TIDE@CSUMB Summer Camp 2017

Technology, Innovation and Design Experience at California State University Monterey Bay

A hands-on and fun learning experience for local and international high school students


The Technology, Innovation and Design Experience (TIDE) is a 10-day summer camp that provides aspiring innovators from across the globe, ages 13-18 (high school), the opportunity to build critical technology, innovation, design, communication, entrepreneurship and leadership skills and forge valuable multicultural connections in a US college environment.

The 2017 TIDE@CSUMB summer starts with trending technology workshops in the fundamentals of coding and app design, followed by team work to create a business plan and pitch for a new startup company using Junior Achievement Be Entrepreneurial program, and concludes with a "shark-tank" style team innovation competition. In the competition stage, the young innovators are coached by university professors, college business and computer science students and seasoned professionals. They will practice leadership, entrepreneurship and collaboration skills and present to industry executive and investors. Multinational team-based games, collaboration and sports and bike rides are infused throughout the TIDE@CSUMB.

The TIDE@CSUMB is offered by the Institute for Innovation and Economic Development at California State University Monterey Bay in partnership with CalGE.org,and Junior Achievement of Northern California.


Dates: July 10-14 & 17-21, 2017 Time:     9:00am to 5:00pm (students can arrive starting at 8:30am and leave by 5:30pm)


Location: California State University Monterey Bay's brand new, high tech, state-of-the-art, instruction, research and development building

Joel and Dena Gambord Business and Information Technology Building (see Map) California State University Monterey Bay 3052 Divarty Street Seaside, CA 93955

How much does it cost?  

Cost: $625 (includes daily lunch at the university's Dining Commons)

Early Bird rate: $600 by applying by May 15, 2017 with an initial deposit of $75 

click here to apply

Who can attend?

Ages 13-18: For those entering 9th grade to 12th grade in Fall 2017

What will we do?  
  • Days 1-5 will focus on coding principles and software development using GameMaker.  
  • Days 6-10 will focus on starting a business with the technology developed in week 1 using Junior Achievement Be Entrepreneurial program and culminate in a one day "Otter Tank" business competition

A more detailed schedule is available on the schedule page.