Design Boutique — Web Design & Photography
Photo & Web Design Course | Ages 10-15
Design Boutique — Web Design & Photography
Alexa Café Course | Ages 10-15
- Alexa Café
- 10-15 (Must turn 10 by 12-31-17)
- Skill Level
- Beg - Adv
- Ratio Guarantee
- 8 students per instructor
- Yes (see below)
- Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, DSLR Cameras
Prerequisite: Ability to work in a team. Each student will be provided with an individual computer for editing and will share photography equipment.
Girls in the course will build a photography portfolio and learn how to capture the perfect shot. Equipped with professional DSLR cameras and tools from Adobe, girls will learn the technical and creative aspects of photography and digital editing. They'll tie it all together by discovering the elements of brand identity and web design.
This course introduces girls ages 10-15 to STEM principles that set the foundation for artistic futures in fields like web design, graphic design, photography, and more. Using the latest graphic design software and high-end DSLR cameras, all girls in these web design camps learn how to create a website and take high quality photos. Students of all skill levels leave the program with completed projects they can be proud of.
What Will Students Take Home?
Students will take home the directory for their web portfolio and their raw and edited still images.
What Will Students Learn?
Students Will Learn to:
- Use exposure and focus techniques
- Build a business
- Shoot landscape photography
- Practice web design and typography
Top Skills Gained
Software & Hardware Skills Development
- Professional DSLR camera
- Adobe Photoshop
STEM & 21st Century Skills Development
- Project planning
Skill Level | Is This Photography & Web Design Course Appropriate for Your Student?
Prerequisite: Ability to work in a team. Each student will be provided with an individual computer for editing and will share photography equipment. Students may bring their own DSLR.
This course is ideal for girls who enjoy photography, web design, and graphic arts, and wish to express themselves creatively. Web development and photography skills are both useful in their own right, and also make great complements to other areas of technology and design. After attending camp, impress your friends with your own custom website structured around your photography. If you’re interested in pursuing web or graphic design as a career or even becoming a professional photographer, these all-girls summer courses are a great place to start.
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Where Is This Course Offered?
California - Northern
California - Southern
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Hours & Tuition
Check-In: 8-9am Mon-Fri
Pick-Up: 5-6pm Mon-Thurs, 3-4pm Fri
Tuition: From $949/week USD. All taxes included.
Lunch Plan: Starts at an additional $60/week
Check-In: 6pm Sun
Pick-Up: 3-4pm Fri
Tuition: Add $569/week USD. All taxes included.
Meals: All meals included
Please note: In addition to the prices listed above, there will be a one-time Safety & Compliance Fee of $20 per student per year.
Your Tuition Includes:
- 8:1 student-to-instructor ratio (guaranteed)
- Free flex hours at check-in and pick-up
- Diploma with transcript and instructor insights
- Final project and software discounts
- Custom Alexa Café t-shirt, H2O bottle
- Outdoor time, campus tours (most locations)
- Access to online curriculum (iD Game Plan)
Add $179 (annual subscription)
Tech Rocket is the #1 online learning destination for kids and teens. Aspiring app programmer? Indie game developer? Graphic artist? You got this! Level up your tech skills and build community with thousands of other students. With gaming tournaments, safe, collaborative forums, a massive Minecraft server, and an arcade, Tech Rocket makes learning fun all year long. It’s the perfect complement to our summer programs!
7:15am: 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 pancakes, sausages, orange juice, cereal, waffles, and fruit. (Make sure to notify us of any special dietary needs or allergies before camp.)
8–9am: Day campers check in between 8–9am with our flex hours (no extra cost).
9am: All campers meet for morning announcements, icebreakers, and team-building activities.
9:30am: Split into course groups. Grab your laptop, put on your favorite song, and start creating!
Noon: Lunch time—head to the dining hall if you’re on the 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 gather elsewhere with an Alexa Café instructor.
1pm: Back to the labs to collaborate and create!
