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  • iD Programming Academy Held at Lake Forest College

    Programming, App Development, & Robotics courses for Teens held at LFC

iD Programming Academy 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 100 prestigious campuses nationwide. At Lake Forest College near Chicago, IL, we offer three distinct co-ed programs: iD Programming Academy and iD Game Design & Development Academy for teens ages 13-18, and iD Tech Camps for ages 7-17.

At select locations, we also offer Alexa Café and iD Tech Mini. Across all programs, you'll 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 Programming Academy Program Details

Co-ed | 2 Weeks | Intensive, Pre-College | Coding, Apps, Robotics

At iD Programming Academy, we offer 2-week sessions of intensive study in computer science programming. Increase your understanding of app development, and gain a competitive advantage for college and beyond. iD Programming Academy is perfect for students with previous programming experience who are looking to take their coding skill to a new level. At our coding camp for teens, you’ll learn from elite faculty, build your portfolio, tour a major app development studio, meet new friends, and get a taste of the collegiate lifestyle. This summer, pursue your talents and passions, and gain a competitive advantage for college and beyond.

  • Choose from coding camps, app development courses, robotics classes, and more, designed to prepare you for college and your dream career. View all courses at this location.
  • Learn from elite faculty in small, personalized classes of just 8 students or fewer, guaranteed
  • Tour a major application development studio
  • Show off your skills in our LAN gaming tournaments (after instructional time)
  • Graduate with experience using software repository systems
  • Receive an (optional) Official Transcript with Continuing Education Units

Learning

  • 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.

Faculty

  • 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 6 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 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!

Meals

  • 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). 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 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 summer 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.

Tuition

Tuition cost includes:

  • 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)
  • Studio tours (most locations)
  • Outdoor activities
  • Gaming tournaments
  • Software savings (most courses)
  • New skills and self-confidence

Optional Add-Ons

About Lake Forest College

Lake Forest College is located in the beautiful suburb of Chicago's North Shore. Its beautiful 107 acre campus sits just a few blocks from Lake Michigan, and is just a quick walk from downtown Lake Forest. With access to nearby Chicago and the O'Hare International Airport, the college is a convenient location for our overnight programming camps. Teens can take in iD's challenging program while enjoying the pristine collegiate atmosphere and experiencing a taste of independence. iD Programming Academy at Lake Forest College is perfect for high-school-aged students ages 13-18 who want to learn application development in an engaged, immersive atmosphere. As part of the full university experience, students at our Lake Forest, IL summer camps will eat in the campus dining halls and sleep in real dorms. All meals are included.

Campus Info: Held at Lake Forest College
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.

Testimonials from Lake Forest College

What Parents Are Saying

"Of the VERY few texts I received from A.J., the one that stood out was 'this place is amazing.' That pretty much sums it up!" -James W., Parent, Lake Forest College iD Programming Academy

"What a great way to turn video gaming interest into a possible career direction. Great Program — couldn't ask for more." -Robbin F., Parent, Lake Forest College iD Programming Academy

"Nathan was very engaged and excited to be involved in the camp." -Eric O., Parent, Lake Forest College iD Programming Academy

What Students Are Saying

"I learned so much in these two weeks. I am really happy with what I have achieved. My final project is great!" -Lauren A., Student, Lake Forest College iD Programming Academy

"It was great! The material was easy to understand, and I was creating programs my first day!" -Rohan D., Student, Lake Forest College iD Programming Academy

"I had gone to two iD Tech day camps before this when I was young and had enjoyed them. I decided to come back as I had began programming and wanted to build my skills. I feel that the course was simple and taught very well, and starting with just basic programming knowledge, I can now say that I am a proficient app-creator." -Benjamin F., Student, Lake Forest College iD Programming Academy