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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.

We’ll introduce you to industry professionals, take you on a tour of a local gaming studio, and show you 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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 Character Modeling with Autodesk Maya & Mudbox

3D Character Modeling with Autodesk Maya & Mudbox

Genre: 3D Modeling

  • Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Locations: 6+
  • Level: Beg-Adv
  • Price: $$$
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Ages 13-18

3D Level Design with Unreal Engine 4

3D Level Design with Unreal Engine 4

Genre: Game Design

  • Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Locations: 6+
  • Level: Beg-Adv
  • Price: $$$
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Ages 13-18

Game Development for iPhone & Android with Unity & C#

Game Development for iPhone & Android with Unity & C#

Genre: Game Design

  • Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Locations: 5+
  • Level: Beg-Adv
  • Price: $$$
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Ages 13-18

Game Programming with C++

Game Programming with C++

Genre: Programming

  • Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Locations: 6+
  • Level: Beg-Int
  • Price: $$$
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Ages 13-18

iD Game Studios 101

iD Game Studios 101

Genre: Game Design

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

Minecraft Game Development

Minecraft Game Development

Genre: Game Design

  • Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Locations: 5+
  • Level: Beg-Adv
  • Price: $$$
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