iD Programming Labs 101
iD Programming Academy | Ages 13-18
iD Programming Labs 101
Intro to Programming Summer Course for Teens
- iD Programming Academy
- 13-18 (Must turn 13 by 12-31-16)
- Skill Level
- Beg - Int
- Ratio Guarantee
- 8 students per instructor
- Microsoft Visual Studio Express, Eclipse
Learning to program requires a base of conceptual understanding, followed by language-specific syntax and data handling. This beginner through intermediate level course bridges the gap: first covering broad object-oriented programming concepts common to modern programming, and then building on that foundation with an overview of languages such as C++, Java, and scripting with Python. Your new coding skills will be polished through hands-on exercises and mini applications.
What Will Students Take Home?
Students will take home programming projects from each programming language. Projects vary and may include graphical games made in Python, text adventures or advanced algorithms in C++, or programs with GUI or text for Java.
What Will Students Learn?
Students Will Learn to:
- Utilize object-oriented programming principles
- Understand C++ and Java syntax
- Use debugging and programming conventions
- Write scripts with Python
Top Skills Gained
Software & Hardware Skills Development
STEM & 21st Century Skills Development
- Project planning
- Critical thinking
Week One: Starting with an introduction to Object Oriented Programming, learn how to work with computer programming concepts such as variables, data types, operators, and input/output. Throughout the week, you will also learn about control flow using conditional statements, loops, and functions, as well as more advanced data types and data structures, such as strings, pointers, arrays, lists, and vectors. Put your skills to the test by analyzing the code structure of actual applications and working with focused exercises to practice foundational coding.
Week Two: Review and analyze other common languages such as Java, while exploring language similarities and differences, as well as strengths and weaknesses for specific application purposes. Learn more advanced concepts of programming, including searching and sorting algorithms along with custom class design. Wrap up your experience with a portfolio of broad-based mini projects and a flexible knowledge of programming that can be applied to multiple disciplines.
Skill Level | Is This Course Appropriate for Your Student?
This programming course is for ages 13-18 (Min Age: Must turn 13 by 12-31-16).There are no prerequisites for this teen programming camp except for the desire to learn Object Oriented Programming and create your own applications. Our ever-evolving curriculum is designed for beginner to intermediate learners. Personalized instruction allows students to move along at their own pace and customized lessons provide fun and appropriate challenges. Instructors work closely with students and adjust the curriculum to fit their progress and their project goals.
This introductory programming camp is a great step if you are considering studying programming or computer science in college. Our 101 course is ideal for transitioning from week long iD Tech Camps programs to intensive Academy programs and provides a comprehensive overview of genre principles. It is a good way to test your interest in the field and build up a solid base of knowledge. Learn the basics of programming and application development from top tier instructors with industry experience. Feel free to call us at 1-888-709-8324 so that we can make personal recommendations, should you need assistance.
Where Is This Course Offered?
California - Northern
California - Southern
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Hours & Tuition
Check-In: 6pm Sun
Pick-Up: 3-4pm Fri
Tuition: From $3,799-4,249 (per 2-week session)
Day-Only Program Held at NYU
Check-In: 8-9am Mon-Fri
Pick-Up: 5-6pm Mon-Thu, 4pm Fri (varies by site)
Tuition: From $2,899 (per 2-week session)
Meals: Lunch for the 2-week session can be purchased for an additional $120
Please note: Prices are in US Dollars. All taxes included. In addition to the prices listed above, there will be a one-time Safety & Compliance Fee of $20 per student per year. Additionally, a minimum deposit of US $500 is required at the time of registration. Academy sessions are two weeks in length and are all-inclusive of meals, housing, instruction, and supervision. For beginner to advanced students, we provide immersive, pre-college courses in app development, robotics engineering & coding, game modding, and more. Programs are held at top academic institutions and availability varies by location. Students attending iD Programming Academy held at MIT must be in high school. NYU offers day programs only—no overnight or weekend stays.
Your Tuition Includes:
- 8:1 student to instructor ratio guarantee
- Diploma with instructor insights
- Final project portfolio
- Custom iD T-shirt and H2O bottle
- Software specials (most courses)
- Access to online curriculum after camp
- Campus tours (select locations)
- Industry Insights
- Outdoor activities
- Gaming tournaments
- New skills and self-confidence
Add $379 per weekend
We invite you to stay the weekend BETWEEN the two weeks—most students elect to stay. Room, board, activities, excursions, meals, and supervision are included over the weekend. You’re also welcome to stay the weekend AFTER your 2-week program. Please note: Program availability varies by location—please check your site of choice for specific course offerings.
Continuing Education Units
Add $198 per 2-week session
Gain a competitive edge for college—Accredited Continuing Education Units issued by Villanova University are available for purchase upon registration.
