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  • Washington University in St. Louis Summer Tech Camps

    Wash U summer programs for kids & teens

Computer Camps Held at Washington University

Welcome to our 12th season hosting summer technology programs at Washington University (home of the Bears)! 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 Wash U camps, 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 Washington University

At our summer camps in St. Louis held at Washington 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. Our popular Washington University summer day camps and overnight camps are among a handful of elite summer camps located in St. Louis, MO.

Founded by St. Louisans in 1853, this prestigious 169-acre hilltop campus features predominantly collegiate Gothic architecture, including a number of buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. The award winning author T.S. Eliot is among 23 Nobel Prize winners who are members of Wash U's alumni. The University also boasts 23 Rhodes Scholars to date.

We host our summer camps in Missouri at Washington University because the University is counted among the world's leaders in teaching and research. Washington University's beautiful campus is just 14 miles south of Lambert-St. Louis International Airport near Interstates 170 and 64. Come check out our perfect day camp and overnight camp location at Washington University!

Campus Info: Held at Washington University
St. Louis, MO 63130

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

Washington University Facts

Nickname: Wash U Bears

Founded: 1853

Schools and Colleges at Washington University: Washington University offers both Undergraduate and Graduate Programs through the College of Arts & Sciences, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Olin Business School, School of Engineering, School of Law, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Graduate School of Art, Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design, School of Medicine, Central Institute for the Deaf.

Student Population: In 2007, with only 1,338 spots at the undergraduate level, Washington University received 22,428 applications. The acceptance rate for the Class of 2011 was a highly competitive 19% and more than 90% of freshmen coming in that year were ranked in the top 10% of their high school class.

Rankings: Washington University realizes that a school's reputation isn't all about academic rankings. Aiming to provide an all-around enjoyable college experience, Wash U was ranked #1 for quality of life by the Princeton Review in 2008, making it the perfect Missouri summer camp location. This was done without sacrificing academic integrity and their undergraduate program maintained the 12th overall ranking and the 11th spot in admissions selectivity in the 2010 U.S. News & World Report.

Athletics: The Washington University Bears participate in the University Athletic Association and compete at the NCAA Division III level. The Bears have totaled 16 NCAA Division III Championships and 130 UAA titles in 14 different sports. Going way back to 1904, Wash U's Francis Field was the host site of the 1904 Summer Olympics. Francis is also home of the Bears' Football, Soccer, and Track and Field teams.

Distinguished Alumni & Personnel: Notable Wash U alumni who have had successes in business include Global Director for General Motors Corporation Thomas J. Feichtinger; CEO of Anheuser-Busch Dave Peacock; and founder of Men's Wearhouse George Zimmer.

Points of Interest: Some great sites to see at our Missouri summer camps in St. Louis include: St. Louis Zoo, Gateway Arch, Missouri Botanical Garden, Anheuser-Busch Brewery, City Museum, Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis and the World Aquarium.

Testimonials from Washington University

  • "I was really impressed with all the enthusiasm from the staff and how they interacted with their students during class time and in the evenings with the overnight campers."
    - Kim L., Parent, Washington University in St. Louis
  • "The program was extremely well put together. My son worked hard every day, and on the final day, I got a chance to play his game and I can say that I was extremely impressed. I am glad he was able to participate and I look forward to him returning!"
    - Mikael A., Parent, Washington University in St. Louis
  • "Eric has attended iD Tech Camps for three years, and each year has been outstanding. The staff interaction with the students is great. The pictures on the basement are helpful for 'kid sick' parents."
    - Barbara S., Parent, Washington University in St. Louis
  • "This was my daughter's 4th year at iD Tech Camps, and the experience was wonderful, once again. The quality of the instruction is second to none, and the staff is fun and engaging. We are thankful to have such an amazing camp available for our kids."
    - Amy C., Parent, Washington University in St. Louis
  • "My son really enjoyed the personalized instruction and was encouraged to try what he learned in the course. Everybody should attend this camp if possible."
    - Eun S., Parent, Washington University in St. Louis
  • "I had a great time at iD Tech Camps. I learned many things about programming, and the many different activities were awesome."
    - Andy L., Student, Washington University in St. Louis
  • "This camp gave me a superb insight into how video games are made. I will be sure to do this camp next year."
    - Jonathan W., Student, Washington University in St. Louis
  • "This was one of the greatest camps I have ever been to. All of the teachers and campers were great! I also did things I never thought I could do on a computer."
    - Levi G., Student, Washington University in St. Louis
  • "Camp was great! Friends were made, knowledge was obtained, and fun was had. If anybody, ANYBODY, wants to go into any field of game development, this is the best camp for teens and preteens alike."
    - Tristan N., Student, Washington University in St. Louis
  • "These camps just keep getting better and better. It's inspiring to know that there are so many people here that are dedicated to their students and helping them grow and mature."
    - Justin M., Student, Washington University in St. Louis