Summer Tech Camps Held at Carnegie Mellon University
Computer camps for kids & teens
Computer Camps Held at Carnegie Mellon University
Welcome to our summer technology programs at Carnegie Mellon University (home of Scotty the Scottie Dog)! 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 CMU 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.
About Carnegie Mellon University
Our Pittsburgh, PA summer camps held at CMU are located five miles from downtown Pittsburgh, right in the heart of the business and research community in the Oakland district. Bordered by quaint residential neighborhoods and the wooded hills of a scenic park, the 100-acre campus provides an academic environment that combines the best of both worlds: an urban campus in a wooded setting.
Did you know the co-founder of iD Tech Camps, Kathryn Ingram, is from Fox Chapel? She’s a die-hard Steelers fan. She attended Penn State and now resides in the Silicon Valley in California.
We have chosen the CMU campus to host our academic summer camps because it is one of the nation’s leading private research universities. Carnegie Mellon’s position of leadership in the arts and in technology is unusual in higher education today. The institution has become a national leader in technological fields such as computer science, robotics and engineering. The Pittsburgh International Airport is 22 miles (and approximately 45 minutes driving time) from Carnegie Mellon University, making Carnegie Mellon University an excellent option for a day camp or overnight camp program.
Carnegie Mellon University
Please note: Map and campus details are for general information only. Once you enroll, you will have access to our specific location on campus.
Schools at Carnegie Mellon University: Carnegie Institute of Technology, College of Fine Arts, H. John Heinz III College, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Mellon College of Science, School of Computer Science, Tepper School of Business.
Student Population: The CMU student population consists of over 5,500 undergraduates and over 5,000 postgraduates.
Rankings: Carnegie Mellon is known for its "tech" heritage. Carnegie Mellon's rankings in computer science, engineering, business and economics, public policy and information systems, psychology, and the arts are considered among the most elite in the world. The university is one of 60 elected members of the Association of American Universities and its academic reputation has led it to be included in Newsweek's list of "New Ivies."
Athletics: The CMU Tartans were a founding part of the University Athletic Association of the NCAA Division III. Before WWII, Carnegie Mellon (previously known as Carnegie Tech) played with NCAA Division I teams and in 1939 the Tartan football team won a birth to the NCAA National Championship at the Sugar Bowl. The Tartans have a deep tradition of athletic rivalry with the Washington University in St. Louis Football team.
Distinguished Alumni & Personnel: CEO of Sun Microsystems Jonathan I. Schwartz; founding CEO of Activision Jim Levy; and founder of Alice (software) and author of The Last Lecture Randy Pausch.
Testimonials from Carnegie Mellon University
"This was a wonderful camp. The camp director was very personable, qualified and was always well prepared. I felt very comfortable dropping my son off each morning because I knew he would be taken care of and that he would have a wonderful day. We will be back next year for sure."- Dara H., Parent, Carnegie Mellon University
"My son LOVED his experience at camp. In addition to having the best tech experience of his life, he also scored the first soccer goal of his life (and then two more!!)."- Lauren R., Parent, Carnegie Mellon University
"I was very impressed with the staff: excitement and energy. All were very engaging with the students and encouraged each student to achieve his/her very best. We will return next year!!!"- Lisa M., Parent, Carnegie Mellon University
"My son's 'what I want to be when I grow up' ambition is currently to be a robotics engineer. iD Tech Camps gave him an opportunity to explore and learn about building robots, while having a ton of fun!"- Bethany S., Parent, Carnegie Mellon University
"This is a wonderful program for those children who are considering pursuing tech related fields as a career or major in college! Thanks!"- Breanna/Chris M., Parent, Carnegie Mellon University
"iD Tech Camps is great for everyone because you don't need to know anything about virtual design beforehand. Plus, you make friends and take part in physical activities every day. I recommend iD Tech Camps for everyone because it's not just some summer camp... it's a memory that you will hold on to for your whole life."- -Joe R., Student, Carnegie Mellon University
"An immersive camp that brings students closer to whatever engine/program he/she desires to be involved with."- -Max K., Student, Carnegie Mellon University
"Before this camp, I had no prior knowledge about how to create a game. But, once I got started, I began to learn all there was to know about Unreal Engine 3, and how to make awesome games. I would recommend this course to anyone..."- Greg T., Student, Carnegie Mellon University
"If I could rate the overall experience better than "Great," I would in a heartbeat. This is the best summer camp in existence."- Stephen C., Student, Carnegie Mellon University
"This place is the BEST camp I have ever been to! Why? You get to do stuff that a real game designer does. For example, you get to use advanced software to create your own game. Now let's not even talk about the food! The food is fabulous!"- Andrej M., Student, Carnegie Mellon University