• Refer a friend, save $25

    Register for camp and invite friends! You'll earn a $25 credit for each new referral, and your friends save too!

    Register for camp and invite friends! You'll earn a $25 credit for each new referral, and your friends save too!

    Refer a friend and save $25. Your friend will save, too.

    Once you register for an online or on-campus program, you'll receive a unique Refer-a-Friend code that can be shared with up to ten friends. You'll earn a $25 credit for each new referral, and your friends will save, too!

    Please note:

    • Students you refer cannot have previously attended an online or on-campus program with iD Tech.
    • Referrals must be made prior to the date your friends' sessions start. 
    • New students must enter your unique Refer-a-Friend referral code at the time of registration.
    • Refer-a-Friend savings does not apply to Online Private Lessons.
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    Save $50 when you buy a second camp or course, whether it’s in another topic or for another child!

    Save $50 when you buy a second camp or course, whether it’s in another topic or for another child!

    Automatically save $50 when you add courses or siblings!
    Pay standard tuition for one student to attend a small-group program and receive $50 off for each additional course or sibling.
    Note: You have the flexibility to add additional courses and siblings at any time during the qualifying term. Your automatic savings will be applied, provided the same account is used for all purchases. Automatic savings do not apply to Online Private Lessons.

  • Register now, pay later

    Spread the cost of camp out over time with a payment plan. Get started today for as low as $250!

    Spread the cost of camp out over time with a payment plan. Get started today for as low as $250!

    Payment plans available, for as low as $250!

3D Printing Camp with Take-Home Printer

  • Price: Starting at $1,499
  • Age: Ages 10-12
  • Skill Level: Beginner-Advanced
  • Format: iD Tech Camps | Small-Group, On-Campus
  • Duration: Weeklong program, 8 hours per day

About This Course

Transform the vivid designs and fantasy worlds of your dreams into physical reality with a powerful 3D printer. You’ll build a foundation in 3D modeling—starting from your initial sketch, then creating characters from scratch in Blender, an expansive 3D software used by professionals across the game design and film industries. After you’ve finalized your creations, you’ll print them out into tactile objects that you can hold in the palm of your hand. Stack your desk full of your uniquely hand-crafted prints! While you prep your next design, you’ll learn to operate and maintain the 3D printing equipment for future use. The best part? You'll get to paint your work and take home all of your printed models!

Topics Covered

  • Take charge of the entire 3D printing process, from model design to final print
  • Design in 3D space and create unique 3D characters and objects
  • Learn how 3D printers and slicing software work 
  • Employ best practices for effective 3D printing and troubleshoot complex printing jobs

3D Printing Camp Format 

This 3D printing summer camp is part of a weeklong summer course running Monday through Friday. Learning sessions will be held in a lab on an inspiring university campus. Your child will be placed within a small group and guided by an experienced instructor. Daily schedules are balanced and allow for outdoor and recreational activities. Day and overnight options are available based on location.

Sample Schedule

Here’s a sample of what a week in this 3D printing camp could look like. Keep in mind students will progress at varying paces, and this is meant to serve as an outline of key materials and the overall experience. 

Students will learn how to model custom objects and build a fundamental knowledge of creating in Blender. They’ll begin using more advanced tools to create complex shapes.

Pushing their knowledge further, students will dive into the world of 3D printing by exporting their first test print. They’ll learn the basics of setting up their Monoprice Voxel 3D Printer and using Blender to transfer digital models to the printer.

Students will continue to build onto their 3D modeling skill set with more advanced techniques and projects, such as using real-world measurements to create a wearable ring and modeling from reference images. 

Honing all of their 3D modeling and printing skills, students will design their final project: their own unique 3D print! Students can gain inspiration from guided projects such as creating a custom character or sculpting an animal companion.

Students will work independently to clean, sand, and paint their collection of prints, adding the final polish to their custom creations! After class, students will receive a digital voucher in their iD Tech account to collect their very own Monoprice Voxel 3D Printer—so they can continue their projects at home with fresh, out-of-the-box hardware.

Portfolio-Boosting Diploma & Transcript

At the conclusion of your child's 3D printing summer camp, they will receive an official iD Tech diploma and course transcript outlining the skills they learned over the course of the week.

Elite Staff & Experienced Instructors

Passion for tech. Unmatched expertise. Personality that brings out the absolute best in your child. With 25 years of experience, we know there's no replacement for the best teacher. Each year iD instructors go on to be hired by the most prestigious tech companies in the world like Google, EA, Disney, Microsoft, and more. When your child learns from the best, they’ll unlock opportunities to become their best. 

