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    CSU summer programs for kids & teens

Computer Camps Held at CSU-Fort Collins

Welcome to our 8th season hosting summer technology programs at Colorado State University - Fort Collins (home of the Rams)! 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 CSUFC camps, located on the Front Range of the gorgeous Rocky Mountains, 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!

NEARLY SOLD OUT: Due to extremely high demand at CSUFC, most courses are sold out. If the course you want is sold out (see course grid below), please check real-time availability at one of our other Colorado 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 CSU Fort Collins

At our Fort Collins, CO summer camps held at our Colorado State University location, 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 CSU Fort Collins summer day camps and overnight camps allow students to explore tech interests in a fun, yet challenging setting.

We have chosen CSU to host our day camp and overnight camps because of its convenient location, beautiful surroundings and high academic prestige. Located in Fort Collins, Colorado, Colorado State University is an agricultural campus as well as a mountain campus. Fort Collins is an award-winning city located on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with the foothills and 14,000-foot peaks visible to residents. Our summer camps at CSU give students the opportunity to take in iD's challenging program while enjoying a culturally rich, collegiate atmosphere. CSU, dubbed "The Green University," is a leader in environmental solutions and ranked as a prestigious university in the U.S. News and World Report's rankings of "America's Best Colleges and Universities."

CSU is located north of the Denver metro area, less than an hour away from Denver International Airport. Come check out our CO summer camps!

Campus Info: Held at Colorado State
University, Fort Collins
Fort Collins, CO 80523

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

Colorado State University, Fort Collins Facts

Nickname: Rams

Founded: 1870

Schools at CSU: CSU offers many academic areas of study through the College of Agricultural Sciences, College of Business, College of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts, College of Applied Human Sciences, Warner College of Natural Resources, College of Natural Sciences, and the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Student Population: CSU has approximately 24,983 students, with the following breakdown: 20,765 undergraduates, 2,332 master's students, 1,347 doctoral students, and 539 professional students in the College of Biomedical and Veterinary Medicine.

Rankings: Colorado State's most prestigious program is the Professional Veterinary Medicine program, which is currently ranked second in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. It is also first in the country in terms of federal research dollars. Among public and private national universities, U.S. News and World Report ranked CSU 124th (within the "Top Tier") and 59th among public universities, making it the perfect summer camp location.

Athletics: A member of the Mountain West Conference (which consists of 8 other universities), CSU's Rams compete in the NCAA's Division I and fields 16 sponsored intercollegiate sports (10 for women and 6 for men). CSU has won 9 Mountain West Conference tournament championships and has either won or had a share of 11 regular season titles.

Distinguished Alumni & Personnel: CSU has graduated many notable alumni including Wayne Allard, United States Senator from Colorado; Olympic gold medalist Amy Van Dyken; Kim Ung-yong, who has the Guinness Record for highest IQ; Roy R. Romer, former Colorado governor; Bill Ritter, former Denver District Attorney; Joey Porter, professional football player and member of 2006 Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers.

Points of Interest: At the heart of the CSU campus lies an expansive green area (2,065 feet around), known as the Oval. Beautifully lined with 65 American Elm trees, the Oval was once the center of campus and is still a major landmark at CSU. Another major complex, the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital was constructed in 1979. It consists of four main buildings including the Main Hospital, the Horse and Food Animal Hospital, the Large Animal Isolation Facility, and the Raptor Facility. The hospital is located just south of the main campus in Fort Collins, and is a full service hospital. Divided into small and large animal clinics, the hospital annually serves 19,000 small animals and 2,700 large animals from around the world. The Veterinary program at Colorado State is one of the most respected in the nation.

Testimonials from CSU Fort Collins

  • "My son loved it... said it was his 'personal paradise.' He is looking forward to doing it again next summer."
    - Casey W., Parent, Colorado State University
  • "Our daughter loved it! It was a great boost for her self-confidence and helped her develop skills that she can enjoy for a long time."
    - Nancy G., Parent, Colorado State University
  • "This is my son's third year and he plans to come back again...which says a lot because he hasn't stuck with any other thing he's started!"
    - Denise D., Parent, Colorado State University
  • "My son went to bed at 6:00 PM one night so that morning would feel like it came quicker. He was so excited to get back to camp. He had a wonderful time."
    - Laurie M., Parent, Colorado State University
  • "Excellent communication via the website on check-in, directions, etc. The enthusiasm of the instructor made the camp fun for my son. It's great to hear he had an awesome time with kids who had similar interests!! He plans to come back again."
    - Debbie M., Parent, Colorado State University
  • "This camp was really fun. I made a lot of friends and learned how to make video games. This was my first tech camp and everyone here was amazing. The teachers were awesome, they made the camp fun and really knew what they were doing. I would love to come back again."
    - Jake K., Student, Colorado State University
  • "LOVED the camp! The course was amazing, and I can't wait to learn more about 3D Programming!!"
    - Hannah D., Student, Colorado State University
  • "This was my third iD Tech Camps experience... It was epic fun."
    - Jannelle C., Student, Colorado State University
  • "I had a lot of fun in this camp and made new friends. My instructors were fantastic, qualified and were extremely nice and patient."
    - Jacob D., Student, Colorado State University
  • "Camp was a lot of fun! I learned how to make a role playing game from great instructors."
    - Luke G., Student, Colorado State University