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  • 3D Level Design with Team Fortress 2

    iD Tech Camps Course | Ages 13-17

3D Level Design with Team Fortress 2

Modding with Team Fortress 2 Summer Camp for Teens

Division
iD Tech Camps
Ages
13-17 (Must turn 13 by 12-31-16)
Skill Level
Beg - Adv
Ratio Guarantee
8 students per instructor
Prerequisite
None
Software
Team Fortress 2

Course Description

Flex your level-design muscles with the award-winning Team Fortress 2 from Valve. Sculpt environments, manipulate lighting, add particle effects, and create new gameplay with the celebrated Source engine and Hammer editor. Take home your newly designed levels! ESRB Rating: Mature.

In this level design course, students will use Hammer to personalize gameplay, gain level design skills, sculpt environments, manipulate lighting, and create particle effects. Take home your modding project and a Steam account with full access to Team Fortress 2.

What Will Students Take Home?

Students will go home with their project files and compiled maps.

Other Activities

At iD Tech Camps, balance is very important. Our courses with Team Fortress 2 are fun and engaging, and completely unlike school. We want you to develop genuine passion for STEM subjects, and keep coming back year after year. If it's not fun—and if you don't learn a lot—we know you won't return. You can expect roughly 5 hours a day of instruction, with plenty of time for supervised breaks, social time, outdoor play, optional sports, video games, and other creative techtivities. Many clients describe the total camp experience as "magical" and "unlike anything else." We work hard to make the experience unique, memorable, and valuable.

Images from Team Fortress 2. ©2015-2016 Valve Corporation. All rights reserved. Valve, the Valve logo, Steam, the Steam logo, Team Fortress, the Team Fortress logo, Source, and the Source Logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Valve Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

What Will Students Learn?

Students Will Learn to:

  • Manipulate objects in 3D space
  • Implement game logic
  • Use instances and prefabs
  • Use map and level design principles

Top Skills Gained

Software & Hardware Skills Development

  • Valve Hammer editor
  • Team Fortress 2

STEM & 21st Century Skills Development

  • Creativity
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem-solving

Skill Level | Is This Course Appropriate for Your Student?

This course has no prerequisites other than a passion for level design! The camp curriculum is customized for beginner to advanced learners ages 13-17 (Min Age: Must turn 13 by 12-31-16) and delivered in small student clusters. Teens complete projects by the end of the week and take home their own mod along with a Steam account and access to Team Fortress 2.

 

Our Recommendations

These game design courses are ideal for video game players who want to personalize their gameplay while gaining a deeper understanding of the gaming industry. The popular title Team Fortress 2 provides an ideal introduction to design for students considering game design schools. With many video game companies actively promoting “modding” (modification of) existing video games, now is the perfect time to cultivate valuable level-design skills and explore the growing game development industry. 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?

  • Arizona
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      PHOENIX: PHX (6 miles, 9 mins by car, 30 mins public transit)

      Tempe, AZ
  • California - Northern
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      SAN JOSE: SJC (13 miles, 17 mins by car, 20 mins by public transit)

      Cupertino, CA
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      SACRAMENTO: SMF (20 miles, 25 mins by car, 55 mins public transit)

      Sacramento, CA
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      SAN JOSE: SJC (4 miles, 10 mins by car, 20 mins public transit)

      SAN FRANCISCO: SFO (35 miles, 40 mins by car, 1 hr 30 mins public transit)

      OAKLAND: OAK (36 miles, 40 mins by car, 2 hrs public transit)

      Santa Clara, CA
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      OAKLAND: OAK (24 miles, 35 mins by car, 1 hr 30 mins public transit)

      SAN FRANCISCO: SFO (34 miles, 45 mins by car, 1 hr 30 mins public transit)

      Moraga, CA
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      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
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      OAKLAND: OAK (15 miles, 25 mins by car, 1 hr 10 mins public transit)

