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iD Game Design & Development Academy for Teens

Ages 13-18

Two-week, intensive, pre-college experience for teens. Game development, game programming, game design, 3D modeling & animation.

So, you love video games? Have you considered what it would be like to create, code, design, and develop video games for a living? And do it at a top university location? Our intensive pre-college program for teens ages 13-18 will immerse you in the creative world of video game production. View additional video game camps.

You'll gain Industry Insights and learn how your passion for video games can benefit you in college—and even turn into a career. All graduates leave the Academy with a gaming portfolio and the tools to excel in the rapidly expanding field of game development. (Jump to all teen camps or kids summer programs.)

iD Game Design & Development Academy Locations

Video game design camps & development courses for teens held at prestigious universities nationwide.

  • California - Northern
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

      iD Programming Academy

      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-18

      iD Game Design & Development Academy

      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-18

      Nearby Airports

      NOTE: We do NOT do airport pick-ups or drop-offs.


      SAN JOSE: SJC (18 miles, 30 mins by car, 1 hr 25 mins public transit)

      SAN FRANCISCO: SFO (22 miles, 35 mins by car, 1 hr 10 mins public transit)

      OAKLAND: OAK (31 miles, 45 mins by car, 2 hr 20 mins public transit)

      Palo Alto, CA
  • California - Southern
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

      iD Game Design & Development Academy

      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-18

      Nearby Airports

      NOTE: We do NOT do airport pick-ups or drop-offs.


      SANTA ANA: SNA (3 miles, 10 mins by car, 25 mins public transit)

      LOS ANGELES: LAX (42 miles, 40 mins by car, 4 hr public transit)

      Irvine, CA
  • Connecticut
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-17

      iD Programming Academy

      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-18

      iD Game Design & Development Academy

      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-18

      Nearby Airports

      NOTE: We do NOT do airport pick-ups or drop-offs.


      NEW HAVEN: HVN (5 miles, 15 mins by car, 1 hr public transit)

      HARTFORD: BDL (50 miles, 1 hr by car, 2 hrs 30 mins public transit)

      New Haven, CT
  • Georgia
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

      iD Programming Academy

      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-18

      iD Game Design & Development Academy

      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-18

      Nearby Airports

      NOTE: We do NOT do airport pick-ups or drop-offs.


      ATLANTA: ATL (15 miles, 22 mins by car, 1 hr 10 mins public transit)

      Atlanta, GA
  • Illinois
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

      Alexa Cafe

      Day Camp: Ages 10-15

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-15

      iD Programming Academy

      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-18

      iD Game Design & Development Academy

      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-18

      Nearby Airports

      NOTE: We do NOT do airport pick-ups or drop-offs.


      CHICAGO: ORD (26 miles, 40 mins by car, 2 hrs 10 mins public transit)

      CHICAGO: MDW (42 miles, 1 hr by car, 2 hrs 20 mins public transit)

      Lake Forest, IL
  • Massachusetts
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      iD Game Design & Development Academy

      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-18

      Nearby Airports

      NOTE: We do NOT do airport pick-ups or drop-offs.


      BOSTON: BOS (9 miles, 20 mins by car, 43 mins public transit)

      Cambridge, MA
    • iD Game Design & Development Academy

      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-18

      Nearby Airports

      NOTE: We do NOT do airport pick-ups or drop-offs.


      BOSTON: BOS (6 miles, 14 mins by car, 45 mins by public transit)

      Boston, MA
  • New York
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

      iD Game Design & Development Academy

      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-18

      Nearby Airports

      NOTE: We do NOT do airport pick-ups or drop-offs.


      NEW WINDSOR: SWF (23 miles, 45 mins by car, 1 hr public transit)

      Poughkeepsie, NY
  • North Carolina
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

      iD Programming Academy

      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-18

      iD Game Design & Development Academy

      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-18

      Nearby Airports

      NOTE: We do NOT do airport pick-ups or drop-offs.


      RALEIGH-DURHAM: RDU (18 miles, 22 mins by car, 1 hr 10 mins public transit)

      Chapel Hill, NC
  • Pennsylvania
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

      iD Game Design & Development Academy

      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-18

      Nearby Airports

      NOTE: We do NOT do airport pick-ups or drop-offs.


      PHILADELPHIA: PHL (21 miles, 30 mins by car, 1 hr public transit)

      Villanova, PA
  • Washington
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

      Alexa Cafe

      Day Camp: Ages 10-15

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-15

      iD Programming Academy

      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-18

      iD Game Design & Development Academy

      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-18

      Nearby Airports

      NOTE: We do NOT do airport pick-ups or drop-offs.


      SEATTLE: SEA (19 miles, 25 mins by car, 1 hr 20 mins public transit)

      Seattle, WA

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iD Game Design & Development Academy Courses

Ages 13-18

3D Level Design with Unreal Engine 4

3D Level Design with Unreal Engine 4

Genre: Game Design

  • Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Locations: 8+
  • Level: Beg-Adv
  • Price: $$$
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Ages 13-18

3D Modeling & Printing with Autodesk Maya & Mudbox

3D Modeling & Printing with Autodesk Maya & Mudbox

Genre: 3D Modeling, 3D Printing

  • Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Locations: 7+
  • Level: Beg-Adv
  • Price: $$$
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Ages 13-18

C++ Game Programming with Unreal Engine

C++ Game Programming with Unreal Engine

Genre: Programming, Engineering

  • Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Locations: 9+
  • Level: Beg-Adv
  • Price: $$$
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Ages 13-18

Game Development with Unity

Game Development with Unity

Genre: Game Design

  • Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Locations: 10+
  • Level: Beg-Adv
  • Price: $$$
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Ages 13-18

iD Game Studios 101

iD Game Studios 101

Genre: Game Design

  • Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Locations: 10+
  • Level: Beg-Int
  • Price: $$$
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Ages 13-18

Level Design with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Level Design with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Genre: Game Design

  • Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Locations: 10+
  • Level: Beg-Adv
  • Price: $$$
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