Coding Camps & STEM Programs Held at Xavier University

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On Campus at Xavier University

Get a taste of collegiate life this summer at Xavier. Our camps strike the perfect balance between STEM skill development and summer fun, allowing kids and teens to experience a week at an inspiring university location. Your child will work alongside new friends and learn from expert tech mentors, while taking breaks in between to enjoy Xavier's outdoor playing fields for ultimate frisbee, capture the flag, kickball, board games, and more!

The original and most trusted STEM camp

Register today at the top-rated tech camp for 24 years and counting! iD Tech is the very best experience built around your child—their interests, their skill level, their goals for the future. Trusted by the world’s top universities and over 1,000,000 parents, iD Tech is where kids and teens learn from the best—coding, game dev, robotics, and more. 

The iD Tech experience at Xavier University

Ages: 7-17
Duration: 1 week
Format: Day and overnight options
Skill Level: Beginner - Advanced
Price: Starting at $899 (payment plan available)

Our next-gen labs are a total vibe. Tech and pop culture icons deck the walls. Energetic music plays. STEM pros recruited from elite universities share their knowledge, inspiring campers to bring their visions to life, from apps and games to AI bots and viral videos! Each session blends hands-on learning with campus exploration and traditions like dress-up days, raffles, and gaming tournaments. It’s our one-of-a-kind recipe for summer magic.

More about Xavier University

Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH 45207

This beautiful, 190-acre campus includes academic and residential malls surrounded by the older west campus and the newer east campus. The Cintas Center, where the Musketeers hold their basketball games, houses a 10,250-seat arena, the James and Caroline Duff Banquet Center, and the Schiff Conference Center. The Gallagher Student Center and Bellarmine Chapel sit in the heart of campus. 

During outdoor activities and between lab sessions, iD Tech students can take in all that this inspiring university setting has to offer.

Learn more about Xavier University here.

Elite staff and experienced instructors

Passion for STEM. Unmatched expertise. Personality that brings out the absolute best in your child! The more positive, influential, meaningful mentors your child has, the better. That's why we hire the most elite educators who can’t wait to inspire the next generation of innovators.

  • 100% USA-based adult instructors
  • Recruited from top universities like Stanford and NYU
  • Rigorous background and reference checks
  • Extensive in-person and virtual training sessions
  • Adherence to American Camp Association accredited guidelines
     

From iD Tech to the biggest in tech

We pride ourselves on our exceptional team of elite instructors who are the mentors of today and leaders of tomorrow. Each year iD instructors go on to be hired by the most prestigious tech companies in the world like Google, EA, Disney, Microsoft, and more. When your child learns from the best, they’ll unlock opportunities to become their best. 

Aspen
Associate Designer at Bethesda Softworks

"The spirit of innovation and creativity I felt around my students while teaching Unity led me toward my career as a professional game designer. My time at iD Tech taught me that no dream is too big, and that brilliant ideas can come from anywhere.” 

Brian M. 
Software Engineer at Disney

"The opportunity to create an environment of collaboration, inclusion, and creativity was a truly special experience. The skills I honed while teaching at iD Tech led me to my software engineering roles at ESPN and the Walt Disney Company."

Cody R.
Software Engineer at Airbnb

"I never imagined that a summer job could have such a lasting impact on my career. Teaching kids to develop video games was extremely gratifying, and it reinforced my love of programming. The skills I honed at iD Tech led me to become an engineer at Amazon then Airbnb."

Caitlyn M. 
Technical Artist at Volvo 

"Working at iD Tech meant giving back the amazing experience I had as a camper. iD Tech is a place of inclusivity and innovation, and there’s never a dull day with all the creative ideas that get shared around!"

Most popular course topics

Code a game or app in Javascript, experiment with Python, explore data science, and discover machine learning. 

Create Roblox obbys, mod in Minecraft, design 3D levels with Unreal Engine, and learn the cycle of game production.

Craft a BattleBot, bring ideas to life with code, work with sensors and microcontrollers, and delve into autonomous driving.

Produce YouTube videos, edit photos with Adobe, 3D model with Autodesk, create digital music, and kick-start a portfolio.

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Frequently asked questions

While we are a tech program with the goal of transforming your child’s interests into real-world STEM skills, we are also a summer camp. Simply put, camp is a balance of learning and fun! Students learn in small groups in labs on a prestigious college campus and from expert instructors who are trained to engage and inspire.

