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Digital Media Academy - University of Chicago

Ranked one of the world's ten best summer camps by Worth.com, Digital Media Academy offers computer and digital arts summer camps for kids ages 6 to 12 and teens 12 to 17. A life-changing experience that teaches STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) skills through hands-on project work: Learn programming in Java and C++; discover advanced Minecraft modding and how to design video games; create apps and games for iOS and Android; and make movies, robots and more! Enjoy day camp or overnight residential experiences at 23 prestigious university locations across the U.S. and Canada. Create the future...at DMA!

Minecraft Coding Camp at Lake Forest College

CODE > COLLABORATE > MOD > HAVE FUN

Emagination Minecraft Coding Camp is a two-week overnight STEM program for teens ages 13 to 17. Students learn to code using the Java programming language while creating modifications (mods) for the hugely popular game Minecraft. There is also plenty of time for recreation and fun in a Minecraft-themed environment on a university campus.

Teens develop and advance Java coding skills and unleash their creativity to build custom mods for Minecraft. They create new characters, change environments and build original objects and structures. Participants also use Photoshop and software for 3D...

iD Tech Camps: Code, Game, Create! Held at Lake Forest

Code, Game, Create!

At iD Tech Camps, students ages 7-17 design video games, mod with Minecraft, code apps, engineer robots, build websites, produce films, and more. Hands-on learning takes place in small clusters of just 8 students per instructor, guaranteed. Campers make friends and learn 21st century skills that give them a competitive advantage for school and future STEM careers. Our weeklong, day and overnight programs are held at prestigious campuses nationwide, including Lake Forest, Northwestern, Loyola, Benedictine, Princeton, Yale, Stanford, and others. Diverse courses are inclusive of every gender, background, skill level, and learning style.

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iD Programming Academy for Teens Held at LFC in Chicago

Calling all teen coders! At iD Programming Academy, teens ages 13-18 get immersed in technology. Students program with C++ and Java, code apps, mod with Minecraft, engineer robots, program websites with HTML and PHP, and more. Teens tour a development studio, create a cutting-edge college portfolio, meet new friends, and interact with industry pros. Our 2-week, pre-college academies are held at prestigious universities nationwide including Lake Forest, Princeton, Yale, MIT, Stanford, and UCLA. There's no better way to gain a competitive advantage for college and future STEM careers.

Visit www.iDProgrammingAcademy.com or call 1-888-709-8324 to register and find more information.

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Active Learning at DePaul University (Naperville Campus)

Active Learning Services provides exciting and enriching summer camps for children ages 5-16. Programs include chess camps where professional chess instructors teach children of all abilities to play and improve their games. Also our popular video game creation and animation camps give children a great opportunity to learn the basics of game design and computer programming. Students can attend morning or afternoon half-day programs or combine two programs for a full day of fun. They will have a blast with excellent instructors and make new friends with other campers, all while learning and developing their minds!

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Emagination Computer Camps at Lake Forest College

Come to Emagination for technology learning PLUS summer camp fun! Unleash Creativity in 3D Animations, iMovies, Digital Music. Design Video Games. Build Robots, RC Cars. Explore Coding in iApps, Minecraft Modding. Recreation is important! Get Unplugged in Swimming, Outdoor Field Games. Two-week sessions allow time to make friends and become part of a community. Join "kids like me" from across America and around the world at camps in Fairfield, CT and near Atlanta, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia. Coed ages 8-17. Overnight & Day. Transportation assistance. It's Worth the Trip!

iD Tech Camps: Code, Game, Create! Held at Northwestern

Code, Game, Create!

At iD Tech Camps, students ages 7-17 design video games, mod with Minecraft, code apps, engineer robots, build websites, produce films, and more. Hands-on learning takes place in small clusters of just 8 students per instructor, guaranteed. Campers make friends and learn 21st century skills that give them a competitive advantage for school and future STEM careers. Our weeklong, day and overnight programs are held at prestigious campuses nationwide, including Northwestern, Lake Forest, Loyola, Benedictine, Princeton, Yale, Stanford, and others. Diverse courses are inclusive of every gender, background, skill level, and learning style.

