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Category Archive: Summer Camps

  • iD Tech Hires Former Campers. Is Your Student Looking For A Summer Job?

    This year, iD Tech has five months to interview and hire close to 1000 instructors to work at our 80+ locations across the US. This is no easy feat because we want the best and don’t hire just anybody to work at our camps. We find that some of our best camp instructors are former [...]

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  • Guest Blogger – Taz from Trinity University

    Taz had some outstanding words to share about his experience this summer, via our internal iD Tech forum. Enjoy! A few words I’d like to share about this year at iD: A new year, another season at iD Tech. I was ready for all the shoutouts, and nachos, and crazy personalities (campers and instructors, myself [...]

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  • Celebrating Independence Day at iD!

    It’s our weeklong celebration of independence and I got some really great Nacho-inspired patriotic photos to share for our 4th of July Celebration! Hollywood and Supra, from Townson University, posted this photo of a camper as the Statue of Liberty. Carmen SanDiego, from Emory University, also had a Statue of Liberty to share. Taz and [...]

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  • The Coder in Me

    Most of my life I have told people that I’m not a “coder.” This is partially because I don’t want the responsibility and eventual headache of figuring out a complex system on behalf of someone else and partially because I have never been efficient when attempting to code. I thought that my inefficiency was what [...]

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  • How to Make a Field Game – Part 5 of 4

    Whoops! I guess I can’t count! Slightly abridged excerpt from Pete’s Guide to Working at Camp – Check out Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4! Part 5 – Other Thoughts Here are some other notes that I wanted to share regarding outdoor game creation. My cousin-in-law works with kids the need assistive [...]

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  • How to Make a Field Game – Part 4 of 4

    Slightly abridged excerpt from Pete’s Guide to Working at Camp – Check out Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3! Part 4 – The Secret  Bad Games Ready? Your game will work no matter what. Yes, regardless of how crummy the game *actually* is, you will succeed. The catch is that you can only play [...]

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  • How to Make a Field Game – Part 3 of 4

    Slightly abridged excerpt from Pete’s Guide to Working at Camp – Check out Part 1 and Part 2! Part 3 – The Name Seriously… The Name of your game will make or break it. Really. It will. Now, there are many games that have very basic, explanatory names, such as “Capture the Flag.” The Facilitator [...]

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  • How to Make a Field Game – Part 2 of 4

    Slightly abridged excerpt from Pete’s Guide to Working at Camp – Check out Part 1 here! Part 2 – The Action(s)  Copy & Paste Tag + Throw + Catch + Goal + Rectangular Boundaries = American Football Tag + Retrieve + Rectangular Boundaries = Capture the Flag Tag + Hit + Base + Catch + [...]

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  • How to Make a Field Game – Part 1 of 4

    Slightly abridged excerpt from Pete’s Guide to Working at Camp This essay breaks down a simple step-by-step process of creating a winning outdoor game. You should try this at least once before coming up with your own system. Some of your games will be incredible, some… not as incredible. The more games you make, the [...]

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  • The HiD – 2012 Finale!

    Hey All – The HiD (aka Happenings at iD) is our weekly vlog that goes out to Staff members across the iD Universe. We don’t often share this inside information with the public, but I thought it would be cool to let you in on our 2012 finale – so here it is! Enjoy!

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