Day camps kick off with icebreakers and team-building before jumping into morning coursework. When it’s time for lunch, your child will walk from the computer lab to the dining hall as they take in the beauty of campus. Students return to the learning labs in the afternoon for more exciting coursework, followed by an afternoon break where they will have the chance to take part in outdoor game time and more campus discovery before wrapping up with instruction!

Overnight campers work until dinner and then go off to create deeper connections and memories while gaming, watching movies, and more. Your child will experience the magic of camp during days and nights filled with learning and adventure that builds lifelong friendships. 

Our instructors are recruited from top universities, but more importantly, they are elite mentors who understand kids, share their interests, bring first-hand experience, and serve as real-life role models for what the future holds. They are trained extensively in-person (and virtually) to differentiate engaging content to campers’ needs, connect to each child, and inspire them to pursue their dreams. 

Students spend approximately five hours per day on the computer, taking breaks to engage in recreational activities throughout their sessions. We blend traditional summer camp activities like sports, gaming tournaments, chess tournaments, outdoor activities, and more with cutting-edge technology courses. Beyond STEM skill development, students socialize, make friends, and have fun!

As courses frequently sell out, we recommend registering early to secure your child’s spot. You can make unlimited changes - with no fees - up to 14 days before the start of your session. If you need to cancel, you will receive a refund of the amount paid, less the payment plan fee (if applicable) and the deposit of $250 per week. No refunds are provided for cancellations made within 14 days of your session start date.

If your child will be bringing a phone to camp, they’ll be able to access their device to update you on their adventures and take selfies with their new friends during break times.

While many kids can’t stop talking about their days at camp, others are kids of few words. Our camp staff are here to help by taking pictures of campers in action! Our photos page is regularly updated to showcase all of the fun taking place at camp.

During our Friday Family Showcase, loved ones get to see their camper’s final project while interacting with camp staff and learning about the week, skills gained, and more. 

In addition to valuable tech skills, kids and teens leave camp with new relationships, resilience, critical thinking opportunities, and an even greater love for tech (if that’s possible!).

At the conclusion of your child's course, they will receive a transcript outlining everything they learned throughout the week. They’ll also take home an iD Tech t-shirt, water bottle, and a USB with their course project files, along with access to installation and setup guides so they can continue working at their own pace.

When registering for overnight camp, you may request a roommate, and we’ll make every effort to accommodate. If you or your friend have already registered but did not specify a roommate upon registration, you can add one in the “Group With Request” section of your My Account up to two weeks before the start of your session. Otherwise, your child will be assigned a roommate based on their age and gender.

You can also always call our Program Specialists at 1-888-709-8324 or email hello@idtech.com to assist you with making this request.

iD Tech Academies offer intensive, assignment-driven programming workshops in various course topics including machine learning, virtual reality, game development, robotics, and more. Programs are designed to be a rigorous, pre-college experience that provides industry insights for teens interested in pursuing STEM fields in college or as a career.

Academy programs run in two-week sessions. Weekend stays are an optional add-on at select locations. While they’re fully supervised by our staff, weekend stays are filled with activities designed for fun (rather than our usual instruction). 

Because this is a teen-only program, students are provided as much autonomy as possible to shape their own weeks with what they want to learn and how to spend their free time. Along with the additional freedom academies allow, teens will get to stay in the dorms on campus to get an even better feel for college life (with boys and girls staying in separate areas of the dorms).

Along with an iD Tech diploma, teens leave their academy with a portfolio tailored to their course topic—a valuable addition to resumes and portfolios for college applications, internships, and jobs. 

Yes! You can register today for as little as $250 per student and pay the balance in convenient monthly installments. You can save $50 by registering for multiple sessions, and you can earn $25 in credit when you invite a friend to join camp (your friend saves $25 when they sign up too!). 

Our Program Specialists are here to provide you with the best experience. Looking for a personalized course recommendation? Need help signing up? We’ve got you covered. Call us at 1-888-709-8324 or email hello@idtech.com

Other options and resources

Online Private Lessons

1-on-1 learning with an experienced, USA-based instructor and curriculum tailored to your child's interests and skill level!

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Virtual Summer Camps

Virtual Summer Camps feature small-group sessions led by expert instructors. Live teaching, cutting-edge curriculum, peer collaboration, and more!

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Online Academies

Created with prestigious universities, companies, and organizations, our Online Academies are designed to give students a competitive edge.

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