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15 Reasons to Register for Camp at iD Tech

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Summer’s right around the corner and camps nationwide are filling up fast. If you’re still on the fence about registering at iD Tech, consider these important reasons to register for camp before space fills up.

1. Summer’s Almost Here

Time flies when you’re having fun shuttling the kids to and from extracurricular activities, planning trips, and securing seasonal child care. Before you know it, the kids will be out of school, summer will be in full swing, and camps will be full. Give yourself a break and plan ahead.

2. High-Caliber Curriculum

We’re known for our cutting-edge curriculum. Every year we dream up fresh courses so your child can learn about the latest and greatest tech topics. For 2017, our new courses include cryptography and cyber security, DIY laptop-building with Pi-Top, and virtual reality game design. In addition, our Education Team reviews every course every season to ensure that our curriculum is fresh and up to date.

3. Spark a Love for Tech

In a 2014 study, college readiness testing company ACT noted that many students aren’t “connecting the dots between their innate interests and a potential STEM-related career.” Other reports have named this inability to connect interests with STEM subjects as a primary reason why girls are less likely to pursue STEM fields as they get older.

Of course, it doesn’t take research reports to tell us that you’re more likely to pursue a field you’re genuinely passionate about being a part of. We take great care to connect our course material to real-life interests so your student can discover a passion—and stick with it.

4. Stellar Staff

iD Tech students learn from Stanford computer science majors, VR gurus from MIT, and game developers with real-world industry insights. Yet our instructors aren’t just tech-savvy and knowledgeable—they’re fun, animated, and inspiring, too. Whether your child dreams of working at Ubisoft or wants to code for the first time, they’re in good hands with our top-notch summer staff.Instructors a Reason to Register for Camp

5. Summer Brain Gain

Students can lose as many as two to three months of math and reading skills over the summer. Luckily, educational summer programs like iD Tech can turn brain drain into brain gain by teaching new skills and encouraging students to utilize their problems-solving abilities to find creative solutions to complex problems.

6. Endless Tech Possibilities

With 60+ courses for kids and teens, there are numerous ways you can craft your child’s summer with iD Tech. Commute to camp each day or upgrade to an overnight stay. Stay for a single week or spend the entire summer at camp. Enroll in a few different courses or take the same course for multiple weeks to dive deeper into a single topic. We have options for every student and every schedule.

7. Prestigious Locations

It’s important to love where you learn. With camps held at 150 top universities worldwide—we’re talking schools like MIT, Stanford, Rice, Princeton, Harvard, and the University of Hong Kong—your child can get a taste of collegiate life and find their inspiration at some of the most respected learning institutions in the country.

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8. Find Your Tribe

Over 275,000 kids and teens have attended iD Tech summer programs since our first season. While that’s a lot of people, we like to think of our growing STEM community as one big iD family. Students often stay with us for many summers, first as campers, then as instructors, and eventually as full-time employees. When you spend a summer with us, you’re instantly part of the iD tribe.

9. Build Soft Skills and Life Skills

Sure, your child will learn to code apps, design games, or engineer awesome robots, but that’s not all they’ll learn at camp. At iD Tech, students gain confidence, build independence, exercise their creativity, and improve their social skills—all under the guise of a fun camp experience.

10. Trusted Track Record

1999, mother-daughter duo Kathryn and Alexa saw the void left by mainstream education and invented a summer tech experience that was unlike anything else. Our employee-owned company has since grown from 280 students a summer to over 50,000 this summer, and our track record of nearly two decades of experience has earned us the trust of countless parents.

11. Project-Based Learning

Over the course of a week (or two weeks, for teens who enroll in our elite Academies), students put their newfound skills into practice by creating a project. These projects provide an opportunity for hands-on learning and allow each camper’s creativity to shine. At the end of each session, we invite parents to join us as students present the projects they’re so proud of—it’s one of our favorite parts of camp.

Student Shares Camp Project

12. Summer Fun, Multiplied

Dress-up days, raffles, music video parodies, gaming tournaments, and outdoor activities are just a few of the ways we ensure that campers have a blast. We’re intentional about nurturing our zany camp culture, meaning your child is guaranteed to have an out-of-this-world, incredibly fun experience.

13. Learn Like the Pros

Does your child want to work for a professional gaming studio? Then they need to learn using the tools of the trade. Our courses utilize the same software and hardware that’s used by industry pros so your child will be prepared to break into whatever tech field they pursue.

14. Free Time for Mom and Dad

Send your kids to overnight camp and give yourself a break, too. While your child is spending extra time with new friends and having a blast participating in fun activities that are just for overnight campers, you can kick back, relax, and enjoy a little peace and quiet. After a week, your student will come back a more confident and independent, ready to tell you all about their awesome experience.

15. All Your Friends Are Going

Thousands of parents have already made iD Tech a part of their family’s Summer ‘17. While many courses are sold out, there’s still time to reserve your spot. So what are you waiting for? Give your child a fun and educational summer experience that could spark a lifetime of change.

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