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  • New York University Summer Tech Camps

    NYU summer programs for kids & teens

Computer Camps Held at New York 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 co-ed summer technology programs for kids and teens held at over 100 prestigious campuses nationwide. At NYU, we offer two distinct programs: iD Tech Camps and iD Programming Academy.

At select locations, we also offer iD Game Design & Development Academy, Alexa Café, and iD Tech Mini. 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.

iD Tech Camps held at NYU is filling up quickly (see availability below). There is still space nearby, so please check our camps held at Marymount Manhattan College (3 miles).

Summer 2015 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!

Learning

  • 8:1 Ratio Guarantee: We do it differently—this isn’t school. We guarantee 8 students per instructor for personalized learning. Every time.
  • Personalized Instruction: Your path, at your pace. Most of our courses are beginner through advanced. If a course has prerequisites, you’ll be notified during registration. You’ll be immersed in a blended learning environment using our iD Game Plan 2.0 engine, along with one-on-one instruction from our team of educators. Our approach allows you to learn at an appropriate, customized pace.
  • Project-Based Curriculum: At iD, you learn by doing—it’s hands-on. You’ll work with industry-standard hardware and software, complete a final project, create an online portfolio, and bring your new tech knowledge into the real world.

Staff

  • All-Adult Instructors: We don’t cut corners by hiring Counselors-in-Training. Instead, we employ energetic, tech-savvy, all-adult instructors to teach our courses and supervise our kids and teens. We recruit from thousands of candidates, and select from the best. It doesn’t hurt that we’ve been named a Top Workplace 6 years in a row, and that we have the reputation as the #1 Tech Camp on the planet. The top talent works at iD.
  • Best of the Best: Many iD Tech instructors are students or graduates of prestigious universities like Stanford, MIT, Princeton, and Yale. Some are industry professionals. Others began as iD students and have returned to give back to the next generation of innovators!

Meals

  • A Taste of College: We eat right in the university dining halls! (If the dining hall is closed, we will bring in catered meals or eat in the university food court). Meal plans are available for Day Campers and Overnight Campers. The food is generally good at most campuses. More and more campuses are paying attention to important details like organic and sustainably-farmed food sources, kosher and vegetarian options, and a variety of overall healthier options.

Safety & Risk Management

  • American Camp Association® Accreditation: iD Tech Camps is accredited by the Southern California Region of the ACA—and we spread those best practices to each of our programs across the country. Being ACA accredited means we have met over 300 health and safety requirements.
  • Background Checks: We conduct criminal background checks, sexual offender background checks, multiple reference checks and identification checks on all camp staff members.
  • CPR & First-Aid: All program locations are staffed with CPR Certified Directors and Instructors.
  • Risk Management Training: Our staff members attend in-person risk management training, and our content is updated every year as conditions change.

Tuition

The following are included in tuition cost:

  • Custom iD t-shirt
  • iD Diploma with instructor insights
  • 8:1 student to instructor ratio guarantee
  • Final project portfolio with pen drive
  • Access to online curriculum after camp
  • Campus tours (most locations)
  • Outdoor activities
  • Gaming tournaments
  • Software savings (most courses)
  • New skills and self-confidence

Optional Add-Ons

Click here to learn about our Tuition Assistance Program.

About New York University

This is our 7th season hosting our summer camps held at New York University. We strike the right balance between off-computer activities (creative games, sports, life skills, etc.) and essential cutting-edge technology education to foster STEM skill development (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Our popular NYU summer day camps are among a handful of elite summer camps in New York City.

Founded in 1831, New York University is the largest private university in the United States, occupying five major centers in Manhattan. The center of NYU is its Washington Square campus in the heart of Greenwich Village.

Our computer camps at New York University give students the opportunity to enroll in a fun, challenging program while enjoying a culturally rich, collegiate atmosphere. NYU is nestled in one of the city's most creative and energetic communities - the Village. It is a historic neighborhood that has attracted generations of writers, musicians, artists and intellectuals. Our summer camp is held in a building that overlooks Washington Square. Beyond the Village, New York City becomes an extension of the University's campus. The central location of New York University makes it an excellent option for a day camp in NY area.

Campus Info: Held at New York University
New York, NY 10012

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

New York University Facts

Nickname: Violets

Founded: 1831

Schools and Colleges at New York University: NYU consists of 16 colleges, schools, and institutes. The College of Arts and Science (CAS) was the only school in existence when NYU was founded. Undergraduate schools include: the Gallatin School of Individualized Study; the School of Social Work; the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development - the very first school of education in the USA; the Stern School of Business; and Tisch School of the Arts.

