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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

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 150 campuses nationwide. At Washington University in St. Louis, MO, we offer co-ed iD Tech Camps for ages 7-17. Learn code, game design, app development, web design, film, photography, and more. Kick-start your dream job and gain a competitive edge for college!

At select locations, other co-ed options include intensive 2-week, pre-college iD Tech Academies for teens ages 13-18 and iD Tech Mini for ages 6-9. We also offer Alexa Café, an all-girls program for ages 10-15. 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.

Please note: This is a day-only program. Overnight stays are not available at this location.


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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 Washington University

This is our 11th season hosting summer camps in St. Louis, MO at our Washington University 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 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