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    TCU summer programs for kids & teens

Computer Camps Held at Texas Christian 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 Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX, 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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Summer 2016 Courses & Dates

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 Texas Christian University

This is our 5th season hosting week-long Fort Worth, TX summer camps at Texas Christian University. Our popular summer day camps and overnight camps allow students to explore tech interests in a fun, yet challenging setting.. 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 (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

We have chosen Texas Christian University to host our summer teen camps in the Dallas area because of the school's reputation as a top national institution—as recognized by the U.S. News and World Report. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, TCU is a Tier 1 University with firm liberal arts roots. The university offers 118 undergraduate majors that include the popular Computer Information Technology, Computer Science, and Engineering.

Located in Fort Worth, and founded in 1873, TCU is a private university that boasts a vibrant academic community composed of new and updated facilities. The University encourages discovery, leadership and creativity through a "culture that enables the search for meaning and success"—making it the perfect Texas summer camp location.

Campus Info: Held at Texas Christian University
Fort Worth, TX 76129

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

Texas Christian University Facts

Nickname: Horned Frogs

Motto: Knowledge is Power

Founded: 1873

Mascot: Super Frog

Colors: Purple and white

Student Population: Almost 10,000 students, with over 7,000 undergraduates. Women make up 57% of the student population.

Campus: The campus is located near downtown Forth Worth, and covers 325 acres, 272 of which are developed. The buildings are made with specially blended golden brick and almost all are topped with red-tile roofs, which blends well with the stunning landscaping, including the oak-lined University Drive which bisects campus.

Rankings: TCU is ranked by the U.S. News and World Report as a Tier 1 University.

Athletics: TCU is a NCAA school and competes in the Mountain West Conference. Their Horned Frogs teams are traditionally rivals with the SMU Mustangs of Dallas.

Distinguished Alumni: Notable alumni include James Cash, Jr. (a board member of GE and Microsoft), John Davis (a billionaire entrepreneur), Sue Monk Kidd (author of The Secret Life of Bees), and Travis Schuldt (an actor on Scrubs).

Nearby Airports: Meacham International Airport is located approximately half an hour north.

Testimonials from Texas Christian University

  • "Kooper had a great time at camp. He was able to learn new things that will hopefully jump start a future career."
    - Lewana P., Parent, Texas Christian University
  • "My daughter had a lot of fun. Definitely wants to come back."
    - Terry R., Parent, Texas Christian University
  • "Thank you for making it a great experience. I do appreciate the extended drop off and pick up times. Very helpful."
    - Geeta G., Parent, Texas Christian University
  • "Our son had an amazing experience at camp. It was his first time away from home and the counselors and director could not have been any more helpful. They were nothing short of amazing in helping in absolutely ANY way possible. I could sing the praises of his instructor for the rest of time! We will definitely be attending again next summer!"
    - Emily S., Parent, Texas Christian University
  • "Pick up and drop off was soo easy. Thanks for delivering our kiddos to us. My child was so excited to come each day."
    - Ashleigh H., Parent, Texas Christian University
  • "Loved the experience!! Thank you for taking good care of my son this week. Great NEW college campus experience, dorm life, and fun new friends who also love to learn new things about MineCraft!! Thank you for teaching them and encouraging them to design and create on their own!! We WILL be back! Appreciate ALL you guys for a great week!!"
    - Cindi-Marie L., Parent, Texas Christian University
  • "I had a great time here and will definitely come back next year to try something new and to do the overnight experience. I look forward to downloading the toolkit we used onto my computer and using it."
    - Nick Y., Student, Texas Christian University
  • "If you like video games, funny teachers, and making friends, then you'll LOVE this camp!"
    - Preston Y., Student, Texas Christian University
  • "Great people, both the campers and the staff. Every. Single. Year. I love it. Best camp ever."
    - Spencer W., Student, Texas Christian University
  • "Great Instructors made the Programming in Java™ extremely fun and interesting. Now I want to learn even more about Java™ programming."
    - William T., Student, Texas Christian University
  • "This camp has been very fun. I hope to come back some day for another program. The camp leaders were fun, energetic, and there was seldom a question you could ask they didn't know."
    - Breighton C., Student, Texas Christian University