      SAN FRANCISCO: SFO (25 miles, 35 mins by car, 1 hr 20 mins public transit)

      Berkeley, CA
  • California - Southern
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      BURBANK: BUR (41 miles, 45 mins by car, 3 hr public transit)

      LOS ANGELES: LAX (49 miles, 55 mins by car, 5 hr public transit)

      Thousand Oaks, CA
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      ONTARIO: ONT (15 miles, 20 mins by car, 1 hr 40 mins public transit)

      LOS ANGELES: LAX (42 miles, 50 mins by car, 3 hr public transit)

      Pomona, CA
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      BURBANK: BUR (15 miles, 30 mins by car, 1 hr 50 mins public transit)

      LOS ANGELES: LAX (28 miles, 55 mins by car, 1 hr 30 mins public transit)

      Pasadena, CA
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      SAN DIEGO: SAN (37 miles, 42 mins by car, 3 hr public transit)

      San Marcos, CA
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      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
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      SAN DIEGO: SAN (14 miles, 20 mins by car, 1 hr 10 mins public transit)

      La Jolla, CA
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      SANTA BARBARA: SBA (3 miles, 10 mins by car, 15 mins public transit)

      Santa Barbara, CA
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      LOS ANGELES: LAX (13 miles, 25 mins by car, 1 hour 10 mins public transit)

      Los Angeles, CA
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      SAN DIEGO: SAN (5 miles, 15 mins by car)

      San Diego, CA
  • Colorado
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      FORT COLLINS: FNL (15 miles, 25 mins by car)

      DENVER: DEN (70 miles, 1 hr 5 mins by car)

      Fort Collins, CO
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      DENVER: DEN (42 miles, 42 mins by car, 1 hr 15 min public transit)

      Boulder, CO
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      DENVER: DEN (31 miles, 35 mins by car, 1 hr 15 mins public transit)

      Denver, CO
  • Connecticut
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      HARTFORD: BDL (32 miles, 34 mins by car, 2 hrs 5 mins public transit)

      Middletown, CT
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      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
  • District of Columbia
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      WASHINGTON D.C.: DCA (9 miles, 30 mins by car, 45 mins public transit)

      WASHINGTON D.C.: IAD (25 miles, 35 mins by car)

      Washington, D.C.
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      WASHINGTON D.C.: DCA (7 miles, 20 mins by car, 45 mins public transit)

      WASHINGTON D.C.: IAD (25 miles, 45 mins by car, 1 hr public transit)

      Washington, D.C.
  • Florida
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      FORT LAUDERDALE: FLL (26 miles, 33 mins by car, 1 hour 51 mins by public transit)

      Boca Raton, FL
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      ORLANDO: MCO (15 miles, 30 mins by car, 1 hr 19 mins public transit)

      Winter Park, FL
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      MIAMI: MIA (7 miles, 16 mins by car, 1 hr public transit)

      FORT LAUDERDALE: FLL (31 miles, 37 mins by car, 2 hr 25 mins public transit)

      Coral Gables, FL
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      JACKSONVILLE: JAX (22 miles, 30 mins by car)

      Jacksonville, FL
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      TAMPA: TPA (19 miles, 26 mins by car, 1 hr 42 mins public transit)

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

      Atlanta, GA
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      ATLANTA: ATL (34 miles, 40 mins by car, 1 hr 25 mins public transit)

      Alpharetta, GA
  • Illinois
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      CHICAGO: MDW (20 miles, 55 mins by car)

      CHICAGO: ORD (23 miles, 50 mins by car, 3 hrs public transit)

      Lisle, IL
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      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
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      CHICAGO: ORD (17 miles, 34 mins by car, 45 mins public transit)

      CHICAGO: MDW (25 miles, 47 mins by car, 1 hr 15 mins public transit)

      Evanston, IL
  • Indiana
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      INDIANAPOLIS: IND (32 miles, 45 mins by car)

