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OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

COMPUTER CAMPS HELD AT OHIO STATE 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 Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. 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.

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 OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY COMPUTER CAMPS

This is our 6th season hosting Columbus, OH summer camps at our Ohio State 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 Ohio State University summer day camps and overnight camps allow students to explore tech interests in a fun, yet challenging setting.

We have chosen Ohio State University to host our summer academic camps due to its leadership and excellence in public education. Similar to iD’s mission, one of the university’s core values is to “ignite a lifelong love of learning” in students. Ohio State is a multi-campus university with a main campus in Columbus where students benefit from a scholarly environment in which research inspires and informs teaching.

OSU was recently recognized as one of the top 15 “innovative” universities by U.S. News and World Report. A big university means a big opportunity. OSU is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state. Ohio State University is an excellent option for either a day camp or overnight camp program.

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY FACTS

Nickname: Buckeyes

Founded: 1870

Schools and Colleges at Ohio State University: The Ohio State University offers coursework through: College of Dentistry, College of Engineering, College of Education and Human Ecology, Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, School of Environment and Natural Resources, College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Optometry, College of Pharmacy, College of Public Health, College of Social Work, College of Veterinary Medicine, Colleges of the Arts and Sciences, John Glenn School of Public Affairs, Max M. Fisher College of Business, Michael E. Moritz College of Law.

Student Population: One of the largest universities in the nation, Ohio State enrolls over 50,000 students, with 38,000 undergraduates and over 13,000 postgraduates.

Rankings: The Association of American Universities has only one public university from the state of Ohio, and Ohio State University became that school all the way back in 1916. Due to its relatively high educational quality, Ohio State University was named a “Public Ivy” school by Howard and Matthew Greene in 2000. OSU has also been recognized by the U.S. News & World Report as the 18th best public university and 53rd overall ranked university in the nation. While these are outstanding rankings, Ohio State is continually making improvements, and because of this, they have been ranked 14th in U.S. News’ list of “Up and Coming” colleges and universities.

Athletics: The Ohio State Buckeyes participate in the NCAA’s Division I in all sports and the Big Ten Conference (alongside rival the University of Michigan) in most of their intercollegiate sports. Their men’s hockey team is part of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association and the women’s hockey team participates as part of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. “Brutus” the Buckeye is the official Ohio State University mascot.

Distinguished Alumni & Personnel: Notable Ohio State alumni include Executive at Netscape and America Online Susan Mernit; President of the Tiger Woods Foundation Gregory McLaughlin; and lead singer of the country music trio Rascal Flatts Gary LeVox.

TESTIMONIALS FROM OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING

“I was impressed at the organization of the camp. My daughter enjoyed the instructors and loved learning computer design. This was a wonderful experience for her.” -Drew T., Parent, Ohio State University

“The instructors and camp director were very engaging and positive. My son had a great time and learned a lot. Thank you.” -Cindy J., Parent, Ohio State University

“Per my son’s feedback, “iD Tech Camps is the coolest place” he has ever been to. It challenged him, and with the help of the instructors, he overcame difficulties. My son was nervous at first but quickly enjoyed the experience. The combination of the college dorm experience was a great added bonus for a high schooler.” -Danyael W., Parent, Ohio State University

“My son had a great time and said he learned a great deal. The staff was friendly and helpful and we loved being able to see my son in the photos online. Thanks so much.” -Kelly L., Parent, Ohio State University

“This was my son’s first tech camp of any kind. iD Tech Camps taught him many skills, but also opened his eyes to all the possibilities in the tech and gaming world. I think this experience will ultimately be life changing for him. Great job.” -Linda S., Parent, Ohio State University

WHAT CAMPERS ARE SAYING

“This was the best camp I have ever been to! The staff was very positive about the programs. I had to create a really hard game for my instructor to beat so he would have a challenge. As an overall experience, I loved the camp and would like to come back next year.” -Bryce T., Student, Ohio State University

“iD Tech Camps is an amazing place for gamers of all ages who want to learn what happens behind the scenes of their favorite games! It is rewarding and absolutely fun!” -Sievey J., Student, Ohio State University

“Everyone was friendly and kind.  Between everyone and I had so much fun and this makes me want to come back again during the summer or next year. The staff have been so funny and enjoyable to their students.” -Alexander H., Student, Ohio State University

“I really enjoyed this camp…it was a lot of fun! I have officially decided that I want to do the overnight option next time around.” -Maddie B., Student, Ohio State University

“I had a FANTASTIC time here at camp! I hope I can come back next year!” -Grant L., Student, Ohio State University

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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.