Background & Experience
IDEAS Camps At A Glance
Our Camp Company has served over 300,000 campers and we’ve hired and trained over 3,000 counselors and instructors.
That’s why we have been voted a #1 Provider of Summer Camps!
About IDEAS Camps
IDEAS Summer Camps were originally founded by a small group of parents, educators, visionaries and do-it-yourself parents. At IDEAS Summer Camps, we offer unique programming for the entire family. From basic arts and crafts to instructional Water Play or from Roblox/Minecraft and design to discovery science camp, our summer camp programs continue to grow each and every year as we introduce new programming, weekly themes and a variety of sports, arts, innovation and most of all FUN!
The mission was and still is to inspire students to join a traditional day camp, reduce time in front of a computer screen and instead utilize their minds and bodies in a setting that promotes collaborative project-based learning in a positive educational environment.
The primary goal of any IDEAS Camps program is to mentor participants on how to become lifelong learners and instill a strong sense of curiosity, confidence, and teamwork. Our approach and philosophy is based on child enrichment with a primary focus on enjoyment and character building. Our goal is to ensure each camper is constantly exposed to an incredible team of camp counselors through positive energy, self-confidence and a lead-by-example approach.
Our Technology-Based Camps
Due to the exponential growth of the technology industry, kids and teens may now explore, learn and evolve along with the applications of today and the discoveries of tomorrow. IDEAS Camps fosters this new technological landscape with a unique curriculum and well-trained positively motivated instructors.
At IDEAS Camps we create flexible experiences that shift students between the excitement and hands-on activities of our indoor activities and the freedom and exploration of the outdoors. Participants utilize imagination, hand-eye coordination, and general camp applications to conquer challenges and missions – all in a team-oriented environment. Under the umbrella of a friendly competitive and gamified teaching and learning methodology, participants collaborate in a team setting to deconstruct challenges and then solve them.
The core foundation of our company and the programming we work diligently to develop is built upon creativity, exploration, experimental learning, and fun. Our commitment and passion are derived from the unlimited positive applications of innovative traditional day camp and tech camp activities. Throughout all of our kids camps and programs, students thrive under the supervision of an adult-led staff committed to the development of the individual and team.
Safety is our #1 priority and our rigorous hiring standards attract the best instructors in the country. At IDEAS Camps we understand that instructors with years of experience working with kids and teens is the key difference between a good experience and a GREAT experience. Our family of instructors embodies the passion and creativity that we strive to inspire in every participant. Safety, fun, creativity, friendships and education are the overall goals of the summer.
- 100+ Locations
- 100+ Independent Schools, Public Schools and Community Colleges
- Official Partner of the BELL Vertical Robotics Competition
- Co-Creator of the Synchronized Dancing Drone Competition
- Partner With Women and Drones
- NASA Camp Program Provider
- Voted #1 Summer Camps in Bethesda, MD in 2019 and 2020
- Accredited by STEM.ORG
Over Two Decades
of Camp Experience
Proud To Have Collaborated and Partnered With:
- Over 100 independent schools, public schools, community colleges, and educational institutions
- 20th Century Fox
- BELL (Helicopter)
- First Robotics
- JCC Association of North America
- National Football League
- The Ritz Carlton
- Wounded Warrior Project
Our company operates in major metropolitan areas across the country.
- Atlanta, GA
- Bethesda, MD
- Baltimore, MD
- Bethesda, MD
- Boston, MA
- Cincinnati, OH
- Columbus, OH
- Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
- Louisville, KY
- Philadephia, PA
- Pittsburgh, PA
- Princeton, NJ
- McLean, VA
- Miami, FL
- Scottsdale, AZ
- Washington, DC Metro Area (DC/VA/MD)
- West Palm, FL