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Macalester College
Summer Tech Camps & Academies

Coding, game development, robotics, and design for kids and teens

Macalester College

St. Paul, MN

At iD Tech, kids and teens of all skill levels discover coding, AI, machine learning, film, robotics, and game design, developing the in-demand skills needed to compete in the Twin Cities’ booming startup scene. US News & World Report has ranked Macalester one of the nation’s best liberal arts colleges.

For over 20 years, we’ve guaranteed small class sizes, the best tech-savvy staff, and forward-thinking curriculum, producing stunning results. When you want the best, it’s iD Tech or nothing.

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Only at iD Tech

iD Tech is the world's
#1 STEM educator

Founded by a
Silicon Valley family

Over 400,000 alumni
since 1999

150 prestigious locations
in the US, UK, and Asia

Why iD Tech

Why iD Tech?

Guaranteed small class sizes
With just 5-10 students per instructor (maximum 10), beginner to advanced students enjoy personalized learning at their pace.

The best industry-standard tech tools
Every year, we invest in the latest and greatest software, hardware, and emerging technologies. Your student can innovate like a pro with tools from Adobe, Apple, Microsoft, Nvidia, Roblox, Unity, and much more.

Convenience for busy, modern families
We offer fast check-in and convenient 30-minute drop-off “windows” so you don’t have to stress about showing up late in the morning or evening. No extra charge!

Official iD Tech Diploma, course transcripts, a cool T-shirt, and more
Your student will leave with their official iD Tech diploma and course transcripts, a custom iD Tech tee (always a favorite to wear to school), their final project (typically on a USB drive), new friends, incredible memories, and skills that’ll last long after summer.

Optional college prep add-ons include:

  • Year-round, Online Private Lessons from iD Tech instructors
  • Continuing Education Units issued by Villanova University
  • College advising sessions by Synocate-certified iD Tech instructors

Pricing and additional information for these add-ons is available during checkout.

Millions of unfilled STEM jobs
In a world with millions of open STEM jobs, employers need your student! Supply and demand are out of balance and there are simply not enough people with the necessary skills. Help bring the galaxy back into alignment!

Creativity to solve real-world problems
Artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, software development, mechanical engineering, UX, design, film, social media...these are the fields that can help solve issues like global warming and water shortages, create autonomous cars, colonize Mars, you name it.

Most schools can’t keep up
We update our curriculum every year and train our instructors in person to teach the most cutting edge courses. Game development with Roblox and Minecraft? Check. Artificial intelligence? Check. Our staff lives and breathes ed tech. The school year is busy. Summer is the perfect opportunity to perfect your tech skills, or gain a completely new skill.

Oh, and the pay? Cha-ching.
The best-paying, most creative careers are in tech. (Yeah, we might be a bit biased, but it’s true). Engineers often make well over $100,000 annually right out of college.

Over 20 years of unparallelled experience
No other tech camp has the experience we do. Nobody. Our educators have meticulously crafted our pedagogy, developing cutting-edge tech programs and forward-thinking curriculum. The iD Tech Pathway, our long-term skill development system, guides students toward internships, college, and dream careers. iD Tech is the #1 tech camp on the planet. 

400,000 students empowered. And counting.
Our family company founded the nation’s first tech camp in 1999. Over 400,000 alumni later, more families place their trust in us than any other summer STEM program in the world.

Our recent alumni survey revealed that:

  • 97% of iD Tech students go on to attend a 4-year college
  • 9 out of 10 go on to study STEM in college
  • 9 out of 10 feel that iD Tech shaped their long-term pathway

It's also common for our alumni to launch startups, found nonprofits, and land dream jobs at companies like Facebook and Google. View success stories.

Trusted by 150 prestigious universities
Stanford. NYU. The University of Hong Kong. Our locations lineup speaks for itself. The top universities on the planet trust and host our programs, inspiring students from around the world and providing a taste of collegiate life.

50 innovative courses
Whether your student is an aspiring coder, game developer, robotics engineer, or designer, we offer the most relevant courses to suit their interests, get them excited, and equip them with in-demand skills.

2,000 world-class, tech-savvy instructors ready to share their passion for tech
We recruit the top talent from universities like Caltech, RIT, Stanford, and MIT, then evaluate and train them in person using specialized techniques. No other program boasts such highly qualified, enthusiastic, and well-prepared staff.

One-of-a-kind culture
Energetic staff. Music playing in the labs. Outdoor activities and campus exploration. Our "un-school" culture makes learning fun while fostering new friendships.

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Experience life at Macalester

Get a taste of collegiate life this summer at Macalester! Located at the intersection of historic Grand and Snelling Avenues, Macalester is just 10 minutes from both downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis. Beyond its architecture and amenities, the neighborhood also earns superlatives for safety: the St. Paul Pioneer Press rated it one of the two safest in the metropolitan area.

Macalester is among the top ranking liberal arts colleges in the country. During outdoor activities and between lab sessions, iD Tech students can take in all that this inspiring university setting has to offer.

Learn more about Macalester College here.

"The instructors are knowledgeable and trustworthy, and the Macalester campus is a safe, inspiring environment for my boys. I recommend iD Tech whenever possible!"
-Ann F.

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The iD Tech Pathway™

We’re more than a camp

With summer programs and year-round online learning, our system paves the way for college, internships, and dream careers. Come for one week or return year after year for a chance to be recruited by official Google scouts.

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Technical Product Manager

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Gameplay Engineer

Matthew

Software Engineer

Jessica

Production Coordinator

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What is a STEM camp?

STEM is growing, with well over 1 million tech jobs predicted to go unfilled by 2020!

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Need help choosing the perfect course?

Our Camp Specialists provide personalized recommendations based on your child’s interests.

Call 1-888-709-8324 or 1-408-871-3700 (international)

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