Co-written by Don S. and Molly M.
This summer, we’re set to deliver over 50,000 fantastic camp experiences to students across the country. From check-in to the final hours, here’s what it’s like to be a camper at iD Tech, via some of our favorite GIFs.
1. Drop-Off on the First Day of Camp
Monday morning: an adventure. The great unknown. It’s time to #MakeAwesome at camp, but maybe you’re nervous about taking on new tech challenges and making new friends. (Never fear, our instructors are pros at helping kids make friends!) They specialize in:
Warp Speed. Captain’s Coming. High-Five Relay. From the second you’re checked in and waving goodbye to mom and dad, you’re grouped with your fellow campers, playing engaging games to help you make friends and spark your energy right away.
3. New Software
Sleek black laptops, buckets of LEGOs, glowing screens, and flashing circuits are calling your name. No time for nerves, you’re on your way to mastering the software in front of you.
4. New Friends
Even before lunch, you and your campmates are closer than Batman and Robin. #squadgoals
After being at the computer and filling your brain with all those new skills, you’re as wiggly as a puppy in the snow. Time to get outside! Your instructor is ready to lead you in all kinds of outdoor activities to keep you balanced and focused.
6. Drop-Off (Day Two)
Move aside, mom and dad! You’re back at camp and couldn’t be more stoked to tackle the challenges that Day Two will bring.
7. Learning New Skills
The days are flying by, and you’re learning skills you never imagined. Maybe you’re building autonomous robots or programming new Minecraft mods in Java. Maybe you’re building circuits to make your very own light show. Maybe you’re designing your very first full-fledged video game. Whatever you’re doing, you’re evolving faster than you can say “Charmeleon”.
8. Gaming Tournament
Instruction time is over. You and your fellow overnight campers are gathered around your laptops, faces lit by the blue glow of the screens, frantically typing and clicking, competing against each other in team-based games like Team Fortress 2. The energy is high, the camaraderie is real, and you cannot wait to compete. You’re ready to stay for an Ultimate Gaming Weekend.
9. Finishing Your Project
All your hard work and learning is paying off. You have the skills and the energy to make your final project shine, you just have to finish by Friday!
10. Sharing the Project With Your Parents
Family Showcase is here! Your project is finished and polished, your parents are at your computer, and you are showing off everything you’ve learned (which is more than even you realized!). Your parents and your instructor couldn’t be more proud of you. Rock on!
Bonus: Hearing You Get to Go to Camp Again
(We think this one is pretty self-explanatory.)
Camps are still in session at select locations, so join the thousands of kids and teens who have already attended an iD Tech program this summer, and let your child experience the GIF-like joy for themselves!