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    Purdue summer programs for kids & teens

Computer Camps Held at Purdue University

Welcome to our 9th season hosting summer technology programs at Purdue University (home of the Boilermakers)! 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 Purdue camps, near the banks of the Wabash 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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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 Purdue University

At our West Lafayette, IN summer camps held at Purdue University, 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 Purdue University summer day camps and overnight camps allow students to explore tech interests in a fun, yet challenging setting. Our Purdue location has day camp and overnight camp options.

We have chosen Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, to host our computer camps because of its rich academic history and engaging collegiate atmosphere. The college and surrounding area were voted one of the "Best Communities for Young People," and iD students get the opportunity to take in challenging tech curriculum while enjoying the fun university culture.

Purdue University is one of the nation's leading research institutions with a reputation for excellent, cutting-edge research and affordable education. Overall, Purdue has earned 18 top-10 academic rankings. When on campus, it is recommended to visit Purdue Mall, Purdue Bell Tower, Mackey Arena, Water Sculpture Fountain, Cary Quadrangle, Memorial Union, Engineering Fountain, and Edward C. Elliott Hall of Music.

Campus Info: Held at Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907

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

Purdue University Facts

Nickname: Boilermakers

Founded: 1869

Schools at Purdue University: Purdue offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in over 200 major academic areas of study. The university has a list of accomplishments that has branded them an influential University regarding America's history of aviation. This list includes being the first university to offer college credit for in-flight training, the first to offer a four-year bachelor's degree in aviation, and the first university to house its own airport (Purdue University Airport). Purdue's aviation program has grown to involve advanced spaceflight technology as well, leading to Purdue's nickname of "Cradle of Astronauts."

Student Population: About 40,000 total students with over 30,000 undergraduates and nearly 8,000 graduate students.

Rankings: Shanghai Jiao Tong University compiled an Academic Ranking of World Universities and placed Purdue University 65th on that list. U.S. News and World Report ranked Purdue 66th among national universities.

Athletics: Purdue has always been regarded as an athletic university. They participate at the Division I/I-A level in the NCAA with 18 different teams including basketball, tennis, volleyball, football, cross country, wrestling, golf and others. Purdue is an original member of the Big Ten Conference and competes against rivals like the Indiana Hoosiers, and the Illinois Fighting Illini.

Distinguished Alumni & Personnel: Purdue has graduated very well-known astronauts such as Neil Armstrong and Gus Grissom. In fact, over one third of all of NASA's manned space missions have had at least one Boilermaker as a member of the crew. They have also have other notable alumni in sports, business, entertainment and politics. This list includes legendary UCLA men's basketball coach John Wooden; popcorn specialist Orville Redenbacher; and founder of C-Span Brian Lamb.

Testimonials from Purdue University

  • "As our first experience with iD Tech Camps, I have to say that I am very impressed. The communication with staff on-site was excellent and every student seemed to have learned a lot."
    - Anita C., Parent, Purdue University
  • "Great program and well-educated staff with amazingly positive attitudes. My son was a little shy and concerned when I dropped him off, but he ended up having a complete blast; I think he is already looking forward to next year...I would recommend this camp to anyone. Thank you iD Tech Camps."
    - Thomas R., Parent, Purdue University
  • "Christian couldn't stop talking about the day's experiences and adventures during the ride home. Overall, his enthusiasm and willingness to get up early with a positive outlook during the long ride to each day's camp adventure was a major breakthrough in his willingness to venture into unfamiliar and unknown challenges. A very positive experience for him."
    - Michael S., Parent, Purdue University
  • "Thank you for a great week! I know my son had a good time because we traded texts just once during the week and I asked him if he was having a good time... his answer was "Of course, I'm having an amazing time. I'm with my people."
    - Lissa N., Parent, Purdue University
  • "Drake has attended iD Tech Camps 4 times, at 3 different locations. He has completely enjoyed each one. As a parent, I am happy and 100% satisfied with his experiences. I have recommended the camp to other parents and will continue to do so. Each summer, we look forward to the time for camp to begin. Way to go iD for providing an educational and unique experience for my son! We hope he can attend 2 weeks next summer!"
    - Ashley M., Parent, Purdue University
  • "I have been to iD Tech Camps for three years, and every single week has been the best week of my summer. I am totally satisfied with the counselors, food and the overall care. I go home every year looking forward to the next."
    - Al S., Student, Purdue University
  • "The staff was awesome! They did their best to make the activities fun for both the older, and the younger campers. My particular staff teacher was a real big help in allowing me to create my map! Thank you iD Tech Camps!"
    - Michael O., Student, Purdue University
  • "This is my second summer participating at iD Tech Camps at Purdue. I've really enjoyed this summer camp experience! I had a lot of fun, made several friends and learned a lot of useful things about designing and programming games. I highly recommend this camp to anyone who likes computers, video games and having fun!"
    - Justin R., Student, Purdue University
  • "iD Tech Camps are amazing! I attained great map creating skills, while still having a great time. Thanks to iD Tech Camps, I have made many friends and new interests. In my opinion, it's definitely one of the best camps ever!"
    - Alexander J., Student, Purdue University
  • "iD Tech Camps combined learning with fun really well. The counselors made it so you actually wanted to work!"
    - Matthew L., Student, Purdue University