St. Mary’s College of California Computer Camps
SMC summer programs for kids & teens
Summer Tech Camps Held at St. Mary’s College
Welcome to our 19th season hosting summer technology programs at St. Mary's College of California (home of the Gaels)! 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 St. Mary's camps in Moraga, not far from Oakland, 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 St. Mary's College of California
At our summer camps held at our St. Mary's College, 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 SMC summer day camps are among a handful of elite CA summer camps in the Silicon Valley and the East Bay accredited by the American Camp Association.
We have chosen St. Mary's College of CA to host our summer kids' computer camps and teen camps in the East Bay because of its high academic standing and beautiful campus. Boasting a rich scholastic heritage and advanced technology facilities, St. Mary's College of California offers the young iD student unique insight into the collegiate experience at a pristine private college.
Located in the beautiful foothills in Moraga - also close to Lafayette, Orinda, Walnut Creek and the Danville area, and just half hour east of San Francisco - our East Bay computer camps on the St. Mary's College campus enjoy secluded Spanish-style architecture on a picturesque college campus. This campus is ranked among the top 20 most beautiful campuses in the country and enjoys a moderate climate which permits year-round outdoor recreation.
Oakland International Airport is located 16 miles from our Moraga, CA summer camps, and the closest BART stop is the Contra Costa County stop. Come and experience our California computer camps!
St. Mary's College of CA
Please note: Map and campus details are for general information only. Once you enroll, you will have access to our specific location on campus.
St. Mary's College of California Facts
Nickname: The Gaels
Schools at St. Mary's College of CA: Four schools define the cornerstone of learning at SMC: the School of Liberal Arts, the School of Science, the School of Economics and Business Administration (SEBA), and the School of Education.
Student Population: St. Mary's has just under 5,000 total students with 2,500 undergraduates and 2,200 post-grads.
Athletics: Sports teams at the college are called Gaels. SMC has a big following for its basketball, baseball, rugby and women's volleyball teams. Many intramural and non-competitive sports are also open to students of different abilities at the college. At SMC, almost all of the Division I varsity teams compete in the West Coast Conference (WCC). There have been many appearances in the respective NCAA tournaments over the years. Basketball? Men's hoops is one of the top programs in the country, especially considering the size of the college. The team has been ranked of late in the Associated Press and ESPN top 25.
Distinguished Alumni & Personnel: Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, Actor, nominated for 2009 Screen Actors Guild Award "Outstanding Performance by a Cast" for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button; Joseph Alioto, former mayor of San Francisco; Brother Alfred Brousseau, mathematician and widely-renowned authority on the Fibonacci numbers after whom the recently built science building is named; Greg Reyes, former Chairman & CEO of Brocade Communication, San Jose Sharks ownership group; Tracee Talavera, gymnastics national champion, Olympic medalist, and USA Gymnastics Hall of Famer; Herman Wedemeyer, football star, Hawaii legislator, and original cast member of "Hawaii 5-0."
Testimonials from St. Mary's College of California
"My 8-year-old son thought iD Tech Camps was awesome. He was excited to go every morning, and was tired at the end of the day. He was ecstatic the whole week."- Anyes G., Parent, St. Mary's College of California
"Wow! My son had a great week at camp! He was thrilled with his instructor, and so excited with the things he was learning every day. The extra activities during the day helped round out the experience for him. I'm so thankful for this opportunity!"- Savanna M., Parent, St. Mary's College of California
"This is my son's 2nd year at iD Tech Camps, and he looks forward to it all year. He was even willing to attend a 2-week Speech Camp as a bribe in exchange for a week at iD Tech Camps. It's great for him to see and interact with the instructors, who stand out as great role models for his future development."- Stacey S., Parent, St. Mary's College of California
"Our son's enthusiasm was infectious. He mentioned how nice the other kids were, how supportive the staff were to meet individual needs... he had an incredible experience. It exceeded our expectations and we hope his interest continues."- Bey F., Parent, St. Mary's College of California
"Excellent program - this is my son's 6th year. He obviously loves iD Tech Camps and looks forward to it each year. He really wants to continue learning and growing in the field. Thank you."- Toni T., Parent, St. Mary's College of California
"Another great year at iD Tech Camps. This is my 4th year, and it's just as fun as the first. I was looking to learn Unreal script, and code makes so much more sense now, thanks iD!"- Matthew W., Student, St. Mary's College of California
"This was the first camp I have ever been to, and it made me want to experience more. It also made me want to come back every year and try many new things because I will never forget this summer."- Taylor L., Student, St. Mary's College of California
"My instructor was fun, and the camp director was organized and energetic. You can tell the instructors were very enthusiastic about their jobs. All in all, this was one of the best camp experiences of my life."- John Robert W., Student, St. Mary's College of California
"I loved being here and making my own website! It was so fun and it will last me for life! My camp counselor helped me so much."- Eve S., Student, St. Mary's College of California
"Camp was awesome! The atmosphere was friendly, the instructors kind and informative and I made some friends! I feel like a learned a ton."- Nick O., Student, St. Mary's College of California