Programming & App Development Courses, Summer Computer Camp Courses

Ages: 13-17 (Must turn 13 by 12-31-14)
Duration: Weeklong Day Camp & Sleep Away Camps
Skill Level: Beginner – Advanced
Ratio Guarantee: 8 Students per Instructor


Microsoft® Visual Studio® Express


Prerequisite: Proficiency in algebra

Unlock the power of code! Learn the fundamentals of C++, one of the most popular programming languages on the planet, with applications spanning systems software to video games. Part of a broad hierarchy of popular and powerful languages with deep roots in the C language, C++ builds versatility in young programmers. Utilize the industry-standard, integrated development environment Microsoft® Visual Studio® Express to create impressive projects.

Students learn how to code in our C++ camp with a fun, step-by-step approach that makes the principles behind code easily accessible even for those new to the subject. For students who do have prior experience, our graduated module curriculum allows for experimentation with more advanced college-level concepts including various algorithms and abstract data types. All students graduate from this computer science/programming summer camp with a completed programming project or application.

Also, each student will receive a Microsoft® DreamSpark™ key. DreamSpark™ is the ticket to the future for students because it provides professional-level developer and designer tools at no charge. With these tools, students can invent new breakthroughs in technology, get a head start on a career, or even just have fun.


At iD, balance is very important. Our tech camps are fun and engaging, and completely unlike school. We want you to develop genuine passion for STEM subjects, and keep coming back year after year. If it’s not fun—and if you don’t learn a lot—we know you won’t return. You can expect roughly 5 hours a day of instruction, with plenty of time for supervised breaks, social time, outdoor play, optional sports, video games, and other creative techtivities. Many clients describe the total iD experience as “magical” and “unlike anything else.” We work hard to make the experience unique, memorable, and valuable.



Prerequisite: Proficiency in algebra

Our summer computer programming course is customized for beginner to advanced learners ages 13-17 (Min Age: Must be 13 by 12-31-14). Curriculum at this C++ programming camp is delivered in small student clusters and individually tailored to each student, allowing programmers of all skill levels to progress efficiently. Our focused academic summer programs allow students to go home with a completed project at the end of the week.



  • Principles of object-oriented programming
  • Application development basics
  • Application testing
  • Bug fixing
  • Coding syntax



  • C++
  • Microsoft® Visual Studio® Express



  • Critical thinking
  • Problem-solving
  • Creativity


This world runs on code, so we think that everyone should have a basic understanding of programming. Our computer programming camps, game programming camps and computer science camps are perfect for aspiring computer programmers or simply anyone intrigued by programming. Do you like solving mathematical equations? Do you want to know what the folks at Microsoft and Facebook do for a living? Look no further. This computer science summer camp has beginning programming students coding proficiently by the end of the week, and challenges advanced students with customized programming camp curriculum. This programming course is also well-suited for students wanting to learn the nuts and bolts of the programming used in our gaming courses.

Feel free to call us at 1-888-709-TECH (8324) so that we can make personal recommendations, should you need assistance.



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.


Our tech curriculum is based on a blended learning strategy. We couple live one-on-one instruction with iD Game Plan, our innovative learning engine, to provide you with properly paced learning. Most of our courses at iD Tech Camps are for beginner through advanced students.

You’ll spend approximately 5 hours on the computer each day, balanced with a common-sense dose of outdoor fun. We take frequent breaks and play outside. Up for an organized sport? So are we! Grab a disc and arrange a game of Ultimate Frisbee. We also provide chess sets, board games, cards, and a variety of traditional summer camp activities. Our goal is to make learning fun, so that students want to keep coming back to learn more each year.


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.



Ages: 7-17
Check-In: 8-9AM Mon-Fri
Pick-Up: 5-6PM Mon-Thurs, Fri 3-4PM (varies by site)
Tuition: $799-$1029/week USD. All taxes included.
Commuter Lunch Plan: Lunch can be purchased for an additional $55/week


Ages: 10-17
Check-In: Sunday 6PM
Pick-Up: Friday 3-4PM (times may vary)
All Inclusive: Add $539-$639/week USD. All taxes included.
Meals: All meals included


  • 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



7:30am: Overnight Campers, rise and shine! Eat breakfast in the campus dining hall—breakfast is typically all-you-can-eat, and consists of favorites such as sausages, pancakes, orange juice, cereal, waffles, and fruit.

