Georgia Summer Camp Locations Summer Camps: Emory University Computer Camps
Emory University Computer Camps
Computer Camps Held at Emory University
iD Tech Camps (Ages 7-17) and iD Gaming Academy (Ages 13-18)
Ignite your internalDrive and do something BIG this summer! iD Tech Camps is a family company – and our company is a unique place. Some call it magical. We’re the World’s #1 Tech Camp – consistently ranked a Top Workplace. One of our big secrets? Ridiculously small ratios. Small ratios mean personalized instruction – just 8 students per instructor or fewer, guaranteed! Our adult-only staff are tech-savvy undergraduates, graduate students and professionals, passionate about teaching game design, film, computer science and more.
At Emory, we offer two distinct programs: iD Tech Camps and iD Gaming Academy.
iD Tech Camps, Ages 7-17
WEEKLONG | CO-ED | DAY CAMPS | OVERNIGHT CAMPS
COURSE TOPICS: VIDEO GAME DESIGN, PROGRAMMING, APPS, WEB DESIGN & MORE
This is our 13th season hosting summer camps at Emory University. Our popular summer day camps and overnight camps at Emory University are located in beautiful Atlanta, Georgia. We strike the right balance between off-computer activities (creative games, sports, life skills, etc.) and essential cutting-edge technology education to foster STEM skill development (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
We cover cool topics from video game design to iPhone® app development, programming, video editing, web design, robotics and more. Most courses are for beginner to advanced learners. Learn the best brand name products from Adobe®, Apple®, Autodesk®, Google, Microsoft® and more. Ultimate Gaming Weekends serve as a bridge for overnight students attending multiple weeks.
Additionally at Emory
iD Gaming Academy, Ages 13-18
TWO-WEEKS | CO-ED | OVERNIGHT ONLY | TEEN-ONLY | INTENSIVE PRE-COLLEGE EXPERIENCE IN VIDEO GAME DEVELOPMENT
The iD Gaming Academy offers a 2–week intensive program in the dynamic worlds of game development, game programming, level design and 3D modeling. Academy courses are geared for beginner to advanced teens ages 13-18. Use industry-standard applications like Autodesk® Maya®, Adobe® Photoshop®, XNA® for the Xbox 360®, Unreal® Development Kit (UDK), and the Unity game development tool as part of our video game camp for teens. Ready to learn from top faculty, creating your own game development portfolio? You'll also tour a major game development studio.
About Emory University
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Many students use their summer camp experience with iD Tech Camps to explore colleges that they’re interested in attending in the future. Learn on campus, eat in the dining halls and ages 10+ can even stay overnight (at most campuses).
We have chosen the Emory University campus to host our summer kids camps and teen camps in Georgia because it is home to nine major academic divisions, numerous centers for advanced study and a host of prestigious affiliated institutions. Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport is located southwest of the city, a convenient 25 minute drive from Emory. We hope to see you at our Emory summer camp and Georgia tech summer camps this season!
U.S. News & World Report ranked Emory as 17th best among private universities. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranked Emory 9th in the nation for best value among private universities.
Emory University Facts
Nickname: Emory Eagles
Schools at Emory University: Emory hosts three undergraduate divisions along with nine graduate and professional schools. These include schools of business, medicine, law, nursing and public health, theology, and thirteen graduate programs in arts and sciences.
Student Population: The student body at Emory consists of 6,890 undergraduates and 5,865 graduate and professional students. These students come from all walks of life, with 12,755 students from fifty different states and 106 different countries. The university’s popularity has never been higher, making it a great place for our Atlanta summer camps.
Athletics: The Emory Eagles participate at the NCAA’s Division III level for intercollegiate athletics and have consistently ranked among the top ten Division III programs in the nation. Emory graduates more academic all-Americans than any other university, not only in Division III, but among larger Division I and Division II schools as well.
Distinguished Alumni & Personnel: Emory has graduated many notables in politics, sports, business and entertainment. This long list includes Jimmy Carter, former President of the United States, and Tenzin Gyatso, the Dalai Lama.
All meals are included with our overnight and extended day programs. Day campers have the option of purchasing the lunch plan or bringing a sack lunch. The lunch plan is recommended, but not mandatory. If the lunch plan is purchased, lunch is provided Monday-Friday. Many university dining facilities do not permit outside food to be brought into the dining hall; students bringing bag lunches may eat outside of the dining hall with their classmates and instructors.
See maps and driving directions in My Account for detailed directions on how to get to our exact location on campus. Want to Carpool? Go green and save some green when you carpool to camp! Sign up for our Carpool app in My Account to see the other families in your area that are interested in carpooling.
