A Comparison of Three 2017 Computer Camps

A Note to Parents:
There is no better way to select a computer camp than to speak to last year’s campers’ parents.
Be sure to ask for a camp reference list. Click here to request a National Computer Camps reference list.
The curriculum and teaching philosophy of a computercamp are a reflection of its executive director.
National Computer Camp is led by Michael Zabinski, Ph.D.,a long time educator and professor of engineering at Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT.

General National Computer Camps Emagination Computer Camps ID Tech Camps
Residential Camp Tuition $1,195 per week $2,850-$3,295 per 2 week session (*)(**) $1,978 per week (*) (++)
Day Camp Tuition (Full Day) $975 per week $1,995 per 2 week session $1,309 per week
Weekend Stay Price $245 Included for 2 week residential campers $379
Minimum Stay 1 week 2 weeks 1 week
1/2 Day Morning Camp Yes No No
Instruction Days per Week Sunday-Friday Monday-Friday Monday-Friday
Extended Day Camp Hours 7:45am-9:30pm 7:30am-7:45pm 7:30am-7pm
Years Since Inception 39 years 34 years 16 years
Camper to Staff Ratio 5 to 1 7 to 1 8 to 1
Reference List offered Yes No No
Curriculum National Computer Camps Emagination Computer Camps ID Tech Camps
Computer & Sports Option Yes Yes No
2D & 3D Game Design Yes Yes Yes
Special Program for 7-8 Year Olds Yes No No
Programming Languages Extensive Extensive Limited
Web Design Yes Yes Yes
Software Applications Extensive Extensive Limited
Minecraft Modding Extensive Extensive Extensive
Android App Programming Yes Yes No
3D Printing Yes No Yes

(*) Prices are higher at some locations and for some courses such as game design

(**) Emagination Computer Camps conduct primarily 2 week sessions. One week sessions are generally not available.

(++) Residential camp not available to campers of some ages – check availability

This comparison was prepared by National Computer Camps in December 2016 based solely on public information available at that time on the Internet at the website of each camp. This comparison is a summary of some important differences and for more information you may want to conduct your own inquiry.