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  • University of Pennsylvania Summer Tech Camps

    Penn summer programs for kids & teens

Computer Camps Held at the University of Pennsylvania

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 the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, 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. 

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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 University of Pennsylvania

This is our 3rd season hosting Philadelphia, PA summer camps at University of Pennsylvania. The University of Pennsylvania (often referred to as Penn or UPenn) is an American private research university located in Philadelphia. It is one of the Ivy League universities and one of the nine original Colonial Colleges. Benjamin Franklin was the university’s founder.

Nickname: Quakers

Founded: 1740

Schools & Colleges at UPenn: The University is particularly well known for its medical school, design school, dental school, school of business, law school, communications school, nursing school, veterinary school, its social sciences and humanities programs, as well as its biomedical teaching and research capabilities.

Student Population: 21,416 full-time students

Philadelphia Campus: The campus architecture style is considered "collegiate gothic." Recently, construction of Penn Park was completed. The beautiful outdoor space features passive and active recreational elements, and athletic components framed by lawns, canopy trees, and spanning meadows.

Campus facilities: The university is also home to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (often called Penn Musuem), as well an expansive library system containing 6.01 million books.

Campus Info: Held at University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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 University of Pennsylvania

  • “My son came home from camp extremely happy and excited to share with me what he learned that day. He now wants to attend the University of Pennsylvania and have a career in game engineering. I can't describe how happy it makes me to see him filled with such joy and ambition.”
    - Mary E., Parent, University of Pennsylvania
  • “I am very impressed with the knowledge my child received in such a short time.”
    - Joseph L., Parent, University of Pennsylvania
  • “The instructor was wonderful. After realizing my son was more advanced than the curriculum, the instructor quickly pulled from his knowledge to provide my son with new skills to work on for the week. That flexibility was impressive.”
    - Amy G., Parent, University of Pennsylvania
  • “My daughter attended iD Tech Camps for three weeks and it has been an outstanding experience for her. She cannot wait to attend again next year and learn new skills.”
    - Maria C., Parent, University of Pennsylvania
  • “iD Tech is a really great camp because it’s learning, but it doesn't really feel like learning. It feels like school, but without the ‘I don't want to get out of bed today’ feeling. It’s the opposite actually. Plus the staff is really involved and always willing to help, and it’s same with the kids. The activities are fun, and the learning is awesome!”
    - Madalena H., Student, University of Pennsylvania
  • “I got to learn programming and had a great time while doing it. The teachers and staff were very fun, energetic, and more! The technology they let us use was a lot better than most. Going to iD Tech was a really fun time for me.”
    - Christopher D., Student, University of Pennsylvania
  • “iD Tech is great—a fun camp with great kids, great instructors, and great courses. I had massive fun both coding and gaming. Whether your kid is interested in coding or not, iD tech has something your kid will love.”
    - Isaac H., Student, University of Pennsylvania
  • “You guys really outdid yourselves! Last year I did iD Tech Camp and I had fun, but this year it was even better! I felt safe in a comfortable and fun space and bonding with everyone was a breeze. Keep it up!”
    - Kaia M., Student, University of Pennsylvania
  • "Learning at iD Tech has been one of the best experiences of my programming life! I will definitely use the knowledge I have learned here to continue using programming and having a love for computers.”
    - George C., Student, University of Pennsylvania