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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!

iD Game Design & Development Academy for Teens Held at LFC

Don’t just play video games-create your own!

Discover how a passion for gaming can lead to a college degree and future career! At iD Game Design & Development Academy, teens ages 13-18 get immersed in game design, game development, programming, 3D modeling & animation, and 3D level design. You’ll learn from elite faculty, innovate and collaborate with new friends, tour a real studio, interact with gaming industry professionals, and compete in late-night gaming tournaments. Held at top universities like Lake Forest, Stanford, and others. Courses are built around real-world software and platforms: 3D Level Design with Unreal Engine 4, Game...

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

The National Leader in Summer STEM Education-Over 200K Students Enrolled Since 1999

There will be 1 million unfilled STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) jobs by 2020-let’s get ready! Held at over 100 top universities nationwide, ages 7-17 develop real-world tech skills and experience firsthand how interests can turn into a college degree and future career. Led by hip, tech-savvy instructors, students code apps, design video games, mod with Minecraft, engineer robots, build websites, produce films, and more. Courses with only 8 students per instructor for personalized learning while students build self-confidence and meet new friends with similar interests. High-energy, weeklong...

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 Camps: Code, Game, Create! Held at Loyola

The National Leader in Summer STEM Education-Over 200K Students Enrolled Since 1999

There will be 1 million unfilled STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) jobs by 2020-let’s get ready! Held at over 100 top universities nationwide, ages 7-17 develop real-world tech skills and experience firsthand how interests can turn into a college degree and future career. Led by hip, tech-savvy instructors, students code apps, design video games, mod with Minecraft, engineer robots, build websites, produce films, and more. Courses with only 8 students per instructor for personalized learning while students build self-confidence and meet new friends with similar interests. High-energy, weeklong...

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 Lake Forest

The National Leader in Summer STEM Education-Over 200K Students Enrolled Since 1999

There will be 1 million unfilled STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) jobs by 2020-let’s get ready! Held at over 100 top universities nationwide, ages 7-17 develop real-world tech skills and experience firsthand how interests can turn into a college degree and future career. Led by hip, tech-savvy instructors, students code apps, design video games, mod with Minecraft, engineer robots, build websites, produce films, and more. Courses with only 8 students per instructor for personalized learning while students build self-confidence and meet new friends with similar interests. High-energy, weeklong...

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...

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

Mini Tech Camp. HUGE Fun!

It's never too early to dream BIG! iD Tech Mini offers weeklong, half day and full day camps for aspiring young tech innovators ages 6-9. Come play and explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) concepts in programming, video game design, robotics, and web design. With an emphasis on experiential creativity, friendship, and fun, you'll discover new tech skills in an energetic, kid-friendly learning environment. At iD Tech Mini, students learn by doing with personalized instruction in small classes, never more than 8 students per instructor. Courses built around software from big-names like LEGO, Adobe, and...

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

Calling All Girls! Immerse in this chic concept where girls collaborate and discover coding, design, filmmaking, leadership, entrepreneurship, philanthropy, and more in a unique, stylish setting. Tech-savvy instructors act as role models, emphasizing that the program is about more than technology. It’s about making the world a better place and innovating solutions to help others in our local communities and beyond our borders. Whether designing a sleek webpage, producing a film, learning to code creatively, or developing wearable electronics with lights and sensors, technology shouldn’t be intimidating or uninspired. In the right environment, it’s cool. Meaningful. Life changing. Alexa Café...

iD Programming Academy for Teens Held at LFC in Chicago

CALLING ALL TEEN CODERS! Gain a competitive edge and learn how programming can lead to a college degree and your dream career. Ages 13-18 get immersed for 2 weeks in coding, app development, game modding, web programming, and robotics engineering. Learn from elite faculty and collaborate with likeminded peers in small classes (max 8:1 student to instructor ratios, guaranteed). Held at top universities like Lake Forest, Stanford, and others. Tour a real studio, interact with tech professionals, and gain valuable industry insights. Courses are built around real-world software and platforms: C++ Game Programming, Java Programming & Modding with Minecraft,...

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 Northwestern

The National Leader in Summer STEM Education-Over 200K Students Enrolled Since 1999

There will be 1 million unfilled STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) jobs by 2020-let’s get ready! Held at over 100 top universities nationwide, ages 7-17 develop real-world tech skills and experience firsthand how interests can turn into a college degree and future career. Led by hip, tech-savvy instructors, students code apps, design video games, mod with Minecraft, engineer robots, build websites, produce films, and more. Courses with only 8 students per instructor for personalized learning while students build self-confidence and meet new friends with similar interests. High-energy, weeklong...

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....

Litchfield Summer Gifted Academy

  • Litchfield, IL U.S.A.

Chicago Commons

  • Chicago, IL U.S.A.

Mock Trial Academy

  • Chicago, IL U.S.A.

EarthWorks Science Camp

  • Chicago, IL U.S.A.

Chicago Botanic Gardens

  • Glencoe, IL U.S.A.

Rock Valley Community College

  • Rockford, IL U.S.A.

Young Writers Workshop

  • Carbondale, IL U.S.A.

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