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CSU San Marcos
Summer Tech Camps

Coding, game development, robotics, and design for kids and teens

California State University, San Marcos

San Marcos, CA

Welcome to our fourth season hosting summer technology programs at Cal State San Marcos (home of the Cougars)! At our CSUSM camps, situated between Escondido and Vista, kids and teens discover coding, game development, robotics, and design in an inspiring, collegiate setting. With an average of just 8 students per instructor, our guaranteed small class sizes ensure you'll receive personalized instruction and excel at your own pace. Come explore for one week, or return for multiple sessions to build an impressive portfolio.

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Why iD Tech

Why iD Tech?

2.4 million unfilled STEM jobs
There will be 2.4 million unfilled STEM jobs in 2018 alone...employers need your student! Supply and demand are out of balance and there are simply not enough people with the necessary skills. Help bring the galaxy back into alignment!

Creativity to solve real-world problems
Artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, software development, mechanical engineering, UX, design, film, social media...these are the fields that can help solve issues like global warming and water shortages, create autonomous cars, colonize Mars, you name it.

Most schools can’t keep up
We update our curriculum every year and train our instructors in person to teach the most cutting edge courses. Game development with Roblox? Check. Artificial intelligence? Check. Our staff lives and breathes ed tech. The school year is busy. Summer is the perfect opportunity to perfect your tech skills, or gain a completely new skill.

Oh, and the pay? Cha-ching.
The best-paying, most creative careers are in tech. (Yeah, we might be a bit biased, but it’s true). Engineers often make well over $100,000 annually right out of college.

20 years of unparallelled experience
No other tech camp has the experience we do. Nobody. Our educators have meticulously crafted our pedagogy, developing cutting-edge tech programs and forward-thinking curriculum. The iD Tech Pathway, our long-term skill development system, guides students toward internships, college, and dream careers. iD Tech is the #1 tech camp on the planet. 

350,000 students empowered. And counting.
Our family company founded the nation’s first tech camp in 1999. Over 350,000 alumni later, more families place their trust in us than any other summer STEM program in the world.

Our recent alumni survey revealed that:

  • 97% of iD Tech students go on to attend a 4-year college
  • 9 out of 10 go on to study STEM in college
  • 9 out of 10 feel that iD Tech shaped their long-term pathway

It's also common for our alumni to launch startups, found nonprofits, and land dream jobs at companies like Facebook and Google. View success stories.

Trusted by 150 prestigious universities
Stanford. MIT. Princeton. The University of Hong Kong. Our locations lineup speaks for itself. The top universities on the planet trust and host our programs, inspiring students from around the world and providing a taste of collegiate life.

50 courses across 4 learning Paths
Whether your student is an aspiring coder, game developer, robotics engineer, or designer, we offer the most innovative, relevant courses to suit their interests, get them excited, and equip them with in-demand skills.

2,000 world-class, tech-savvy instructors ready to share their passion for tech
We recruit the top talent from universities like Caltech, RIT, Stanford, and MIT, then evaluate and train them in person using specialized techniques. No other program boasts such highly qualified, enthusiastic, and well-prepared staff.

One-of-a-kind culture
Energetic staff. Music playing in the labs. Outdoor activities and campus exploration. Our "un-school" culture makes learning fun while fostering new friendships.
 

Guaranteed small class sizes
With just 5-10 students per instructor (maximum 10), beginner to advanced students enjoy personalized learning at their pace.

The best industry-standard tech tools
Every year, we invest in the latest and greatest software, hardware, and emerging technologies. Your student can innovate like a pro with tools from Adobe, Apple, Microsoft, Nvidia, Roblox, Unity, and much more.

Convenience for busy, modern families
We offer fast check-in and convenient drop-off “windows” so you don’t have to stress about showing up late in the morning or evening. No extra charge!

NEW! Easy, flexible payment plans
We now offer the option to pay a $285 deposit per week up front, then pay the remaining balance in May. No interest, no extra fees! If your summer plans are up in the air, you can make changes up until 21 days before your student’s session starts.

Official iD Tech Diploma, course transcripts, a cool T-shirt, and more
Your student will leave with their official iD Tech diploma and course transcripts, a custom iD Tech tee (always a favorite to wear to school), their final project (typically on a USB drive), new friends, incredible memories, and skills that’ll last long after summer.

Optional college prep add-ons include:

  • Year-round, private online lessons from iD Tech instructors
  • Continuing Education Units issued by Villanova University
  • College advising sessions by Synocate-certified iD Tech instructors

Pricing and additional information for these add-ons is available during checkout.

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iD Tech Camps

Ages 7-17  •   $$

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Experience one-of-a-kind summer fun and the coolest tech courses for every interest and skill level

Experience life at CSU San Marcos

Experience the ideal blend of STEM learning and summer fun at our Cal State San Marcos programs! Located in beautiful San Diego County, the campus is situated in a quiet, suburban neighborhood with a population of 76,000. While the campus is an expansive 304 acres, it’s nestled in the foothills overlooking the city, creating a tight-knit community right on campus.

Nickname: The Cougars

Founded: 1989

Student Population: 10,364

Schools & Colleges at CSUSM: The university has four colleges: the College of Business Administration; the College of Science and Mathematics; the College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences; and the College of Education, Health and Human Services.

Degrees: CSUSM offers 62 different Bachelor's degrees, 15 master's degrees, an Ed.D. program, and 13 teaching credentials.

Learn more about CSU San Marcos here.

“Fantastic experience. Our son learned so much and was completely engaged the entire week. He is looking forward to coming back again next summer!”
-Elise H.

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We’re more than a camp

With summer programs and year-round online learning, our system paves the way for college, internships, and dream careers. Come for one week or return year after year for a chance to be recruited by official Google scouts.

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