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UNC-CHAPEL HILL

COMPUTER CAMPS HELD AT UNC-CHAPEL HILL

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

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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 UNC Chapel Hill in the Raleigh-Durham area of NC. 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.

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

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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 UNC-CHAPEL HILL

 

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: 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.

ABOUT UNC-CHAPEL HILL

This is our 12th season hosting summer camps in North Carolina at our UNC Chapel Hill 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 UNC Chapel Hill summer day camps and overnight camps are located in the Raleigh-Durham area of NC.

We have chosen the UNC Chapel Hill campus to host our academic summer camps because this school, the nation’s first public university, is consistently ranked among the nation’s very best public schools. Chapel Hill, North Carolina anchors one corner of the famed Research Triangle, which continues to play a vital role in nurturing the economic development of the state. Chapel Hill has been called “The perfect college town” by several publications, including Sports Illustrated. The 729-acre central campus is among the most beautiful in the nation. Follow brick walkways into the University’s early years by taking a walking tour of its most historic sites.

Our Chapel Hill, NC summer camps are about 30 miles from the state capital, Raleigh, and 20 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Come and check out our elite North Carolina day camp, overnight camp and Ultimate Gaming Weekend programs!

UNC-CHAPEL HILL FACTS

Nickname: Tar Heels

Founded: 1789

Schools at UNC Chapel Hill: Coursework in a variety of academic areas are offered through UNC’s College of Arts & Sciences, Kenan-Flagler Business School, School of Dentistry, School of Government, School of Education, School of Information & Library Science, School of Journalism & Mass Communication, School of Law, Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Gillings School of Global Public Health, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Social Work.

Student Population: UNC Chapel Hill hosts over 17,500 undergraduates and over 8,000 postgraduates.

Rankings: Recognized as one of the nation’s premier public universities, UNC ranks 5th among such universities, according to the U.S. News and World Report and is consistently referred to as a “Public Ivy” school. In 2005, BusinessWeek named UNC’s business school program as the fifth “Best Executive MBA.” Students receive great value for their tuition dollars at UNC, as Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has ranked UNC as the number one “best value” public school for students who reside in the state of North Carolina.

Athletics: Tar Heel Blue may be one of the most recognizable colors in all of college sports. UNC participates in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision and are members of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Distinguished Alumni & Personnel: Notable UNC alumni include former CEO and Chairman of JPMorgan Chase William B. Harrison; American Idol 6th place finalist Anoop Desai; and former CEO of Bank of America Hugh McColl.

Points of Interest: Dean E Smith Center (named after legendary basketball coach Dean Smith), Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, Kenan Stadium, Ackland Art Museum, Playmakers Theatre, Coker Arboretum and the Kidzu Children’s Museum.

TESTIMONIALS FROM UNC-CHAPEL HILL

WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING

“They take all the energy and enthusiasm that the campers have and use in such a positive way the campers do not realize they are learning.” -Janet M., Parent, UNC-Chapel Hill

“Have always loved the staff and the challenges. My son always leaves with a higher self-esteem.” -Cindy T., Parent, UNC-Chapel Hill

“When I first met the Camp Director, I was so impressed with her positive energy and friendliness. It helped me feel comfortable leaving my kids for a week! My son had a fabulous time, felt a real sense of accomplishment, and came away with great memories. Thanks for everything!” -Cathrine G., Parent, UNC-Chapel Hill

“Best camp experience we’ve had with any organization. I have two boys with very different personalities and each was engaged and enthusiastic all week long. The week flew by and we will be back. Supervision was excellent. The counselors are mature, intelligent, enthusiastic and generally over-qualified for their jobs. Thanks for a great week.” -Cathy B., Parent, UNC-Chapel Hill

“My son said that he felt safe and well cared for at the camp. The instructors were well-qualified, concerned, and above all taught well. We’ll be back.” -Mike B., Parent, UNC-Chapel Hill

WHAT CAMPERS ARE SAYING

“iD Tech Camps rocks! I learned a lot about Autodesk Maya and how the software works. I’ve had a great time at iD Tech Camps and you should, too!” -Rawlings O., Student, UNC-Chapel Hill

“This has been one of the best weeks of my life. iD has taught me things that no other camp could have fit into one week. The instructors know what they are doing and are always willing to help. Thank you iD Tech Camps!” -Dixon D., Student, UNC-Chapel Hill

“It was amazing! I really hope to come back! Hopefully soon! It is an amazing camp! I would suggest it to anyone that enjoys computers, games, anything like that. I love iD Tech Camps!” -Alessandro S., Student, UNC-Chapel Hill

“I loved how there seemed to be infinite possibilities to what we could do. They helped us, but at the same time, they let us make almost anything we wanted!” -Jonathan R., Student, UNC-Chapel Hill

“iD Tech Camps gives me the knowledge and confidence to know that I can do whatever I want, and allows me to be myself and make true, lasting friendships. I can’t praise this camp enough.” -Phillip D., Student, UNC-Chapel Hill

iD IN THE NEWS

NEWS

More than just games – Article as Appeared in the Herald-Sun

By Cliff Belamy “Zoe said she has loved playing video games for many years, and has always been fascinated with their underlying construction. This week, Zoe, 14, from Charlotte, has been creating characters and shapes inspired by the Sonic the Hedgehog game series using the Maya program. She is one of the students taking Andrew [...]

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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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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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Summer Camps in North Carolina – Article as Appeared in Carolina Parent

Here is another great article that details the benefits of STEM education, while answering important questions like “Is STEM right for my child?” and more.  The article also touches on the offerings of STEM camp and talks about our summer camps in North Carolina!  Here is a small preview, but the entire article can be [...]

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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 News and Observer – article about our NC summer camps

Technology camp builds app-titude By Regina Wang Chapel Hill — In this summer camp, rock climbing isn’t half as cool as creating a video game about rock climbing. In a dimmed room where rows of computers replace ropes courses, campers – mostly boys – speak in programming language and make rampant jokes about Macs and [...]

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NBC 17 visits our North Carolina summer camp at UNC

NBC 17 visited iD Tech Camps at UNC-Chapel Hill  on July 15, 2010. 

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As appeared in My School Rocks Magazine – Camping Goes High Tech by Resa Goldberg

January 2010 by Resa Goldberg Twins Ross and Scott had such a great time at iD Tech Camp last summer they immediately began talking about going back this year. Their mom’s condition that they help pay for it would have silenced most kids. Not Ross and the Scott. But they didn’t consider opening a lemonade [...]

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As appeared in The Chapel Hill Herald – article about our NC summer camps in Chapel Hill

Camp for Computer-Age Children By Rob Ikoku CHAPEL HILL—For many children, summer camp offers the opportunity to get away from mom and dad, make new friends and have all kinds of fun on the lake. But for some children, camp involves more conditioning. Air conditioning, that is. Campers at iD Tech Camp at UNC take [...]

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As appeared in The Chapel Hill Herald – article about our NC summer camps for kids in Chapel Hill

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As appeared in Carolina Parent – A day in the life of a summer camper

March 2007 Parents looking at summer camp options quickly realize that the choices are as varied as kids themselves.  Day camp options range from cooking to martial arts to drama to sports and beyond.  Even what used to be considered “traditional” overnight – or residential – camp options have branched out. With all of 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.