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iD PROGRAMMING ACADEMY AT UT AUSTIN

In 1999, our independent family company set out to reinvent “camp” for the 21st century. At iD Tech Academies, we provide intensive summer tech programs for teens ages 13-18. For students ages 7-17, we also offer iD Tech Camps. Our programs are held at over 80 prestigious universities throughout the U.S., including UT Austin in Austin, TX. At UT Austin, we offer 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 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
Courses, Dates, Prices, Enrollment

At iD Programming Academy, we offer 2-week sessions of intensive study in computer science programming. Increase your understanding of application development, and gain a competitive advantage for college and beyond. iD Programming Academy is perfect for students with previous programming experience who are looking to take their coding skill to a new level. At our coding camp for teens, you’ll learn from elite faculty, build your portfolio, tour a major app development studio, meet new friends, and get a taste of the collegiate lifestyle.

  • Discover programming, app development, and robotics with industry-grade software
  • Learn from elite faculty in small, personalized classes of just 8 students or fewer, guaranteed
  • Tour a major application development studio
  • Show off your skills our LAN gaming tournaments (after instructional time)
  • Graduate with experience using software repository systems
  • Receive an (optional) Official Transcript with Continuing Education Units

This summer, pursue your talents and passions, and gain a competitive advantage for college and beyond.

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.

FACULTY

  • 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 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

Tuition cost includes:

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

ABOUT UT AUSTIN

UT Austin is one of the original Public Ivies, with a history of elite academic performance and research. Their prestigious research programs emphasize computer science, engineering, and physical sciences.

With the decision to host iD Programming Academy at UT Austin, iD hopes to engage teens ages 13-18 – in meaningful computer science curriculum that bridges the gap between high school technology classes and university-level CS education. There is both independent and team-based currriculum, giving students a taste for what it is really like to collaborate on large-scale academic projects. The best part? The atmosphere at our Austin, TX camps is FUN! Learn application development in an engaged, immersive atmosphere while enjoying the rich beauty and history of this unique campus.

CAMPUS LIFE & MEALS

As part of the full university experience, students will eat in university dining halls and sleep in real dorms. All meals are included.

TESTIMONIALS FROM iD PROGRAMMING ACADEMY AT UT AUSTIN

WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING

“Great overall support from an extremely professional and trustworthy group of counselors.” -Kenneth M., Parent, University of Texas, Austin iD Programming Academy

“Our student seems to be inspired to continue learning to program.” -John F., Parent, University of Texas, Austin iD Programming Academy

“Once again, the program exceeded our expectations. Coach and Magic were awesome. Not only did my son learn a lot and have a great time, but I knew he was in a safe environment. iD Tech is the best.” -Steven G., Parent, University of Texas, Austin iD Programming Academy

“This was the perfect camp for my daughter. She needed an advanced experience that would allow her to grow with other students. iD Tech provided that experience.” -Marcus C., Parent, University of Texas, Austin iD Programming Academy

WHAT ACADEMY STUDENTS ARE SAYING

“iD Tech was fun and taught me things that I will remember and use for years to come. I’m glad I went to iD Tech.” -Jackson G., Student, University of Texas, Austin iD Programming Academy

“I came not knowing any Java™ and now I know enough to mod Minecraft. It is something I tought I would never be able to do and was always baffled by how to do it and now I can do it!” -Carlos A., Student, University of Texas, Austin iD Programming Academy

“This is my second year at iD Tech, both times doing programming. Overall, both experiences have been great, and they got me started in the world of programming in a really cool way.”  -Ethan G., Student, University of Texas, Austin iD Programming Academy

“iD Programming Labs 101 was a great experience! I went from being a complete beginner in the field of computer programming to a competent programmer, and while I have a lot to still learn, I now feel confident about my abilities and am ready to move forward to reach new heights and achieve my full potential.” -Cristian C., Student, University of Texas, Austin iD Programming Academy

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FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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What courses are offered at this location?

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When does the program start?

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How much does this teen camp cost?

The cost for the two-week residential teen camp is US $3,699-$3,899. Check our site for special promotions. For students ages 13 and up, Continuing Education Units are available from Stanford Continuing Studies, for an additional fee. Weekend Stays are optional, but recommended, and cost $369 per weekend. Most students choose to stay the weekend with us.

How can I save on tuition?

Please see our current Promotions.

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 and 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 send us an email to info@iDTech.com. For more details, please see our Terms & Conditions.

Does my student need to have a high computer IQ?

No. Most 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 materials necessary for the course will be provided.

Do you offer any other teen programs?

We also offer weeklong courses for teens at iD Tech Camps (ages 7-17). Courses and activities are divided into teen courses and pre-teen courses. In some cases, teens and pre-teens will study in the same lab (but will not be mixed in the same class). Other iD Tech Academies for teens include iD Game Design & Development Academy, and iD Film Academy. We aim to strike the right balance of independence, but rest assured—students will be supervised at all times. Teens enjoy extra privileges appropriate for their environment and maturity levels, including computer gaming tournaments. (Jump to all Teen Programs)

How do I register?

To register, click here.

How do I contact you?

Feel free to 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.