In-person camps are BACK and better than ever for summer 2022

iD Tech in action

The moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally here: the return of legendary iD Tech in-person camps! We are thrilled to celebrate this long-anticipated homecoming to the campuses, traditions, and signature programs we love.

Most of all, we can’t wait to welcome campers back to the face-to-face fun that’s launched hundreds of thousands of STEM journeys over the past 22 years.

Through all of the challenges posed by the past two years, the amazing young people who come to camp have inspired us to innovate: we developed Virtual Tech Camps, Online Private Lessons, and Semester courses to provide our community of families as many high-quality options as possible.

Now, we are delighted to announce that in-person camps are back in the mix for summer 2022, accompanied by all of the unique elements that make iD Tech Camps special for our community and life-changing for kids and teens.

“From shout-outs and raffles to gaming tournaments, your favorite iD traditions will be back in no time, and I can’t wait for your kids—and my own—to take it all in,” said Pete Ingram-Cauchi, our CEO and proud parent of three iD Tech campers.

In honor of this auspicious occasion, we’re excited to provide a sneak peek into what our community can expect from the epic return to the flagship programs families trust and kids love.

Back on campus. Back in action!

Before we dive in to all of the exciting things next summer has in store, let’s address our #1 priority: camper and community safety.

We pride ourselves on providing safe spaces for our campers to learn and discover. As we have been for over 22 years, we are accredited by the American Camp Association and adhere to all their standards. Among many other health and safety procedures and policies, we are taking steps to mitigate COVID-19-related risks.

To name just a few, these measures include mandatory staff vaccination against COVID-19, frequent sanitization of shared spaces and surfaces, and staff-wide First Aid and CPR certification.   

For an extensive list of our health and safety measures for the in-person camps, plus more information relating to our planning for next summer, check out our Peace of Mind page.  

Now, on with the fun! Here are just a few things to look forward to (we in the office certainly are!) in what’s sure to be an awesome Summer 2022.

Locations that inspire futures in STEM

Coding. Virtual reality. AI. The most lucrative, fast-growing careers of the 21st century. How exactly do these sophisticated topics and their industries become fun, approachable, and accessible to kids?

We’ve spent 22 years perfecting the answer to this question! Our on-campus programs offer the unique opportunity not only to explore amazing places, but to help kids envision their future in STEM.

And this is an incredibly powerful thing, especially for kids just starting out. 

As any real estate agent will tell you, location, location, location! From walking the halls of a college campus to working in labs featuring the latest tech, and getting a feel for collegiate life, we’ve mastered the art of creating a fun, camp-ified setting at some of the world’s most prestigious universities.

The on-campus iD Tech experience is about tapping into the internal drive of every student, building upon their passions and interests, and providing a long-term pathway to college, the most exciting careers in STEM, and beyond.

Browse on-campus locations

Life-changing learning and connections

Pies in the face, exciting raffles, and more legendary games and traditions. These are just part of what makes the “iD magic” that kids love, and encourages them to love learning! 

Add cutting-edge curriculum in 60+ of the latest tech topics like esports, cryptocurrency, VR, coding, and more, into the equation, and a truly magical learning experience emerges on campus. 

Learn more about our full, updated course catalog here!

Year after year, we hear from campers and their families: kids find their “people” and come out of their shells in ways that simply don’t happen during the school year. The connections kids and teens make at iD Tech Camps are truly gifts that keep on giving. Encouragement and collaboration with others who share their interests and goals helps campers learn, and the unique learning experiences they share forge lasting bonds. 

These are connections and skills that can last a lifetime! Think about it: by collaborating at a STEM camp, students are building life skills and essentially networking (as we grown-ups call it!). Campers will have names to call on when it comes to doing a side project, applying to colleges, finding an internship, or even starting a new business with the friend they met at summer camp back in the day!

The return to in-person camps means a return to places where these life-changing experiences happen, and we’re already counting down the days!

Mentorship from the best of the best

There’s no substitute for learning from a caring mentor with a wealth of expertise to share. The iD Certified Tech Rockstars are ready to step back onto campuses around the country and help kids find their passions and realize their potential (all while having a blast, of course).

Our elite team of instructors are so much more than tech experts; they boost kids’ confidence, inspire a love of learning, and nurture students’ growth while having a lot of fun. But, don’t take our word for it: check out these real testimonials from parents and students who have experienced the iD Tech mentorship difference. 

Plus, just as our campers learn from elite, hand-selected instructors, our instructors are trained by our experienced team of Regional Managers—experts in fun and learning. By the first day of camp, our summer staff is confident, excited, and equipped to inspire the next generation of innovators.

Read more about the iD mentorship difference

Program customization only found here

From our flagship iD Tech Camps, to our Semester courses, Alexa Café , and in-person Academies, there is no such thing as “one size fits all” at our programs. This summer, we’re thrilled to welcome back three of our most specialized learning experiences, available at select campuses.  

Alexa Café

Alexa Café was founded with the goal of encouraging girls to explore STEM and closing representation gaps that persist across tech industries. Inspired by iD Tech co-founder Alexa Ingram-Cauchi, this program - designed for girls - blends tech, entrepreneurship, and social impact in a fresh, café-like setting.

To this day, this goal has been realized for the thousands of campers who have participated, and this extraordinary program has been officially endorsed by the Society of Women Engineers! We can’t wait for the journey to continue this summer. 

Browse Alexa Café locations

iD Game Dev Academy

Designed to kickstart careers and inspire on prestigious campuses, the iD Game Dev Academy is the perfect launchpad for game enthusiasts. And with 2 weeks to realize their amazing ideas, teens can step into the shoes of an esports pro or game design executive. In this unique environment with like-minded peers and expert mentors, teens will learn the full cycle of game production and unlock the skills needed to transform a love of gaming into a lucrative career.

Browse iD Game Dev Academy locations

iD Coding & AI Academy

The elite iD Coding & AI Academy programs boost teens’ portfolios and resumes with industry-ready coding and engineering skills. In a startup-like environment, students will level up their STEM repertoires with guidance from staff who know their stuff and are excited to help the next generation follow in their footsteps - perhaps with their own app or business. 

Browse ID Coding & AI Academy locations

Find the perfect summer camp experience for your child

We can hardly wait for summer to arrive and to welcome campers back to the halls of amazing universities! With that said, we know that selecting the perfect summer camp involves a lot of consideration, and we’ve got resources to help families make the best choice for their kids: 

 Let the countdown to summer begin!

A photo of Virginia

Virginia started with iD Tech at the University of Denver in 2015 and has loved every minute since then! A former teacher by trade, she has a master's in education and loves working to embolden the next generation through STEM. Outside the office, you can usually find her reading a good book, struggling on a yoga mat, or exploring the Rocky Mountains.