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    OSU summer programs for kids & teens

Computer Camps Held at Ohio State University

Welcome to our 9th season hosting summer technology programs at Ohio State University (home of Brutus Buckeye)! 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 OSU 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 Ohio State University

At our popular Columbus, OH summer camps held at OSU, we strike the right balance between off-computer activities (creative games, sports, life skills, etc.) and essential technology education to foster STEM skill development.

We have chosen Ohio State University to host our summer academic camps due to its leadership and excellence in public education. Similar to iD's mission, one of the university's core values is to "ignite a lifelong love of learning" in students. Ohio State is a multi-campus university with a main campus in Columbus where students benefit from a scholarly environment in which research inspires and informs teaching.

OSU was recently recognized as one of the top 15 "innovative" universities by U.S. News and World Report. A big university means a big opportunity. OSU is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state. Ohio State University is an excellent option for either a day camp or overnight camp program.

Campus Info: Held at Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210

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

Ohio State University Facts

Nickname: Buckeyes

Founded: 1870

Schools and Colleges at Ohio State University: The Ohio State University offers coursework through: College of Dentistry, College of Engineering, College of Education and Human Ecology, Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, School of Environment and Natural Resources, College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Optometry, College of Pharmacy, College of Public Health, College of Social Work, College of Veterinary Medicine, Colleges of the Arts and Sciences, John Glenn School of Public Affairs, Max M. Fisher College of Business, Michael E. Moritz College of Law.

Student Population: One of the largest universities in the nation, Ohio State enrolls over 50,000 students, with 38,000 undergraduates and over 13,000 postgraduates.

Rankings: The Association of American Universities has only one public university from the state of Ohio, and Ohio State University became that school all the way back in 1916. Due to its relatively high educational quality, Ohio State University was named a "Public Ivy" school by Howard and Matthew Greene in 2000. OSU has also been recognized by the U.S. News & World Report as the 18th best public university and 53rd overall ranked university in the nation. While these are outstanding rankings, Ohio State is continually making improvements, and because of this, they have been ranked 14th in U.S. News' list of "Up and Coming" colleges and universities.

Athletics: The Ohio State Buckeyes participate in the NCAA's Division I in all sports and the Big Ten Conference (alongside rival the University of Michigan) in most of their intercollegiate sports. Their men's hockey team is part of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association and the women's hockey team participates as part of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. "Brutus" the Buckeye is the official Ohio State University mascot.

Distinguished Alumni & Personnel: Notable Ohio State alumni include Executive at Netscape and America Online Susan Mernit; President of the Tiger Woods Foundation Gregory McLaughlin; and lead singer of the country music trio Rascal Flatts Gary LeVox.

Testimonials from Ohio State University

  • "I was impressed at the organization of the camp. My daughter enjoyed the instructors and loved learning computer design. This was a wonderful experience for her."
    - Drew T., Parent, Ohio State University
  • "The instructors and camp director were very engaging and positive. My son had a great time and learned a lot. Thank you."
    - Cindy J., Parent, Ohio State University
  • "Per my son's feedback, "iD Tech Camps is the coolest place" he has ever been to. It challenged him, and with the help of the instructors, he overcame difficulties. My son was nervous at first but quickly enjoyed the experience. The combination of the college dorm experience was a great added bonus for a high schooler."
    - Danyael W., Parent, Ohio State University
  • "My son had a great time and said he learned a great deal. The staff was friendly and helpful and we loved being able to see my son in the photos online. Thanks so much."
    - Kelly L., Parent, Ohio State University
  • "This was my son's first tech camp of any kind. iD Tech Camps taught him many skills, but also opened his eyes to all the possibilities in the tech and gaming world. I think this experience will ultimately be life changing for him. Great job."
    - Linda S., Parent, Ohio State University
  • "This was the best camp I have ever been to! The staff was very positive about the programs. I had to create a really hard game for my instructor to beat so he would have a challenge. As an overall experience, I loved the camp and would like to come back next year."
    - Bryce T., Student, Ohio State University
  • "iD Tech Camps is an amazing place for gamers of all ages who want to learn what happens behind the scenes of their favorite games! It is rewarding and absolutely fun!"
    - Sievey J., Student, Ohio State University
  • "Everyone was friendly and kind. Between everyone and I had so much fun and this makes me want to come back again during the summer or next year. The staff have been so funny and enjoyable to their students."
    - Alexander H., Student, Ohio State University
  • "I really enjoyed this camp... it was a lot of fun! I have officially decided that I want to do the overnight option next time around."
    - Maddie B., Student, Ohio State University
  • "I had a FANTASTIC time here at camp! I hope I can come back next year!"
    - Grant L., Student, Ohio State University