving it.” -Joanna M., Parent, New York University


“This was a great learning experience, teaching me what it is like to be a real film maker.” -Aaron H., Student, New York University

“I feel that iD Tech Camps is a good way to learn gaming software like Multimedia Fusion 2 Developer. This place is supercalafrajiolisticexpialodotios for anyone who wants a good gaming experience.” -Kyle B., Student, New York University

“This camp was the best camp I have been to in a long time. We got to explore the world of game design so much that now, when I play a game, I look at it from a different perspective. This was a great experience.” -Emma O., Student, New York University

“iD Tech Camps is great for people who are interested in making games and for those people who already make games. Students learn more about making games or making their ideas reality.” -Eli G., Student, New York University

“iD Tech Camps is amazing. Great people, camp directors and games. I will have a long lasting memory with my camp friends. I hope to come back soon.” -Freddy D., Student, New York University






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What courses are offered at this location?

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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.