Welcome to the world’s #1 summer tech camp. Over 170,000 students ages 7-17 have created iPhone apps, C++ and Java programs, video games, websites, movies, 3D models, robots & more. Weeklong, day & overnight programs held at 80 universities nationwide. This includes Stanford, Princeton, Yale, MIT, UCLA, NYU, Northwestern, Emory, and others.

iD Tech Camps is for ages 7-17. Develop an iPhone or Android app, code a program in C++ or Java, create a video game, mod with Minecraft, build a robot, construct a website, produce a movie, or design a digital photo portfolio.

At iD Tech Camps, imaginations soar as kids and teens unlock their internalDrive and use 21st century skills to transform interests into projects of their own—and have fun doing it. For both the beginning computer novice and advanced tech whiz, students collaborate, make new friends and develop new skills, gaining confidence and a competitive advantage for college and future careers. High-energy, hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education programs presented in a fun camp setting held on the Stanford campus.

•Weeklong day and overnight summer tech programs for ages 7-17 in a fun, yet challenging techie environment.
•Flex Hours – no extra cost. A great convenience for working parents.
•Voted a Top Workplace 4 years in a row, and recently ranked #1 in Silicon Valley for small businesses. This enables recruitment of the finest talent in the country.
•Over 80 prestigious university locations in 28 states nationwide. Held at Stanford, UC Berkeley, SFSU, Santa Clara, St. Mary's College of CA, Sac State, the University of Denver, CSU-Fort Collins, University of Miami, Rollins College, the University of South Florida, Emory, Princeton, Yale, and others.
•8:1. Ratios of 8 students per instructor, guaranteed. Personalized instruction is at the core of all iD Tech programs.
•Tech-savvy staff recruited, trained, and evaluated by iD Tech Camps.
•A well-balanced summer camp where students engage both in STEM learning and fun camp activities.
•Innovative curriculum with Minecraft, Autodesk Maya, iOS, Android, C++, Java, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Muse, and Adobe Lightroom, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Scratch, VEX, RPG Maker, Unity, ShootMania, Portal 2, Team Fortress 2, Torchlight II, and more.
•Project-based courses for every skill, gender, and background with an emphasis on experiential learning, building 21st century skills.
•Students take home their own project portfolio at the end of each session.
•Year-round learning opportunities with free monthly online workshops and iD Tech 365, a comprehensive online learning platform.
•Accredited Continuing Education Units available from Stanford or Villanova to enhance college applications (available at all locations).

iD Programming Academy, iD Game Design & Development Academy, and iD Film Academy.
Intensive, 2-week, pre-college summer programs for teens ages 13-18. Gain a competitive advantage for college and future careers by getting immersed in programming, robotics engineering, video game design and development, and film and photography. Held at select prestigious universities including Stanford, UCLA, MIT, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and more.

Visit www.iDTechCamps.com for more information and to register online (check up-to-the-minute-availability). Or, call 1-888-709-TECH (8324) to speak to a Program Advisor. Flexible enrollment—enroll now and make changes up until 3 weeks before your session without any change fees.

2. Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG) - SIG Online Program
Stamford, Connecticut

The Summer Institute for the Gifted provides the highest quality educational and social opportunities for academically gifted and talented students through residential, commuter, day, and online programs for students ages 5-17.

The SIG Online Learning Program is an exciting 8-week online program for Gifted and Talented students that runs several sessions during the year. These courses offer students curriculum beyond what is offered during the school day, are wide-ranging in potential interest areas for individualized learning, and engage students in hands-on learning while applying school content through speaking, writing, researching, analyzing, reasoning and questioning.

Students will need access to the internet on a regular basis, as well as basic word processing and presentation software (such as Word and PowerPoint). Students should have a level of comfort with creating new documents and presentations, navigating the web to conduct research (all students will be provided select links), and saving/ uploading documents; parents may need to provide assistance to students not comfortable with these tasks.

3. Filmmakers Ink
Darien, Westport, Stamford, Greenwich, Ridgefield, Fairfield, and Farmington, Connecticut (Also in Longmeadow, MA)

Filmmakers Ink: Award-Winning Filmmakers teach affordable summer day camps in Filmmaking, Acting, and Special FX for ages 8 to 16 in CT. Create a movie, from script-to-screen! Join us for film camp this summer in CT. Make friends. Make movies. Make an impact!

