Emory University Summer Tech Camps
Programs at Emory for kids & teens
Computer Camps Held at Emory University
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 co-ed summer technology programs for kids and teens held at over 100 prestigious campuses nationwide. At Emory University in Atlanta, GA, we offer three distinct programs: iD Tech Camps, iD Programming Academy, and iD Game Design & Development Academy.
At select locations, we also offer Alexa Café and iD Tech Mini. 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.
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!
- 8:1 Ratio Guarantee: We do it differently—this isn’t school. We guarantee 8 students per instructor for personalized learning. Every time.
- Personalized Instruction: Your path, at your pace. Most of our courses are beginner through advanced. If a course has prerequisites, you’ll be notified during registration. You’ll be immersed in a blended learning environment using our iD Game Plan 2.0 engine, along with one-on-one instruction from our team of educators. Our approach allows you to learn at an appropriate, customized pace.
- Project-Based Curriculum: At iD, you learn by doing—it’s hands-on. You’ll work with industry-standard hardware and software, complete a final project, create an online portfolio, and bring your new tech knowledge into the real world.
- All-Adult Instructors: We don’t cut corners by hiring Counselors-in-Training. Instead, we employ energetic, tech-savvy, all-adult instructors to teach our courses and supervise our kids and teens. We recruit from thousands of candidates, and select from the best. It doesn’t hurt that we’ve been named a Top Workplace 5 years in a row, and that we have the reputation as the #1 Tech Camp on the planet. The top talent works at iD.
- Best of the Best: Many iD Tech instructors are students or graduates of prestigious universities like Stanford, MIT, Princeton, and Yale. Some are industry professionals. Others began as iD students and have returned to give back to the next generation of innovators!
- A Taste of College: We eat right in the university dining halls! (If the dining hall is closed, we will bring in catered meals or eat in the university food court). Meal plans are available for Day Campers and Overnight Campers. The food is generally good at most campuses. More and more campuses are paying attention to important details like organic and sustainably-farmed food sources, kosher and vegetarian options, and a variety of overall healthier options.
Safety & Risk Management
- American Camp Association® Accreditation: iD Tech Camps is accredited by the Southern California Region of the ACA—and we spread those best practices to each of our programs across the country. Being ACA accredited means we have met over 300 health and safety requirements.
- Background Checks: We conduct criminal background checks, sexual offender background checks, multiple reference checks and identification checks on all camp staff members.
- CPR & First-Aid: All program locations are staffed with CPR Certified Directors and Instructors.
- Risk Management Training: Our staff members attend in-person risk management training, and our content is updated every year as conditions change.
The following are included in tuition cost:
- Custom iD t-shirt
- iD Diploma with instructor insights
- 8:1 student to instructor ratio guarantee
- Final project portfolio with pen drive
- Access to online curriculum after camp
- Campus tours (most locations)
- Outdoor activities
- Gaming tournaments
- Software savings (most courses)
- New skills and self-confidence
- Tech Rocket (year-round subscription)
- Accredited Continuing Education Units (ages 13+)
- Ultimate Gaming Weekends (available at select locations, ages 10+)
Click here to learn about our Tuition Assistance Program.
About Emory University
This is our 15th season hosting Atlanta summer camps held at Emory. Our popular day camps and overnight camps at Emory University strike the right balance between off-computer activities (creative games, sports, life skills, etc.) and essential cutting-edge technology education to foster STEM skill development (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). As part of the full university experience, students will eat in the campus dining halls and sleep in real dorms. All meals are included.
Emory is home to nine major academic divisions, numerous centers for advanced study, and a host of prestigious affiliated institutions. U.S. News & World Report ranked Emory as 17th best among private universities. Kiplinger's Personal Finance ranked Emory 9th in the nation for best value among private universities.
Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport is located southwest of the city, a convenient 25 minute drive from Emory. We hope to see you this summer at iD Tech Camps held at Emory University!
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 Emory University
What Parents Are Saying
"This was great...our 7 year old came home excited each day. He impressed us with his new programming vocabulary and has already let us know what iD Tech Camps he will be doing next summer!" -Deymon F., Parent, Emory University
"My sons had an amazing counselor who really cared and paid attention to my notes, and even made my sons eat their lunch!!! So attentive!! So caring!! My boys loved him!" -Ashley B., Parent, Emory University
"My nephew's experience was extraordinary. He has attended numerous camps over the years, however iD Tech Camps far exceeded our expectations. We look forward to the overnight camp when he is of age. Thanks so much, we are excited and anticipating next year." -Alvin C., Parent, Emory University
"My son really enjoyed the camp! The director was very accommodating with me having to drop my son off late due to tutoring sessions. As parents, we were really impressed by the game he created." -Lee W., Parent, Emory University
What Campers Are Saying
"I think this camp is amazing for all ages and really stands out from the crowd. If you want to do something fun, go to iD Tech Camps." -James S., Student, Emory University
"This is a great camp for aspiring young tech people who love time on the computer. Plus, it's a good way to meet friends and hang out while having fun at the same time." -Jackson S., Student, Emory University"All of camp the counselors were very kind, responsible and intelligent. I will be returning!" -Jack H., Student, Emory University"I had a great time making games using Multimedia Fusion and Photoshop. My instructor taught me many cool things, so now I can make my own games at home!" -Michael G., Student, Emory University"I've never made a video game, now I know how to make awesome games!" -Brendan H., Student, Emory University
iD in the News
July 16, 2014
Our Summer Program at Emory University is the latest beneficiary of local news coverage! MyFoxAtlanta recently brought the cameras out to camp, capturing what life is like at iD—students are building fun tech projects while learning skills required to compile resumes of the future. Watch the clip here. A lot of what is mentioned centers [...]Read More
June 24, 2014
The Marietta Daily Journal recently paid a visit to iD Tech Camps held at Emory University! Below is a short snippet, but click the link below to read the entire article. Training the Next Generation: Cobb Kids Learn at Emory STEM Camp By Haisten Willis June 23, 2014 ATLANTA — Several Cobb students are making [...]Read More
July 16, 2013
Check out iD Tech Camps held at Emory in the news!Read More
June 25, 2013
By Christina A. Cassidy ...So-called coding camps for children are becoming more popular amid a growing effort to expand access to computer programming and inspire more youths to seek computer science degrees and careers in technology. Their rise underscores a seeming mismatch in the U.S. economy: people like Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Tumblr founder [...]Read More
Camp Minecraft: How educators use the block-building game to inspire kids to code - Article as Appeared on VentureBeat.com
April 17, 2013
By Jeffrey Grubb April 17, 2013 Summer camp used to mean swimming, hiking, and bonfires. These days it could mean mines, exploding creepers, and Java™Script. Educational group iD Tech Camps is using the block-building sandbox Minecraft and other games to teach children about science, technology, education, and math (STEM). The organization holds its camps over [...]Read More
April 12, 2012
This morning, NBC's Kathie Lee and Hoda sat down with Rory Halperin of Time Out New York Kids magazine to talk summer camps. One of their favorites? iD Tech Camps! Check out the clip below for the full segment where they touch on game programming for kids, app development, and more. Visit msnbc.com for breaking [...]Read More