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  • iD Coding & Engineering Academy Held at Stanford University

    Programming, App Dev, & Robotics courses for teens

iD Coding & Engineering Academy Held at Stanford University

Bay Area Coding Classes for Teens

In 1999, our independent family company set out to reinvent “camp” for the 21st century. Today, we’re the number #1 tech camp on the planet, with summer technology programs for kids and teens held at over 150 prestigious campuses nationwide. At Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA, we offer three distinct co-ed programs: iD Coding & Engineering Academy and iD Game Design & Development Academy for teens ages 13-18, and iD Tech Camps for ages 7-17.

At select locations, we also offer Alexa Café and iD Tech Mini. Across all programs, you'll 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. Innovative courses. Your pace. Your internalDrive.

iD Coding & Engineering Academy Program Details

Co-ed | 2 Weeks | Intensive, Pre-College | Coding, Apps, Robotics

Take your coding skills to the next level and experience the thrill of startup culture—all within a prestigious university setting. After two weeks of elite instruction, Industry Insights, and peer networking, you’ll leave with a polished portfolio and the skills needed to succeed in school, college, and the ever-evolving field of computer science.

  • Innovate like a pro with industry-standard tools from Apple, Arduino, Microsoft, Google, and more
  • Learn from experienced faculty recruited from top universities like Caltech, RIT, and Stanford
  • Show off your skills during LAN gaming tournaments
  • Graduate with experience using software repository systems
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About Stanford University

We have chosen Stanford University to host our teen programming courses in the Bay Area because of its beautiful campus and strategic location. Silicon Valley has a world-renowned reputation for innovation in science and technology, and is home to Moffett Field, NASA Ames Research Center, Facebook, Google, eBay, Intel, Yahoo! and dozens of other tech icons. Learn from brilliant minds and experiment in real-world, assignment-driven, intensive programming workshops at our teen computer programming camps at Stanford University. Within student workgroups, choose project teams and learn programming fundamentals. iD faculty and computer programmers from exciting Valley companies will give you real-world guidance and challenges. As part of the full university experience, students will eat in the campus dining halls and sleep in real dorms. All meals are included.

The Computer Science Department at Stanford falls under the umbrella of the School of Engineering, offering degrees including Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy. The CS Department also consists of Computer Systems Engineering, Symbolic Systems and Mathematical and Computational Sciences. The Department of Computer Science began in 1965 and is a major player in both undergraduate and postgraduate learning. Major research is fostered in artificial intelligence, robotics, foundational computer science, scientific computing and systems. Students and faculty routinely collaborate with local industry and research facilities. The common purpose of the CS Department is the preparation of students for careers in research and teaching at the university level or at the industrial level.

The goal of the iD Coding & Engineering Academy at Stanford University is to act as a bridge between high school students (ages 13-18) and university-level computer science education. Students will be given in-depth projects and evaluated frequently. There is both independent and team-based curriculum, giving students a taste for what it is really like to collaborate on large-scale academic projects.

Our summer camps in Palo Alto, CA are held conveniently in the Bay Area, 30 miles from both San Jose International Airport and San Francisco International Airport. The Palo Alto Caltrain stop is also nearby.

Campus Info: Held at Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305

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

Please note: The iD Coding & Engineering Academy is an independent organization, but we have faculty from the Stanford Computer Science Department on our advisory board. This intensive teen programming camp is located at Stanford University and the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area. We chose the San Francisco Bay Area for our iD Coding & Engineering Academy because it is home to the Silicon Valley and is a technical and scientific hub that fuels much of the world's technology and innovation.

Testimonials from Stanford University

  • "My son enjoys attending and always learns something new. It is great that you can go off campus and engage in fun activities other than sitting in front of the computer for the whole day. Keep up the good work. You are always innovative and keep your courses modern and new."
    - Trish G., Parent, Stanford iD Coding & Engineering Academy
  • "After much nagging, my son hadn't created an app at home, even though he has plenty of free time. But after this 2-week camp, voila! He created an awesome app."
    - Kathy G., Parent, Stanford iD Coding & Engineering Academy
  • "My son had a truly good experience at the iD Coding & Engineering Academy this week. He enjoyed his classes and activities immensely and made new friends."
    - Zohreh T., Parent, Stanford iD Coding & Engineering Academy
  • "We feel our son gained a lot from the overall camp experience in terms of interacting with others and the independence away from his home environment."
    - Vatsa S., Parent, Stanford iD Coding & Engineering Academy
  • "Every iD program my son has completed over the last five years has been his favorite summer activity."
    - Elizabeth S., Parent, Stanford iD Coding & Engineering Academy
  • "My instructor was very helpful when necessary, but applied a 'learn it yourself' method. Although this style took some adjusting to in the beginning, it was overall far superior to one where he would be "holding our hands" the entire time. He taught us not only how to program while at camp, but also taught us how we can learn to program in a real life environment. Overall a great two weeks."
    - Adam P., Student, Stanford iD Coding & Engineering Academy
  • "I feel pretty lucky that I had the opportunity to attend. I feel like I can create any app I desire, now with newly learned dedication and patience. Thank you iD Coding & Engineering Academy! I'm looking forward to returning."
    - Eduardo H., Student, Stanford iD Coding & Engineering Academy
  • "Thank you Matt, Will, Russell, Juan, Karen, Jeremiah, and Jeremy so much for making this one of the most memorable experiences in my life. I will miss their great guidance. I have learned so much in these two weeks. I've met some of the coolest people, and I think iD will have its special place in my memory as the coolest way to spend a summer. Ever."
    - Kevin L., Student, Stanford iD Coding & Engineering Academy
  • "I loved the pace of the class and how our instructor taught us to deal with bugs and such problems. Before camp, I had tried for two weeks to learn iPhone programming. But after my first day at the academy, I learned more than those two weeks by myself."
    - Rauhul V., Student, Stanford iD Coding & Engineering Academy
  • "I really thought that this was an awesome experience. It was just mind blowing ... two weeks of doing stuff that I really like, surrounded by some of the best instructors and kids there are in the country. My instructor was funny, relaxed, and taught extremely well. I've learned an unbelievable amount about coding."
    - Jerry Y., Student, Stanford iD Coding & Engineering Academy