MAKE A STATEMENT THIS SUMMER BY DOING SOMETHING TRULY EXCEPTIONAL - create movies, from script-to-screen! With Filmmakrs Ink, aspiring young filmmakers will gain knowledge in every aspect of filmmaking. We offer film camps all over CT. The first week will focus on screenwriting with the Filmmakers Ink staff guiding your child through the script development process as they write their own screenplay. Our staff of professional filmmakers will then guide all of the young filmmakers as they work together as a team to produce films from these scripts with actors from our Acting For Film Program. From script development to creating lighting design and shot lists, the process of making your film will build confidence, hone your ability to work as a member of a team and leave you with a finished film to add to your portfolio. Filmmakers Ink Summer Film Camps are currently being held in NYC, Scarsdale and Harrison, NY; Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, New Haven and Middlesex Counties in CT; Longmeadow, MA; and Santa Fe, NM.

4. Beacon Summer Academy
Stamford, Connecticut

Kids who love learning love the Beacon Summer Academy! The BSA offers a diverse array of academic and arts courses designed to develop students’ skills, excite their curiosity, and inspire their passions.

Beacon Summer Academy

Kids who love learning love the Beacon Summer Academy! The BSA offers a diverse array of academic and arts courses designed to develop students’ skills, excite their curiosity, and inspire their passions. Our summer program provides an abundance of unique learning opportunities for all students entering grades 2-12. In addition to the existing programs already offered, students may also design an individualized one-on-one course or a customized group class!

Special Full Day Programs:

Beacon Summer Stock

In Beacon’s new summer stock program, students will develop their theatrical and technical skills while having fun and making new friends. Under the guidance of Beacon’s expert music, drama, and design teachers, students will collaborate according to their individual interests and stage an authentic production at the end of the term. Programs are available for lower, middle, and upper school students. The summer stock program tuition is $1800 per term.

Summer in the City: NYC Immersion

Discover the city next door in this experiential course as you tour the cultural, historical, and commercial landmarks of New York City. With a dynamic teacher as their guide, students will expand their knowledge of American history, art history, music, political science, and pop culture. Each class is limited to ten students. Programs are available for middle and upper school students. Please inquire about opportunities for groups of upper elementary students. Tuition is $2400 per term, including lunch and transportation.

Beacon Summer Academy Courses:

Core Courses

With the right teachers, summer can be a time to build core skills AND enjoy learning. The BSA’s Core Courses are designed for students who want to develop advanced academic abilities, get a head start on demanding classes, keep their minds sharp over the summer, or go further than their school curriculum allows. Visit our website to view the Course Catalog and read more about the courses offered for lower, middle, and upper school students.

Elective Courses

Why wait until college to study truly interesting topics and satisfy your intellectual curiosity? Sharpen your critical thinking skills, expand your knowledge base, explore new topics, and make friends with like-minded interests in the Beacon Summer Academy’s Elective Courses. Visit our website to read more about the elective courses offered.

uDesign Courses

If you are looking for a class that is not listed in our course catalog, Beacon invites you to design your own 1:1 course to investigate an emerging interest or cultivate a serious passion. There are virtually no limits on course selection for uDesign courses in academics, arts, and technology. Tuition for 1:1 programs varies depending on credit hours. Contact us for more details at 203.409.0066 or summer@beacon-ct.org.

Calendar and Daily Schedule

First Term: June 10-28, Monday--Friday 10:00-3:00

Second Term: July 8-26, Monday--Friday 10:00-3:00

*Please ask about our extended day programs.

Daily Schedule

10:00 – 11:00, Class 1

11:00 – 12:00, Class 2

12:00 – 1:00, Lunch

1:00 – 2:00, Class 3

2:00 – 3:00, Class 4

BSA students design their own schedules; they can take one class, participate in the full-day program, or anything in between. Students may enroll for one or both 3-week terms.


Lower & Middle School: Per class $550, Full Day (4 classes) $2200

Upper School: Per class $600, Full Day (4 classes) $2400

uDesign 1:1 classes: Per class add $100
*Please inquire about tuition discounts.

5. Kids Boxing Summer Camp
Stamford, Connecticut

Kids Boxing Summer Camp. Great exercise and confidence builder in a safe environment!

Montalvos Boxing Gym
Summer Camp Program

Monday - Friday

July 8 - August 23

Inquire for details