Sacramento State Summer Tech Camps
CSUS summer programs for kids & teens
Computer Camps Held at Sacramento State
Welcome to our 7th season hosting summer technology programs at Sacramento State University! 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 CSUS camps, not far from charming downtown Sacramento and the banks of the American River, kids and teens build valuable STEM skills in an inspiring, collegiate setting (home of Herky the Hornet)! 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!
NEARLY SOLD OUT: Due to extremely high demand at Sac State, 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 in the San Francisco Bay Area 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!
Get a taste of college at our Sacramento, CA summer camps held at CSUS! 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 CSUS summer day camps and overnight camps are among a handful of elite CA summer camps in the Central Valley and Sacramento area accredited by the American Camp Association.
We have chosen Sac State to host our summer computer camps and teen camps in Northern California because of its beautiful campus (bordered by the American River to the east) composed of nearly 3,000 trees, along with flower gardens and miles of trails along river parkway. CSUS is located just 6 miles from the Capitol building and there are a variety of transportation options to and from campus. Sacramento State has the sixth-largest campus of California's 23 state universities, stretching 300 acres across California's capital city, making it the perfect summer camp location. Come check out our California summer camp!
Please note: Map and campus details are for general information only. Once you enroll, you will have access to our specific location on campus.
Sacramento State Facts
Nickname: The Hornets
Colleges at CSUS: Colleges at Sac State include the College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business Administration, the College of Engineering & Computer Science, the College of Health and Human Services, the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies and the College of Education.
Student Population: CSUS has 27,972 total students, made up of 22,555 undergraduates and 5,417 postgraduates.
Academics: CSUS currently offers 60 undergraduate degrees and 40 graduate degrees. Located in California's state capital city, Sacramento State has the largest cooperative education program in the state.
Athletics: Sacramento State's Hornets compete at the NCAA Division I level. While most of its sports teams are members of the Big Sky Conference, Sacramento State's baseball and gymnastics teams are part of the Western Athletic Conference, the men's soccer team is part of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation and the women's softball team is a Pacific Coast Softball Conference member. The school's biggest rival is UC Davis, connected to the school by the long Yolo Causeway bridge. Appropriately, athletic competitions between the two schools result in the winner taking hold of the Causeway Cup.
Testimonials from CSUS
"This experience was so much more than what we expected. The facilities were amazing, and the staff was beyond amazing! Everything was organized and fun. We will definitely be returning next year! Many thanks to the staff for all their hard work and for creating such a positive learning environment."- Erica Z., Parent, Sacramento State
"Everyone at the camp was helpful, fun, upbeat and professional. The bottom line is that my son had a blast and wants to come back. He made the cutest robot dog and has gained confidence on the computer."- Tara L., Parent, Sacramento State
"I was impressed with the organization of the camp. Group size (small) was great to encourage support from staff. I also liked that there were many group activities outside of the lab to encourage teamwork, cooperation and fun. I would highly recommend the experience to anyone."- Kelly R., Parent, Sacramento State
"My son's experience last summer was terrific and this summer was also exceptional. He truly enjoys coming to iD Tech camps and loves learning new things and meeting new friends. I am impressed with the facilities and the ability of each camper to complete a game in just one week. My son is always saddened when Friday comes because that means the camp week is over. We will be back another week!"- Claire S., Parent, Sacramento State
"My son enjoyed the course thoroughly. I am happy that you mixed outside time along with the computer time. This was a very positive experience for me as a parent too because for the first time, after coming back from "school," I got to hear what happened during the day."- Shilpa J., Parent, Sacramento State
"This is the highpoint of my summer. The instructors are awesome, and the overall atmosphere is extremely good."- Sean M., Student, Sacramento State
"iD Tech Camps is a great way to learn about computers and video games. You can build video games, make robots, learn programming, and much more."- Peter E., Student, Sacramento State
"iD Tech Camps is one of the most fun camps I have ever been to. It is a great way to learn about technology. Hopefully I can go to many more."- Ryan P., Student, Sacramento State
"A unique camp that promotes an educational environmental as well as an entertaining atmosphere."- Kyle S., Student, Sacramento State
"This camp was awesome! As an overnight camper, I got the full experience. Great mix of work and play with great campers and instructors. Very fun and I made an awesome website that looks great!"- Rachel F., Student, Sacramento State