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    Camps for kids & teens held at Stanford

Computer Camps Held at Stanford University

Welcome to our 16th season hosting summer technology programs at Stanford University (home of the Cardinal)! 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 Stanford camps, not far from vibrant downtown Palo Alto and the rest of world-famous Silicon Valley, 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!

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!

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About Stanford University

At our Palo Alto, CA summer computer camps held at Stanford University, we strike the right balance of off-computer activities (creative games, optional sports, life skills, etc.) and essential cutting-edge technology education to foster STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) skill development. Our popular summer day camps and overnight camps allow students to explore tech interests in a fun, yet challenging setting.

We have a large, established following at our Stanford University summer camps (including our teen coding courses and gaming academy programs). Stanford University's undergraduate program is ranked fourth among national universities by U.S. News and World Report and is ranked second among world universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's system.

Our Stanford University summer camp is famous for its beautiful campus and impressive facilities. The Stanford campus was designed by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed New York's Central Park. Stanford University represents the best that higher education has to offer and has attracted the best and the brightest intellectual minds by offering an extensive selection of studies for over a century. Nestled in the ideal weather zone between the bay and the ocean, our Silicon Valley computer camps at Stanford University give students the opportunity to take in iD's challenging programs while enjoying a culturally rich, collegiate atmosphere.

Stanford is 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.

Stanford University Facts

Mascot: The Stanford Cardinal

Founded: 1891

Schools at Stanford University: Stanford University consists of 7 schools: School of Humanities and Sciences, School of Engineering, School of Earth Sciences, School of Education, Graduate School of Business, Stanford Law School and the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Student Population: Stanford has approximately 6,500 undergraduate, 1,000 professional, and 10,000 graduate students in 2008. The 4-year graduation rate is 79.4%, and the 6-year rate is 94.4%. The low 4-year graduation rate is a function of the University's Co-Term program, which allows students to earn a master's degree as an extension of their undergraduate term.

Rankings: Stanford University's undergraduate program is ranked fourth among national universities by U.S. News and World Report. Stanford is ranked second among world universities and second among universities in the Americas by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's system, seventeenth among world universities in the THES - QS World University Rankings, second among "global universities" by Newsweek, and in the first-tier among national universities by The Center for Measuring University Performance. The acceptance rates for all Stanford schools (undergraduate, graduate, and professional) are amongst the lowest (if not the lowest) in the United States.

Athletics: Stanford participates in the NCAA's Division I-A and is a member of the Pacific-10 (Pac-10) Conference. It also participates in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation for indoor track (men and women), water polo (men and women), women's gymnastics, women's lacrosse, men's gymnastics, and men's volleyball. Women's field hockey team is part of the NorPac Conference. Stanford's traditional sports rival is the University of California, Berkeley, its neighbor to the north in the East Bay.

Distinguished Alumni and Personnel: Stanford alumni founded companies including Hewlett-Packard, Cisco, NVIDIA, SGI, VMware, MIPS Technologies, Yahoo!, Google, and Sun Microsystems. The Sun in Sun Microsystems originally stood for "Stanford University Network." Stanford's current community of scholars includes: 18 Nobel Prize laureates; 135 members of the National Academy of Sciences; 82 members of National Academy of Engineering; 224 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; 21 recipients of the National Medal of Science; three recipients of the National Medal of Technology; 26 members of the National Academy of Education; 41 members of American Philosophical Society; 4 Pulitzer Prize winners; 23 MacArthur Fellows; 7 Wolf Foundation Prize winners; 7 Koret Foundation Prize winners; 7 Presidential Medal of Freedom winners. NFL quarterbacks Jim Plunkett and John Elway, NFL receiver Gordon Banks, MLB left-fielder Carlos Quentin, Grand Slam winning tennis players (doubles) Bob and Mike Bryan, professional golfer Tiger Woods and U.S. President Herbert Hoover are alumni.

Testimonials from Stanford University

  • "The instructors are just amazing - so motivating with pleasant intensity. My son came home from camp and worked and created at his computer until he went to bed. Throughout, a full success. THANK YOU."
    - Heike H., Parent, Stanford University
  • "Fantastic! Instructor quality is incredible and provides positive role modeling. My child shared each day's learning in incredible detail with enthusiasm never before witnessed by any other interest. Bravo iD Tech Camps!"
    - Camilla M., Parent, Stanford University
  • "My son told me he appreciated his instructor taking a very individual approach, which supported every student's needs and maximized learning effects. This was awesome."
    - Manuela W., Parent, Stanford University
  • "My son has enjoyed his two years at iD Tech Camps very much! I appreciate the recommendations for next steps and classes. My son has enjoyed the increased challenges in his class this year. The instructors are very knowledgeable and love working with the children - thank you. It is nice to know he can learn so much during the week! It makes the cost of the camp worth it."
    - Kathleen M., Parent, Stanford University
  • "I had the greatest instructor in the world. I really enjoyed making games in this class - it was fun having my instructor struggle to win my games! He always answered my questions promptly."
    - Anh P., Student, Stanford University
  • "I have been attending iD Tech Camps for quite some time now, and have had many great teachers. My past week of camp was my first overnight camp and I had such a great instructor. She encouraged me on every step of my game, and was very patient with me and my many questions. She also encouraged me with my drawing after class too, and even offered to spend some time drawing on the tablet that transmits to the computer."
    - Devin Y., Student, Stanford University
  • "I thought that the camp was a ton of fun! The activities and projects were very fun to participate in! The directors are very friendly and really connect with each individual student, which makes our experience more fun! iD Tech Camps was awesome!"
    - Aashima G., Student, Stanford University
  • "This week of camp was the best week of my life!! I had the best instructors ever who taught me so much that will definitely be useful later in life. I had a great time, and a TON of fun. I will definitely return next year."
    - Natalie K., Student, Stanford University
  • "iD Tech Camps was a great experience for me. Not only did I learn about making video games, I made a lot of great friends and memories. Overall iD Tech Camps is the best summer camp and I recommend it for anyone who loves a caring staff and learning during the summer."
    - Angelo B., Student, Stanford University