iD Gaming Academy held at Stanford – California

Summer Address:

Palo Alto, Stanford, Bay Area , California, United States
Phone: 408-871-2227
Toll-Free: 888-709-TECH (8324)


Create Video Games, Play Video Games

and Turn Interests into a Future Career

What could be better than 2 weeks with other teens who also love gaming! Prove to others that gaming is more than a hobby, and apply your gaming interest to create a video game, talk to industry professionals, and build a portfolio. We guarantee small class sizes (max 8:1), and courses are taught by top-tier instructors who have degrees in the field and impressive backgrounds in professional game development, game programming, and character design.

iD Gaming Academy is a 2-week, overnight, pre-college immersive summer program held at prestigious universities nationwide. This includes Stanford, Harvard, Villanova University, the University of Denver, Emory University, TCU, the University of Washington, Vassar, and Lake Forest College (in the Chicago area).

There’s never been a better or more important time to engage in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education. Plus, you’ll have plenty of free time to battle it out against others in gaming tournaments with Team Fortress 2 and play other games like Portal 2, Left for Dead 2, and more. Accredited Continuing Education Units are also available from Stanford or Villanova to demonstrate that you’ve completed course content with college level difficulty. You’ll also have access to year-round learning opportunities with free monthly online workshops as well as iD Tech 365 – an online subscription service where students learn from tech tutorials, compete in gaming tournaments, and stay connected through community forums.

Fun, challenging courses let you choose from a variety of gaming interests:

iD Game Studios 101
Game Development – Minecraft
Game Development – iPhone & Android with Unity
3D Modeling & Animation with Autodesk Maya
Programming for the Xbox 360
Level Design – Unreal Development Kit

iD Tech Camps is the leading summer technology program, featured yearly in esteemed publications like the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Businessweek, as well as on networks including CNN, the Today Show, and other national TV news stations.

Want more? iD Tech Camps offers weeklong game development and technology summer programs for ages 7-17 located at 60 prestigious universities in 27 states ( Additional Teen Academies include iD Visual Arts Academy (filmmaking and photography) and iD Programming Academy (


Camp Type: Residential
Year Established: 1999
Gender: Coed
Age of Campers: 13 to 18 years old
Cost/Week: $2001.00 or more/wk
Religious Affiliation: None
Camp Owner(s):



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