Code Lab 101
iD Coding & Engineering Academy | Ages 13-18
Code Lab 101
Intro to Programming Summer Course for Teens
- iD Coding & Engineering Academy
- 13-18 (Must turn 13 by 12-31-17)
- Skill Level
- Beg - Int
- Ratio Guarantee
- 8 students per instructor
- Microsoft Visual Studio Community, Eclipse
Learning to code requires a base of conceptual understanding, followed by language-specific syntax and data handling. This course is the perfect place to start, first covering basics of computer hardware and machine language. Then, build up to object-oriented programming concepts common to modern programming. Once the foundation is established, get an overview of relevant and in-demand languages such as C++ or Java. Your new computer science 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++.
What Will Students Learn?
Students Will Learn to:
- Understand how computers "think" and understand code
- Programming basics in assembly and C++
Top Skills Gained
Software & Hardware Skills Development
STEM & 21st Century Skills Development
- Problem Solving
- Project Planning
Week One: You'll get started by exploring how computer logic gates and transistors work. Once you are familiar with the basics, you'll create small programs in assembly, then build up to C++ and other languages, exploring the differences between high-level and low-level languages. Along the way, you'll learn programming fundamentals from variable creation and control flow to object oriented programming. You'll create mini-projects, learning programming concepts in depth.
Week Two: Take concepts from the first week and develop them into more fleshed-out programs. You'll get inspired and come up with a programming project that utilizes concepts from the languages you learned previously. Add polishing touches and explore programming with graphics to create an awesome final product!
Skill Level | Is This Course Appropriate for Your Student?
This teen programming course is designed for beginner to intermediate learners ages 13-18. Personalized instruction allows students to move along at their own pace, while customized lessons provide fun and appropriate challenges. Instructors work closely with students and adjust the curriculum to fit their progress and unique project goals.
If you enjoy coding but don't have a lot of experience, this program is the perfect opportunity for you to take your skills to the next level. You'll learn the whole gamut, from machine language basics to high-level program creation. Should you need assistance, feel free to call us at 1-888-709-8324—we're happy to make personal recommendations.
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 (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 Coding & Engineering 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 (guaranteed)
- Diploma with transcript and instructor insights
- Final portfolio and software discounts
- Custom Academy t-shirt, H2O bottle
- Outdoor time, campus tours (most locations)
- Gaming tournaments
- Access to online curriculum (iD Game Plan)
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 Coding & Engineering 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 Coding & Engineering 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, engineering, app development, film, and other related fields. We’re extremely selective when it comes to our summer staff.
Friday Launch Party for Families
On the last day of the two-week program during the Launch Party, instructors present each student with a personalized iD Tech Diploma and recap students' key accomplishments. Afterwards, students unveil their final projects to parents and siblings, demonstrating all that they learned in just two weeks at the Academy.
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, Code Lab 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, Code Lab 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, Code Lab 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, Code Lab 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, Code Lab 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, Code Lab 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, Code Lab 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, Code Lab 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, Code Lab 101