8:1 Staff Ratio Guarantee
iD Guarantee - Small Class Sizes
We guarantee ridiculously small class sizes, with a maximum of 8 students per instructor. Why? Because our teaching philosophy is premised on personalization - your path, at your pace. iD's passionate, adult-only instructors guide students through customized curriculum with 1-on-1 teaching. The immersive environment (typically 5, 6, 7 or 8 students - but never more than 8 per instructor) is ideal for fostering creativity. Read more about the 8:1 iD Guarantee.
iD Tech Camps recruits energetic, adult-only instructors to teach our technology courses and supervise our students. Our summer staff is passionate about technology. We do not cut corners by employing Counselors-in-Training. We recruit from top colleges and universities to find staff with great credentials in game development, filmmaking, web design, programming, photography, etc.
Most courses are beginner through advanced. Our innovative curriculum is premised on a blended learning strategy. Students receive blended (or hybrid) instruction through use of the brand new iD Game Plan engine along with live 1-on-1 instruction from our team of educators. Our approach allows students to move along at an appropriate, customized pace.
We encourage a hands-on, experiential approach to technology; students learn by doing. Each student is provided with a computer and works with the same products that professionals use in their fields. Students complete a project showing off their new technology skills. By focusing on practical skill development of STEM topics (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) iD prepares students to take their new tech knowledge back into the real world.
Staff at this Location
Meet some of the amazing instructors that have taught at Emory University over the years.
- David: David is a graduate from the Academy of Art in San Francisco with a bachelor’s degree in Visual Effects. He enjoys drawing, digital painting, animation, sculpting and video editing. He is an outgoing, positive person who will do anything to get students to smile.
- Julie: Julie is a Digital Video & Flash Animation specialist. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Media Arts & Animation and now she creates Flash animations, music videos, graphic designs and illustrations all around Atlanta. When she’s not busy creating Digital Media, she loves skateboarding on roller coasters and collecting carnivorous plants to do her bidding.
- Beth: Beth loves working with kids and seeing their amazing projects. She is a junior at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in upstate New York working towards a dual major in Computer Science and Game Design. During the school year, she works for the Rensselaer Center for Open Source Development, a project committed to channeling student creativity to the programming community. In her free time, she enjoys playing Call of Duty and Rock Band, and she is ranked in the top one percent in the world on Expert Guitar.
Safety & Peace of Mind
Adult staff and instructors supervise all activities. iD has a policy of never using Counselors-in-Training (CITs).
American Camp Association® Accreditation
iD Tech Camps is accredited by the ACA at multiple locations, meaning we have met over 300 health and safety requirements. All camps follow ACA guidelines.
We conduct criminal background checks, sexual offender background checks, multiple reference checks and identification checks on all summer staff.
CPR & First Aid
All camps have Directors and Staff that are CPR and First Aid Certified.
A typical day varies depending on session and location, but it might look something like this:
SUNDAY MONDAY - THURSDAY FRIDAY
Extended Day Campers – Check In
Overnight & Extended Day Campers - Breakfast
Day Campers - Drop Off & Arrival Activities
Welcome & Opening Activity
Finesse Projects to Gold Version
Instruction – Jump on the computers!
Lunch – Overnight and Extended Day Campers eat in the campus dining hall. Day Campers can choose to bring a bag lunch or purchase the meal plan.
Instruction – Back to the labs, woo hoo!
Techtivities – Ultimate Frisbee? Apples to Apples anyone? Gaming tournaments? We’ve got it all!
Instruction – Back to the labs!
All campers - Check Out
Day Campers - Pick Up & Closing Activities
Overnight & Extended Day Campers – Open Lab/Free Time
Ultimate Gaming Weekends – Option available at select locations.
Overnight Campers - Check In
Evening Activity - Movie Nights, Local Outings, Gaming Tournaments & more!
Extended Day Campers – Pick Up
Evening Activity – cont’d.
PreTeen Lights Out
Good Night Teens
Off-Computer Camp Activities
Students spend approximately 5 hours on the computer each day. iD Tech Camps is careful to balance technology and fun - giving students Tech-Reation time. When they're not on the computer, students participate in fun summer activities like organized sports, gaming tournaments, and more.
Every Friday afternoon, we invite parents and friends to come and experience iD Tech Camps. See the labs where students learn, explore campus, meet our staff, applaud students' course projects and attend the personalized diploma ceremony. *At Stanford, Pre-Teen Family Showcase: 2:30 - 3:30 PM, Teen Family Showcase: 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Hours/ Camp Options
Day Camp - Day Camp runs Monday through Friday, with drop off between 8 - 9:00 am and pick up between 5 - 6:00 pm (3 - 5:00 pm on Fridays, varies by site).
Extended Day - Extended Day Camp runs Monday through Friday, with check-in between 7:30 am and pick up at 7:00 pm (3 - 5:00 pm on Fridays, varies by site).
Overnight Options - Overnight camps are available at most locations for students ages 10 and up. Overnight camp runs Sunday through Friday, with check-in between 5 - 6:00 pm on Sunday and pick-up at 3 - 5:00 pm on Friday (varies by site).
