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STEM summer
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150+ convenient summer program locations worldwide

About STEM camps 

A STEM camp teaches hard skills for future careers in science, technology, engineering, and math in a fun and engaging summer setting. Such programs foster valuable 21st-century life skills like problem-solving, creativity, collaboration, and more.

As demand for coders, game developers, robotics engineers, and creative minds continues to increase, more families are turning to iD Tech for world-class STEM education via such summer programs and online learning.

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Why attend a STEM summer camp?

The world depends on STEM, and frankly, there aren't enough qualified individuals to fill the many available STEM careers. (It was said that 2.4 million STEM jobs would go unfilled in 2018 alone.) Read more about the importance of STEM.

With over 450,000 alumni, 50+ innovative courses, and  150+ prestigious camp locations, we are uniquely qualified to embolden students to shape the future—making us the world's #1 STEM summer destination for kids and teens.

With millions of unfilled STEM jobs in the U.S. and around the world, coders, game developers, robotics engineers, and designers are in demand like never before.

5 STEM summer camps for kids & teens

Choose from summer educational programs for elementary, middle, and high school students.

iD Tech Camps

Ages 7-17, co-ed. Weeklong programs in coding, game design, robotics, and more held at 150+ campus locations.
 

Alexa Café

Ages 10-15, all-girls. Weeklong programs held at 15+ campus locations. Code an app, design a mobile game, discover AI!
 

iD Coding & AI Academy

Ages 13-18, co-ed. Intensive, two-week programs in coding and AI held at 15+ prestigious universities.
 

iD Game Dev Academy

Ages 13-18, co-ed. Intensive, two-week programs in game dev and design held at 10+ prestigious universities.
 

AcademyNEXT

Ages 16-19, co-ed. Our three-week tech bootcamp designed for advanced students.

Benefits of STEM summer camps for elementary school students

Younger students crave exploration and discovery

Young kids are innately curious. Why? Everything is brand new! As a result, they're eager for exploration and situations that push them to ask "why?"—situations where they can observe and experience so they can then analyze and connect dots.  Those inquisitive needs are best met with "things" to play with and explore - like tech - or else that unbridled curiosity either fades, or won’t reach max levels.

Early childhood learning creates powerful outcomes

A young mind exposed to any activity usually translates into better familiarity with that activity, and the increased likelihood of an interest sticking for years and years. Reason being, preconceived notions can get in a child's way of wanting to explore what is in front of them. Is STEM cool? Is it too hard? There isn't any way for kids to build up barriers if you're able to get them going in STEM before they are even aware such barriers exist.

Benefits of STEM summer camps for middle school students

STEM summer camps fill an educational void

For today's middle schoolers, there's an abundance of info, courses, and tutorials readily available on any subject. The challenge is, the place where most kids spend their time - school - doesn’t traditionally offer STEM subjects. Some do, and more are every day, but it’s still a small fraction of schools that are able to invest in STEM. Thus, STEM summer camps offer the opportunity for middle schoolers to dive into such learning experiences and build valuable STEM skills. 

Students experience a new type of friendship-building

One of the main benefits of summer camp is the social aspect; there’s no denying it. But with a specialized STEM summer camp, students are making friends with like-minded peers. The result is relationships that extend beyond a weeklong friendship and into long-term networking scenarios. Students leave with names they can call on when they need help with their STEM projects, but also further down the road when it comes time to find internships or even launch businesses. 

Benefits of STEM summer camps for high school students

Fun, cool career opportunities

There is a common misconception that STEM is all coding and lab coats. Of course, disciplines like coding are a huge part of STEM, but the act of coding extends beyond a computer screen and complex languages. STEM is found in sports, music, film, and other forms of entertainment. Video game design? Awesome. Social media? Yes. STEM touches a multitude of subjects, which means there are related careers available for any interest imaginable. 

Skill-building for a lucrative, in-demand job landscape

We all want our kids to enjoy what they end up doing for a living, but we also want them to find something that compensates well. Bluntly, STEM jobs pay well, with median earnings nearly double that of non-STEM counterparts. Even better, these aren’t "cross your fingers," once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Millions of STEM jobs are going unfilled every year, and the only scarcity is the talent available to fill them. Such skill-building takes place at a STEM camp.

Why is programming important for kids & teens?

Computer Science is the most rapidly growing STEM field. According to Code.org co-founder Hadi Partovi, “Although only 10 percent of schools teach computer science, even one hour of exposure can be enough to change a student’s life, as it did mine. In the 21st century, this isn’t just a course you study to get a job in software—it’s important to learn even if you want to be a nurse, a journalist, an accountant, a lawyer, or even a president.”

There are plenty of reasons why your child should learn to code, and so we wholeheartedly believe programming to be a vital skill for today’s youth. So do Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg, Will.i.am, and other notable figures. Watch the video that has garnered over 14 million views since its release.

Coding camps & classes

What about engineering?

Space, sports, rollercoasters, and chocolate. What could any of these things possibly have to do with each other? believe it or not, they're all areas where you can apply an engineering degree!

Engineering isn't just relegated to civil engineering and infrastructure, but spans into chemical engineering, electrical, mechanical, environmental, computer hardware, and much more. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, engineering jobs are projected to grow 7% by 2026. Read more about the unique jobs you can land with an engineering degree

iD Tech offers multiple courses featuring engineering, including Coding and Engineering 101, and Robotics Engineering and Coding Lab with VEX

Robotics camps & classes

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