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  • June Summer Camp Attendees, You’re Doing it Right

    A little transparency here, first. I have actually already written a post that touches on the fact that if you wait until July or even August to register for camp, there are many benefits in doing so. That said, despite the title of this post, I promise I’m not flip-flopping. Here is why: This post [...]

  • How to Get Started as a Video Game Designer

      Video game sales outpace movie box office sales...by a long shot, and for a while now ($24 billion to $10 billion, most recently). If you needed an indicator on the strength of the video game industry, there you have it. Such a staggering sales figure is understandable, especially for those people who have been sucked [...]

  • What is Coding? It's One Thing to Me, Another to You.

    Coding is telling a computer what to do through step-by-step commands. These commands form a set of instructions for the computer to execute and attain a specific outcome. Coding is the foundation of the apps on your phone, the video games you enjoy, websites, robots, and much more. They’re all made with code, through the act [...]

  • Utah STEM Fest is Around the Corner

    Every summer, iD Tech is lucky enough to offer camps in a number of different cities and states. One excellent byproduct of such expansion is learning about local STEM events, happenings, and initiatives; each with the goal of keeping students informed and excited about all things science, technology, engineering, and math. So since we are now offering tech camps [...]

  • Myth-Busting the "Computer Camp"

    I hope you have a firm grasp on your hats, and that your socks aren’t easily knocked off. Because today, we truly have something special on the docket. Have you ever thought of what you’d do if you came face to face with Bigfoot, swam next to Nessie, or dare I say, set sights on the [...]

  • 15 Unique, Yet Valid, Summer Camp Questions

    You’re a parent. You’re curious, and definitely cautious—rightly so! Thus, you have questions about camp, and plenty of them. And we love hearing from you. There really is no such thing as a terrible question when it comes to choosing the right summer camp for your son or daughter. (If you think there is, then I dare [...]

  • You Know the Definition of STEM, but How Well is STEM Defined?

    You’ll find that most definitions of STEM encompass the following points: STEM is the ever-popular acronym referring to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. There isn't enough STEM curriculum incorporated into K12 education. Proficiency in STEM skills is a must for anyone traversing the future job landscape. (Here is a more formal definition of STEM from [...]

  • STEM Education News You Should Know About

    One of the coolest things about STEM is that no matter the size of your city or state, there is always something going on that can be tied directly to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. If you frequent major publications like Forbes and others, you already know that a lot is being said about STEM education—which is [...]

  • Is Summer Camp Tax Deductible? [Infographic]

      I know, I know...the subjects of fun summer camp and "funless" income tax preparation don't exactly go together as well as toasted 'mallow and graham. But for as painful as taxes might be, there is some value here for anyone that sent a child to camp last summer, or is planning to in the coming [...]

  • Why You Should Register Early for Summer Camp

    It’s January. You’re probably cold, might still have holiday decorations up (tsk tsk), and are most likely holding the thought of summer camp in the deepest corner of your mind. To this point you've been thinking “I have plenty of time before I have to worry about camp arrangements.” But now, thanks to me, you [...]