      Indianapolis, IN
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      INDIANAPOLIS: IND (70 miles, 1 hr 25 mins by car)

      West Lafayette, IN
  • Maryland
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      ARLINGTON: DCA (46 miles, 1 hour 3 mins by car, 2 hours by public transit)

      DULLES: IAD (65 miles, 1 hour 16 mins by car, 3 hours 10 mins by public transit)

      Rockville, MD
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      BALTIMORE: BWI (28 miles, 35 mins by car)

      Towson, MD
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      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

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      ARLINGTON: DCA (15 miles, 40 mins by car, 1 hr 10 mins public transit)

      BALTIMORE: BWI (25 miles, 35 mins by car, 1 hr 45 mins public transit)

      WASHINGTON DC: IAD (35 miles, 1 hr by car, 1 hr 15 mins public transit)

      College Park, MD
  • Massachusetts
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      HARTFORD: BDL (46 miles, 55 mins by car)

      BOSTON: BOS (95 miles, 2 hr by car)

      Amherst, MA
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      BOSTON: BOS (15 miles, 30 mins by car, 1 hr public transit)

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

      Cambridge, MA
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      BOSTON: BOS (6 miles, 15 mins by car, 40 mins public transit)

      Cambridge, MA
  • Michigan
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      BISHOP: FNT (39 miles, 38 mins by car, 10 hours, 48 mins by public transit)

      Rochester, MI
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      DETROIT: DTW (27 miles, 35 mins by car)

      Ann Arbor, MI
  • Minnesota
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      MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL: MSP (6 miles, 15 mins by car, 25 mins public transit)

      St. Paul, MN
  • Missouri
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      KANSAS CITY: MCI (25 miles, 30 mins by car, 2 hrs public transit)

      Kansas City, MO
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      ST. LOUIS: STL (11 miles, 15 mins by car, 50 mins public transit)

      St. Louis, MO
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
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      NEWARK (EWR): (21 Miles, 27 mins by car, 1 hr 45 mins by public transit)

      Madison, NJ
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      NEWARK: EWR (43 miles, 49 mins by car)

      NEW YORK: JFK (65 miles, 1 hr 20 mins by car)

      NEW YORK: LGA (65 miles, 1 hr 20 mins by car)

      West Long Branch, NJ
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      NEWARK: EWR (18 miles,  30 mins by car, 1 hr public transit)

      Montclair, NJ
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      NEWARK: EWR (40 miles, 50 mins by car, 1 hr 20 mins public transit)

      PHILADELPHIA: PHL (53 miles, 1 hr 5 mins by car)

      Princeton, NJ
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      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

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      NEWARK: EWR (45 miles, 50 mins by car, 2 hr public transit)

      PHILADELPHIA: PHL (48 miles, 1 hr by car, 2 hr 15 mins public transit)

      Lawrenceville, NJ
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      NEWARK: EWR (8 miles, 20 mins by car, 1 hr public transit)

      South Orange, NJ
  • New York
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      NEW YORK: JFK (14 miles, 40 mins by car, 1 hr public transit)

      NEW YORK: LGA (17 miles, 40 mins by car, 1 hr public transit)

      Garden City, NY
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      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

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      NEW YORK: LGA (8 miles, 20 mins by car, 1 hr public transit)

      NEWARK: EWR (16 miles, 30 mins by car, 1 hr public transit)

      NEW YORK: JFK (20 miles, 40 mins by car, 1 hr 30 mins public transit)

      New York City Area, NY
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      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

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      NEW YORK: LGA (9 miles, 20 mins by car, 1 hr public transit)

      NEW YORK: JFK (20 miles, 40 mins by car, 1 hr 15 mins public transit)

      NEWARK: EWR (19 miles,  50 mins by car, 1 hr 15 mins public transit)

      New York City Area, NY
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      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

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      NEW YORK: JFK (36 miles, 45 mins by car, 2 hrs public transit)

