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  • Summer Tech Camps Held at Vanderbilt University

    Computer camps for kids & teens

Computer Camps Held at Vanderbilt University

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 Vanderbilt University in the Nashville area of TN, 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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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 Vanderbilt University

This is our 10th season hosting Nashville, TN summer camps at our Vanderbilt University location. We strike the right balance between off-computer activities (creative games, sports, life skills, etc.) and essential technology education to foster STEM skill development (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Our popular Vanderbilt University summer day camps and overnight camps allow students to explore tech interests in a fun, yet challenging setting.

We have chosen to host our summer academic computer camps for kids and teens at Vanderbilt University because it is one of America's top 20 universities. The campus is something of a world unto itself, boasting modern classrooms, labs, residence halls, coffee shops, bookstores, facilities for concerts, plays, lectures, films, sports and recreation and more. With day camp and overnight camp options, this elite computer camp in Tennessee is an amazing summer program!

Vanderbilt is a renowned private research university. iD Tech Camps students live and move comfortably among ancient magnolias, sweeping lawns, and buildings that balance Victorian dignity with high-tech elegance.

Campus Info: Held at Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN 37235

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

Vanderbilt University Facts

Nickname: Commodores

Founded: 1873

Student Population: 6,532 undergraduate and 5,315 graduate and professional students make up the Vanderbilt student body. This student body represents all 50 states along with more than 90 countries. Located in Tennessee, Vanderbilt sees 55% of the total student body coming in from outside the Southeast and 8% of students coming in from outside of the United States. Just about half of the student body is comprised of women.

Rankings: In ranking national universities for 2010, U.S. News & World Report placed Vanderbilt at 17th (tied with Rice and Emory University). Looking at graduate programs, U.S. News & World placed the Peabody College of Education #1 in the nation among comparable schools. Vanderbilt is also ranked #1 in the nation in the fields of audiology, special education and education administration.

Athletics: As an original member of the Southeastern Conference, Vanderbilt is the SEC's only private school and also the conference's smallest school (the next smallest SEC school, the University of Mississippi has almost double the amount of undergraduate students). Vanderbilt's strongest teams have traditionally been men's and women's tennis and men's and women's basketball.

Distinguished Alumni & Personnel: Vanderbilt's most distinguished graduate is Al Gore, 45th Vice President of the United States, former U.S. Senator, former U.S. Representative, and environmental activist.

Points of Interest: Valley Amusement Park, Tennessee Renaissance Festival, Nashville Zoo, Country Music Hall of Fame.

Testimonials from Vanderbilt University

  • "This was a great experience. The staff was excellent, the kids learned a ton and what they learned is a great first step in preparing them to be competitive in the new economy. We'll be back next year."
    - Steve P., Parent, Vanderbilt University
  • "Our daughter attended camp a couple years ago and loved it, so my expectations were pretty high. You met them and exceeded them! Your staff is outstanding. My son doesn't want to stop playing his game and I'm sure he'll design more. Thank you!"
    - Jacqueline W., Parent, Vanderbilt University
  • "This was the summer experience my son wanted to repeat from last year. He loved camp both years and looks forward to next. He has wanted to be a video game creator since age 5, and this is just the thing for him."
    - Robin E., Parent, Vanderbilt University
  • "My son absolutely loved his course, and cannot wait to enroll in the more advanced level next year. I was also impressed. The staff was very helpful and friendly... this was definitely a positive experience!"
    - Bonnie J., Parent, Vanderbilt University
  • "The staff are well-credentialed and great with parents and kids. This was a one-of-a-kind of opportunity for kids who want to go beyond the playing of a game to the development and construction of the game." -Dana J.
    - Dana J., Parent, Vanderbilt University
  • "I loved iD Tech Camps. It was awesome learning to make my own game. It was SOOOOO much fun!"
    - Zenab M., Student, Vanderbilt University
  • "I think iD Tech Camps is the best camp evvvvverrr. There were AWESOME teachers, cool stuff and GREAT games!!!"
    - Ladd E., Student, Vanderbilt University
  • "iD Tech Camps was the best camp I have ever been to in my life. I had so much fun and made new friends. I recommend this to all."
    - Armand B., Student, Vanderbilt University
  • "iD Tech Camps was a fun experience. The staff and students are filled with energy and excitement. The dining hall had great food, and that's saying a lot considering I'm such a picky eater. Being on a university campus also added the aura of what it's going to be like in college. My medication was distributed right on time, another plus to my camp experience. My experience was amazing at iD Tech Camps."
    - Colton B., Student, Vanderbilt University
  • "I had a wonderful experience at iD Tech Camps. I was a complete beginner at the beginning of the course, but by the end of the week the instructors had me at the level where I was able to do a lot of the programming on my own. The instructors were very nice and helpful and were able to explain things that might not be exciting, exciting. I really enjoyed my time and I know for sure that I will be back!"
    - Kyle J., Student, Vanderbilt University