2:30pm: Lanyard making? A game of Ultimate Frisbee, anyone? Team-building activity? Board games? We offer many summer camp activities that vary by week and location. Beyond STEM skill development, students will socialize, make friends, and have fun.
3:15pm: Return to the labs.
5pm: Wrap-up your projects for the day.
5–6pm: Pick-up time for Day campers. Pick-up flex hours are between 5–6pm, at no extra charge.
6pm: Dinner for overnight campers.
7pm: Overnight campers participate in supervised recreational activities such as optional sports, crafting, gaming, and movie nights. In some cases, students can continue working on their projects, as scheduling permits.
10pm: Lights out for overnight campers.
Discover what sets our teaching style apart.
8:1 Staff Ratio Guarantee
We guarantee small class sizes, with a maximum of 8 students per instructor. At Alexa Café, our teaching philosophy is premised on personalization—your path, at your pace. Passionate, all-adult instructors guide you through tailored curriculum with one-on-one teaching. The immersive environment is ideal for fostering creativity and allowing you to reach your potential. Read more about our 8:1 iD Guarantee.
How We Teach | Personalized Instruction with a Purpose
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. All girls enrolled at the Café will learn about 1-for-1 social movements, stylish, game-changing brands, and real-world entrepreneurship and leadership, all the while being challenged to incorporate technology to make a difference. It’s not just about building a webpage or learning to code--it’s about creating a passionate vision to inspire and help others in our local communities and beyond our borders.
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, Web Design, Computer Engineering, App Design, Film, and other related fields. We’re extremely selective when it comes to our summer staff.
Friday Concept Café for Families
On the last day of camp during Concept Café, instructors present each student with a personalized iD Tech Diploma and recap students' key accomplishments. Afterwards, students unveil their final projects to parents and siblings, demonstrating all that they learned in just one week of camp.
Why Alexa Café?
Alexa Café, named after iD Tech co-founder Alexa Ingram-Cauchi, was designed with girls ages 10-15 in mind. While all iD Tech programs are great for girls, we acknowledge the pervasive STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) gender gap, and seek to remedy it with a chic, collaborative learning environment focused on girls. The Café emphasizes leadership, entrepreneurship, brand identity, and philanthropy, with STEM subjects creatively woven into the curriculum.
Code.org reports that while over 50% of the U.S. population is female, women make up only 12% of Computer Science undergrads. Similarly, women comprise nearly half of the U.S. labor force, but hold only 4.6% of top leadership positions (according to catalyst.org). Many girls are missing out on future STEM careers and big opportunities to innovate and create change. Alexa Café is not about special treatment for girls. It's about fostering leadership and tech skills in a fresh setting that's unlike anything else. For a more detailed program overview, please visit AlexaCafe.com.
See What People Are Saying About Our Camps
“This was Camille's first experience at a computer science camp. She loved it and learned so much. She has already asked to get the software so she can continue on learning how to master website, Photoshop, etc.. We are so happy that this door has been opened for her.”- Kimberly, Parent, Design Boutique — Web Design & Photography
“The project that Lauren created was awesome! I am amazed at what she accomplished in 5 days at camp.”- Tia, Parent, Design Boutique — Web Design & Photography
“We were delighted to find an exclusive girls tech camp that inspired our daughter and the girls at the camp. We look forward to attending more Alexa Café camps in the future!”- Lynne, Parent, Design Boutique — Web Design & Photography
“This is honestly the best camp I've ever been to! It is so fun and the staff is so cool and funny and kind. I love everything about this camp. I am for sure coming again. Best camp ever!”- Caroline, Student, Design Boutique — Web Design & Photography
“My experience at Alexa Café was a lot of fun and I learned how to use a lot of programs that I did not know how to use before. I'll be walking away from this experience with a big smile on my face!”- Emaan, Student, Design Boutique — Web Design & Photography
“Coming to Alexa Café was awesome! The leaders were all very funny, nice and helpful, and they taught me things I’ve never learned before. It was really fun and I had an great time here!"- Hailey, Student, Design Boutique — Web Design & Photography