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  • Ohio State University Summer Tech Camps

    OSU summer programs for kids & teens

Computer Camps Held at Ohio State 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 Ohio State University in Columbus, OH, 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.

NEARLY SOLD OUT: Due to extremely high demand at OSU, most courses are sold out. If the course you want is sold out (see course grid below), please check real-time availability for other Ohio summer camp locations.

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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 Ohio State University

This is our 8th season hosting Columbus, OH summer camps at our Ohio State 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 Ohio State University summer day camps and overnight camps allow students to explore tech interests in a fun, yet challenging setting.

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