Trinity University Summer Tech Camps
Trinity summer programs for kids & teens
Computer Camps Held at Trinity 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 100 campuses nationwide. At Trinity University in San Antonio, 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.
Summer 2015 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!
- 8:1 Ratio Guarantee: We do it differently—this isn’t school. We guarantee 8 students per instructor for personalized learning. Every time.
- Personalized Instruction: Your path, at your pace. Most of our courses are beginner through advanced. If a course has prerequisites, you’ll be notified during registration. You’ll be immersed in a blended learning environment using our iD Game Plan 2.0 engine, along with one-on-one instruction from our team of educators. Our approach allows you to learn at an appropriate, customized pace.
- Project-Based Curriculum: At iD, you learn by doing—it’s hands-on. You’ll work with industry-standard hardware and software, complete a final project, create an online portfolio, and bring your new tech knowledge into the real world.
- All-Adult Instructors: We don’t cut corners by hiring Counselors-in-Training. Instead, we employ energetic, tech-savvy, all-adult instructors to teach our courses and supervise our kids and teens. We recruit from thousands of candidates, and select from the best. It doesn’t hurt that we’ve been named a Top Workplace 5 years in a row, and that we have the reputation as the #1 Tech Camp on the planet. The top talent works at iD.
- Best of the Best: Many iD Tech instructors are students or graduates of prestigious universities like Stanford, MIT, Princeton, and Yale. Some are industry professionals. Others began as iD students and have returned to give back to the next generation of innovators!
- A Taste of College: We eat right in the university dining halls! (If the dining hall is closed, we will bring in catered meals or eat in the university food court). Meal plans are available for Day Campers and Overnight Campers. The food is generally good at most campuses. More and more campuses are paying attention to important details like organic and sustainably-farmed food sources, kosher and vegetarian options, and a variety of overall healthier options.
Safety & Risk Management
- American Camp Association® Accreditation: iD Tech Camps is accredited by the Southern California Region of the ACA—and we spread those best practices to each of our programs across the country. Being ACA accredited means we have met over 300 health and safety requirements.
- Background Checks: We conduct criminal background checks, sexual offender background checks, multiple reference checks and identification checks on all camp staff members.
- CPR & First-Aid: All program locations are staffed with CPR Certified Directors and Instructors.
- Risk Management Training: Our staff members attend in-person risk management training, and our content is updated every year as conditions change.
The following are included in tuition cost:
- Custom iD t-shirt
- iD Diploma with instructor insights
- 8:1 student to instructor ratio guarantee
- Final project portfolio with pen drive
- Access to online curriculum after camp
- Campus tours (most locations)
- Outdoor activities
- Gaming tournaments
- Software savings (most courses)
- New skills and self-confidence
- Tech Rocket (year-round subscription)
- Accredited Continuing Education Units (ages 13+)
- Ultimate Gaming Weekends (available at select locations, ages 10+)
Click here to learn about our Tuition Assistance Program.
About Trinity University
This is our 5th season hosting San Antonio summer camps at our Trinity University 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 San Antonio summer day camps and overnight camps are located in Texas.
Overlooking downtown San Antonio, Trinity's campus is located in the Monte Vista Historic District, and stretches over 117 acres of land. The University was founded in 1869 and its current San Antonio campus opened in 1952.
We have chosen Trinity University to host our summer computer camps in San Antonio because of its beautiful campus in the Monte Vista Historic District, which overlooks downtown San Antonio. Our summer program at Trinity University is only a 20-minute drive from San Antonio International Airport, and the University is consistently recognized as one of the top institutions in the United States. Come and check out our Texas summer camps!
Please note: Map and campus details are for general information only. Once you enroll, you will have access to our specific location on campus.
Trinity University Facts
Nickname: The Tigers
Campus and Academics: Overlooking downtown San Antonio, Trinity's beautiful campus rests on 117 acres. The current San Antonio campus opened in 1952.
Student Population: Approximately 2,600 total students attend Trinity University in San Antonio, the majority of them being undergraduate students.
Rankings: In 2009, The Princeton Review recognized Trinity in their "368 Best Colleges." US News and World Report tanked Trinity extremely high on their list of "America's Best Colleges."
Athletics: The Trinity Tigers participate at the NCAA Division III level within the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. Its mascot, LeeRoy the Bengal Tiger, actually used to be a real, live tiger brought to sporting events in the 1950's.
Testimonials from Trinity University
What Parents Are Saying
"I loved it! The teachers were enthusiastic and friendly. All questions were answered, and I felt my child was in great hands. I am very impressed with iD Tech Camps!" -Sara P., Parent, Trinity University
"We were very pleased with the class our son attended. Since he was one of the younger campers, we were a bit worried about how well he would do, and if he would enjoy it. But, he had a great time and was super excited to head back to class each day. It was great!" -Jeremy A., Parent, Trinity University
"This camp has really given my son a positive outlook on his future with computers!" -Monika M., Parent, Trinity University
"My expectations weren't exactly exceeded because I have past experience with iD Tech Camps; this led me to expect excellence. However, I wasn't disappointed - we're so glad we found you!" -Genie B., Parent, Trinity University
"Thank you for providing my boys such a great and locally provided opportunity. I particularly appreciated the quality role models that the teachers exhibited. They inspired my boys to do well and to excel." -Portia G., Parent, Trinity University
What Campers Are Saying
"This camp has helped me realize what I would like to do when I grow up." -Alex M., Student, Trinity University
"iD Tech Camps helped me better understand programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator." -Dan B., Student, Trinity University
"This camp has encouraged me to work to be a video game designer!" -Patrick J., Student, Trinity University
"I think iD Tech Camps was really educational and helpful - not to mention fun!!!!" -Ethan M., Student, Trinity University
"An awesome camp that made me feel like an expert game creator." -Noah C., Student, Trinity University
iD in the News
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
More Than Just a Game Camps give kids a taste of tech careers - Article as Appeared in San Antonio Magazine
May 31, 2013
By Amanda Cano While most camps require parents to send their kids armed with sunscreen, bug spray and extra snacks, at iD Tech Camps at Trinity University, all they’ll need is their imagination. “We are taking students’ interests and showing them how they can make something more of it and turn it into a lucrative [...]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
May 24, 2012
We have expanded our Texas summer camps to include an iD Tech Camps program at Texas Christian University! Now, in addition to our 2-week iD Gaming Academy teen gaming camps, iD aficionados can attend weeklong programs at the TCU campus. Come learn video game design, programming in C++ and Java™, movie making, game design for [...]Read More