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  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas Summer Tech Camps

    UNLV summer programs for kids & teens

Computer Camps Held at UNLV

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 100 campuses nationwide. At the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, NV, 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.

Enrollment for our 2016 summer camp season begins on November 1, 2015. Download our 2015 brochure to join our mailing list and receive a reminder once registration is live.

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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 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

This is our 4th season hosting Las Vegas summer camps at UNLV. 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 UNLV summer day camps are located in Paradise, Nevada, a suburb of Las Vegas.

We have chosen the UNLV campus to host our summer kids' computer camps, academic camps and teen camps in the Las Vegas area because of its central location and rich tradition of academic research. UNLV has aggressively expanded both its student facilities and its research activities, as well as championing sustainability efforts.

Located in the most populous city in Nevada, Las Vegas, UNLV covers 332 acres of land and boasts approximately 28,000 students. It is also home to the prestigious Information Science Research Institute (ISRI), a research and development unity with the mission of fostering the improvement of automated technologies. The urban setting of the campus makes it perfect for students who want a summer technology program in Nevada. It is conveniently located near McCarran International Airport, close to both camps and the Las Vegas Strip.

Campus Info: Held at University of Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas, NV 89119

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

University of Nevada, Las Vegas Facts

Nickname: Rebels

Founded: 1957

Student Population: Around 28,000, with approximately 22,000 undergraduates and 6,000 graduate students.

Rankings: U.S. News & World Report ranked UNLV at No. 25 of most popular universities by yield (the percentage of accepted applicants who choose to enroll).

Distinguished Alumni & Personnel: Notable alumni include television host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel, as well as U.S. Congressswoman Shelley Berkley and U.S. Senator John Ensign. Distinguished faculty include Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka.

Athletics: The Rebels have varsity teams in 17 different sports, but is most known for its men's basketball team, its golf program, and its swimming and diving team.

Testimonials from University of Nevada, Las Vegas

What Parents Are Saying

"My student seemed so interested and liked it so much and was eager to come back every day." -Penn J., Parent, UNLV

"We sincerely appreciate the professionalism, the experience, and the passionate know-how!" -Khanh L., Parent, UNLV

"This week really brought out the best in my son. The camp directors were willing to change his course-work so that he would be challenged and learn something he hadn't as yet experienced. He didn't want to leave each day—he wanted to stay as late as he possibly could! This was a great week." -Marni L., Parent, UNLV

"The course was great. My son was motivated to come everyday and get to work on his project. You all did a great job in encouraging him and promoting his skills. Thank you." -Trent M., Parent, UNLV

"My daughter enjoyed her camp experience and learned quite a lot." -Teresa M., Parent, UNLV

"Brandon described the camp as 'heaven on earth.'" -Marci R., Parent, UNLV

"iD Tech Camps was awesome! My daughter enjoyed herself. Next year we will enroll our son." -Pennye D., Parent, UNLV

What Campers Are Saying

"It was awesome. I was exposed to a lot of new content and by the end of the week had a surprisingly good handle on the basics and the engine." -Wesley W., Student, UNLV

"I LOVED it. I want to come back for years to come. I hope this will be in Las Vegas for a LOONGG time. iD = AWESOME!!" -Bella T., Student, UNLV

"I enjoyed the camp immensely! The instructors were great, the atmosphere exciting, and the learning enlightening!" -Alex B., Student, UNLV

"The staff provided an amazing experience and made me feel involved in the class." -Tyler G., Student, UNLV

"iD Tech Camps was an inspirational help to me in learning Java™. I will not only remember everything I learned but also never forget the friendships I have made." -Elad R., Student, UNLV

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iD in the News

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

iD Tech Featured on It Ain’t Rocket Science!

July 16, 2014

What do you get when you combine the world’s #1 tech camp with an award-winning TV series from Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds? A pretty cool It Ain’t Rocket Science video feature! “From robots to game design, the students are spending their summer immersed in all things digital.” The footage captured our camps [...]

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Denver Kids "Tech Camp" Featured on FOX31

July 1, 2014

First it was Vanderbilt, then it was Towson, now it's iD Tech Camps held at the University of Denver featured in a recent local news story! FOX31 Denver sent the cameras out to our summer programs at DU to capture a little 3D game design, Minecraft, and all-around summer fun. As stated in the clip, [...]

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Coding Camps for Kids Rise in Popularity - Article as Written by The Associated Press

June 25, 2013

By Christina A. Cassidy ...So-called coding camps for children are becoming more popular amid a growing effort to expand access to computer programming and inspire more youths to seek computer science degrees and careers in technology. Their rise underscores a seeming mismatch in the U.S. economy: people like Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Tumblr founder [...]

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Camp Minecraft: How educators use the block-building game to inspire kids to code - Article as Appeared on

April 17, 2013

By Jeffrey Grubb April 17, 2013 Summer camp used to mean swimming, hiking, and bonfires. These days it could mean mines, exploding creepers, and Java™Script. Educational group iD Tech Camps is using the block-building sandbox Minecraft and other games to teach children about science, technology, education, and math (STEM). The organization holds its camps over [...]

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Watch iD Tech Camps on NBC's Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda!

April 12, 2012

This morning, NBC's Kathie Lee and Hoda sat down with Rory Halperin of Time Out New York Kids magazine to talk summer camps.  One of their favorites?  iD Tech Camps!  Check out the clip below for the full segment where they touch on game programming for kids, app development, and more. Visit for breaking [...]

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As appeared in Bloomberg Businessweek - Computer Camp: No Canoes, Just Coding (and Kickball)

August 4, 2011

Junior programmers are flocking to Stanford, MIT, and elsewhere to hone their app-writing skills By George Anders Michael Matias traveled 7,400 miles to camp this summer. Usually the 15-year-old computer enthusiast finds plenty to do in Tel Aviv, his hometown. But when a friend won renown as a hotshot programmer after attending a California tech [...]

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