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iD Game Design & Development Academy for Teens Held at LFC

Game world meets real world at the iD Game Design & Development Academy, where teens ages 13-18 gain a competitive edge for college and future STEM careers. At this 2-week, pre-college academy, students design video games, develop apps for iPhone and Android, model 3D characters, mod with Minecraft, and more. Get fully immersed in technology by competing in gaming tournaments, touring a game design studio, creating a cutting-edge college portfolio, and interacting with industry pros. Our summer academies are held at prestigious universities nationwide, including Lake Forest College (Chicago area), Emory, Villanova, Vassar, Harvard, Stanford, and UW.

Visit www.iDGameDevAcademy.com or call...

SuperCamp - Loyola University Chicago

SuperCamp is the best academic, life, college prep and career skills camp for ages 11-18. We help students increase grades, confidence and motivation. Held at prestigious college campuses nationwide. Students experience a shift in learning through academic enrichment classes, exciting outdoor challenges, personal growth and character building exercises.

We empower students to...

    Raise grades
    Sharpen study skills
    Intensify focus
    Take meaningful notes
    Accelerate memorization speed
    Read more efficiently and effectively
    Improve test results
    Elevate SAT and ACT scores
    Improve social skills
    Build self-confidence
    Boost self-esteem
    Enhance writing skills
    Make math easier
    Communicate more effectively
    Resolve differences
    Maintain positive relationships
    Strengthen character
    Increase motivation
    Take responsibility

    SuperCamp is a highly engaging experience where your child acquires strategies for effective learning in all...

iD Tech Camps: Code, Game, Create! Held at Loyola

Code, Game, Create!

At iD Tech Camps, students ages 7-17 design video games, mod with Minecraft, code apps, engineer robots, build websites, produce films, and more. Hands-on learning takes place in small clusters of just 8 students per instructor, guaranteed. Campers make friends and learn 21st century skills that give them a competitive advantage for school and future STEM careers. Our weeklong, day and overnight programs are held at prestigious campuses nationwide, including Loyola, Benedictine, Northwestern, Lake Forest, Princeton, Yale, Stanford, and others. Diverse courses are inclusive of every gender, background, skill level, and learning style.

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Areteem Institute - University of Chicago College Summer Camp

Areteem Institute, home of Math Zoom would like to invite you to our 2015 Summer Camp Programs!  We offer a wide range of subjects that will certainly peak the interest of your student.  Each of our camps is designed to include every student's individual interests.  Students will take part in classes and workshops packed with fun activities.  They can discover their passion for learning whether it be in mathematics, science or the humanities.

One of Chicago's great attractions, the University of Chicago campus, located in Chicago’s Hyde Park Neighborhood, is a platform for the work and play of students, faculty, and...

Alexa Cafe: Chic, All-Girls Tech Learning Experience Held at LFC

This summer, uncover a hidden talent. Meet new friends. Make a difference. At Alexa Cafe, girls ages 10-15 collaborate around cafe tables and learn to code apps, produce films, design websites, develop wearable electronics, and more. High-energy, hands-on courses are taught in small clusters of just 8 girls per instructor, uniquely emphasizing leadership, philanthropy, brand identity, and innovation. Plus, like other iD Tech summer programs, Alexa Cafe is inclusive of every background, skill level, and learning style.

Weeklong day and overnight programs are held at Lake Forest, Bryn Mawr, Berkeley Carroll, DU, Marymount High, Palo Alto High, Mills, and...

Camp Kupugani for Boys

Less than two hours minutes west of Chicago, Camp Kupugani--in separate girls-only and boys-only sessions-- provides a multicultural sleepaway camp that is intentionally challenging, intentionally empowering, intentionally diverse and intentionally fun! Campers enjoy activities like rock climbing, river walking, canoeing, playing under waterfalls, and night hikes under the stars, plus carefully designed group activities and games so that fun and personal growth coincide.

"I love Camp Kupugani because it has lots of fun activities and I meet a lot of new and interesting people."

"Camp Kupugani helped me challenge myself."

"It's the most positive environment I have ever found....

iD Tech Mini: Half & Full Day Camps for Ages 6-9

Mini Tech Camp. HUGE Fun!

It's never too early to dream BIG! Kids ages 6-9 will have a blast at iD Tech Mini, the newest summer camp experience from iD Tech. With half day options starting at $399, iD Tech Mini offers nurturing, personalized instruction that takes place in small clusters of just 8 campers per instructor - guaranteed. Looking for longer experience? Stay for the full day to explore two different tech topics.

At iD Tech Mini, kids make new friends and learn STEM skills in fun courses centered around programming, Minecraft game design, robotics engineering, and Adobe Photoshop graphic design....

