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Computer Camps Held at Vanderbilt University

Welcome to our 11th season hosting summer technology programs at Vanderbilt University (home of Mr. Commodore)! 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 Vanderbilt 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.

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About Vanderbilt University

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