Blog & News | Posts by Kendall

  • How to Prepare for Your First Overnight Camp at iD Tech

    Sending a child to overnight camp for the first time is a big deal for a family. We get it—we're parents, too! It takes trust and a whole lot of pre-planning to make sure your kid or teen is equipped to have a comfortable, safe, and FUN experience. We've created this primer for our first-timers to [...]

  • Your Child Completed the Hour of Code. But What's Next?

    During this year's Computer Science Education Week (December 5-11), tens of thousands of students participated in's Hour of Code at schools, libraries, community centers, and homes across the nation. In a world where over 1 million programming jobs are projected to go unfilled by 2020, that's a BIG deal. Hats off to all the first-time programmers, STEM education [...]

  • Tech, Philanthropy, and Friendship: Real Stories from Alexa Café

    Launched in 2014, Alexa Café was a response to the staggering shortage of women in STEM fields—specifically in leadership roles. The all-girls tech program seeks to bridge the persistent gender gap by emphasizing entrepreneurship and philanthropy, and by highlighting the achievements of girls and women in tech. Today, it is the nation’s leading—and largest—summer technology camp for girls. To [...]

  • 7 Ways Pokémon Go Has Revolutionized Screen Time

    By Kendall S. with contributions from Don S. Don't be surprised if summer 2016 goes down in history as "The Summer of Pokémon Go." Kids are playing. Teens are playing. Grown adults are capturing Jigglypuffs on their lunch breaks. Never before has the release of a mobile game been met with such euphoric, cross-generational fervor. So what does the Pokémon Go craze [...]

  • #CamperSaidWHAT: Funniest Things We've Overheard at Camp

    In 2016 alone, roughly 50,000 kids and teens will attend our camps at over 130 locations nationwide. That's a LOT of students and a whole lot of different personalities. Get them collaborating and creating together in the labs and you're bound to bear witness to some memorable--and often hilarious--moments. Need a good laugh? Here are some of [...]

  • Companies & Organizations That Were Started by iD Tech Alumni

    iD Tech alumni have been known to launch app development startups, found nonprofits that bridge digital divides, organize STEM programs for underprivileged peers, and so much more. The resourcefulness and ambition of our students continually inspires us and reaffirms why we love our jobs (and why we're the world's leading summer tech camp). Chances are, there are companies and organizations you've heard [...]