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    Programs for kids & teens held at UCLA

Computer Camps Held at UCLA

Welcome to our 17th season hosting summer technology programs at University of California, Los Angeles (home of the Bruins)! 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 UCLA camps, in the Westwood neighborhood of sunny Los Angeles, 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!

Please note: This program is NOT affiliated with nor endorsed by the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television and its UCLA Arts Camp. Presentation of this event on the UCLA Campus does not imply or represent endorsement by UCLA or the Regents of the UC regarding content, programming, materials, or associated organizations.

Summer 2016 Courses & Dates

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!

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About UCLA

At our camps held at UCLA, 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 UCLA summer day camps and overnight camps are among a handful of elite summer classes in the Los Angeles area accredited by the American Camp Association.

Our summer camp held at UCLA is located in the residential neighborhood of Westwood/Bel Air in Los Angeles, California (approximately 15 minutes from Hollywood). During their stay, campers may have the opportunity to walk to local shops and movie theatres in Westwood Village. Movie and television stars are often sighted. UCLA also boasts the best dining halls in the nation!

UCLA has a world-renowned reputation in research and technology. Many of its programs are rated among the best in the nation and the world. UCLA faculty members have received four Nobel Prizes and seven National Medals of Science. It is the most sought-after university in California.

Los Angeles International Airport is located approximately 12 miles south of our Los Angeles, CA summer camps, making UCLA the perfect day camp and overnight camp option for our Southern California summer programs.

Campus Info: Held at University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Please note: Map and campus details are for general information only. Once you enroll, you will have access to our specific location on campus.

UCLA Facts

Mascot: UCLA Bruins

Founded: 1919

UCLA Academics: UCLA's College of Letters and Sciences (humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, and the International Institute) has 34 academic departments and 900 faculty. The majority of UCLA's 129 undergraduate majors can be found in the College of Letters and Sciences.

Student Population: UCLA has approximately 25,000 undergraduate and 11,000 graduate students. In 2009, UCLA was named the "most selective" public university in the entire United States, beating out Northern California's UC Berkeley.

Rankings: With its rich history and prestige, UCLA continuously has more applicants than any other university in the US. It is 12th in Newsweek's Top 100 Global universities ranking, and in 2007, it was ranked 13th in the world by the Institute of Higher Education at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. UCLA's undergraduate program is ranked second among public universities in the United States.

Athletics: UCLA's Bruins participate in NCAA Division I-A as part of the Pac Ten Conference alongside Southern California rival USC. UCLA's football team plays home games at the well known Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California; UCLA's men's basketball team (made famous by the legendary John Wooden who coached the team to 10 NCAA championships) plays its games at Pauley Pavilion. UCLA's athletic teams have won a staggering 104 NCAA team championships as of 2009, more than any other university.

Distinguished Alumni and Personnel: Two current faculty members (and four former faculty) and four alumni have been awarded the Nobel Prize for their work in science and peace. UCLA alumni have also accomplished the following: 15 Academy Award winners, 10 National Medal of Science winners, 3 Pulitzer Prize winners, and 1 Pritzker Prize in Architecture winner. A number of professional athletes have come out of the university.

Testimonials from UCLA

  • "I want to thank you so much for giving my son a gift that he will always cherish. He went to the Flash animation class at UCLA two summers ago. He also went to the Maya class at UC Irvine last summer. I bought the CS4 suite for him and the Maya suite. Nathan has concentrated on Flash and has since posted a project on deviantArt."
    - Kimberlyn H., Parent, UCLA
  • "My son is seven and this is the first time he's ever LOVED camp. I asked him his favorite part of camp and he said "EVERYTHING!" And the final games he created blew me away!"
    - Marjorie S., Parent, UCLA
  • "My son's 5th summer with iD Tech Camps has been another great experience for him. You have our confidence that he is safe, well fed and comfortable for the time he is away from home. He will be back! Thanks to all."
    - Susan C., Parent, UCLA
  • "My son has been attending iD Tech Camps at UCLA for the last four years in a row. He absolutely loves it and looks forward to attending every year. We pick two weeks during the summer of courses he's interested in and they never disappoint. Through this camp, my son took away the confidence to create three steady performing apps on the Mac Store. One is called "Teleprompter" and he has been getting positive feedback from all over the world."
    - Bethann B., Parent, UCLA
  • "My son's instructor was outstanding. She was helpful, courteous, but most importantly, patient. She was extremely intelligent and we hope to have her again as an instructor either this year or next."
    - Todd W., Parent, UCLA
  • "I have learned so much at iD Tech Camps! It was a blast working with Autodesk Maya and it really helps to have an awesome instructor. iD is the place to be!"
    - Lindsay S., Student, UCLA
  • "The counselors were relatable, and seemed to really "connect" with us children without trying too hard. The gaming tournaments were very fun and competitive."
    - Noah M., Student, UCLA
  • "I loved iD Tech Camps at UCLA! All of the instructors were so nice, and all of the questions were answered within a few seconds. The software we used was perfect for making RPGs!"
    - Matthew B., Student, UCLA
  • "I learned a lot more about photography than I ever thought was possible in one week - and the week didn't even seem long. I had an AWESOME time...the counselors were super cool and nice. I had a great time and wish I could have stayed longer!!"
    - Amanda F., Student, UCLA
  • "The amount of knowledge you acquire in a day is phenomenal. You feel like you learned weeks of skills in just a matter of hours. The staff are all great people - they're funny and take the time to connect to their students. Overall, the experience was amazing, and I had the time of my life."
    - Aaron J., Student, UCLA