University of San Diego Summer Tech Camps
USD summer programs for kids & teens
Computer Camps held at the University of San Diego
Welcome to our 2nd season hosting summer technology programs at the University of San Diego (home of the Toreros)! 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 USD camps, in the middle of idyllic Alcalá Park, 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 >
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Groups must include eight or more students. For smaller groups, please register above.
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 the University of San Diego
Our San Diego summer camps at USD are located within beautiful Alcalá Park. USD sits atop a mesa overlooking Mission Bay and other areas of San Diego. The campus is located about two miles north of vibrant downtown San Diego, and is close proximity to the communities of Mission Hills, Old Town, Point Loma, Ocean Beach, Bay Park, Mission Beach, and Pacific Beach. With its 16th-century Spanish Renaissance arhitechtural style, USD has gained a reputation as one of the most beautiful university campuses nationwide. A high standard of academic excellence and scenic surroundings make USD an ideal addition to the iD Tech Camps location lineup. Come explore campus with us!
Please note: Map and campus details are for general information only. Once you enroll, you will have access to our specific location on campus.
Colors: White, navy blue, Columbia blue
Student Population: 8,321 students
Schools & Colleges: USD is home to seven schools and colleges including the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Law, Shirley-Marcos School of Engineering, Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, School of Leadership and Education and Research, School of Business Administration, and Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies.
Rankings: The Princeton Review recently ranked USD "2nd for Best Campus Environment" and "39th in Most Beautiful Campus" in the United States.
Student Life: USD offers nearly 150 clubs and student organizations, providing plentiful opportunities for students to become immersed in campus life.
Testimonials from University of San Diego
“I see my son's face when I pick him up, full of excitement, confidence and wonder, and that's all I need to see to know that he will continue to go to iD Tech every summer from here on out.”- Michele D., Parent, University of San Diego
“The staff is very helpful, friendly, and accommodating. My child enjoyed the positive atmosphere immensely.”- Mike C., Parent, University of San Diego
“This program melded perfectly with my son's love of learning and design. I am confident he gained skills he will remember for quite some time!”- Julie C., Parent, University of San Diego
“Nice, dedicated, and committed staff. Very enthusiastic atmosphere and definitely a good experience to support children’s development and eagerness to learn in a fun and safe environment.”- Kate L., Parent, University of San Diego
“My son learned so much that related to his age group and interests while making new friends and meeting kids from around the world. In addition to the virtual educational experience it was a learning experience on life and culture. Thank you!”- Jennifer D., Parent, University of San Diego
“Hanging out with tons of new people is a fun and exciting experience. You get to do lots of cool things that make you feel at home, and programming on your own (and it working!) is so rewarding. Everyone should go to an iD Tech Camp, no exceptions!”- Schuyler F., Student, University of San Diego
“This place is so much fun, I can’t wait to come again and again every year!”- Jack C., Student, University of San Diego
“Through iD Tech I learned a lot about making a game, and it has helped me get one step closer to my future as a game designer.”- Gavin P., Student, University of San Diego
“The teachers were knowledgeable and understanding, and inspired me to continue with coding and game design.”- Naomi O., Student, University of San Diego