      NEW YORK: LGA (41 miles, 50 mins by car, 1 hr public transit)

      Central Islip, NY
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      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

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      NEW YORK: LGA (8 miles, 20 mins by car, 1 hr public transit)

      NEWARK: EWR (17 miles, 40 mins by car, 1 hr public transit)

      NEW YORK: JFK (20 miles, 40 mins by car, 1 hr 30 mins public transit)

      New York City Area, NY
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      NEW YORK: LGA (11 miles, 20 mins by car, 1 hr public transit)

      NEWARK: EWR (14 miles, 30 mins by car, 1 hr public transit)

      NEW YORK: JFK (20 miles, 40 mins by car, 1 hr 30 mins public transit)

      New York City Area, NY
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      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

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      NEW YORK: LGA (5 miles, 15 mins by car, 15 min public transit)

      NEW YORK: JFK (15 miles, 25 mins by car, 1 hr public transit)

      New York City Area, NY
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      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Alexa Cafe

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      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-15

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      WHITE PLAINS: HPN (18 miles, 20 mins by car, 1 hr public transit)

      NEW YORK: LGA (17 miles, 25 mins by car, 1 hr public transit)

      Bronxville, NY
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      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

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

      Poughkeepsie, NY
  • North Carolina
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      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

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      CHARLOTTE: CLT (26 miles, 30 mins by car, 2 hr 15 mins public transit)

      Davidson, NC
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      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

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

      Raleigh, NC
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      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

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

      Chapel Hill, NC
  • Ohio
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

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      CLEVELAND: CLE (16 miles, 25 mins by car, 45 mins public transit)

      Cleveland, OH
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

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      COLUMBUS: CMH (9 miles, 18 mins by car)

      Columbus, OH
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      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

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      CINCINNATI: CVG (24 miles, 27 mins by car, 1 hour 38 mins by public transit)

      Cincinnati, OH
  • Pennsylvania
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      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

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      PITTSBURGH: PIT (22 miles, 35 mins by car)

      Pittsburgh, PA
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      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

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      LEHIGH VALLEY: ABE (6.6 miles, 13 mins by car, 1 hr 8 mins public transit)

      PHILADELPHIA: PHL (65 miles, 1.5 hr by car)

      Bethlehem, PA
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      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

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


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

      Philadelphia, PA
    • 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
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

      Nearby Airports

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


      PHILADELPHIA: PHL (25 miles, 40 mins by car)

      West Chester, PA
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-17

      Alexa Cafe

      Day Camp: Ages 10-15

      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-15

      iD Programming Academy

      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-18

      Nearby Airports

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


      HOUSTON: IAH (23 miles, 32 mins by car)

      Houston, TX
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 12-17

      Nearby Airports

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


      DALLAS: DAL (4 miles, 10 mins by car, 1 hr 4 mins public transit)

      DALLAS: DFW (25 miles, 29 mins by car, 1 hr 40 mins public transit)

      Dallas, TX
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

      Nearby Airports

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


      AUSTIN: AUS (8 miles, 14 mins by car, 55 mins public transit)

      Austin, TX
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 10-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

      Nearby Airports

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


      DALLAS: DFW (29 miles, 32 mins by car, 2 hrs 3 mins public transit)

      Fort Worth, TX
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Nearby Airports

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


      AUSTIN: AUS (9 miles, 20 mins by car, 40 mins public transit)

      Austin, TX
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

      Nearby Airports

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


      DALLAS: DAL (17 miles, 30 mins by car)

      DALLAS: DFW (29 miles, 35 mins by car)

      Richardson, TX
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

      Nearby Airports

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


      SAN ANTONIO: SAT (6 miles, 9 mins by car, 47 mins public transit)

      San Antonio, TX
  • Virginia
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

      Nearby Airports

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


      NEWPORT NEWS: PHF (25 miles, 40 mins by car)

      RICHMOND: RIC (48 miles, 50 mins by car)

