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    iD Tech Camps Course | Ages 13-17

Electrical Engineering & Coding 101

Arduino Programming Summer Camp for Teens

Division
iD Tech Camps
Ages
13-17 (Must turn 13 by 12-31-17)
Skill Level
Beg - Adv
Ratio Guarantee
8 students per instructor
Prerequisite
None
Software
Arduino Programming Language, Particle Build IDE, SparkFun Inventor’s Kit for Photon

Course Description

Can't decide between electrical engineering and coding? Now you don't have to. Explore the basics of electrical engineering and programming with the SparkFun Photon Redboard, a Wi-Fi/microcontroller development board. Learn schematic design and build your own circuits, and then control them with your iPhone or Android device. Dive into the Internet of Things and see how everyday objects can be controlled from miles away with a message or a tweet. Take home your development kit equipped with LEDs, a motion sensor, an accelerometer, magnetic door switch set, and more.

Note: To use the Particle app, your mobile device must be officially supported and updated to the latest software version.

What Will Students Take Home?

Students in these Arduino programming classes will go home with their project files and their very own SparkFun Inventor's Kit for Photon.

Looking for something different? View all of our coding summer camps or engineering camps for kids and teens.

What Will Students Learn?

Students Will Learn to:

  • Read circuit schematics
  • Program in the Particle Build IDE
  • Connect with an iOS or Android device
  • Use input and output devices, such as sensors and speakers
  • Connect to the IoT (Internet of Things) thru Wi-Fi

Top Skills Gained

Software & Hardware Skills Development

  • Electrical Programming
  • Wi-Fi Microcontroller
  • Internet of Things
  • Schematic Design
  • Sensors & Motors

STEM & 21st Century Skills Development

  • Principles of system design
  • Electrical engineering
  • Physics and mathematics
  • Creativity

Skill Level | Is This Course Appropriate for Your Student?

Our summer programming course in Arduino is customized for beginner to advanced learners ages 13-17. Curriculum is delivered in small clusters and individually tailored to each student, allowing programmers of all skill levels to progress efficiently. Our focused academic summer programs allow students to go home with a completed project at the end of the week.

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Where Is This Course Offered?

  • Arizona
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      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

      Nearby Airports

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


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

      Tempe, AZ
  • California - Northern
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      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Nearby Airports

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


      SAN JOSE: SJC (5 miles, 14 mins by car, 45 mins public transit)

      Santa Clara, CA
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

      iD Coding & Engineering 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
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      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

      Alexa Cafe

      Day Camp: Ages 10-15

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-15

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


      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
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

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


      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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      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

      iD Tech Mini

      Day Camp: Ages 6-9

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


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

      La Jolla, CA
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

      iD Coding & Engineering Academy

      Overnight Camp: Ages 13-18

      Nearby Airports

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


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

      Los Angeles, CA
  • Colorado
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      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

      Alexa Cafe

      Day Camp: Ages 10-15

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-15

      Nearby Airports

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


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

      Denver, CO
  • Illinois
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      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

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


      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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      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

      Alexa Cafe

      Day Camp: Ages 10-15

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-15

      iD Coding & Engineering 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
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      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

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


      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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      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

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


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

      West Lafayette, IN
  • Massachusetts
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      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

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


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

      Waltham, MA
    • MIT

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      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      iD Coding & Engineering Academy

      Overnight Camp: Ages 15-18

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


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

      Cambridge, MA
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
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      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

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


      MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL: MSP (6 miles, 15 mins by car, 25 mins public transit)

      St. Paul, MN
  • North Carolina
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

      iD Coding & Engineering 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
  • Ohio
    • 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.


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

      Cincinnati, OH
  • 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
  • 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 Coding & Engineering 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
  • 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 Coding & Engineering 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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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/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 (guaranteed)
  • Free flex hours at check-in and pick-up
  • Diploma with transcript and instructor insights
  • Final project and software discounts
  • Custom iD Tech t-shirt, H2O bottle
  • Outdoor time, campus tours (most locations)
  • Gaming tournaments
  • Access to online curriculum (iD Game Plan)

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.

Friday Family Showcase

On the last day of camp during Family Showcase, 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 one week of camp.

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

Arduino Course Reviews and Testimonials

  • “My son thoroughly enjoyed himself and learned a great deal about circuitry and programming!”
    - Scott U., Parent, Electrical Engineering & Coding 101
  • “Great instructor with energy and enthusiasm. The exposure to electrical engineering has encouraged my child to dig in deeper.”
    - Alex A., Parent, Electrical Engineering & Coding 101
  • “I can't believe how much my son learned in one week. Really remarkable! And most importantly, he is excited to learn more on his own.”
    - Jean W., Parent, Electrical Engineering & Coding 101
  • “My child loved the class and didn't want it to end! It was great exposure that he can't get at school.”
    - Kelly G., Parent, Electrical Engineering & Coding 101
  • “This class was awesome, I had a good time writing code and engineering.”
    - Luke G., Student, Electrical Engineering & Coding 101
  • “This was the best camp I have ever attended! My instructor was extremely knowledgeable and was able to help us with any problems that we had with our circuits, code, and final project. I didn't really have any expectations coming into the camp, but after a week I was amazed by the quality of learning and fun that the camp had. The course was very fun and interesting and I learned extremely useful skills such as coding. I can't wait to come back next year and take another course!”
    - Erin B., Student, Electrical Engineering & Coding 101
  • “I really enjoyed creating different circuits on the Arduino board. My instructor did a nice job teaching more about code and how to incorporate it into Arduino.”
    - Jonathan K., Student, Electrical Engineering & Coding 101
  • “I really enjoyed this week, it was fun to work with the code and the circuits.”
    - Scott G., Student, Electrical Engineering & Coding 101
  • “I came into the Arduino class knowing barely anything about programming. My instructor was so helpful in guiding me to understand all the things I needed to know.”
    - Joshua W., Student, Electrical Engineering & Coding 101