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    Summer programs for kids & teens

Computer Camps Held at Villanova University

Welcome to our 16th season hosting summer technology programs at Villanova University (home of Will D. Cat)! 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 Nova 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!

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 Villanova University

At our Villanova, PA summer camps held at Villanova University, we strike the right balance between off-computer activities (creative games, sports, life skills, etc.) and essential cutting-edge technology education to foster STEM skill development.

iD Tech Camps has chosen to host our summer academic camps at Nova because it is one of the country's top engineering educational programs. Recently, it was ranked the #1 "Best College" in the North by U.S. News and World Report.

Located just outside one of America's great cities, Philadelphia, Villanova's 254-acre campus is tranquil, serene, and beautiful. Villanova University is a comprehensive Roman Catholic institution that welcomes students of all faiths and offers a wide variety of degree programs through four colleges.

Philadelphia International Airport is located 25 minutes from the Villanova campus, making it an excellent option for our multiple Northeast summer computer camps. The campus is also directly accessible by train.

Campus Info: Held at Villanova University
Villanova, PA 19085

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

Villanova University Facts

Nickname: Wildcats

Founded: 1842

Schools at Villanova University: Villanova University offers undergraduate, graduate and professional programs through different divisions: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering, Villanova School of Business, College of Nursing, and the School of Law.

Student Population: Villanova University remains a highly competitive institution, with a current overall undergraduate acceptance rate of 39%. Over 50% of incoming freshman graduated in the top 10% of their high school class, with almost 100% graduating in the top quarter of their high school class. In terms of where Villanova's students reside, about 21% of the students are Pennsylvania residents, with the remaining 79% of students hailing from other states.

Rankings: Villanova University has always been highly regarded as a premier academic institution. In fact, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Villanova #1 for more than a decade in the Best Universities-Masters category in the northern region. Also, the Villanova University School of Law was ranked as a Top Law School by the 2009 edition of U.S. News & World Report's "Best Graduate Schools." Aside from academics, PC Magazine and The Princeton Review rated Villanova as #1 in its listing of top "wired colleges," making it the perfect location for our Pennsylvania summer camps.

Athletics: The Villanova Wildcats have recently enjoyed great success with their men's basketball teams. Other varsity men's programs include baseball, cross country, golf, football, soccer, lacrosse, swimming and diving, tennis, and track and field. Villanova fields women's teams in the following sports: basketball, cross country running, lacrosse, field hockey, soccer, softball, rowing, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and water polo. Most of Villanova's sports teams participate in the NCAA's Division I and are Big East Conference members. Villanova's Football and Men's Lacrosse teams play in the Colonial Athletic Association, while the Women's lacrosse team plays in the Patriot League.

Distinguished Alumni & Personnel: Bradley Cooper (actor), Toby Keith (country musician), Maria Bello (actress), Gerald Marzorati (editor at The New York Times), and many others

Nearby Points of Interest: Philadelphia Zoo in Philadelphia, The Liberty Bell

Testimonials from Villanova University

  • "iD Tech Camps was a wonderful experience for my son. I appreciate the staff's enthusiasm and warm support as my son felt very comfortable at a camp where he was initially afraid 'he would not know anyone.' The meal-service was excellent and the overall organization (pick-up/drop-off/sign-in and out) was excellent. It's nice to know of a non-competitive, high-learning and fun camp in our area. We will be back next year!" -Lauren T.
    - Lauren T., Parent, Villanova University
  • "iD Tech Camps was awesome. My son was thrilled, and enjoyed the week so much that he wants to come back for four solid weeks next time. He learned a great deal, made an intricate game and worked with helpful and supportive classmates and his instructor. Thanks for an incredible experience."
    - Karyn P., Parent, Villanova University
  • "My son was inspired to be creative and loved working on his projects. We really appreciate the effort put into hiring good instructors and making this possible."
    - Barbara S., Parent, Villanova University
  • "My son was very excited about the camp. He enjoyed learning Java. The instructor shared his knowledge of the subject and provided a positive role model. My son, a highly motivated student, wants to learn more and will be back for additional camps this summer and next year. The camp sparked his interest in computer science and I know he will continue to investigate other opportunities to learn in this field. I want to thank the staff for encouraging this quest!"
    - Gale F., Parent, Villanova University
  • "Our son was utterly turned on by his first experience with Java™ programming, discovering a new world he will surely plan to explore further. Thanks!"
    - Michael H., Parent, Villanova University
  • "I had an absolutely fantastic time for my second summer at iD Tech Camps. The staff is just awesome... games, software, camp mates, facilities - all great. I'll definitely be back next year."
    - Sean W., Student, Villanova University
  • "I enjoyed playing games with everyone else, outdoor and online. I liked the friendly staff and their ability to make every learning moment, easy or not, fun."
    - David L., Student, Villanova University
  • "I loved my session at iD Tech Camps! I learned so many new things from my instructor and fellow campers, including Photoshop. The food was great, the staff was friendly, and the games were awesome! I really hope to come back next year."
    - Samantha T., Student, Villanova University
  • "My instructor was very personable and helpful in learning and project-making. The software was great and easily accessed from home. Overall, a great experience!"
    - Jacob G., Student, Villanova University
  • "Another great week at iD Tech Camps! My instructor was able to handle the group and keep us focused. I learned much more than I thought I would, and that will help me in the future."
    - Will M., Student, Villanova University