8:1 STAFF RATIO GUARANTEE
We guarantee small class sizes, with a maximum of 8 students per instructor. At iD, our teaching philosophy is premised on personalization—your path, at your pace. Passionate, adult-only instructors guide you through customized curriculum with one-on-one teaching. The immersive environment is ideal for fostering creativity and allowing you to reach your learning potential. Read more about our 8:1 iD Guarantee.
TWO-WEEK INTENSIVE COURSES | HIGH-LEVEL CURRICULUM
Our 2-week courses at the Academy provide you with the right amount of time to get comfortable in your field of study and put your knowledge to use with hands-on projects. You’ll have ample time to work on your online portfolio, enjoy excursions and tours of nearby facilities, relax with late-night gaming tournaments, and explore campus (Weekend Stays optional).
Week One: Utilizing Java™and Minecraft, start learning the skills needed to write your own Minecraft modification. Learn how to work with variables, data types, operators, and more! Throughout the week, you will also learn about game design principles using Minecraft and its endless 3D possibilities. Imagination is the only thing that limits what you can create. Design your own world then put your skills to the test by analyzing the code structure of Minecraft modifications and adding your owns blocks to the game.
Week Two: Start your second week reviewing crucial topics in Java™and then get ready to dig deep into Minecraft Modification. Apply your new coding skills and see your progress in your own, custom world! Create special powers for you and your friends, develop your own crafting recipes, design your own armor sets, and more. Wrap up your experience with a portfolio of Minecraft modifications you and your friends can play at home.
ADULT-ONLY STAFF, NO COUNSELORS-IN-TRAINING
Our entire staff is comprised of adults ages 18 and over. We do not hire Counselors-in-Training (CITs) at our summer technology camps. We believe you learn best from adults who have mastered their technology skills. Some of our instructors are tech industry professionals. Others are graduate and undergraduate students majoring in the fields of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, App Design, Film, and other related fields. We’re extremely selective when it comes to our summer staff.