Tech camp for kids comes to the University of Michigan

ID Tech Camp offers Mich. kids a chance to learn computer programming

Published On: Jul 31 2012 12:05:15 PM EDT   Updated On: Jan 20 2014 10:58:38 AM EST
Tech Camp at U of M
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -

Kids who are into technology have a camp of their own this summer at 60 different locations nationwide including one location at the University of Michigan.

The company iDTech Camp is providing day and overnight technology camps for students ages 7-17 and teens 13-18 years of age.

The camps are held at universities including Stanford, UCLA, Northwestern, and U of M.

Each iD location offers classes unique to the campus they are held on with a max of 8 students per instructor.

The summer camps showcase real world technology from leaders such as Apple, HP and Microsoft.

At the Michigan location campers can learn how to make a video games for not only a computer but for also for iPhones, iPads, an Xbox 360 or PS3.

"We have had campers that have gone on to sell apps at the app store," said Broll Andrew, camp counselor.

Andrew is himself a former camper turned counselor.

"Here is where I first learned computer programming. Now I love it so much this is what I want to do for the rest of my life." He said.

Local-4's own Rhonda Walker visited the tech camp on super hero day.

"I just like what they do here," said 11-year-old camper Austin Zhang. "I like learning about technology and game designing."

The camp runs for two more weeks and there are slots still available for the week of August 6th. 

"They can learn the basics of Java sequence pr xcodehere so they'll be slightly ahead of the curve for their computer science class in the fall," said Cana Owens, iD Tech Camp Director.

For more information visit the iD Tech website.