Tech Rocket (Online Learning)
Add $179 (annual subscription)
Build your STEM skills year-round with our online subscription service. Learn from tech tutorials, compete in gaming tournaments, and stay connected through community forums. Tech Rocket is the perfect add-on to iD Programming Academy.
The Academy Experience
Teens experience independent college life in a supervised environment. This pre-college program is overnight-only, so teens stay in real college dorms, eat in dining halls and get a feel for daily life on campus. Choose the recommended Weekend Stays option to have even more time to explore campus and local attractions.
Software Repository System Utilization
iD Programming Academy students will use professional, industry-standard tools while at the Academy, including software repositories. These cutting edge technologies allow aspiring programmers to collaborate, share projects, and work in real-world coding environments. Students will not only learn to revise code and push it to the repository while in session, but also have full download access to retrieve their projects after their session. Establishing a repository sets our participants apart from their peers on college and internship applications.
Accredited Continuing Education Units
Build up your resume for college by earning Continuing Education Units. Receive an official transcript from Villanova University (available for purchase at all Academy locations). CEU Credits demonstrate that students have completed course content of college-level difficulty.
Get a feel for future career options and meet industry professionals. Depending on session location and availability, students tour big-name studios like Turbine, Google, and more.
Discover what sets our teaching style apart.
8:1 Staff Ratio Guarantee
We guarantee small class sizes, with a maximum of 8 students per instructor. At iD, our teaching philosophy is premised on personalization—your path, at your pace. Passionate, all-adult instructors guide you through tailored curriculum with one-on-one teaching. The immersive environment is ideal for fostering creativity and allowing you to reach your learning potential. Read more about our 8:1 iD Guarantee.
Two-week, Intensive Courses | High-level Curriculum
Our 2-week courses at the Academy provide you with the right amount of time to get comfortable in your field of study and put your knowledge to use with hands-on projects. You'll have ample time to work on your online portfolio, enjoy excursions and tours of nearby facilities, relax with late-night gaming tournaments, and explore campus (Weekend Stays optional).
You can expect roughly 6-7 hours a day of class instruction, with plenty of time for campus excursions, socializing, outdoor activities, video game tournaments, and more. Parents want peace-of-mind and student supervision—teens want a taste of independence. We work hard to provide the right balance. We hope to make your experience valuable and memorable.
Our entire staff is comprised of adults ages 18 and over. We do not hire Counselors-in-Training (CITs) at our summer technology camps. We believe you learn best from adults who have mastered their technology skills. Some of our instructors are tech industry professionals. Others are graduate and undergraduate students majoring in the fields of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, App Design, Film, and other related fields. We’re extremely selective when it comes to our summer staff.
Programming Camp Reviews & Testimonials
”This program was excellent opportunity to get exposure to introductory programming. The course work was exactly what we were looking for. I am impressed with how much progress everyone made in 2 weeks.”- Russell C., Parent, iD Programming Labs 101
”I found the staff to be very responsive and well-organized, and my son enjoyed himself very much. Thank you for a great program.”- Jean K., Parent, iD Programming Labs 101
”I was thrilled for my son to be able to have such an amazing experience with such an impressive group of instructors. I think this experience was an awesome stepping stone to his future! Thank you iD Tech!”- April S., Parent, iD Programming Labs 101
”We could tell our son was enjoying his experience when he was too busy to call us! We were impressed to see his finished C++ program at the Launch Party. Highly recommend the Academy for anyone interested in software programming!”- Mike J., Parent, iD Programming Labs 101
"One of the best experiences I've ever had! It was the perfect balance of having fun while learning. It was easy to pick up C++ and even if you had trouble, the instructors were there to help. I've made such good friends along the way, and I can't wait to come back next year to do another camp with iD Tech."- Jessica F., Student, iD Programming Labs 101
"It was awesome! The instructors were friendly and always willing to help, and when I needed a challenge they were always able to provide one."- Rohan D., Student, iD Programming Labs 101
"This camp was fantastically fun and I can't speak highly enough of my instructor Rex who taught me so much more then I thought was possible."- Ian N., Student, iD Programming Labs 101
"I attended an ID Tech Camp last year and enjoyed myself immensely. I was initially afraid that there was no way I could top that, but this session was definitely up to par with the other one. I will definitely consider returning in the future."- Alec G., Student, iD Programming Labs 101
"I so enjoyed my experience with the iD Programming Academy. All of the instructors were very fun, enthusiastic, responsible, and caring. I enjoyed the many activities we did. I loved everything from our many scavenger hunts to the disco! We were given an appropriate amount of freedom that allowed us to be both independent (to walk to Wawa, into town, around the campus) and also taken care of by the counselors. My instructor was very knowledgeable and helpful. I learned a lot and definitely enjoyed my time here."- Acacia H., Student, iD Programming Labs 101