8am-9am: Check-in. All Campers meet for morning announcements, ice breakers, and team-building activities.

9:30am: Split into course groups and let the tech fun begin! Breaks are taken at the discretion of each instructor. Younger students will take more frequent breaks.

12pm: Lunch time—head to the dining hall if you’re on the iD Meal Plan. Depending on the policy of each university, students who bring their own bag lunch will either eat in the dining hall with the rest of the crew, or laze under a shady tree outside with an iD instructor.

1pm: Back to the labs!

2:30pm: A game of Ultimate Frisbee, anyone? Capture the flag? Gaming tournaments? Board games? Optional sports? We offer many summer camp activities that vary by week and location. Beyond STEM skill development, students will socialize, make friends, and have fun.

3:30pm: Return to the labs. Let’s create!

5pm: Wrap-up your projects for the day.

5pm-6pm: Pick-up time for Day Campers.

6pm: Dinner for Overnight Campers.

7pm: Overnight Camp students participate in supervised recreational activities such as optional sports, gaming tournaments, and movie nights. In some cases, students can continue working on their projects, as scheduling permits.

10pm: Lights out for Overnight Campers.




“Awesome experience for my son. He wanted to take the same camp all over again so that he could learn more.” -Lauri M., parent, Programming in C++ or Java™

“I was most impressed with 2 things: How in a short span instructors were able to teach my son, who had no experience, something about programming and get him working on a meaningful project, and second, how much fun he had with it.” -Nathan L., parent, Programming in C++ or Java™

“My son had a great time! He starts AP Computer Science in the fall at school and this has helped prepare him!” -Donelle J., parent, Programming in C++ or Java™

“It was great that after one week, my son was able to design a program. And the staff was incredibly responsive to my questions…thank you!!” -Amena A., parent, Programming in C++ or Java™

“I am so glad my son was able to participate in this camp. He was able to learn and have fun at the same time. It was comforting knowing the staff was well organized, friendly and very knowledgeable. Everything went smoothly and there weren’t any problems. The instructor really inspired my son to go deeper and farther into the program all the while making it fun and interesting. He and his camp-mates are already making plans to come back as a group. See you next year.” -Anita W., parent, Programming in C++ or Java™


“I liked the idea of learning a programming language but I never thought it would be fun. iD Tech Camps has changed this opinion because now I really like programming.” -Brendan T., student, Programming in C++ or Java™

“This was a great camp. Not only was it educational with lots of fun, but it also allowed us as the students to choose our own projects. Awesome camp!” -Christopher K., student, Programming in C++ or Java™

“I came into camp not knowing anything about programming. I now know a lot more than I ever could have imagined at the beginning of the week.” -Jordan B., student, Programming in C++ or Java™

“I feel that I have learned C++ well enough to create a project on my own at home now.” -Cole O., student, Programming in C++ or Java™

“I learned a lot at iD Tech Camps this week, and I feel even more enthusiastic towards programming! I loved my experience here as a whole, from the counselors to the group activities, from the food to the dorms. My experience was fantastic and I know I will come here again!.” -Cecilia B., student, Programming in C++ or Java™



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Why is iD Tech Camps the World’s #1 Tech Camp?

  • Guaranteed staff ratios of 8 students per instructor
  • Qualified, tech-savvy staff customize curriculum
  • Innovative curriculum powered by iD Game Plan
  • The latest tech products from Autodesk®, Adobe®, Google, Apple®, Microsoft®, etc.
  • The university experience
  • Age-appropriate kids camps plus more intensive teen-only programs

Where and when is this course offered?

This course is offered at top universities across the United States. View Locations & Dates.

How much do your camps cost?

Please visit our Tuition page.

Can you tell me more about your flex hours?