Student Population: NYU's vast student population represents all 50 states and over 130 countries. About 25-30% of NYU's incoming freshmen are from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, while the remaining 70-75% are from outside the Tri-State Area. Ten percent of the students are from one of New York City's five boroughs and 20% are from the surrounding tri-state area.

Rankings: NYU is ranked 31st among the acclaimed Shanghai Jiao Tong University's world's top 500 universities. NYU is also ranked 40th among Times Higher Education Supplement's world's top 100 universities. The U.S. News and World Report ranks NYU 32nd when considering all national universities.

Athletics: The sports teams at NYU are nicknamed the Violets. The colors are trademarked hue NYU Violet and white. The school mascot is the bobcat. Almost all of NYU's sporting teams participate in the NCAA's Division III and the University Athletic Association. Some of the more popular sports at NYU are ice hockey, basketball, cross country, track and field, and soccer.

Distinguished Alumni & Personnel: Many well-known people have graduated from NYU over the years. Here is a sampling of some of the remarkable people you may have heard of: Jake Burton Carpenter designer of modern snowboard and founder of Burton Snowboards; Ben Cohen Founder, Ben & Jerry's; Marvin Davis CEO, Paramount Pictures; Leonard Riggio Stern CEO and owner, Barnes & Noble; Alec Baldwin; Billy Crystal; John Cusack; Bridget Fonda; Anne Hathaway; Ethan Hawke; Spike Lee; Adam Sandler; Martin Scorsese; Oliver Stone.

Testimonials from New York University

What Parents Are Saying

"After the first day of camp, my son ran up to me and said "Can I come back again next week?" I can't believe how excited he was every morning to go to camp and how proud he was to explain all the things he accomplished and learned!" -David U., Parent, New York University

"Both of my sons had a great time this week. One son turned his love for playing games into designing games and the other was able to learn more about different types of computer software." -Mary Ann N., Parent, New York University

"Camp was very well organized, and the instructors were very warm, friendly and helpful. We were very impressed with how well looked after the children were. Thanks for a very positive experience." -Meredith H., Parent, New York University

"Dynamic!!! I was most impressed. Great quality camp that delivered exactly what was advertised. This was definitely a perfect match for my son's interests." -Yvonne Y., Parent, New York University

"Finally, somebody is providing fun, creative technology education for middle-schoolers who are absolutely craving it." -Joanna M., Parent, New York University

What Campers Are Saying

"This was a great learning experience, teaching me what it is like to be a real film maker." -Aaron H., Student, New York University

"I feel that iD Tech Camps is a good way to learn gaming software like Multimedia Fusion 2 Developer. This place is supercalafrajiolisticexpialodotios for anyone who wants a good gaming experience." -Kyle B., Student, New York University

"This camp was the best camp I have been to in a long time. We got to explore the world of game design so much that now, when I play a game, I look at it from a different perspective. This was a great experience." -Emma O., Student, New York University

"iD Tech Camps is great for people who are interested in making games and for those people who already make games. Students learn more about making games or making their ideas reality." -Eli G., Student, New York University

"iD Tech Camps is amazing. Great people, camp directors and games. I will have a long lasting memory with my camp friends. I hope to come back soon." -Freddy D., Student, New York University

iD in the News

New York University

Summer Travel? iD Tech in the New York Times!

July 11, 2014

How far would you travel to attend iD Tech? For some families, it isn’t a matter of a 10-minute drive to a neighboring city, or even a 2-hour trek down the highway to attend summer camp. Instead, some are hopping on planes and making the journey to a completely different country. From Japan to the [...]

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Minecraft camp on Long Island draws young fans - Article as Appeared in Newsday

July 29, 2013

By Beth Whitehouse July 29, 2013 In a classroom at Adelphi University in Garden City, 13-year-old Chris is creating "petrified boots" for his Minecraft video-game character, boots that will let his character jump from higher locations without being injured. He'll add them to his arsenal, which includes, among other things, a jet pack for flying. [...]

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Article as Appeared in Poughkeepsie Journal - A Different Summer Camp...

July 24, 2013

By Chris Valdez July 24, 2013 Imaginations come to life during the summer. Focused on their computers, kids at the iD Tech Camp at Vassar College created their own video games, apps for mobile devices and other programs. Across the hall, a camper with a frightening white-painted face groaned like a zombie as he chased [...]

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Students learn about programming, apps at iD Tech Camps in Middletown - Article as written by the Middletown Press

July 17, 2013

By Kaitlyn Schroyer July 17, 2013 MIDDLETOWN >> It’s not how most students spend their summer camp, staring into a computer screen in a nice air conditioned room, but for 48 children ages 7 to 17, iD Tech Camp at Wesleyan University offers a chance to do something they love — learn about computers and [...]

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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 VentureBeat.com

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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