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  • American University Summer Tech Camps

    American summer camps for kids & teens

Computer Camps Held at American University

Welcome to our 8th season hosting summer technology programs at American University (home of the Eagles)! 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 American U camps, located at the top of Washingt0n D.C.'s Embassy Row, 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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Summer 2016 Courses & Dates

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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 American University

At our summer camps in the D.C. area held at American University, 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). Our popular American University summer day camps and overnight camps are among a handful of elite summer camps in Washington, D.C.

American University is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. Located at the top of Embassy Row, American University's 84-acre, tree-lined campus is located in one of the most attractive and safe residential areas of Washington, D.C.

Our computer camps at American University give students the opportunity to take in iD's challenging program while enjoying a culturally rich, collegiate atmosphere. These popular Washington, D.C. summer day camps and overnight camps are a great option for kids and teens. Come check us out!

Campus Info: Held at American University
Washington, DC 20016

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

American University Facts

Nickname: The Eagle

Founded: 1893

Schools at American University: College of Arts and Sciences, Kogod School of Business, School of Communication, School of International Service, School of Public Affairs, Washington College of Law.

Student Population: Over 6,000 undergraduates and over 3,900 postgraduates comprise the student body. American University enrolls about 1,500 freshmen each year, with an average GPA of 3.8 and SAT of 1266. The average class size is 23 and the student-faculty ratio is 14:1.

Rankings: Recently, American University was named the most politically active school in the nation in The Princeton Review's annual survey of college students. The Fiske Guide to Colleges ranked AU as a "Best Buy" college for the quality of academic offerings in relation to the cost of attendance.

Athletics: A member of the Patriot League, AU is home to a wide variety of athletics, including men's and women's basketball, soccer, cross-country, swimming & diving, track, women's volleyball, field hockey, lacrosse and men's wrestling - not to mention several club sports.

Points of Interest: The Smithsonian, the National Monuments and Memorials, the Three Houses of Government, Georgetown, concerts at Wolftrap Farm Park, Mount Vernon, Old Town, Alexandria, the Air & Space Museum.


Testimonials from American University

  • "Attending iD Tech Camps for the past two years has allowed my normally introverted daughter to express herself positively among campers with interests similar to hers."
    - Theresa M., Parent, American University
  • "My son has been gaming since he was 4 years old and this camp was perfect for him. He was able to finally build a game that matched his abilities and solidified his dream of designing games as his preferred career choice for his future. Thanks for such a great experience!"
    - Jennifer S., Parent, American University
  • "My son is now excited more than ever about computers and the infinite possibilities that they afford. iD Tech Camps have taught him to use his imagination when using computers and not to rely on what already exists. This has been an overall wonderful and exciting experience for him and is one that he will never forget."
    - Lisa H., Parent, American University
  • "My son was enrolled in a basic course and we were called after the first day and told that he was progressing quickly and the instructors had taken the time to 1) notice, and 2) get him moved quickly into a more advanced class. This type of attention and action is what every parent dreams of. Whether a child needs extra support, or an extra boost - the extra is what will bring us back next summer. The instructors went out of their way to take care of my son and he in turn was up every morning at 6AM clamoring to get to camp. Thank you."
    - Kate C., Parent, American University
  • "I'm proud of my daughter, especially in light of her never having programmed before. I see loads of growth just in one week and now really believe she has a future in programming."
    - Laryssa K., Parent, American University
  • "The instructors are friendly, knowledgeable and eager to help. The programs were fun and informative. Definitely my favorite summer program."
    - Samuel R., Student, American University
  • "I made a lot of new friends during my week at iD Tech Camps, and the things I learned will definitely be useful in future programming careers. I will be back next year to learn something new."
    - Lawrence P., Student, American University
  • "My experience at iD Tech Camps was completely and utterly amazing. I learned so many skills and values that go beyond this classroom."
    - Michael G., Student, American University
  • "This is a fantastic organization... the instructors are all very nice and helpful - they make the camp fun! All the computers used were of excellent quality and perfect for this course."
    - Alex A., Student, American University
  • "This is an AWESOME camp and my game design course was AMAZING! I got to CREATE my very own game and was able to bring it home! I loved this camp and I will come back again and again."
    - Matthew D., Student, American University