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    Merrimack camps for kids & teens

Computer Camps Held at Merrimack College

Important update: iD Tech programs will no longer be held at Merrimack College for Summer 2016. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, and we encourage you to consider one of our other Massachusetts summer camp locations.

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Summer 2016 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!

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About Merrimack College

This is our 12th season hosting North Andover, MA summer camps at our Merrimack College location. 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 Merrimack College summer day camps and overnight camps allow students to explore tech interests in a fun, yet challenging setting.

We have chosen Merrimack College to host our kids summer camps and teen camps in Massachusetts because of its world-renowned reputation and dedication to academic integrity and personal growth. Merrimack College's campus now consists of 40 buildings and stretches 200 acres, making it the perfect summer camp location. Located in the suburban towns of North Andover and Andover, Massachusetts, which are rich in historical and cultural heritage, the beautifully maintained campus boasts birch-lined walkways and traditional red brick buildings alongside their newly renovated and modern facilities.

Merrimack College is conveniently located approximately 25 miles northwest of Boston's Logan Airport. You may also choose to fly into the Manchester, New Hampshire Airport, which is approximately 35 miles north of Merrimack College. With our Ultimate Gaming Weekends program, Merrimack College is an excellent option for teen students considering multiple weeks of summer camp in the Northeast.

Per Massachusetts state law, "This camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local Board of Health. Parents may request copies of background check, health care and discipline policies as well as procedures for filing grievances." (105 CMR 430.00, 430.190 C, D)

Campus Info: Held at Merrimack College
North Andover, MA 01845

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

Merrimack College Facts

Nickname: Warriors

Founded: 1947

Student Population: Merrimack has approximately 2,400 undergraduates and only a handful of graduate students (15 students). 72% of the student body reside in Massachusetts, meaning the other 28% came in to attend Merrimack from out of state. A small percentage (1%) are international students and 53% of the student body is comprised of women.

Rankings: Merrimack is considered to be one of the nation's top liberal arts schools by U.S. News & World Report, which has placed Merrimack among the nation's top 178 liberal arts colleges in their 2010 America's Best Colleges Guide. Merrimack also boasts one of the longest running cooperative education programs for students of all majors - making it the perfect location for our Massachusetts summer camps.

Athletics: Most of Merrimack's 16 varsity sports participate at the Division II level. These sports include men's and women's soccer, lacrosse, and basketball. Thanks to the college's academic and athletic prowess, Merrimack has garnered the #4 ranking in the country among NCAA Division II schools in the Top 100 Collegiate Power Rankings.

Distinguished Alumni & Personnel: Notable Merrimack alumni include: Massachusetts House of Representatives member Christopher G. Fallon; actor from TV show "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" Charlie Day; NHL Hockey player for the Minnesota Wild Matt Foy; and actor Tim Fields.

Testimonials from Merrimack College

  • "The camp was the highlight of my son's summer. He learned a lot, made friends and I was impressed by what he accomplished. The camp staff was friendly and encouraging. Thanks so much."
    - Al C., Parent, Merrimack College
  • "This is my son's 6th year at iD Tech Camps, so my expectations are very high! This year's camp was another positive experience for my son, and the staff is terrific. Equipment and facilities are excellent, dormitory was clean. My son will be back."
    - Bonnie M., Parent, Merrimack College
  • "Great learning experience for kids that sets the foundation for their future! Extremely helpful instructors who make the kids feel comfortable as they are learning new concepts."
    - Kartik S., Parent, Merrimack College
  • "This has been a wonderful experience which has aroused my 12-year-old's interest in taking a Java class for programming as his next course. I look forward to his participating in future opportunities!"
    - Theresa S., Parent, Merrimack College
  • "Alex really enjoyed himself... A great way to break up the summer for kids too old for traditional camp and too young for a job."
    - Stephanie M., Parent, Merrimack College
  • "Maya was a useful tool; relevant to a real career. The instructor had a great understanding of the program, and could teach very well."
    - Damon D., Student, Merrimack College
  • "I love this camp... I loved making games, our free time, and basically everything else! I will be back next year and the next and so on."
    - Brian L., Student, Merrimack College
  • "I love how in the photography class, we were taught by a professional photographer and were able to go outside for photo shooting. Also, with my smaller class, we got more hands-on experience and help from our teacher."
    - Brad L., Student, Merrimack College
  • "The camp curriculum moves right along, so campers do not get bored, but it also offers extra one-on-one assistance for those struggling. The staff is friendly and easy to interact with, as well as knowledgeable about the subject they teach. The staff is fun and full of energy, but keep a firm enough hold on the campers that the activities are organized and fun for all. This camp is truly wonderful, and the variety of the programs offered mixed with the all-inclusive games really gives the camp a unique feel. It leaves its campers with lasting, useful knowledge that they can use later, like a class would."
    - Remy B., Student, Merrimack College
  • "I really like iD Tech Camps... it is really fun and a great experience. I learned a lot in one week; so much that it will help me for many years. The staff is great, fun, and very helpful."
    - Max U., Student, Merrimack College