Ultimate Gaming Weekends - Stay the weekend and game with us. UGW is fully-supervised and includes housing, meals and supervision. It is available at the end of an Overnight Camp week or as a bridge between two consecutive weeks of Overnight Camp. Not available at all locations.
Attention Georgia Teens!
Our summer camps in Georgia at Emory University just got even cooler for our teen students. We have specialized teen activities including free time to hang out, movie nights, extra project time, and as always, plenty of gaming. Check out our other cool teen-only programs like the iD Gaming Academy, iD Programming Academy, iD Visual Arts Academy and Ultimate Gaming Weekends (offered at select locations).
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Testimonials From Emory University
What Parents Are Saying
“We were really impressed with my son’s instructor’s presentation at the end of the camp week…..she made each announcement special and personal, and helped the parents feel like their kids were recognized for the special individual they are. Their individual talents were noted and praised… Robin M., parent, Emory University
“This was great…our 7 year old came home excited each day. He impressed us with his new programming vocabulary and has already let us know what iD Tech Camps he will be doing next summer! Deymon F., parent, Emory University
“My sons had an amazing counselor who really cared and paid attention to my notes, and even made my sons eat their lunch!!! So attentive!! So caring!! My boys loved him! Ashley B., parent, Emory University
“My nephew’s experience was extraordinary. He has attended numerous camps over the years, however iD Tech Camps far exceeded our expectations. We look forward to the overnight camp when he is of age. Thanks so much, we are excited and anticipating next year. Alvin C., parent, Emory University
“My son really enjoyed the camp! The director was very accommodating with me having to drop my son off late due to tutoring sessions. As parents, we were really impressed by the game he created. Lee W., parent, Emory University
What Campers Are Saying
“I think this camp is amazing for all ages and really stands out from the crowd. If you want to do something fun, go to iD Tech Camps. James S., student, Emory University
“This is a great camp for aspiring young tech people who love time on the computer. Plus, it’s a good way to meet friends and hang out while having fun at the same time. Jackson S., student, Emory University
“All of camp the counselors were very kind, responsible and intelligent. I will be returning! Jack H., student, Emory University
“I had a great time making games using Multimedia Fusion and Photoshop. My instructor taught me many cool things, so now I can make my own games at home! Michael G., student, Emory University
“I’ve never made a video game, now I know how to make awesome games! Brendan H., student, Emory University
Frequently Asked Questions
What courses are offered at this location?
Go to Step 2.
When does camp start?
See Step 2 for the dates of our weeklong university summer computer camps.
How much does camp cost?
The cost of tuition varies depending on the course, location and camp option that you choose. Basic Day Camp ranges from $779 to $999 per weeklong course. There are additional costs for program add-ons including lunch, overnight camp, and weekend stays.
How can I save on tuition?
There are many ways for you to save!
- Register early to take advantage of our seasonal promotions.
- Refer-a-Friend and you and your friend both save $50.
- Sign up for multiple weeks to save $50 off each additional week.
- Register multiple siblings and save $50 for each sibling.
Do you offer financial aid?
iD Tech Camps is proud to offer tuition assistance for families who qualify. Application deadlines are announced each year in the Spring.
What is your cancellation policy?
Balance payments, less the non-refundable deposit, are refundable up until 3 weeks prior to the start of the confirmed camp week/session. No refunds will be issued for cancellations or withdrawals within 3 weeks of the start of confirmed camp weeks/sessions. All cancellations must be made online in My Account or submitted in writing to the internalDrive Inc. office no later than 3 weeks prior to the start of camp. For more details, please see our Terms & Conditions.
Does my child need to have a high computer IQ?
No, our courses are for beginner to advanced students. Because of our small ratios, instructors can work with students 1-on-1 and personalize the curriculum for each student's level.
Should my child bring a personal laptop to camp?
No, students do not need to bring laptops to camp. We provide a computer for each student to use for the week. All materials necessary for the course will be provided.
Do you have any teen programs?
Yes. We have weeklong teen-only courses at iD Tech Camps, plus two-week pre-college Teen Academies. iD Tech Camps is for ages 7-17, and our courses and activities are divided between teen courses and pre-teen courses. In some cases, teens and pre-teens will study in the same lab (but will not be mixed in the same class). Students will be supervised at all times, but we attempt to strike the right balance of independence. Teens enjoy extra privileges appropriate for their environment and maturity levels. Special Teen Scene activities include computer gaming tournaments and Gamingpalooza.
iD also offers specialized iD Teen Academies in the topics of Game Design, Programming, Film and Photography at select locations across the country. These teen camps are intensive, two-week courses with tours of nearby industry hot spots and bi-weekly portfolio building workshops. See our iD Teen Academies page for more information.
How do I register? How do I contact you?
To register, find availability at the location you desire, and you'll be guided through the process. Registering online is the fastest way to get into camp. Or, you can phone us at 1-888-709-TECH (8324) or 1-408-871-2227. You can also email us at info@internalDrive.com. And, if you'd like a brochure sent to you, please click the brochure link.