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  • Summer Tech Camps Held at GEMS World Academy

    GEMS World Academy summer camps for kids & teens

Computer Camps Held at GEMS World Academy

Welcome to our 2nd season hosting summer technology programs at GEMS World Academy! 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 GEMS summer camps, not far from the banks of the beautiful Chicago River, 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

At iD Tech Camps, you can code an iPhone or Android app from scratch, design your own video game with Unity, mod with Minecraft, engineer a robot with VEX, produce a viral video for YouTube, and so much more. Whatever your passion, kick-start your future in STEM with over 30 of the latest and greatest summer technology courses.

Our flagship program blends world-class instruction with fun camp activities for a well-balanced experience. In each weeklong session, you’ll explore a top campus, create an impressive project, and build skills that last long after summer. iD Tech Camps courses are segmented by age, providing an optimal camp experience for kids, pre-teens, and teens of all skill levels.

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About GEMS World Academy – Chicago

Our Chicago summer camps at GEMS World Academy – Chicago provide the ideal balance of STEM learning and summer fun. As its name implies, GEMS is a unique educational institution where students focus on learning with a global perspective, while immersed in a sleek, modern, and technologically-supported environment.

GEMS World Academy – Chicago is part of the GEMS Education network, a collection of over 70 schools from all over the world that connect, learn, and engage with each other on a daily basis. Students have the amazing opportunity to build friendships with kids and teens from other countries, learn about their culture and perspectives, and incorporate that learning into their academic studies. Students at GEMS World Academy receive top-notch education in all the core subjects, with an added bonus of a strong Technology and Innovation Program, and a truly one-of-a-kind global perspective. The building itself is 322,000+ square feet of bright, indoors, kid-friendly education spaces, complete with a gym, a library, robotics and science labs, and even a rooftop playground. Come and explore this singular campus with us!

Campus Info: Held at GEMS World Academy
Chicago, IL 60601

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

GEMS World Academy Facts

Founded: 1959 (Chicago campus opened in 2014)

Campus Highlights: Specialized robotics and science labs that include LEGO robotics, an open-topped rooftop playground, and a planetarium, library, music room, media center, and indoor gymnasium.

Clubs & Organizations: Ten different after-school programs ranging from language arts to fencing, with more programs in the works.

Rankings: GEMS has over 900 externally-awarded honors for academics, sports, and arts.

Nearby Airports: Chicago Midway International Airport is approximately forty minutes southwest.