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  • University of Denver Summer Tech Camps

    DU summer programs for kids & teens

Computer Camps Held at the University of Denver

Welcome to our 16th season hosting summer technology programs at the University of Denver (home of the Pioneers)! 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 DU camps, just minutes from vibrant downtown Denver, 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!

Summer 2016 Courses & Dates

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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!

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About DU

At our Denver, CO summer camps held at DU, 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 University of Denver summer day camps and overnight camps allow students to explore tech interests in a fun, yet challenging setting.

We have chosen the University of Denver to host our summer kids' computer camps, academic camps and teen camps in Colorado because of the university's reputation as a highly academic institution. Founded in 1864, DU is the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountains. Campus is located in a dynamic, cosmopolitan city close to pristine mountain wilderness, and the university is distinguished by its creative combination of liberal arts, professional programs, selectively focused graduate studies and associated schools and centers.

DU's campus has a mixture of historic and modern buildings. With fountains and a meandering stream, the University of Denver Harper Humanities Gardens offer a lush oasis in the heart of this 124-acre, tree-shaded campus. DU is often ranked in the top 50 private national universities by U.S. News & World Report.

DU is located just 8 miles south of downtown Denver, 15 miles to the mountains and only 45 minutes from Denver International Airport, making it the perfect day camp and overnight camp location. Come check out our Colorado summer camps!

Campus Info: Held at University of Denver
Denver, CO 80208

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

University of Denver Facts

Nickname: Pioneers

Founded: 1864

Schools & Colleges at DU: The University of Denver offers a variety of academic areas of study for both undergraduates and graduates through the Daniels College of Business, Sturm College of Law, Morgridge College of Education, Graduate School of Professional Psychology, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, Graduate School of Social Work, Lamont School of Music, School of Engineering and Computer Science, The Women's College, and University College.

Student Population: DU is home to roughly 12,000 students.

Rankings: Among all "National Universities", both public and private, U.S. News & World Report ranked DU 84th (48th among private universities), making it the perfect Denver summer camp location. Aside from academics, DU was recently ranked in the top-25 fittest colleges in the nation by Men's Fitness magazine. This is no accident as the University actively promotes a healthy lifestyle for its students. DU is also located near an abundance of the city's best recreational and outdoor activities.

Athletics: DU's Pioneers have been competing in intercollegiate sports since 1867. The University participates in NCAA's Division I and has become a winter sports powerhouse, with its flagship sport being ice hockey. For years, fans have packed the 6,000 seat Magness Arena on campus and have witnessed many NCAA titles.

Distinguished Alumni & Personnel: There are several DU graduates who have gone on to do great things in the areas of politics, business and entertainment. They include: former U.S. Secretary of State under President G.W. Bush Condoleezza Rice; chairman and CEO of Molson Coors Brewing Company Peter Coors; former Chairman of J. Crew Emily Cinader Scott; CEO of Best Buy Brad Anderson; president and CEO of Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company Ted J. Kleisner; chairman and CEO of Visa Inc. Joseph Saunders; President of Toyota USA Jim Lentz; the comedian known as Sinbad David Adkins.

Testimonials from DU

  • "Your instructors are very impressive. The camp is my son's favorite... he always comes home with a smile and a lot of knowledge of the subject being taught. Keep up the good work."
    - Yvonne H., Parent, DU
  • "Great opportunity, and different from the typical camp experience."
    - Michelle W., Parent, DU
  • "My son had so much fun this week that he begged to stay for the weekend. I've never seen him so excited about ANYTHING in his life. Thanks for a great week."
    - Karen F., Parent, DU
  • "Simply amazing counselors who deserve the highest recommendation! My son's expression of enthusiasm is most welcome as he's not the easily impressed. He loved it! Thanks for a creative, positive weekend."
    - Barbara R., Parent, DU
  • "We were incredibly impressed! I didn't think the camp could possibly meet Will's high expectations, but after the first day I think the camp exceeded his already high expectations. I have never seen him so excited, not just about the programming, but the staff, fun games, inside jokes, etc. We will definitely be back!"
    - Jennifer U., Parent, DU
  • "This camp takes anyone a step ahead in their dreams if they ever decide to attend. It has given me a chance to really bond with the people around me, and I really want to come back."
    - Dwight C., Student, DU
  • "I've been attending iD Tech Camps for 3 years now, and every time has been even more enjoyable than the last. My session this year continued this tradition...the staff was friendly, the video game breaks and outside time were balanced, and I learned a lot of useful skills that I'm planning to put to use right away."
    - Jacob B., Student, DU
  • "My instructor was great at teaching the material. Everything was taught well, and the instructor made the camp fun. He involved everybody and helped all the students come up with their very own Java™ program."
    - Ezra H., Student, DU
  • "Before I attended iD Tech Camps, I knew nothing about programming. I was extremely interested in Java, so I decided this camp was a good place to start. I was right. I learned so much and had tons of fun along the way."
    - Matthew L., Student, DU
  • "Fabulous, fabulous, FABULOUS! I had a copiously amazing week and would like to thank my awesome teacher. Everybody seemed really energetic and excited with what we were doing, and it made camp more fun. Thanks for an awesome week!"
    - Sierra C., Student, DU