Up to $200 off with code UNWRAPTECH

Up to $200 off with code UNWRAPTECH

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Looking for a gift with maximum impact? Your child’s eyes will light up when they unwrap an iD experience complete with hands-on fun, new friends, inspiring mentorship, and campus exploration! Save $200 on teen academies and $150 on camps. Plus, our printable gift certificates mean no shipping—and no stress!

Ends December 20, 2022 at 11:59pm PT. $200 off applies only to academies. $150 off applies only to summer tech camps. Promo code can be used once per child per program. Promo codes can not be applied to previous purchases. This code cannot be used in conjunction with any other code

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

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Register now, pay later

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

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Add a course, save $50

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

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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.

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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.

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Refer a friend, save $25

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

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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!

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  • 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.
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Coding Camp: Virtual Robotics and Scratch

  • Price: $899 (or $250 now + payments)
  • Age: 7 - 9
  • Skill Level: Beginner–Advanced
  • Format: iD Tech Camps | Small-Group, On-Campus
  • Duration: Weeklong program, 8 hours per day

About This Course

Build your own interactive and imaginative programs in a visual coding language designed by the MIT Media Lab. With Scratch and VEX VR, you’ll design code for games and program a virtual robot to navigate mazes on its own with sensors and adaptive variables. As you explore math and science concepts, your pathway to learning Python and C++ begins here—switch to the code editor in VEX VR to see behind the scenes and tweak your work. There’s no better way to dive into the exciting world of STEM!

Topics Covered

  • Develop a game design and programming skill set
  • Create variables and conditional statements
  • Work with mathematical operators and equations
  • Build dynamic code and interactive games

Sample Schedule

In this course, students will begin their journey into computer programming and game design with the interactive drag-and-drop coding blocks of Scratch and VEXcode VR.

Here’s a sample of what a week in the course could look like! Please keep in mind that students will progress at varying paces; this is a general outline of key material and the overall student experience.

Students will dive into the fundamentals of coding with Scratch’s visual code blocks. Using drag-and-drop coding, they’ll create animated sprites with motion blocks and then code their own music game with custom sounds.

Building on their Scratch skills, students will design variable-driven action games with a score that tracks the player’s progress as they blast away a meteor field or battle against an automated computer player.

Welcome to VEXcode VR! In this visual programming environment, students will code the virtual robot to navigate dynamic maps and obstacles, and use its built-in sensors to detect objects by color.

Incorporating their knowledge of conditional statements, students will program the virtual robot to complete challenges like transporting magnetic disks. Then, they’ll switch over to the code editor to view and edit their work directly in the Python coding language.

Honing all of their visual coding skills, students will work independently on a project of their own design in either Scratch or VEXcode VR. Then, they’ll beta-test their projects with their peers at the showcase!

Portfolio-Boosting Diploma & Transcript

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

Learn from the best.

Passion for tech. Unmatched expertise. Personality that brings out the absolute best in your child. With 23 years of experience, we know there's no replacement for the best teacher. It's no surprise that iconic companies like Google, EA, Microsoft, and Disney hire the same talent we do. Our iD Certified instructors possess the whole package of skills that top employers seek.

  • 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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Scratch is a platform for kids to make games, but more educationally, it’s a tool for young minds to bring imagination and ideas to life with code. In fact, Scratch is one of the most popular “block-based coding” options out there, and it’s one of the best programming languages for kids.  Learn more about making games on Scratch.

Learning to code can seem intimidating at first, but Scratch removes that barrier for kids. With adorable characters and straightforward block-based coding, Scratch is the ultimate introduction to the wide world of programming! 

Scratch may be designed for younger kids, but the programming fundamentals they will learn through Scratch will set them up for more sophisticated programming and computational skills down the road! With block coding basics under their belts, kids will have an easier time learning Java, Python, C++, and other sophisticated, yet beginner-friendly, languages that unlock a world of possibilities in STEM majors and careers! 

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.

At our on-campus programs, students get inspired by iconic architecture, learn in our next-gen labs, and get a taste of collegiate life. With our small classes, your child will progress at their own pace with the hottest software and hardware, while learning from carefully-vetted talent sought by companies like Google, Apple, EA, and Disney. They hire who we hire.

As the only STEM educator rooted in 23+ years of legendary camp traditions, we know that when learning is fun, kids and teens stick with it! At camp, students build relationships in a fun and inclusive campus setting, and in between sessions in the labs, can be found diving into high-energy outdoor games and video game tournaments, and bonding over legendary iD traditions like raffles, pie-your-instructor Fridays, and so much more. 

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