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iD Tech Academies

Intensive, pre-collegiate experiences for ages 13–18, beginner to advanced

The Academy Experience

Ages 13–18 | Summer | Two-Week Sessions | Overnight 
Beginner to Advanced | 21 Prestigious Universities

Kick-start your dream career with iD Coding & Engineering Academy or iD Game Design & Development Academy. You'll get immersed in a startup dev shop or simulated game studio and network with pros and peers—all on a prestigious university campus.

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"iD Tech Academies gave me the opportunity to learn things that school couldn't teach me."
-Matthew D., Software Engineer, Google

Academy highlights

Tour major companies like Google, EA, and Facebook

Gain industry insights from guest speakers and elite faculty

Build an impressive, college-ready portfolio with iFolio

Prep for college applications with Synocate-certified instructors

iD Game Design & Development Academy

For all skill levels

IDEAL FOR ASPIRING GAME DEVELOPERS 

Learn the full game development cycle and turn a love of video games into a lucrative career.

IMMERSIVE, COLLABORATIVE EXPERIENCE
Establish an indie game studio, contribute as a 3D Modeler, Gameplay Programmer, or Level Designer, then debut your game during Launch Party.

A PATHWAY TO WORKING FOR GAME STUDIOS
Kick-start your future working for companies like EA, Ubisoft, Valve, and Nvidia—or launch your own indie studio.

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iD Coding & Engineering Academy

For all skill levels

PERFECT FOR TEENS WITH A PASSION FOR CODING
Get ready to shape the future with computer science, engineering, or AI.

INTENSIVE COURSES 
Discover machine learning and deep neural networks, cryptography, game programming with C++, robotics engineering, and more.

A PATHWAY TO DREAM CAREERS 
Build in-demand skills sought after by companies like Google, Facebook, NASA, Microsoft, and Tesla.

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95%

95% of Academy programs are held at US News’ top 100 universities

91%

91% of Academy alumni from 2014 to 2017 went on to major in a STEM field

104k

104k is the average salary across software and game dev positions

3x

3x improvement of college admissions chances with complementary advising sessions led by Synocate-certified iD Tech instructors

Faculty

Industry pros and top university recruits
Our selective hiring practices yield the most elite, passionate instructors from tech companies and universities like MIT, Stanford, Caltech, and NYU.

All adults, no CITs
We adhere to a policy of no “Counselors in Training.” Instead, you’ll find fun-loving, well-paid, all-adult instructors.
 

Thorough background checks
We take safety seriously. All staff members undergo extensive background and reference checks, and each camp has staff who are CPR & First-Aid Certified. 

Trained in person
There’s no substitute for in-person training. By the first day of camp, our summer staff is confident, excited, and equipped to inspire the next generation of innovators.

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Hours and tuition

Overnight program

Check-in: Sunday 6pm
Checkout: Friday 3–4pm (varies by site)
Tuition, Room, and Board: From $3,799 per two-week session (all meals included)

Optional Weekend Stays

Bridge the gap between your two-week session.

Duration: 4pm Friday–6pm Sunday
Room and Board: From $379/weekend (all meals included)

Other add-ons

Continuing Education Units: $198 per two-week session (ages 13+)
College Advising Session: $99 value, included in tuition (ages 13+)
Private Online Lessons: From $50/hour

Prices are in USD and vary by location. All taxes included. A $35 non-refundable fee is assessed one time per student, per session. It supports our risk management efforts and compliance with labor and health regulations of applicable state, county, and local jurisdictions. A $500 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required per student per session.

Meals

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included and take place in the university dining hall (may vary by location). Once you’ve enrolled, please notify us of any special dietary needs, and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

A typical day includes...

Instruction

5–6 hours
Master new tech skills and collaborate with peers in the labs

Teen freedom

2 hours
Get outdoors, bond with new friends, and experience campus life

Evening activities

Varies
Finesse your project, unwind with a board game, compete in video game tournaments, and more

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