Virginia Summer Camp Locations Summer Camps: College of William & Mary Computer Camps
College of William & Mary Computer Camps
Computer Camps Held at the College of William & Mary
iD Tech Camps, Ages 7-17
WEEKLONG | CO-ED | DAY CAMPS | OVERNIGHT 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 8th season hosting summer camps at our College of William & Mary 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 College of William and Mary summer day camps and overnight camps are located in Williamsburg, VA.
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 the College of William & Mary
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, eat in the dining halls and ages 10+ can even stay overnight (at most campuses).
We have chosen the College of William & Mary to host our summer academic camps for kids and teens because it is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. In recognition, the media have included William & Mary among the nation’s prestigious “Public Ivies,” and ranked it first among state institutions in terms of commitment to teaching.
Richmond International Airport is located northwest of the campus and is approximately 45 minutes from the college. Norfolk International Airport is located south of the campus and is also approximately 45 minutes from the college. Come and check out our excellent day camp and overnight camp programs at the College of William & Mary!
College of William & Mary
Located in historic Williamsburg, VA, the College of William & Mary campus rests on roughly 1,200 acres including picturesque Lake Matoaka and the College Woods. The Ancient Campus is adjacent to Colonial Williamsburg, and restored to its 18th-century appearance.
College of William & Mary Facts
Nickname: The Tribe
Schools at College of William & Mary: Schools of Business, Education, Law, and Virginia Institute of Marine Science.
Student Population: William & Mary has a total enrollment of 5,850 undergraduates and 1,414 graduates, along with 628 professional students. Women comprise 54.7% of the undergraduate student body, 53.5% of the graduate student body, and 49% of the professional student bodies, respectively.
Rankings: The College of William & Mary’s undergraduate program ranked as the fourth best public university by Forbes and sixth best public university by U.S. News & World Report.
Athletics: William & Mary’s sports teams are known as “The Tribe.” The College competes in the NCAA Division I in men’s and women’s basketball, cross country, golf, gymnastics, soccer, swimming, diving, tennis, and track and field. In addition, there is women’s field hockey, lacrosse and volleyball squads as well as men’s baseball and football.
Distinguished Alumni & Personnel: Author of the United States Declaration of Independence, third President of the United States and founder of the University of Virginia Thomas Jefferson; Fifth President of the United States, seventh United States Secretary of State and architect of the Monroe Doctrine James Monroe; Tenth President of the United States and former chancellor of William & Mary John Tyler; First President of the United States, fourteenth chancellor of William & Mary, commander-in-chief of the Continental Army and president of the Philadelphia Convention George Washington; Anchor and writer of Emmy-winning The Daily Show and host of the 2006 and 2008 Oscars Jon Stewart.
Points of Interest: Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens, Jamestown Settlement, Water Country USA, Historic Jamestown.
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 the College of William & Mary over the years.
- Robin: A graduate of Hampton University & Regent University, Robin holds a B.S. in Music Engineering Technology, and an M.A. in Communication with an emphasis on Editing for Cinema/Television. She is currently working on her second master’s degree in Educational Technology from Boise State University. She has worked on a variety multimedia projects, as well as designed several websites for small businesses and nonprofits including the Newport News-Williamsburg Airport. Robin is the owner of Whatever Media in Hampton, VA, a company that provides multimedia services and training. She is a veteran iD Tech Camps instructor, and loves spending summers educating students in STEM!
- Joe: Joe is a rising junior at Virginia Tech studying Computer Science with a specialization in artificial intelligence. He is an Eagle Scout and an avid ultimate frisbee player, as well as a past national competitor in Mechatronics for SkillsUSA.
- Bram: Bram is a Technology Education major at Appalachian State University and is also part of the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Scholarship Program. Bram has experience with the entire Adobe Suite, Unreal Developer Kit, Gamesalad, and more! Technology and teaching are what Bram is all about and he loves showing campers how to design cool and impressive games.
- Vincent: Vincent is an experienced animator, especially in traditional style and Flash. He attends the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, studying towards a major in Animation. With his education, he has become very proficient in various Adobe programs from Photoshop and Flash to After Effects and Premiere Pro. In his spare time, Vincent tends to play video games and watch/study cartoons for hours on end.
- Brandy: Brandy has been a teacher for 16 years. Her first passion was the arts, and eventually her love of science led her to LEGO Robotics. She is currently a private art and technology teacher at a Montessori middle school in Yorktown, VA, and she teaches private art lessons all over the Peninsula.
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 Virginia Teens!
Our summer camps in Virginia at the College of William & Mary 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 the College of William & Mary
What Parents Are Saying
“This was my son’s first experience with an overnight camp and he had a fantastic time. The staff and overall customer service levels surpassed my expectations. Robin H., parent, College of William & Mary
“I called for a lost item for my son and the camp director and staff knew him by first name. They then welcomed me into the campus and checked me in appropriately and safely. I was very impressed with the campus and the institution. It was a well oiled machine…Wow! Delia H., parent, College of William & Mary
“Not only was my son’s instructor knowledgeable, but he was able to teach to the students; meaning he was able to get through to my son in a way that had not been done before. I know my son took more away from this class than either of us expected. He experienced success, and so we will keep coming back. See you next year! Laryssa K., parent, College of William & Mary
“The staff did an amazing job of taking a group of kids from different backgrounds,with different interests and in different tech courses and creating a positive, fun, balanced camp experience. Thank YOU! Chesa P., parent, College of William & Mary
“This summer program far exceeded our expectations. Our son was so excited to attend each day. In fact, as a result of this camp, my son speaks computer jargon that his parents are not even familiar with. Barbara S., parent, College of William & Mary
What Campers Are Saying
“The course was a very fun experience for me. I learned the software lingo quickly, and the end result, my game came out well. I highly recommend this camp to all. Madison P., student, College of William & Mary
“My iD Tech Camps experience was awesome both inside and outside of the computer lab. The lunch food was great, and I learned a ton of cool stuff about Java. overall it was an AMAZINNNNNGGGGGG experience. Jeremy W., student, College of William & Mary
“I went to iD Tech Camps and instantly my life was changed. All of a sudden I had new fiends, and my knowledge and appreciation of designers was vastly increased. On a scale of 1 to 5, I would give a 15! Caleb B., student, College of William & Mary
“iD Tech Camps was a fun and educational experience. I would definitively do it again. Joe D., student, College of William & Mary
“I love iD Tech Camps! My sister wants to try it too (she’s jealous). Paige C., student, College of William & Mary
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.