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  • University of Houston Summer Tech Camps

    UH summer programs for kids & teens

Computer Camps Held at the University of Houston

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 the University of Houston 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 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 University of Houston

This is our 10th season hosting summer camps at our University of Houston 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 Houston summer day camps and overnight camps are located in Houston, TX.

The University of Houston's 560-acre campus includes lush greenery, fountains, sculptures, and recreational fields surrounding modern classrooms, high-tech laboratories and study facilities. Its proximity to the heart of the nation's fourth largest city, Houston, is also quite an advantage.We have chosen UH to host our summer camps because it is Texas' premier public metropolitan research and teaching institution. UH stands at the forefront of education, research and service. Likewise, the resources of the Gulf Coast region complement and enrich the university's academic programs.

UH is located inside Loop 610 approximately 7.5 miles north of William P. Hobby Airport - making it a convenient day camp and overnight camp option in Houston. Come check out our summer camps in Houston, TX at the University of Houston!

Campus Info: Held at University of Houston
Houston, TX 77004

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

University of Houston Facts

Nickname: Cougars

Founded: 1927

Schools at University of Houston: UH offers coursework through a variety of academic colleges, as follows: Hines College of Architecture, Bauer College of Business, College of Education, Cullen College of Engineering, Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, University of Houston Law Center, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, College of Optometry, College of Pharmacy, Graduate College of Social Work, College of Technology.

Rankings: UH has been recognized for Campus Ethnic Diversity and ranked #2 among national universities by U.S. News & World Report. The Princeton Review has also recognized the academic quality of UH and has ranked their entrepreneurship program as the best in the nation. In terms of public universities who produce CEOs of S&P 500 companies, UH ranks 5th according to Bloomberg Markets.

Athletics: The University of Houston Cougars are members of Conference USA, and since the conference was formed in 1995, UH has won a respectable 33 titles. UH sponsors 16 intercollegiate programs, with their most successful programs being men's golf, men's basketball (five NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four appearances), and men's baseball (two appearances in the College World Series). In addition, UH has produced more than 50 Olympic athletes, who have brought home 33 medals, 19 of which were gold medals.

Distinguished Alumni & Personnel: Those in entertainment who have attended UH include actor Dennis Quaid; actor Randy Quaid; country music singer Kenny Rogers; and former Managing Editor and Anchor for the CBS Evening News Dan Rather. Cougars who have gone on to success in professional sports include former NBA Center for Houston Rockets and Toronto Raptors Hakeem Olajuwon. Other notable alumni include the founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics Mary Kay Ash, and founding developer of WordPress Matt Mullenweg.

Testimonials from University of Houston

  • "My son could not wait to head off to camp every day! I felt he was well taken care of and excited that he was able to spend the week at a university doing something he loves."
    - Melissa K., Parent, University of Houston
  • "I was very impressed with the organization, counselors and facilities. A very positive experience that I would not hesitate to recommend to others."
    - Cameron P., Parent, University of Houston
  • "My son had a great experience. I appreciate all the effort of the staff to help my son with his project. He is now excited to tackle this project at home. Thank you to all the staff members for this wonderful experience."
    - Giovanni T., Parent, University of Houston
  • "I loved the interaction with the camp counselors during check-in and check-out. My son loved his course and felt that he was learning new things every day."
    - Kellie B., Parent, University of Houston
  • "My son had an awesome time at iD Tech Camps. It was a great opportunity to combine his creative skills with computer skills."
    - Angela D., Parent, University of Houston
  • "This was a great camp, and now I know how to make my own map on Unreal Tournament. I'm definitely coming back next year."
    - Billy F., Student, University of Houston
  • "Everything I have experienced at iD Tech Camps was great. The instructors were helpful, accommodating and overall fun people to be around. Best experience I've had this summer..."
    - Matthew L., Student, University of Houston
  • "My instructor was a good teacher and all of the others were also very cool. I cannot think of a single complaint. I learned what I wanted to learn and had fun while doing it. The skills I have learned will help me later in life through hobbies and possibly careers. In total, I believe that this camp was very worth it, and I will gladly return next year if I get the chance."
    - Timo F., Student, University of Houston
  • "I really enjoyed coming to this camp every day. I liked working with the instructors who were very knowledgeable about the particular subjects we had chosen to learn about. All-in-all I enjoyed my experience here and made many lasting friendships. Thanks iD!"
    - Adam Y., Student, University of Houston
  • "The camp was fun and full of gaming experiences! I have enjoyed meeting other people with the same love of technology!"
    - Zoe H., Student, University of Houston