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  • Vassar College Summer Tech Camps

    Vassar summer programs for kids & teens

Computer Camps Held at Vassar College

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 150 prestigious campuses nationwide. At Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, we offer two distinct programs: iD Tech Camps and iD Game Design & Development Academy.

At select locations, we also offer iD Programming 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.

Registration for our Summer 2017 season opens November 1. Add to calendar.

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 Vassar College

This is our 17th season hosting Poughkeepsie, NY summer camps held at Vassar College. 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 Vassar College summer day camps and overnight camps allow students to explore tech interests in a fun, yet challenging setting.

Our New York summer camp students enjoy the full iD Tech Camps experience with our day camps and overnight camps in the beautiful Hudson Valley at Vassar College. The historic campus has buildings dating back to 1861 and is surrounded by 1,000 wooded acres. Vassar is just a few hours away from Boston and New York City, located in New York's Hudson Valley.

Vassar College is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country and is rated one of the Top Liberal Arts Colleges in U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges." Vassar was also voted "Best College of the Year" in TIME Magazine/The Princeton Review's Best Colleges.

Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, New York is only 35 minutes from Poughkeepsie. With our Ultimate Gaming Weekend program, Vassar College is an excellent option for our teen students considering multiple weeks of summer camp in the Northeast.

Campus Info: Held at Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604

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

Vassar College Facts

Nickname: Brewers

Founded: 1861

Student Population: Approximately 2,400 students currently attend Vassar College. About 60% of these students come from public high schools, and 40% from both independent and religious private schools. Females make up about 60% of the student body, which is slightly above average when looking at liberal arts colleges. Surprisingly, 85% of those who graduate from Vassar go on to pursue advanced education within five years of leaving Vassar. In terms of faculty, Vassar employs over 270 faculty members.

Rankings: Earning "College of the Year" is quite an achievement, and Vassar did just that in 1999, recognized by Time Magazine/Princeton Review. Understandably, Vassar has been placed in Barron's in its "most competitive" category for admissions. Also regarding selectivity, The Princeton Review gave Vassar a 97 rating out of a possible 100 in 2006. Setting a school record, Vassar's Class of 2013 had an acceptance rate of 24%. Kiplinger's Personal Finance has also recognized Vassar as one of the ten best private liberal arts college values in the nation.

Athletics: Vassar competes at the Division III level of the NCAA, and is currently a member of the Liberty League. Competitive intercollegiate sports include baseball, basketball, fencing, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, squash and track among others. Club sports include Equestrian Team, Polo Team, and Cycling Team.

Points of Interest: When at Vassar, be sure to stop by the Mid-Hudson Children's Museum, Bardavon Opera House, and Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center.

Testimonials from Vassar College

  • "This experience for the entire family was a great experience. My two boys talked non-stop about the projects, and what they wanted to continue to work on. By day 2 they were talking about what they want to learn next summer. They cannot wait to use what they learned at iD Tech Camps throughout the school year!"
    - Roberta S., Parent, Vassar College
  • "We were impressed with the professionalism of the camp staff and their level of knowledge. The entire experience was well coordinated, from the point of arrival to check-in at the Family Showcase."
    - Kathy A., Parent, Vassar College
  • "My son referred to this week as his "week of heaven." He truly feels accepted and with his own kind here. Everyone understands each other and are of like minds. This camp helps him so much socially and the staff is exceptional. This will help him with his long term career goals."
    - Nancy M., Parent, Vassar College
  • "All of the instructors were kind and caring with my children. They reached out to meet our child's individual personality and he had a great time. Thank you."
    - Joseph M., Parent, Vassar College
  • "My son has been coming here for 5 summers and has loved each and every year. The people, the programs and the spirit so inspire him, and there is always a sense of sadness when he leaves and comes home. Next year will he be attending his first year in college and he is going for computer engineering, so this has been a great intro and phenomenal experience for him. I am sure he will never forget all the wonderful people he's met and the education he received. Thank you iD Tech Camps."
    - Patricia R., Parent, Vassar College
  • "iD was an awesome camp experience. The counselors were very fun and helpful. I have made many friendships and memories, and am excited to come back next year!"
    - Maggie S., Student, Vassar College
  • "I have been attending iD Tech Camps for 6 years, and it has always been great. The instructors are wonderful and I have made many friends—what is there to complain about?"
    - Samuel D., Student, Vassar College
  • "This was my first year here and it has just been absolutely great. I loved every minute of it and will remember this for a while."
    - Adam B., Student, Vassar College
  • "I thought this camp was an amazing experience. I got to meet new friends, design games, play outside activities and just have an all-around fun time."
    - Michael D., Student, Vassar College
  • "iD Tech Camps is great! I learn something new every year."
    - Christopher P., Student, Vassar College