      Williamsburg, VA
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

      Nearby Airports

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


      CHARLOTTESVILLE: CHO (9 miles, 20 mins by car)

      RICHMOND: RIC (80 miles, 1 hr 20 mins by car)

      Charlottesville, VA
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Nearby Airports

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


      ARLINGTON: DCA (15 miles, 20 mins by car, 46 mins by public transit)

      DULLES: IAD (18 miles, 24 mins by car, 1 hour 20 mins by public transit)

      Falls Church, VA
  • Washington
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Nearby Airports

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


      SEATTLE: SEA (28 miles, 30 mins by car, 2 hr public transit)

      Bothell, WA
    • 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
  • Wisconsin
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

      Nearby Airports

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


      MILWAUKEE: MKE (10 miles, 13 mins by car, 45 mins by public transit)

      Milwaukee, WI
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

      Nearby Airports

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


      MADISON: MSN (7 miles, 20 mins by car, 55 mins public transit)

      Madison, WI

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Hours & Tuition

Day Camp

Ages: 7-17

Check-In: 8-9am Mon-Fri

Pick-Up: 5-6pm Mon-Thurs, Fri 3-4pm (varies by site)

Tuition: From $799-1,249/week USD. All taxes included.

Commuter Lunch Plan: Lunch can be purchased for an additional $60/week

Overnight Camp

Ages: 10-17

Check-In: Sunday 6pm

Pick-Up: Friday 3-4pm (times may vary)

All Inclusive: Add $569/week USD. All taxes included.

Meals: All meals included

Please note: In addition to the prices listed above, there will be a one-time Safety & Compliance Fee of $20 per student per year.

Your Tuition Includes:

  • 8:1 student-to-instructor ratio guarantee
  • Diploma with instructor insights
  • Final project portfolio
  • Custom iD T-shirt and H2O bottle
  • Access to online curriculum after camp
  • Gaming tournaments
  • Outdoor activities
  • Campus tours (select locations)
  • Software specials (most courses)
  • New skills and self-confidence
 

Optional Add-ons

Tech Rocket

Add $179 (annual subscription)

Tech Rocket is the #1 online learning destination for kids and teens. Aspiring app programmer? Indie game developer? Graphic artist? You got this! Level up your tech skills and build community with thousands of other students. With gaming tournaments, safe, collaborative forums, a massive Minecraft server, and an arcade, Tech Rocket makes learning fun all year long. It’s the perfect complement to our summer programs!

Ultimate Gaming Weekends

Add $379 per weekend

Ultimate Gaming Weekends (UGWs) are offered at select iD Tech Camps locations for ages 10+, and are intended to bridge the gap for students attending 2 consecutive weeklong camp sessions. You may also stay the weekend after your session. UGWs can be selected as an add-on during registration. Students who stay the weekend can expect campus excursions, gaming tournaments, and a variety of fun indoor and outdoor summer activities.

Continuing Education Units

Add $99 per week

Gain a competitive advantage for college! Teens ages 13-17 attending iD Tech Camps have the option to purchase  accredited Continuing Education Units (CEUs), issued by Villanova University. CEUs are nationally recognized units of measurement for participation in non-credit continuing education programs. CEUs are not transferrable as college credit.

Sample Day

7:30am: Overnight Campers, rise and shine! Eat breakfast in the campus dining hall—breakfast is typically all-you-can-eat, and consists of favorites such as sausages, pancakes, orange juice, cereal, waffles, and fruit.

8am-9am: Check-in. All Campers meet for morning announcements, ice breakers, and team-building activities.

9:30am: Split into course groups and let the tech fun begin! Breaks are taken at the discretion of each instructor. Younger students will take more frequent breaks.

12pm: Lunch time—head to the dining hall if you’re on the iD Meal Plan. Depending on the policy of each university, students who bring their own bag lunch will either eat in the dining hall with the rest of the crew, or laze under a shady tree outside with an iD instructor.