Digital Media Academy - Northwestern University

Ranked one of the world's ten best summer camps by Worth.com, Digital Media Academy offers computer and digital arts summer camps for kids ages 6 to 12 and teens 12 to 17. A life-changing experience that teaches STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) skills through hands-on project work: Learn programming in Java and C++; discover advanced Minecraft modding and how to design video games; create apps and games for iOS and Android; and make movies, robots and more! Enjoy day camp or overnight residential experiences at 23 prestigious university locations across the U.S. and Canada. Create the future...at DMA!

Active Learning at Science & Arts Academy

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USA Chess Camp - Ages 5-15 (half and full day)

This summer USA Chess is offering our exciting and entertaining chess camp at more than 100 locations nationwide. USA Chess is the largest and premier chess camp organizer for children in the United States. The staff is comprised of the finest children's chess instructors in North America. Registration options include mornings, afternoon and all-day sessions. Campers experience chess instruction and play in a fun filled environment designed to improve their skills whether they are interested in casual or competitive chess. Tuition includes trophy, chess set...

iD Tech Camps: Code, Game, Create! Held at Benedictine University

Code, Game, Create!

At iD Tech Camps, students ages 7-17 design video games, mod with Minecraft, code apps, engineer robots, build websites, produce films, and more. Hands-on learning takes place in small clusters of just 8 students per instructor, guaranteed. Campers make friends and learn 21st century skills that give them a competitive advantage for school and future STEM careers. Our weeklong, day and overnight programs are held at prestigious campuses nationwide, including Benedictine, Loyola, Northwestern, Lake Forest, Princeton, Yale, Stanford, and others. Diverse courses are inclusive of every gender, background, skill level, and learning style.

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SuperCamp Quantum U

Let's face it, college life is different. It’s a fun and exciting time of growth, but with growth comes growing pains. College life can be fragmented, intense, and sometimes overwhelming. For the first time students experience large classes, unstructured time, and professors who think their course is a student's only priority.

In just eight days at Quantum U, participants learn how to manage their time, energy, and finances. They gain added focus and confidence while elevating their communication, presentation, study, writing, and reading skills. This program is designed for students who are entering their first year of college and want to...

Active Learning at DePaul University (O'Hare campus)

Active Learning Services provides exciting and enriching summer camps for children ages 5-16. Programs include chess camps where professional chess instructors teach children of all abilities to play and improve their games. Also our popular video game creation and animation camps give children a great opportunity to learn the basics of game design and computer programming. Students can attend morning or afternoon half-day programs or combine two programs for a full day of fun. They will have a blast with excellent instructors and make new friends with other campers, all while learning and developing their minds!

Programs at this location...

Camp Kupugani for Girls

Less than two hours minutes west of Chicago, Camp Kupugani--in separate girls-only and boys-only sessions-- provides a multicultural sleepaway camp that is intentionally challenging, intentionally empowering, intentionally diverse and intentionally fun! Campers enjoy activities like rock climbing, river walking, canoeing, playing under waterfalls, and night hikes under the stars, plus carefully designed group activities and games so that fun and personal growth coincide.

"I love Camp Kupugani because it has lots of fun activities and I meet a lot of new and interesting people."

"Camp Kupugani helped me challenge myself."

"It's the most positive environment I have ever found....

Land o' Lincoln Camp Cedarbrook

Land O' Lincoln Camp Cedarbrook is committed to three main goals:

Loving kids Everyone is welcomed, loved, and accepted unconditionally

Sharing Christ Every part of the day, from start to finish, is focused on honoring God, sharing the message of salvation, and helping campers grow in their faith with Jesus Christ

Exploring nature We make the most of our week spent in the beauty of God's creation. From morning devotions to evening campfire, most activities are done in the great outdoors where campers will not only gain a greater appreciation of God's creativity in nature, but they will realize that they are...

YMCA of Metro Chicago Day Camps - North Suburbs

A YMCA summer camp experience provides your child an exceptional summer camp experience where they can get unplugged, explore their creativity, learn, laugh and make memories to last a lifetime. Camps are offered throughout the summer and financial assistance is available for those who qualify. Locations in Palatine, Lake Zurich, Lidenhurst, Des Plaines, Niles, Crystal Lake, and more!

NIU SciCamp

  • Dekalb, IL U.S.A.

Young Writers Workshop

  • Carbondale, IL U.S.A.

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