Sleepaway camp is a big deal for a family—we understand! It takes commitment, trust, and pre-planning to make sure your student is equipped to have a comfortable, safe, and FUN experience. We hope you’ll find this collection of information and tips useful as you prepare for your student’s overnight camp adventure.
Overnight Camp Information
iD Tech overnight camps and sleepaway programs are available at select locations nationwide, for students ages 10-18. To check availability in your area, please click here, or learn more about the following programs with overnight options:
- iD Tech Camps for Kids (Co-ed, ages 7-12)
- iD Tech Camps for Teens (Co-ed, ages 13-17)
- iD Coding & Engineering Academy (Co-ed, ages 13-18)
- iD Game Design & Development Academy (Co-ed, ages 13-18)
- Alexa Café (All-girls, ages 10-15)
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included for overnight camp students. At most locations, meals will be provided in the university dining halls.
Sleepaway summer camp students have the option to request a specific roommate upon registration. If no roommate is specified, we will make every effort to room each student with another camper near their age. Boys and girls will typically be housed on separate floors or opposite wings of the dormitory. If your child is between the age of 10-12 and you have requested a teenage roommate, please contact our Camp Specialists at 1-888-709-8324.
Safety & Supervision
All iD Tech summer staff members have undergone multiple background checks, and will be on hand to lead evening activities and supervise students throughout the night. Overnight, our staff is housed in the same dorm building as our students.
At select iD Tech locations, students have the option to stay the weekend between camp sessions. Learn more about Ultimate Gaming Weekends for iD Tech Camps students ages 10-17, and Weekend Stays for teens ages 13-18 attending our Academies.
Benefits of Overnight Camp
Sleepaway camp at iD Tech could very well be the highlight of your student’s year! Kids & teens have the opportunity to:
- Explore a top university campus, eat in the dining hall, and stay right in the dorms
- Experience an exciting new environment and discover or expand upon their passion for tech
- Get a taste of independence and increase their self-confidence and sense of responsibility
- Meet friends and tech-savvy summer staffers who share their interests
- Show off their skills in video gaming tournaments
- Enjoy a common-sense balance of lab time and outdoor summer activities
- Make memories and build vital 21st century life skills—like problem-solving, creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and innovation—that will last long after summer ends
Overnight Camp Checklist
Day & Overnight Campers Should Bring:
- Reusable water bottle
- Headphones or earbuds
- Comfortable clothing and shoes (preferably tennis shoes)
- A jacket or sweatshirt
- Bathing suit
- Spending money (optional): Good for purchasing vending machine snacks or souvenirs from the campus bookstore! We recommend that students bring no more $20-$40 per week.
Overnight Campers Should Bring (in Addition to the Above):
- Alarm clock
- Multiple sets of socks, undergarments, etc.
- Extra pair of comfortable shoes
- Flip flops
- Sleeping bag or extra sheets (Note: depending on your location, linens may or may not be provided. Please check your Welcome Packet for details one week prior to your arrival.)
- Bath towel
- Toiletries including toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, deodorant, etc.
- Backpack (optional)
- If applicable, 2-week supply of medication per week (must be kept in original prescription bottles)
- If applicable, 2-week supply of contact lens supplies per week
Do Not Bring the Following (prohibited Items):
- Roller-blades, skateboards, or shoes with wheels (Note: these are not permitted unless they are a student’s only mode of transportation to or from camp. In this case, items must be checked upon arrival and check out upon departure.)
- Personal pets or animals
- Lighters, matches, cigarettes, illegal drugs or substances, and weapons
Regarding Electronic Devices:
While you are are not required to bring any electronic devices to camp, we know you might want to bring along your smartphone, laptop, iPad, or gaming console. We recommend keeping these items locked in your dorm, or zipped up in your backpack, both for safety, and so you can get the most out of camp! If you decide to leave your devices at home, you can use the iD Tech computers to send emails to your family. Our Camp Directors will notify parents of any emergencies or bouts of homesickness–nothing is more important than our students’ safety and comfort.
Sleepaway Camp Activities
- Movie Night & Talent Shows
- Impromptu Lab Time
- Additional Gaming Time
- Additional Sports & Board Games
- Gaming Tournaments
Additional Activities – Teens Ages 13-18
- Extended “Lights Out” Hours
- Extra Project Time
- Additional Gaming Time