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  • University of South Florida Summer Tech Camps

    USF summer programs for kids & teens

Computer Camps Held at the University of South Florida

Welcome to our 4th season hosting summer technology programs at the University of South Florida (home of the Bulls)! 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 USF camps, approximately 30 minutes from the Tampa International Airport, 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.

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 University of South Florida

At our Tampa summer camps held at USF, 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 South Florida summer day camps and overnight camps allow students to explore tech interests in a fun, yet challenging setting.

The University of South Florida is a short 30-minute drive from the Tampa International Airport. A fairly young university, USF was founded in 1956; yet the university's students, faculty, and alumni have built camaraderie in established traditions such as campus pride, homecoming events, academic ceremonies, and athletics team support.

Warm temperatures between 70-90 degrees make this Tampa, Florida University a beautiful home away from home. USF is located a short drive away from the beach, and is the eighth largest university in the United States. The University of South Florida system has four different institutions. The city of Tampa is known for breathtaking beaches, a rich music scene, three professional sports teams, and an area called restaurant row.

Campus Info: Held at
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL 33620

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 South Florida Facts

Nickname: Bulls

Founded: 1956

Schools and Colleges at University of South Florida: As an institution of almost 50,000 students, USF offers 232 undergraduate degree programs through 13 colleges within the Tampa Bay area. These colleges include Arts & Sciences, Behavioral & Community Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Global Sustainability, Honors College, Marine Science, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, The Arts, and University College.

Student Population: In 2012, the university had a first-time-in-college acceptance rate of 38%. The class of 2014 entered USF with a 50% SAT score range of 1110 to 1280.

Athletics: The South Florida Bulls have an NCAA Division 1 football team and have been part of the Big East conference since 2005. In 2007, USF was nationally-ranked for the first time in their history for football. USF entered college basketball in 1971 and the men's basketball team represents in NCAA Division 1 competition. Famous Bulls in the NBA include Gary R. Alexander and Dominique O'Neal. University of South Florida sponsors 12 varsity sports for both men and women and has a variety of club sports. In 1976, USF won its only national championship in Chess.

Distinguished Alumni & Personnel: University of South Florida totes alumni from professional, government, education, entertainment, athletics, and military backgrounds. Former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan attended USF and so did Tony La Russa, who managed the White Sox, the Oakland Athletics, and the St. Louis Cardinals baseball teams. Other well-known USF alumni include actor Drake Hogestyn, model and actress Lauren Hutton, and Vice Admiral and Chief of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Adam M. Robinson, Jr.

Testimonials from University of South Florida

  • "My son has never been as excited to do something away from home prior to this camp. Most excellent. Please come back to USF next year!! We'll enroll our son AND daughter."
    - Greg K., Parent, University of South Florida
  • "The camp is done in a very professional manner. Very well organized. Director and instructors really believe in what they are doing."
    - Ricardo A., Parent, University of South Florida
  • "My daughter loved coming to camp every day! It made the hour long drive each way worth it."
    - Lisa M., Parent, University of South Florida
  • "Thanks for creating such a supportive, positive, and fun learning environment for our son. He came home every day excited about what he learned and excited for what he would learn tomorrow. I'm so glad we did this! Thanks for making it a great experience - we'll be back!"
    - John T., Parent, University of South Florida
  • "This camp was a very informative camp and very organized. The staff was funny and very energetic."
    - Clark H., Parent, University of South Florida
  • "On the second day my kids were asking to come back next summer! My oldest son, who didn't get to come is jealous and wants to come next year as well. Thanks for providing a great experience."
    - Michelle F., Parent, University of South Florida
  • "I think iD is really an intuitive and creative program that stands out of all summer camps. The instructors are friendly, The programs are exciting, and the number one thing for me at iD, is being creative."
    - Johnny T., Student, University of South Florida
  • "I learned so much at iD. It was awesome! I loved learning about Minecraft and the best part was that we didn't have to sit it a boring classroom. We got to try it and play while learning. This was my favorite camp ever."
    - Dominic M., Student, University of South Florida
  • "This camp provided a wonderful overall experience that I enjoyed participating in immensely. I feel that my knowledge about programming was greatly enhanced, and my instructor was an extremely amazing teacher, who was able to explain information both accurately and adequately. I would completely advise an aspiring programmer or computer genius to attend this camp, and allow the instructors to build a tremendous base for your skills, or, for the more experienced students, allow them to greatly enhance your knowledge. I would like to thank the staff for everything they did for me, as well as everyone else, and I hope they have a spectacular summer."
    - Griffin R., Student, University of South Florida
  • "I loved this camp. As an International student from Tortola, British Virgin Islands I was made to feel at home and have made friends to last a lifetime. The sessions were above and beyond and I am more focused on narrowing down what I want to be. The Sky Is the Limit."
    - Rhon M., Student, University of South Florida
  • "Really fun! I learned a lot here. This camp is worth every penny!"
    - Allison J., Student, University of South Florida