New York Summer Camp Locations Summer Camps: Adelphi University
Computer Camps Held at Adelphi University
iD Tech Camps, Ages 7-17
WEEKLONG | CO-ED | DAY CAMPS
COURSE TOPICS: VIDEO GAME DESIGN, PROGRAMMING, APPS, WEB DESIGN & MORE
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.
This is our 4th season hosting summer camps at our Adelphi University location. We strike the right balance between off-computer activities (creative games, sports, life skills, etc.) and essential technology education to foster STEM skill development (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Our popular Adelphi University summer day camps are located in Garden City, New York.
We offer a variety of cutting-edge summer camp courses for beginner through advanced learners. Kids and teens learn one course topic per week, specializing in video game design, iPhone® app development, programming, video editing and more – using the best brand name products from Adobe®, Apple®, Autodesk®, Google, Microsoft® and beyond. Come explore the college campus and gain skills that will last long after summer camp ends. Continue to Step 2 for Course Availability, Tuition & Dates.
About Adelphi University
NOTE: Looking for our exact location on campus? You must first be enrolled; you can then access that information through My Account. Not yet enrolled? Go to Step 2 to enroll. The maps included here are for general information only.
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 and eat in the dining halls.
We have chosen Adelphi University to host our summer computer camps and teen camps on Long Island because it is recognized by many as one of the Northeast’s best universities. Adelphi has recently completed construction of new academic facilities and expansion of existing buildings, enhancing the look and feel of the prestigious campus. Located in Nassau County, New York, Adelphi University is a convenient twenty minutes away from both JFK International and LaGuardia airports, making it the perfect NY summer camp location. Come check out our Long Island summer camp!
Adelphi University’s roots reach back to 1863 with the founding of the Adelphi Academy, a private preparatory school in Brooklyn, New York. Located 45 minutes from New York City, Adelphi is situated on a beautiful 75-acre campus in historic Garden City, New York.
Adelphi University Facts
Nickname: The Panthers
Schools at Adelphi University: Adelphi currently offers course work through a number of different schools, including the College of Arts and Sciences, University College, Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, School of Business, School of Nursing, School of Social Work, and Honors College.
Student Population: Adelphi University hosts about 8,603 total students, made up of approximately 5,137 undergraduates and over 3,466 postgraduates.
Rankings: Now ranked as one of the most popular schools in the nation, Adelphi was also recently named as a “Best Buy” college. This is due to the University’s quality education at a relatively affordable price.
Athletics: A member of the Northeast 10 conference, Adelphi competes against other notable schools like Merrimack College and Bentley University. While Adelphi is part of the NCAA Division I for men’s soccer and women’s bowling, they compete at the division II level for all other sports. Notable Adelphi athletes are Chris Armas, Billy Phillips, Gary Sullivan, and Mike Windischmann, all of whom have competed professionally in the sport of Soccer.
Distinguished Alumni and Personnel: Some notable Adelphi alumni include Flava Flav, rapper/celebrity; Alice Hoffman, New York Times best-selling author; Jonathan Larson, creator of the Broadway musical Rent; and Robert B. Willumstad, CEO of American International Group.
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 Adelphi University over the years.
- “Silver”: Silver has a lot of experience with iD Tech Camps, as he attended iD as a camper every summer from 2005-2009! Now he is a rising sophomore at Columbia University, majoring in Computer Science with a focus in application development and vision/graphics. He has taken on jobs and projects involving drafting, graphic design, web design and game creation. He is a highly motivated and dedicated worker, and he can pass this motivation on to his peers and students. He was also recently featured in the iD Tech Camps “Do Something BIG” interview series.
- “DJ”: DJ received his bachelor’s degree in Communications at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. He taught English in the Chile for a year while traveling to parts of Peru and Argentina. Recently, DJ completed a one year program in MA that involved mastering Maya, Photoshop, ZBrush, After Effects and several other programs. He has created 3D animations for the Department of Homeland Security and the Museum of Science in Boston. In his spare time, he likes to DJ music.
- “Opal”: Opal has been working with graphic arts for the past 10 years and has gained a broad spectrum of experience in the advertising world. Opal has created advertisements for national and international companies, such as Mitech, Cablevision, Ethan Allen and International Patterns. She has experience with both print and web advertisements, and has used a variety of programs to create her designs. With a recent master’s in Education, she plans to pursue a career teaching computer arts.
- “Red Leader”: Red Leader is currently a student at the University at Buffalo, majoring in Media Studies and working towards a game design certificate. He has been passionate about level design his entire life, and has created environments for the Source Engine for 3 years. Red Leader has taught at iD Tech Camps for 2 years and worked at other technology camps teaching level design for another 2. He is very passionate about teaching and design and intends to enter the video game design industry in the future.
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 Adelphi Teens!
Our summer camps in Garden City at Adelphi 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 Adelphi University
What Parents Are Saying
“My students had a wonderful instructor – he managed to strike incredible rapport with both of my boys and seemed to really get to know them, making the camp experience a truly terrific one. We are looking forward to next year! Kim B., parent, Adelphi University
“This was a fabulous experience! iD Tech Camps totally exceeded all my expectations. Everyone was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and the camp was very well organized! I was also very impressed with the level of security and felt completely safe leaving my children in their care! Nancy C., parent, Adelphi University
“My son learned a lot from his course, coming home challenged and enthusiastic each day. Minnie M., parent, Adelphi University
“My son had a great week, in large part to his wonderful instructor! He really got to know my son and was able to create an environment for fun learning! We are already looking forward to next year. Kristi J., parent, Adelphi University
“I was unsure if my son would be engaged in this complex subject for five days from 9-5, but with his motivating instructor and challenging program, he gained much more than I had expected and enjoyed the experience at that. He will be back next year! Dana P., parent, Adelphi University
What Campers Are Saying
“From last year to now, the days at camp have been the best weeks of my life. The only bad part of the camp is when it ends. Kayla E., student, Adelphi University
“iD is epic! My instructors were great and the lessons were fun and interesting. Vanessa S., student, Adelphi University
“iD Tech Camps is awesome…I have gone to other camps that offer tech options and they are not even half as good as iD Tech Camps. The instructors are nice, I made new friends, and overall I had a great time. And all of that was happening while I was learning! Now I know Photoshop, Lightroom, C++ and Java, and GameSalad. Eli L., student, Adelphi University
“This camp showed me how to do things I never thought possible. I had an amazing time and made many friends. Jacob B., student, Adelphi University
“My instructor was very good and helpful. She helped me learn a lot this week and has given me an amazing skill that I hope to continue improving on in my future. I will always remember the impact she has made on my life. Jonathan S., student, Adelphi 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.