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  • Alexa Café Held at Lake Forest College

    Summer programs for girls ages 10-15

All-Girls Camps Held at Lake Forest College

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 summer technology programs for kids and teens held at over 150 prestigious campuses nationwide. At LFC in Lake Forest, IL, we offer Alexa Café for girls ages 10-15. The curriculum emphasizes creative coding, web design, leadership, entrepreneurship, brand identity, and philanthropy in a chic, collaborative setting. Ideas come to life around café tables and atop beanbags. Our instructors mentor each student. Alexa Café isn’t just a summer program for girls. It’s a movement!

At this location we also offer three co-ed programs: iD Tech Camps for ages 7-17, and iD Programming Academy and iD Game Design & Development Academy for teens ages 13-18. Co-ed options at other campuses include iD Tech Mini for ages 6-9. 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.

Registration for our Summer 2017 season opens November 1. Add to calendar.

Alexa Café Program Details

Ages 10-15 | All-Girls | Weeklong | Coding, Web Design, Visual Arts, Leadership, and More

Alexa Café, named after iD Tech co-founder Alexa Ingram-Cauchi, was designed with girls ages 10-15 in mind. While all iD Tech programs are great for girls, we acknowledge the pervasive STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) gender gap, and seek to remedy it with a chic, collaborative learning environment focused on girls. The Café emphasizes leadership, entrepreneurship, brand identity, and philanthropy, with STEM subjects creatively woven into the curriculum. Alexa Café encompasses coding camps, game design courses, filmmaking classes, web design courses, and photography camps. View all courses at this location. reports that while over 50% of the U.S. population is female, women make up only 12% of Computer Science undergrads. Similarly, women comprise nearly half of the U.S. labor force, but hold only 4.6% of top leadership positions (according to Many girls are missing out on future STEM careers and big opportunities to innovate and create change. Alexa Café is not about special treatment for girls. It’s about fostering leadership and tech skills in a fresh setting that’s unlike anything else.

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About LFC - Girls Program

This is our 2nd season hosting Lake Forest summer camps for girls at LFC. Known for its academic prestige and beautiful surroundings, LFC is situated in the suburbs of Chicago’s North Shore. The 107 acre campus sits just a few blocks from Lake Michigan, and is just a quick walk away from the eateries and shops downtown. Girls attending Alexa Café can get immersed in coding, web design, brand identity, philanthropy and more, while enjoying the prestigious collegiate atmosphere and experiencing a taste of independence. Alexa Café held at LFC is perfect for girls ages 10-15 who want to learn creative STEM skills in a chic, collaborative setting. Come explore campus with us!
Campus Info: Alexa Café Held at LFC
Lake Forest, IL 60045

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

  • “Alexa Café was a life-changing experience for our daughter. She gained a sense of confidence and accomplishment that she never had before. Thank you for everything you gave my daughter this summer!”
    - Fay D., Parent, Lake Forest College
  • “My daughter just completed her first empowering session! She loved the entire experience. I couldn't ask for a better camp for girls interested in technology and design.”
    - Cynthia L., Parent, Lake Forest College
  • “My daughter had a fabulous experience. I've been looking for a way to turn her on to STEM and wow! This was it!”
    - Gillian G., Parent, Lake Forest College
  • “We are very pleased with the program. Our daughter gained confidence, made new friends, learned new software, and had a great time.”
    - Angela W., Parent, Lake Forest College
  • “The instructors were energetic, positive, and helpful. My daughter looked forward to coming each day and was excited about what she was learning.”
    - Linda F., Parent, Lake Forest College
  • “Alexa Café was such a great experience for me. I learned new materials and made new friends, all while having fun! I give Alexa Café my full thanks for letting me make lifelong friends and memories; possibly the best in my life so far.”
    - Sarah K., Student, Lake Forest College
  • “This camp was such a fun and engaging experience! I'm so glad to be a part of such an inspirational group. I’m certain that the things I learned will impact the rest of my life in an exciting and positive way.”
    - Catherine R., Student, Lake Forest College
  • “I wasn't sure that I would want to grow up and work with computers; now that I’ve gone to Alexa Café, I’m sure that this is what I want to do, work with computers and change the world.”
    - Eden K., Student, Lake Forest College
  • “I learned so much this week! My instructor was very encouraging and made sure to give everyone an equal amount of time. I will definitely do this camp again.”
    - Claire T., Student, Lake Forest College
  • “Extremely fun and inviting!”
    - Sophia B., Student, Lake Forest College