  • 100% USA-based, adult instructors

  • Recruited from top universities like Stanford, Caltech, and NYU

  • Rigorous background and reference checks

  • Robust training programs and certification

  • Adherence to American Camp Association accredited guidelines

Find a university location near you

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Blender is a creative software that creatives can use to make amazing visuals, stop motion films,  animations, and special effects. The applications of Blender to gaming, the arts, and film can ignite kids’ passion for STEAM. As they progress, they’ll discover the potential of the software to bring their imagination to life!

This course is held at the following locations. To see available dates and to register, click the "View Locations" button.

American University: Washington, D.C.
Arizona State University: Tempe, AZ
Butler University: Indianapolis, IN
California Institute of Technology: Pasadena, CA
Carnegie Mellon University: Pittsburgh, PA
Columbia University: New York, NY
Emory University: Atlanta, GA
Fairleigh Dickinson University - Madison: Madison, NJ
Lake Forest College: Lake Forest, IL
Lewis & Clark College: Portland, OR
MIT Campus: Cambridge, MA
Macalester College: St. Paul, MN
Manhattanville College: Purchase, NY
North Carolina State University: Raleigh, NC
Ohio State University: Columbus, OH
Olin College of Engineering: Needham, MA
Palo Alto High School: Palo Alto, CA
Princeton: Princeton, NJ
Rice University: Houston, TX
Sacramento State: Sacramento, CA
San Francisco State University: San Francisco, CA
Santa Clara University: Santa Clara, CA
Stanford University: Palo Alto, CA
The University of Texas at Austin: Austin, TX
The University of Texas at Dallas: Richardson, TX
UC Berkeley: Berkeley, CA
UC Irvine: Irvine, CA
UCLA: Los Angeles, CA
UMass Amherst: Amherst, MA
UNC-Chapel Hill: Chapel Hill, NC
University of Denver: Denver, CO
University of Maryland: College Park, MD
University of Miami: Coral Gables, FL
University of Michigan: Ann Arbor, MI
University of Washington: Seattle, WA
Vanderbilt University: Nashville, TN
Villanova University: Villanova, PA

While we are a tech program with the goal of transforming your child’s interests into real-world STEM skills, we are also a summer camp. Simply put, camp is a balance of learning and fun! Students learn in small groups in labs on a prestigious college campus and from expert instructors who are trained to inspire and engage.

Day camps kick off with icebreakers and team-building before jumping into coursework for most of the morning. When it’s time for lunch, your child will walk from the computer lab to the dining hall as they take in the beauty of campus. Students return to the learning labs in the afternoon for more coursework, followed by an afternoon break where they will have the chance to take part in outdoor game time and more campus discovery before wrapping up with instruction!

Overnighters work until dinner, and are then off to create deeper connections and memories while gaming, watching movies, and more. All together, days and nights are filled with learning and adventure that builds lifelong friendships. 

Yes, this course is designed for beginner to advanced students. Our small class size ensures that each student receives individual attention and has the freedom to learn at their own pace. Instructors are trained to be in tune with students’ unique needs and provide a personalized learning experience. 

In addition to valuable tech skills, kids and teens leave camp with new relationships, resilience, critical thinking opportunities, and an even greater love for tech (if that’s possible!).

At the conclusion of your child's course, they will receive a transcript outlining everything they learned over the week. They’ll also take home an iD Tech t-shirt, water bottle, and a USB with their course project files, along with access to installation and setup guides so they can continue working at their own pace.

Yes! You can register today for as little as $250 per student, and pay the balance in convenient monthly installments. You can save $50 by registering for multiple sessions, and you can earn $25 in credit for each new friend referral (your friend saves $25 when they sign up too!). 

As courses frequently sell out, we recommend registering early to secure your child’s spot. You can make unlimited changes - with no fees - up to 14 days before the start of your session. If you need to cancel, you will receive a refund of the amount paid, less the payment plan fee (if applicable) and the deposit of $250 per week. No refunds are provided for cancellations made within 14 days of the start of your session.

If your child will be bringing a phone to camp, they’ll be able to access their device to update you on their adventures and take selfies with their new friends during break times.

While many kids can’t stop talking about their days at camp, others are kids of few words. Our camp staff are here to help, taking pictures of campers in action! Our photos page is regularly updated to showcase all of the fun taking place at camp.

During our Friday Family Showcase, loved ones get to see their camper’s final project while interacting with camp staff and learning about the week, skills gained, and more. 

With online options including virtual camps, teen academies, and private lessons, there is a program that fits your child’s interest, skill level, goals, and importantly, schedule. Inspiring instructors, customized curriculum, and topics your child can’t get enough of—sound familiar? Everything there is to love about our in-person summer camps, taught online, live by our elite instructors. Learn more

Our Program Specialists are here to provide you with the best experience. Looking for a personalized course recommendation? Need help signing up? We’ve got you covered. Call us at 1-888-709-8324 or email hello@idtech.com

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