UC Irvine Summer Tech Camps
UCI summer programs for kids & teens
Computer Camps Held at UC Irvine
Welcome to our 18th season hosting summer technology programs at UC Irvine (home of the Peter the Anteater)! 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 UCI camps, right in the heart of innovative Irvine, CA, 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!
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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 Irvine
At our UC Irvine location in the Orange County area, 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). Our popular UCI summer day camps and overnight camps are among a handful of elite CA summer camps in the Orange County area accredited by the American Camp Association.
We have chosen UC Irvine to host our kids summer camps and teen camps in Los Angeles and Southern CA because UCI offers iD students an excellent opportunity for a rich and rewarding summer collegiate experience. The gorgeous UCI campus has become an arboretum of trees and lush landscaping from around the world, forming a park-like setting. The beautiful campus is ideal for an intense week of indoor tech-study and outdoor California fun in the sun, making it the perfect day camp and overnight camp location!
The University of California at Irvine is ranked among the top 50 universities nationally, and ranks tenth among all public universities. Originally a quiet and sunny vacation getaway for Los Angeles residents, Irvine has developed into a booming metropolis with nearby Newport Beach and the presence of a dynamic business community.
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 Irvine Facts
Mascot: Peter the Anteater
UCI Academics: There are eight undergraduate Schools, two graduate Schools, one Department, and one field of Interdisciplinary Studies at UC Irvine. These include the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, School of Biological Sciences, Paul Merage School of Business, Department of Education, Henry Samueli School of Engineering, College of Health Sciences, School of Humanities, School of Law (due fall 2009), and others. Additionally, UC Irvine's campus-wide Honors Program has implemented an independent study program which gives students the opportunity to develop their own curriculum across Schools. The end result for students is being able to graduate with their own self-created major.
Student Population: UCI has approximately 22,122 undergraduate and 5,509 graduate students.
Rankings: Many of UCI's graduate programs received top 50 rankings from U.S. News & World Report, including (but not limited to) literary criticism and theory, criminology, behavioral neuroscience, creative writing, health care management, engineering, mathematics and organic chemistry.
Athletics: UCI's athletic teams participate in NCAA Division I sports and are members of the Big West Conference with other schools like Cal State Fullerton and UC Santa Barbara, both of which are big rivals of UC Irvine. UCI's athletic teams include basketball, baseball, cross country, track and field, volleyball, soccer and water polo.
Distinguished Alumni and Personnel: Many UCI alumni have achieved great things after their time at the university. Athletes include Greg Louganis and 34 other Olympians. Famous actor Jon Lovitz graduated from UCI, and tech innovators Roy Fielding and Paul Mockapetris also attended UCI. Additionally, in 1995, two UC Irvine Professors earned the Nobel Prize - Dr. Frank Sherwood Rowland for his work in Chemistry and Dr. Frederick Reines for his work in Physics.
Testimonials from UCI
"My son has learned an incredible amount in every camp session he has attended. It is the only forum where he has the opportunity to learn about and participate in the field he plans to enter. The quality of instruction is superb, he has a fabulous time and always leaves counting the days until he can return!"- Karin G., Parent, UC Irvine
"The camp offered an opportunity for my child to socialize with like-minded kids, all while do something he loves. Plus, he gained new skills. Thank you very much!"- Leopoldo C., Parent, UC Irvine
"My son was so excited to attend his first camp session! He had a great start and because of the expertise of the instruction, he was able to work through everything. He felt confident in his abilities by the end of camp and we will definitely return next year!"- Shannon H., Parent, UC Irvine
"This is David's third year and he has enjoyed each year. The classes have helped him in school - he was editor of the yearbook and did the DVD for his class graduation."- Melane B., Parent, UC Irvine
"My child came home every day with a smile on his face and so many fun and exciting stories to tell about iD Tech Camps. The staff went the extra mile every day with a smile on their faces and great conversations about my child's progress. I will send my child every summer and will tell others all about this great camp! Thank you!"- Samantha G., Parent, UC Irvine
"The courses that iD Tech Camps offer are very much like a classroom learning experience, however they make it fun like a camp. It is a good mixture so it is a good place for people to send their kids to if they are interested in doing anything tech."- Anthony N., Student, UC Irvine
"This camp experience really allowed me to explore choices in video game design and let me experience something different!"- Jack G., Student, UC Irvine
"I had a great time! The memories will last your whole lifetime. You can make new friends and find old pals. The instructors can teach many things..."- Brian W., Student, UC Irvine
"iD Tech Camps was an awesome camp! I met a nice friend and the lunch was just so amazing. I learned a lot about programming my Mindstorm robot."- Harris S., Student, UC Irvine
"iD Tech Camps is great! I would recommend this camp for anybody who wants a perfect summer. For parents, your children will leave with a brain full of technology."- Jacob K., Student, UC Irvine