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  • Summer Tech Camps Held at the University of Virginia

    UVA summer programs for kids & teens

Computer Camps Held at the University of Virginia

Welcome to our 13th season hosting summer technology programs at University of Virginia (home of the Cavaliers)! In 1999, our family company set out to reinvent "camp" for the 21st century. Today, we’re #1 in summer tech education, with 150+ locations nationwide and an expansive lineup of courses in coding, game design, app development, web design, film, photography, and more.

At our UVA camps, kids and teens build valuable STEM skills in an inspiring, collegiate setting. 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. Kick-start your dream job and gain a competitive edge for college!

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

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 Virginia

At our Charlottesville summer camps held at the University of Virginia, we strike the right balance between off-computer activities (creative games, sports, life skills, etc.) and essential technology education to foster STEM skill development. Our popular summer day camps and overnight camps held at UVA allow students to explore tech interests in a fun, yet challenging setting.

We have chosen the University of Virginia to host our summer computer camps because of its convenient Charlottesville location and beautiful college campus. Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport is only about 20 minutes from UVA, while Richmond International Airport is an hour and a half drive away. Dulles International Airport is about two hours from campus.

Campus Info: Held at University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22904

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 Virginia Facts

Nickname: Cavaliers

Founded: 1819

Student Population: 14,297 undergraduate and 6,598 graduate and professional students make up the UVA student body.

Rankings: U.S. News and World Report has consistently ranked UVA one of the nation's best public universities; jockeying for top positioning with UC Berkeley, the University of Michigan, and others.

Athletics: UVA is a Division I university; an Atlantic Coast Conference member since the 1950's. With 21 national championships in sports like lacrosse, soccer, rowing, and track and field, UVA is known as a great school for sports.

Distinguished Alumni & Personnel: UVA's most distinguished graduates include author Edgar Allan Poe, painter Georgia O'Keefe, computer scientist John Backus, and many others.

Testimonials from University of Virginia

  • "This camp lit up the imagination of my son. He could not wait to get to camp every morning. Thank you for a wonderful week. I also want to commend the camp staff for dealing with so many boys all at once. Other camps we have been to have been overwhelmed by 'boy' behavior. You all did a fantastic job."
    - Kristin B., Parent, UVA
  • "We felt like our son learned a lot in this class and had a great overnight camp experience. Thank you for providing this opportunity to allow kids to pursue their passion in computer programming!"
    - -Roger M., Parent, UVA
  • "Our son had done almost no programming prior to the camp, and he had a great experience. He was never bored and the week seemed to go by very quickly for him."
    - Andrew M., Parent, UVA
  • "The staff was great and knowledgeable. My children enjoyed the camp so much they didn't want it to end! We will be back for certain! Thank you for a great week!"
    - Katia L., Parent, UVA
  • "Both of my sons had a wonderful experience. Each day that I picked them up they said, 'Today was the best day so far!' They enjoyed the camp even more as the week went on. For two boys with very little computer experience, I was impressed with the projects that they created."
    - Yvonne C., Parent, UVA
  • "My instructor was really fun and made learning Java™ seem easy and fun!!"
    - Katherine T., Student, UVA
  • "I had a great time! My group was nice and everybody worked hard. We have some amazing projects!"
    - Kelsey M., Student, UVA
  • "I love all of the instructors! They were all very nice and made computer programming fun!"
    - Tommy E., Student, UVA
  • "Well, this is my first overnight camp and I loved it! We didn't just do programming, we did a whole lot more! The staff were excellent! Would love to do this next year!"
    - Aaron S., Student, UVA
  • "BEST CAMP EVER. Super fun. Nice instructors. Learned so much about computers."
    - Hayden S., Student, UVA