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  • University of Wisconsin–Madison Summer Tech Camps

    UW-Madison programs for kids & teens

Computer Camps Held at the U of Wisconsin-Madison

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 Wisconsin in Madison, WI, 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 Wisconsin

This is our 6th season hosting Madison, WI summer camps at our University of Wisconsin-Madison 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). These popular summer day camps and overnight camps in Wisconsin allow students to explore tech interests in a fun, yet challenging setting.

We have chosen the University of Wisconsin to host our academic summer camps because of its high quality reputation as a "Public Ivy." As the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin system, the University of Wisconsin-Madison is an extremely large academic institution, made up of over 42,000 students. The campus in Madison is located about a mile from the Wisconsin state capital and is built over 933 acres of land - making it the perfect summer camp location.

One of the largest universities in the United States, UW-Madison is regarded as a "Public Ivy" thanks to its reputation of academic excellence. Over 42,000 students call themselves Wisconsin Badgers and attend courses in buildings and facilities spread over 933 acres of land.

Our University of Wisconsin summer program is a short 20-minute drive from Dane County Regional Airport. Come check out our Wisconsin summer camps!

Campus Info: Held at
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI 53706

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 Wisconsin Facts

Nickname: The Badgers

Founded: 1848

Campus: Just outside of the state's capital, the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus spreads over 933 acres. On campus, students can find a police force, hospital, food services, recreation facilities, and even an on-campus dairy.

Student Population: Over 42,000 students attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison, nearly 29,000 of which are undergraduates.

Rankings: The University of Wisconsin-Madison is consistently recognized and one of the top schools in the nation. In 2009, the US News & World Report ranked UW-Madison 35th among undergraduate programs of national universities. The school has been labeled a "Public Ivy," a name given to publicly-founded universities that provide studies and opportunities that compare to those of Ivy League schools.

Athletics: The University of Wisconsin-Madison's major sport teams participate at the highest level as members of the NCAA's Division 1-A. Most Badger teams compete in the Big Ten Conference with other powerhouses like the University of Michigan and Ohio State University.

Distinguished Alumni and Personnel: Notable UW-Madison alumni include Carol Bartz, CEO of Yahoo!; and Charles Lindbergh, aviator. Frank Lloyd Wright also attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Testimonials from University of Wisconsin

  • "The instructors were charismatic and fun. My son felt so comfortable and part of the crowd, which is not always the case. Loved this camp."
    - Jori C., Parent, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • "My student was very enthusiastic about attending camp every day of the week and made some new friends along the way. Looking forward to attending again next year."
    - Christopher V., Parent, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • "My son came home every day energized and excited about what he was working on. He had positive things to say about his instructors and really learned a lot! Thanks so much!"
    - Jennie E., Parent, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • "This experience lit a fire in my son and has him already planning the creation of a sequel to his game. He loved his camp experience, and I loved seeing him so excited by what he learned. Thanks to all the staff for making this such a positive experience."
    - Trish C., Parent, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • "All of the instructors were enthusiastic and helped my son see where he could go in the future. I am so glad he was able to have this experience. It will be easier to motivate him to think about the future and what he wants to do."
    - Rachel C., Parent, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • "iD Tech Camps was so fun! I had a great time making video games... It was a lot of hard work, but I definitely caught on fast. I had a great time!"
    - Michael H., Student, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • "I had a great time learning about how to use professional-grade software to make something amazing (despite the difficulty)."
    - Mitchell P., Student, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • "The entire area was clean and convenient. The instructors were well informed and helpful. Overall it was an enjoyable and informative experience."
    - Christopher S., Student, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • "I had the best time of my life. I normally don't see many people who are even interested in programming. This has been an amazing experience for me and I will be attending every year from now on!"
    - JT S., Student, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • "I fully enjoyed iD Tech Camps and its instructors. It was a great experience that helped me shape my future goals."
    - Austin R., Student, University of Wisconsin - Madison