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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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  • 18 Reasons Why Parents Love iD Tech

    What is it about iD Tech that draws thousands of campers back each summer to continue learning? We went straight to the source to find out by asking parents the #1 reason they send their kids and teens to iD Tech each summer. Here's what they had to say. 1. iD Tech’s “unschool” environment makes [...]

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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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  • Are eSports Legit? 7 Facts About This Game-Changing Industry

    Forget Super Bowl rings and shiny gold medals. Today’s eSports champions are scoring massive million-dollar prize pools as spectators from around the world watch them game. Also known as broadcasters, these competitors aren’t just greasy teenagers penned up in a dark bedroom—they’re well-trained, driven game gurus who don’t miss a beat when they’re called on [...]

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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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  • 8 Ways to Spend Your Time When the Kids Are at Summer Camp

    You pull into the driveway after dropping off your kids at camp. You know all the benefits of overnight camp (gaining independence, spending more time with friends, etc.), so they’ll both be staying the night, learning about technology and having a blast while doing so. You enter the house and everything is strangely calm and [...]

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