On Monday, Alexa (iD Co-Founder and CFO) and I sent out a newsletter via email to our current summer camp clients and those that have expressed interest in our summer computer camps and video game camps.
We've been moving fast and furious since our summer tech camps ended in August. The business cycle and early preparation of the entire summer camp industry continues to move up--earlier and earlier each season. In the not-too-distant future, participants may be registering for camp an entire season (or two) before the actual camp start dates. With increased competition, the camp industry, like any other industry, will be compelled to innovate, and service levels will continue to increase--along with the expectations of clients (campers and parents). This is good for everyone. We are excited to meet the challenges of the next generation of summer camps.
It is hard to believe that we are now celebrating Thanksgiving, and rounding the corner to the new year. We want to wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving. We thank you for your loyalty and patronage.
Did you know that 2008 will be our 10th season in operation? When we established iD Tech Camps, Alexa and I were both twenty-somethings. We had a vision—to provide the best summer technology camps…but we didn’t know where it would take us. Today, we have seen the result of our technology programs come full circle. We now have an established legacy and growing pool of iD Alumni who have gone on to do great things, measured by both small and large accomplishments.
Where are they now?
Some iD students-turned-entrepreneurs have designed, created and sold video games to their classmates. Others have created websites for their mom or dad’s small businesses. Many have gone on to college. Other still have become iD instructors or come to work full time for our growing company. Several have graduated from college and gone on to launch careers at Google or other renowned technology firms. Recently, an iD student received a large book deal based on his programming skills. Another iD alumna had her documentary work featured on HBO.
While these stories are becoming commonplace at iD, they never grow old. We hope to instill the internalDrive in each of our students. Our company was founded on this principle. If we can give each student a boost in tech-confidence and self-esteem, then we have done our job. We can’t wait to see what the next year brings. Are we thankful? You bet we are!
On behalf of all of us in the iD Family, we wish you and your family a happy and safe Thanksgiving.