1pm: Back to the labs!

2:30pm: A game of Ultimate Frisbee, anyone? Capture the flag? Gaming tournaments? Board games? Optional sports? We offer many summer camp activities that vary by week and location. Beyond STEM skill development, students will socialize, make friends, and have fun.

3:30pm: Return to the labs. Let’s create!

5pm: Wrap-up your projects for the day.

5pm-6pm: Pick-up time for Day Campers.

6pm: Dinner for Overnight Campers.

7pm: Overnight Camp students participate in supervised recreational activities such as optional sports, gaming tournaments, and movie nights. In some cases, students can continue working on their projects, as scheduling permits.

10pm: Lights out for Overnight Campers.

Instruction

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 Tech, 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.

How We Teach | Personalized Instruction

Our tech curriculum is based on a blended learning strategy. We couple live one-on-one instruction with iD Game Plan, our innovative learning engine, to provide you with properly paced learning. Most of our courses at iD Tech Camps are for beginner through advanced students.

All-Adult Staff

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 camp staff.

Other Activities

At iD Tech Camps, balance is very important. Our courses are fun and engaging, and completely unlike school. We want you to develop genuine passion for STEM subjects, and keep coming back year after year. If it's not fun—and if you don't learn a lot—we know you won't return. You can expect roughly 5 hours a day of instruction, with plenty of time for supervised breaks, social time, outdoor play, optional sports, video games, and other creative techtivities. (Jump to Sample Day for additional details.) Many clients describe the total iD Tech experience as "magical" and "unlike anything else." We work hard to make the experience unique, memorable, and valuable.

Reviews

3D Level Design with Team Fortress 2 Camp Reviews

  • "2nd summer - so impressive and most of all our son was happy and excited to come to camp everyday!"
    - Julie D., Parent, 3D Level Design with Team Fortress 2
  • "3rd year of having a child in iD Tech. This has been and remains a very positive experience. Thanks for putting together such a thorough experience."
    - Robert H., Parent, 3D Level Design with Team Fortress 2
  • "Both of my boys were extremely engaged all week. They learned a lot, had a great time, loved the instructors and interacted easily with the other kids here. We will be back for overnight in two weeks!"
    - Kris K., Parent, 3D Level Design with Team Fortress 2
  • "I was very impressed with the organization of the camp. Everything was very smooth and professional. I was also impressed with the staff's enthusiasm and love for their work."
    - Athena T., Parent, 3D Level Design with Team Fortress 2
  • "The camp counselors always made me feel that my son was safe, learning, and having a great time. Thank you for a great week!"
    - Aileen S., Parent, 3D Level Design with Team Fortress 2
  • "The staff is fun, the work is rewarding and feels like your'e one of the gaming design pros."
    - Andrew V., Student, 3D Level Design with Team Fortress 2
  • "ID Tech Camp is the best camp for any kind of gamer to go to! The staff are very constructive and simply amazing people to work with. I learned all about animations and level designs that have never learned in my experience with level designing. If you are looking for a job or career field related to game design or character animation or any technology field you want to get training for, ID Tech Camp is the place to go."
    - Eric T., Student, 3D Level Design with Team Fortress 2
  • "iD Tech is amazing I have been going here for the past 3-4 years. Each year has been awesome and I learn new things every time I come! Also, I want to thank my instructor: Atlas, who really helped me understand how to use the software "Hammer". I'm going to keep making maps from this experience."
    - Hunter J., Student, 3D Level Design with Team Fortress 2
  • "Instructor Atlas is amazing. He knows everything and is eager to help. While I have been here, I have been lucky enough to know and be tutored by Atlas, Ironhide, and Mr. Turtle."
    - Eric S., Student, 3D Level Design with Team Fortress 2
  • "This is a great program! The staff is fun and know what they are doing. I love this camp and I plan on coming next year!"
    - Annika B., Student, 3D Level Design with Team Fortress 2