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  • Summer Tech Camps Held at California Institute of Technology

    Summer Programs at Caltech for Kids and Teens

Computer Camps Held at California Institute of Technology

Welcome to our 2nd season hosting summer technology programs at the California Institute of Technology (home of the Beavers)! 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 Caltech camps, in the heart of sunny Pasadena, 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!

Please note: This is a day-only program. Overnight stays are not available at this location.

NEARLY SOLD OUT: Due to extremely high demand at Caltech, most courses are sold out. If the course you want is sold out (see course grid below), please check real-time availability at nearby locations: UCLA, Cal Poly PomonaLoyola Marymount University, or any of our other California locations.

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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!

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About the California Institute of Technology

Experience the ideal balance of STEM learning and summer fun at our Pasadena, CA summer camps at the California Institute of Technology, also known as "Caltech." Caltech is a private research institution situated about 11 miles northeast of bustling downtown LA, and is one of a small group of U.S. "Institutes of Technology." (Caltech has an ongoing "rivalry" with MIT on the east coast!) Throughout the early 20th century, the university was home to numerous highly influential scientists including Arthur Amos Noyes, Robert Andrews Millikan, and many others. In addition to a rich history of academic excellent, Caltech is also known for its practical jokes, pranks, and sense of humor. With six academic divisions and a strong emphasis on STEM subjects, particularly engineering and science, Caltech is an ideal addition to the iD Tech Camps location lineup. Come explore campus with us!



Campus Info: Held at the California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA 91125

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

Caltech Facts

Founded: 1891

Mascot: Beaver

Colors: White and orange

Student Population: Caltech is home to roughly 2,300 students.

Mission Statement: "The mission of the California Institute of Technology is to expand human knowledge and benefit society through research integrated with education. We investigate the most challenging, fundamental problems in science and technology in a singularly collegial, interdisciplinary atmosphere, while educating outstanding students to become creative members of society."

Distinguishing Facts: As of 2013, Caltech is home to 32 Nobel laureates including 18 alumni and 18 professors.

Notable Alumni:  Nobel Laureate Carl David Anderson, Astronaut C. Gordon Fullerton, Founder of Intel Gordon Moore, and many more.

  • “My child left iD Tech Camp each day skipping and with a smile on his face. He absolutely loved every minute and learned skills that he can definitely apply to his future. Thank you!”
    - Lesa M., Parent, California Institute of Technology
  • “A great program, well-designed and well-run. My son enjoyed the experience immensely.”
    - Christin Y., Parent, California Institute of Technology
  • “My daughter had a fantastic week at iD Tech! She enjoyed the freedom to work at her own pace and implement her creative ideas with the advice and support of the instructors.”
    - Cassandra H., Parent, California Institute of Technology
  • “Great program for kids, very well planned and organized. This is my son's second time at iD Tech Camp, and it still exceeded my expectations. We will for sure enroll again next summer.”
    - Adriana W., Parent, California Institute of Technology
  • “My sons were anxious prior to coming and now LOVE coding and want to learn more. Thank you for empowering them in such a positive way!”
    - Nancy C., Parent, California Institute of Technology
  • “I loved the projects. They were really exciting and involved, while still challenging our abilities.”
    - Julia J., Student, California Institute of Technology
  • “I love iD Tech Camp because of the great instructors. They always have a new, fun, and interesting thing to teach, and always keep all students engaged. Best of all, they’re funny and kind to everyone.”
    - Aaron K., Student, California Institute of Technology
  • “I want to come back here every week, this was one of the best camps I've ever been to. I'm always happy here.”
    - Margaret H., Student, California Institute of Technology
  • “This was a really fun camp! It's not often that you find a programming course that teaches languages in such a fun and efficient way. It’s definitely a course that I would take again.”
    - Phillip Z., Student, California Institute of Technology
  • “iD Tech is great! I wish my school was like this!”
    - Joseph D., Student, California Institute of Technology