UC Berkeley Summer Tech Camps
Cal summer programs for kids & teens
Computer Camps Held at UC Berkeley
Welcome to our 16th season hosting summer technology programs at UC Berkeley (home of the Bears)! In 1999, our family company set out to reinvent "camp" for the 21st century. Today, we’re #1 in summer tech education, with 150+ locations nationwide and an expansive lineup of courses in coding, game design, app development, web design, film, photography, and more.
At our UCB camps, minutes from the unique and vibrant culture of downtown Berkeley, kids and teens build valuable STEM skills in an inspiring, collegiate setting. Students experience personalized learning with a maximum of 8 students per instructor and use the best brand name products from industry leaders like Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Google, and Microsoft. Kick-start your dream job and gain a competitive edge for college!
NEARLY SOLD OUT: Due to extremely high demand at UC Berkeley, most courses are sold out. If the course you want is sold out (see course grid below), please check real-time availability at nearby locations: St. Mary's College of California, San Francisco State University, or any of our other California locations.
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Registration for our Summer 2017 season opens November 1. Add to calendar.
iD Tech Camps Program Details
Co-Ed | Weeklong | Programming, Game Design, Apps, Robotics, Web Design, Film, Photography, and More
Our summer computer camps for kids, pre-teens, and teens are segmented by course and age. Teens will study, socialize and eat with other teens, but may be in the vicinity of younger students during lab time. Yes, we’re a tech camp, but we do not sit in front of digital devices all day. We provide a well-balanced, fun summer camp experience that is age-appropriate for kids, pre-teens, and teens. Imagine a small group learning environment where the curriculum is tailored to you. A place where you build critical 21st century STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) skills in intimate clusters of just 8 students maximum per instructor, and collaborate with new friends.
You’ll gain confidence, explore a unique college campus, and get a taste of the collegiate experience. This isn’t just camp. It’s a portal to a fulfilling future, in college and beyond. Kids camps and teen camps encompass courses in programming with Java, C++, Python, Scratch, and more, app development with iPhone and Android, Minecraft, modding, FPS and RPG game design, robotics engineering with VEX and LEGO, 3D modeling & animation, filmmaking, photography, and web design. Course offerings vary by site. View courses at this location. Beginner or advanced, you'll get inspired by energetic, tech-savvy instructors. Do something big this summer!
About UC Berkeley
At our summer camps in Berkeley, CA held at UC Berkeley, we strike the right balance between off-computer activities (creative games, sports, life skills, etc.) and essential technology education to foster STEM skill development (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). If you are looking for other locations in the Bay Area, we also offer summer camps at Stanford University, St. Mary's College of Moraga and Santa Clara University, to name a few.
We have chosen UC Berkeley to host our kids summer computer camps and teen camps in the San Francisco Bay Area because Berkeley's academic departments consistently rank among the top five in the country. This campus is an oasis that preserves much of the tranquil beauty of California's early years. The wooded 178-acre central campus area is known for its architectural and historical landmarks as well as the scenic passage of Strawberry Creek traversing the campus from end to end.
The UC Berkeley campus is the oldest of all ten University of California campuses. The campus overlooks San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. The university is frequently rated the #1 public university in the country by U.S. News and World Report.
The campus is approximately 30 miles from both San Francisco and Oakland Airports and is an excellent urban-based option for our multiple San Francisco Bay Area summer computer camps. The campus is accessible by the Berkeley BART station (Bay Area Rapid Transit) which is located at the foot of campus. The BART train conveniently runs to Berkeley from both the Oakland and San Francisco International Airports.
Please note: Map and campus details are for general information only. Once you enroll, you will have access to our specific location on campus.
UC Berkeley Facts
Nickname: The Bears
Schools & Organizations at UC Berkeley: UC Berkeley, often referred to as Cal, was established in 1868. It is the oldest of the major University of California campuses. There are over 130 academic departments structured into 14 colleges and schools. They consist of the College of Chemistry, College of Engineering, College of Environmental Design, College of Letters and Science, College of Natural Resources, Graduate School of Education, Graduate School of Journalism, Haas School of Business, Goldman School of Public Policy, School of Information, School of Law, School of Optometry, School of Public Health, and the School of Social Welfare.
Student Population: There are over 25,000 undergraduates and 10,000 postgraduates.
Athletics: Cal athletes compete in the NCAA and are nicknamed the California Golden Bears. A member of both the Pacific-10 Conference and the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, Cal athletics have won national titles in various sports including football, men's basketball, baseball, softball, water polo, rugby, and crew. They have won more than 100 Olympic medals.
Rankings: UC Berkeley is ranked high for academics annually according to many well-known publications and institutions. Did you know that UC Berkeley was ranked as the #1 public university in the U.S.A according to the U.S. News and World Report? Also, according to the National Research Council, 35 of 36 Berkeley graduate programs rank in the top 10 in their respective fields. The Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked Berkeley third in 2008.
Distinguished Alumni & Personnel: This is a short list of the many well-known graduates of UC Berkeley: Norman Mineta, 14th United States Secretary of Transportation and namesake of the Mineta San Jose International Airport; Governor Jennifer Granholm, first female governor of Michigan; Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer; Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel; Scott Adams, creator of the comic strip Dilbert; Alice Waters, celebrity chef, founder of Chez Panisse and the originator of California cuisine; Astronaut Margaret Rhea Seddon.
Testimonials from UC Berkeley
"This is a great, organized summer camp experience. I love the creativity and the new skills learned. Great camp!"- Dagmar S., Parent, UC Berkeley
"My son was totally engaged for the entire week. It was as if he had finally found the tribe that spoke his language. His instructor was helpful, patient and enthusiastic. My son is very inspired!"- Sandy M., Parent, UC Berkeley
"My son had a great experience and came home from the camp with a working iPhone and iPad app. He learned a lot at camp...it was a very positive experience for him."- Carolyn M., Parent, UC Berkeley
"This is my son's favorite camp. Even though this is his 5th session over 3 years, he likes the challenge and all of the learning that goes on. His counselors were great for the type of kid who wants to program and create games - they all speak the same language."- Kathleen N., Parent, UC Berkeley
"I was impressed that staff remembered me after the first day! Very friendly, helpful greetings were much appreciated. A great week all round."- Julie R., Parent, UC Berkeley
"Other programs I have used have made platform game creation complicated and confusing, but MMF2 and my instructor made this comprehensible. iD Tech Camps is great, and I recommend it to anyone who likes technology!"- Nory K., Student, UC Berkeley
"This being my 4th year at iD Tech Camps, I can truly say it is an unsurpassed experience worth every penny and dime to its furthest and fullest extent. I have always found the activities, people and location of the uttermost quality."- Jordan G., Student, UC Berkeley
"I loved the caring nature of the camp staff. Their experience with the tools we used was phenomenal. Even though I was using a slightly different system, my counselor was willing to research the answers to my questions!"- Linus H., Student, UC Berkeley
"This is my second year coming to iD Tech Camps. I love every summer because of the intelligent, fun and friendly staff that organizes fun and interactive activities. They also give the best material needed for success. It is a great place to interact with new people and make friends, while learning something new, in a very cool and fun way."- Robert E., Student, UC Berkeley
"iD Tech Camps is great! I not only have fun, but I also learn valuable tech skills. I've had lots of fun and I hope I can attend as long as possible."- Dylan L., Student, UC Berkeley