Cal State San Marcos Summer Tech Camps
CSUSM summer programs for kids & teens
Computer Camps Held at Cal State San Marcos
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 100 campuses nationwide. At Cal State San Marcos in San Marcos, CA, we offer co-ed iD Tech Camps for ages 7-17. Learn code, game design, app development, web design, film, photography, and more. Kick-start your dream job and gain a competitive edge for college!
At select locations, other co-ed options include intensive 2-week, pre-college iD Tech Academies for teens ages 13-18 and iD Tech Mini for ages 6-9. We also offer Alexa Café, an all-girls program for ages 10-15. 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.
Please note: This is a day-only program. Overnight stays are not available at this location.
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Summer 2015 Courses & Dates
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!
This is our 2nd season hosting San Marcos, CA summer camps at Cal State San Marcos. The university is located in beautiful San Diego County, and situated in a quiet, suburban neighborhood with a population of 76,000. While the campus is an expansive 304 acres, it’s nestled into the foothills overlooking the city, creating a tight-knit community right on campus.
Nickname: The Cougars
Student Population: 10, 364
Schools & Colleges at CSUSM: The university has four colleges: the College of Business Administration; the College of Science and Mathematics; the College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences; and the College of Education, Health and Human Services.
Degrees: CSUSM offers 62 different Bachelor's degrees, 15 master's degrees, an Ed.D. program, and 13 teaching credentials.
Please note: Map and campus details are for general information only. Once you enroll, you will have access to our specific location on campus.
Testimonials from CSUSM
What Parents Are Saying
“We were very impressed by the talent and the interest exhibited by the iD staff members. They made the participants feel very involved and that feeling will last long after the camp is finished. Many thanks!” – Kristine S., Parent, CSUSM
“Jake had an amazing experience. The level of service from our original contact to each of the camp leaders was very professional and accommodating. Jake has Muscular Dystrophy and struggles with climbing stairs - - the staff handled his need for elevator use with compassion and flexibility. I would highly recommend this program to all families with children who want to grow in their technological expertise. The diploma process and personal evaluation was a wonderful touch. The camp leaders developed an excellent rapport with the kids. We'll definitely be back!!” – Wendy B., Parent, CSUSM
“Fantastic experience. Collin learned so much and was completely engaged the entire week. He is looking forward to coming back for another camp next summer!” – Elise H., Parent, CSUSM
What Campers Are Saying
“The best part is doing what you like and learning how to do it better with a fun teacher and new people.” – Ryan S., Student, CSUSM
“iD tech is the best computer camp out there in my opinion. The staff is funny and amazing to play with. I have learned so much in 1 week. Thank you iD Tech!” – Kyle B., Student, CSUSM
“Before iD tech, I thought that I knew a lot. But now I know more than I could have imagined!” – Collin S., Student, CSUSM
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