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  • Summer Tech Camps Held at Rice University

    Rice summer programs for kids & teens

Computer Camps Held at Rice 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 Rice University in Houston, 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 this location, we also offer iD Programming Academy (co-ed, ages 13-18) and Alexa Café (girls, ages 10-15). At other locations, co-ed iD Tech Mini is also available for ages 6-9. At all programs, 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. Innovative courses. Your pace. Your internalDrive.

NEARLY SOLD OUT: Due to extremely high demand at Rice, most courses are sold out. If the course you want is sold out (see course grid below), please check real-time availability at nearby University of Houston or any of our other Texas locations.

Registration for our Summer 2017 season opens November 1. Add to calendar.

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Groups must include eight or more students. For smaller groups, please register above.

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 Rice University

We are excited to return to Rice University for summer 2016! Rice has been consistently ranked one of America’s best teaching and research universities and boasts extremely low student-to-professor ratios, thus making it an ideal venue for our Houston, TX summer camps.

Located on 300 acres with over 4,000 trees just three miles from downtown Houston, Rice University includes about 50 major buildings, designed over a period of nearly a century, which represent the changes in style of 20th century American architecture. The university's earliest buildings are characterized by red tile roofs, rose-hued brick, semicircular archways, and elaborate detailing. George Bush Intercontinental Airport is located approximately 25 miles from campus, and Houston Hobby Field Airport is approximately 10 miles from campus.

We will use Rice's outdoor playing fields for traditional camp activities such as ultimate frisbee, capture the flag, kickball, chess tournaments, and other board games. Come explore campus with us!

Campus Info: Held at Rice University
Houston, TX 77005

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

Testimonials from Rice University

  • “This was my son's favorite camp of all time. I was beyond impressed with the level of professionalism both before and during his camp week. The quality of the camp was excellent, and we look forward to returning again next summer!”
    - Betsy G., Parent, Rice University
  • “Wonderful instructors! They really take the time to get to know each of their students.”
    - Anita D., Parent, Rice University
  • “My daughter really liked her programming course. This was a perfect venue to give her a taste of college and professional tech life. She will now be better prepared to make her career decision when the time comes.”
    - Alex S., Parent, Rice University
  • “Love the location, excellent staff members, and my child thoroughly enjoyed the program.”
    - Sarah S., Parent, Rice University
  • “This was the best week of my son’s summer.”
    - Eliana B., Parent, Rice University
  • “iD Tech has helped me unlock potentials in the STEM field that I never thought possible and has created memories that I will cherish forever! Thank you so much iD Tech!”
    - Christina G., Student, Rice University
  • “I have to say that this camp was an amazing experience, from educated and technical teachers to learning awesome new things. This camp ROCKS!”
    - Carlo C., Student, Rice University
  • “I had a lot of fun during this camp and I learned a lot! Although I had problems with level design at first, I made a lot of good progress and I'm very proud of what I was able to accomplish, and that's all thanks to iD Tech.”
    - Chloe C., Student, Rice University
  • “iD Tech was one of the most memorable camps I will ever experience.”
    - Oscar Q., Student, Rice University
  • “Great learning experience. I felt like the instructors really cared about me, and were always there to help when I was confused. I definitely understand Minecraft and programming better now.”
    - Leah B., Student, Rice University