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  • Summer Tech Camps Held at University of Puget Sound

    University of Puget Sound summer camps for kids & teens

Computer Camps Held at the University of Puget Sound

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 University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, 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.

Please note: This is a day-only program. Overnight stays are not available at this location.

NEARLY SOLD OUT: Due to extremely high demand at University of Puget Sound, most courses are sold out. If the course you want is sold out (see course grid below), please check real-time availability for camps held at nearby UW Seattle or any of our other Washington locations.

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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 Puget Sound

This is our first season hosting Tacoma, WA summer camps at University of Puget Sound. Our summer programs held at UPS allow students to explore tech interests in a fun yet challenging setting. Known for being the only independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, Puget Sound has been offering a unique combination of liberal arts and interdisciplinary programs since its founding in 1888.

Named after the great inland sea, Puget Sound has thrived in Tacoma, a city named one of the most livable in the country. Groves of fir and centuries-old sequoia trees coupled with gorgeous red brick Tudor Gothic buildings make up this stately and sophisticated 97-acre campus. Very proud of their innovative and independent spirit, University of Puget Sound believes education is not something you get, but something you create.

Located near Point Defiance Park, Mt. Ranier, and acres of rain forest, University of Puget Sound has a rich landscape just waiting to be explored. Come check out the campus with us!

Campus Info: Held at University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA 98416

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

Quick University of Puget Sound Facts

Founded: 1888

Mascot: “Grizz” the Logger

Colors: White and maroon

Student Population: 2,600

Schools & Colleges: Over 40 undergraduate programs and three graduate programs.

Campus Highlights: Kittredge Gallery, Puget Sound Community Garden, a newly-built 51,000 square-foot Science Center, Slater Museum of Natural History.

Clubs & Organizations: More than 100 student-run organizations.


  • Science labs ranked top 20 in the nation by the Princeton Review.
  • Named one of only 40 schools in Colleges that Change Lives.
  • Named one of the “Top 20 Most Entrepreneurial Colleges” in the country by Forbes magazine.

Notable Alumni: Adam West (non-degree alumnus, actor), Darby Stanchfield (television actress), Terry Bain (novelist and short story writer), Scott Griffin (CIO of Boeing), Rachel Martin (host of NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday).

Nearby Airports: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is approximately half an hour north.