We know you’re busy. Commuting students participating in our day camps can check-in between 8am-9am daily, and check-out between 5pm-6m. There is no extra cost for flex hours—it’s built into tuition.

What if I get sick, have summer school, or need to make changes?

You can register now and make as many changes as you like (locations, dates, courses, etc.) up until 3 weeks to the start of your session—with no change fees. Once inside the 3-week window, there is a $35 change fee.

You can transfer your registration to a family member or friend. Should you need to cancel because of summer school, family vacation, etc., there is a $250 non-refundable deposit per week. Cancellations made within 3 weeks of the start of camp will be charged the full value of the tuition and are not refundable.

How do I find out if the course I want is still open for enrollment?

For info, check Locations & Dates.

How do I register?

Registering online is the fastest way to get into camp. Visit:

iD Tech Camps for Kids or

All Teen Programs

Or, call us at 1-888-709-TECH (8324) or 1-408-871-2227 to register by phone. You can also email us at info@iDTech.com.

I loved this course! Can I take it again?

Yes, you can take a course multiple times. You can choose to repeat the same course, building on your skills. Our curriculum is very deep, and has enough challenging content for a full summer. Another popular option is to enroll in a different course each week, thereby gaining a comprehensive introduction to a certain tech genre. It is beneficial to develop well-rounded skills in video game design, programming, photography & filmmaking, web design, and more.

What do campers eat?

All meals are included with our overnight programs. Day campers have the option of purchasing the lunch plan or bringing a sack lunch. The lunch plan is recommended, but not mandatory. If the lunch plan is purchased, lunch is provided Monday – Friday. Many university dining facilities do not permit outside food to be brought into the dining hall; students bringing bag lunches may eat outside of the dining hall with their classmates and instructors.

Do I need to bring my own computer?

No, you do not need to a bring personal computer to camp. Each student is provided with a computer at camp; you’ll never have to share a computer. We supply all the hardware, software and course materials.

What if my student already has experience?

With our continually evolving curriculum, experienced students and iD alumni will be able to move along faster and more independently, or collaborate utilizing our customized lessons. You’ll still receive our gold standard one-on-one instruction (maximum of 8 students per instructor, guaranteed).

Do you have any teen programs?

Yes. Jump to All Teen Programs.

Do you use Macs or PCs at iD Tech Camps?

We use both platforms at our summer computer camps. We attempt to mirror the industry standard in each of our summer camp courses. We find that it is an important skill to be proficient on BOTH platforms.

What “off-computer” activities are there?

Balance is the key to every week at iD. While we are in the labs for roughly 5 hours daily, we take time out for outdoor activities. Choose from organized outdoor games, movie nights, talent shows, additional gaming competitions, and campus tours. Activities are divided by age and interest whenever possible, and may vary by location.

Where do your instructors come from?

Our staff is family. Each member of our team comes to us with a blend of spirit, energy, enthusiasm, knowledge of technology, and experience with kids and teens. Our goal is to ensure that every location is comprised of skillful, returning camp counselors along with new instructors who bring a fresh perspective to camp.

Many of our instructors are graduate and undergraduate students in Education, Engineering, Computer Science, Film, Programming, and other related fields. Often, these instructors come from the same recognized universities where we host our summer programs including Stanford, MIT and Columbia University. Staff members undergo in-person training as well as extensive background checks each summer. We have a great crew that comes back year after year to create a unique and high-energy environment.

Why don’t you use Counselors-in-Training?

Distinguishing ourselves from most summer camps, we’ve respectfully created a “No CIT” policy. This guarantees that each student is instructed and supervised by paid adult staff members, ages 18 and older—not by teenagers of camp age.

Do you provide transportation for students? What about Carpooling?

We do not arrange transportation for our students. For your convenience, we have created a new, user-friendly carpool application located in My Account. All transportation to and from camp is the responsibility of the parent/guardian. There are child transportation services that past campers have utilized, which can be found through a web search. We are not affiliated with any such company and thus cannot be held accountable for clients’ use of outside transportation services.

How do I contact you?

You can phone us as 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.