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  • Summer Tech Camps Held at Lewis & Clark

    L&C summer programs for kids & teens

Computer Camps Held at Lewis & Clark 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 summer technology programs for kids and teens held at over 150 campuses nationwide. At Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR, 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.

Please note: This event is not endorsed or sponsored by Lewis & Clark.


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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 Lewis & Clark College

This is our 3rd season hosting Portland, OR summer camps at Lewis & Clark College. Lewis & Clark is a private college, situated very near to downtown Portland. Sustainability is an important issue for many students, faculty, and administrators at Lewis & Clark. It follows that wind power provides 100% of the college’s electricity, and LEED-”certified” levels must be met for all college endeavors. Lewis & Clark was recently listed as one of the ten best universities in the US for studying cleantech.

Nickname: The Pioneers

Founded: 1867

Schools at Lewis & Clark College: College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate School of Education and Counseling, and School of Law

Student Population: 2,000

Portland Campus: Lewis & Clark spans across 137 acres in a wooded, residential area just six miles from lively downtown. The Pacific Ocean is 80 miles to the west, while Mount Hood and the Cascade Mountains sit 50 miles to the east.

Campus Info: Held at Lewis & Clark College
Portland, OR 97219

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

Testimonials from Lewis & Clark College

  • “We loved our first iD Tech Camp experience! The staff was so professional, friendly, and kind. Extremely well-run program on a beautiful campus. Thank you!”
    - Sonia S., Parent, Lewis & Clark College
  • “Beyond brilliant! The kids are definitely inspired coming out of camp.”
    - Matthew P., Parent, Lewis & Clark College
  • “This week in camp has inspired my son in a way that he hasn't been inspired in a long, long time. Thank you for encouraging and guiding him!”
    - Kerri C., Parent, Lewis & Clark College
  • “The passion and genuine interest of the instructors was awesome.”
    - Timothy B., Parent, Lewis & Clark College
  • “My son had a really positive experience right from the very start. The other students and positive attitude of the staff made it comfortable and secure.”
    - Steve I., Parent, Lewis & Clark College
  • “iD Tech is by far the greatest and most fun experience I've had in my life.”
    - Sean K., Student, Lewis & Clark College
  • “Staff are caring and always alert, watching us and helping us through the week. They help us when we’re having trouble and always have a bright, positive attitude.”
    - Arielle G., Student, Lewis & Clark College
  • “This camp helped advanced my programming skills a ton, along with being fun! I can't wait to come back!”
    - Benjamin C., Student, Lewis & Clark College
  • “I really want to do it again, it was awesome!”
    - Jackson G., Student, Lewis & Clark College
  • “iD Tech is awesome! There's a great amount of time to work on computer projects, as well as fun outdoor games! The instructors were always ready to help.”
    - Nina F., Student, Lewis & Clark College

iD in the News

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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

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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Watch iD Tech Camps on NBC's Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda!

April 12, 2012

This morning, NBC's Kathie Lee and Hoda sat down with Rory Halperin of Time Out New York Kids magazine to talk summer camps.  One of their favorites?  iD Tech Camps!  Check out the clip below for the full segment where they touch on game programming for kids, app development, and more. Visit for breaking [...]

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As appeared in Bloomberg Businessweek - Computer Camp: No Canoes, Just Coding (and Kickball)

August 4, 2011

Junior programmers are flocking to Stanford, MIT, and elsewhere to hone their app-writing skills By George Anders Michael Matias traveled 7,400 miles to camp this summer. Usually the 15-year-old computer enthusiast finds plenty to do in Tel Aviv, his hometown. But when a friend won renown as a hotshot programmer after attending a California tech [...]

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