Texas Christian University Summer Tech Camps
TCU summer programs for kids & teens
Computer Camps Held at Texas Christian University
Important update: iD Tech Camps will no longer be held at TCU for Summer 2015. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, and we encourage you to consider one of our other Texas summer camp locations.
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!
About Texas Christian University
This is our 4th 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.
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
Motto: Knowledge is Power
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 272 acres.
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.
Testimonials from Texas Christian University
What Parents Are Saying
"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
What Campers Are Saying
"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
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iD in the News
Texas Christian University
July 16, 2014
What do you get when you combine the world’s #1 tech camp with an award-winning TV series from Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds? A pretty cool It Ain’t Rocket Science video feature! “From robots to game design, the students are spending their summer immersed in all things digital.” The footage captured our camps [...]Read More
Playing Computer Games Is Encouraged at This Summer Camp - Article as Appeared on KUHF Houston Public Radio
July 11, 2013
By Florian Martin Summer time is camp time for many kids. Often, that means spending the days and nights with others somewhere outside, often near water. And then there are camps like the one offered at the University of Houston this month. So-called coding camps or tech camps are not your traditional summer camps. Instead [...]Read More
June 25, 2013
By Christina A. Cassidy ...So-called coding camps for children are becoming more popular amid a growing effort to expand access to computer programming and inspire more youths to seek computer science degrees and careers in technology. Their rise underscores a seeming mismatch in the U.S. economy: people like Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Tumblr founder [...]Read More
Camp Minecraft: How educators use the block-building game to inspire kids to code - Article as Appeared on VentureBeat.com
April 17, 2013
By Jeffrey Grubb April 17, 2013 Summer camp used to mean swimming, hiking, and bonfires. These days it could mean mines, exploding creepers, and Java™Script. Educational group iD Tech Camps is using the block-building sandbox Minecraft and other games to teach children about science, technology, education, and math (STEM). The organization holds its camps over [...]Read More
April 12, 2012
This morning, NBC's Kathie Lee and Hoda sat down with Rory Halperin of Time Out New York Kids magazine to talk summer camps. One of their favorites? iD Tech Camps! Check out the clip below for the full segment where they touch on game programming for kids, app development, and more. Visit msnbc.com for breaking [...]Read More
August 4, 2011
Junior programmers are flocking to Stanford, MIT, and elsewhere to hone their app-writing skills By George Anders Michael Matias traveled 7,400 miles to camp this summer. Usually the 15-year-old computer enthusiast finds plenty to do in Tel Aviv, his hometown. But when a friend won renown as a hotshot programmer after attending a California tech [...]Read More