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  • How iD Tech Welcomes Students With Special Needs

    Technology is a fantastic equalizer, and we want to ensure the next generation of innovators has access to learning it, regardless of gender, race, background, orientation, or skill level. That’s why, even though we’re not specifically a special needs camp, we make every effort to accommodate each student interested in exploring the world of STEM. [...]

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  • Making History: When Aerospace Engineering and Irish Music Collide

    In the 11th century, the Emerald Isle was full of Celtic harps. Called cláirseach in Gaelic, a Celtic harp was a stunningly beautiful handcrafted instrument gracefully carved from a hard type of wood, like maple, and strung with brass metal strings. The sound it produced was a bright, resonant, ringing collection of notes requiring prodigious [...]

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  • Codebreaker: Three Brand-New Cryptography Courses We Can't Keep Secret

    If you’re not thinking about your summer plans for next year just yet, we’ve got some fantastic new courses that will make you want to solidify your schedule fast. Our Education Department works year-round to stay on the cutting edge of technology, translating the newest and most fun innovations to camp for your child to [...]

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  • Girls & eSports

    eSports are one of the biggest new trends in professional gaming. According to Forbes, over 36 million people streamed the League of Legends World Finals online last year. ESPN created a dedicated section of their website just to keep up with news and advancements in the industry. Big-name companies like Coca-Cola and Intel are taking [...]

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  • How Minecraft Doesn't Block Girls Out

    Minecraft is unique in a great number of ways—and you’ve probably already heard about all the reasons why your child playing it can be very educational. However, one of the qualities you might not know about Minecraft that makes it unique in the gaming realm is it’s a rather genderless space. As one of the [...]

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  • So What Kind of Project Does My Child Make at Camp?

    You’re a smart parent—you know tech camp is one of the best ways to keep your child engaged over the summer. But maybe you still have some questions (102 questions? Only 15?). Or maybe there’s just one question left you really want to know: what will my child really be making at camp? It’s one [...]

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