How to attend summer camp with a friend!

iD Tech in action

While there is a ton of value in showing up to summer camp without a familiar face in sight, attending with a friend can take your child's experience to new heights. 

What's the best way to go about having your child attend iD Tech with a buddy? Here are some quick pointers. 

Get familiar with our Refer-a-Friend program

Immediately upon registering for an iD Tech summer program, you'll be given a unique Refer-a-Friend code, which allows you to earn a $50 credit for each new friend you refer to camp (and your friend will save $50, too!).

You are free to refer who you want, as long as you follow a few guidelines:

  • Referral codes can be shared with up to ten friends.
  • Those you refer cannot have previously attended an iD Tech summer program.
  • Upon registering, new campers must enter your unique Refer-a-Friend code.

Find more savings details here

Request a roommate for the overnight stay

If your child is attending overnight camp, they'll be matched as closely as possible to another student as their roommate, based on age.

With that said, students do have the option to request a specific roommate upon registration! While requests aren't guaranteed, we will do our best to accommodate. 

Register as early as possible

Registering early for camp makes available virtually the entire lineup of courses, dates, activities, and options. Because, let's face it, popular courses sell out quickly!

Thus, if you register early, a couple of doors open up for you. One, you'll have maximum time to refer your friends to camp. Meaning, January to June provides a greater window than May to June would, obviously. Then two, registering early will ensure better odds that your friend can grab the same course and week you selected.

Encourage your child to make friends at camp

Sure, this is cheating a bit, but is there really that much of a difference between showing up to camp with a friend, and making new friends on the first or second day?

We hear it every summer, without fail: “I’m in my element” or, “I’ve found my people!”

Students who engage with like-minded peers seem to more easily build friendships—and stronger friendships at that, which could turn into lifelong relationships that are deeply rooted in similar interests. 

Of course, these relationships can lead to even more, as students are basically networking, and building up a list of names to call upon when it comes to doing side projects, finding jobs, or even starting new businesses with the friend they met at coding summer camp.

So with that, we are already deep into June! There are still sessions available for the next couple of months, and even August summer camps, but that window to get to camp with a friend will be rapidly closing. 

Have questions? Our Silicon Valley-based team is staffed 7 days a week to help you select the perfect course. Call 1-888-709-8324 for help, or click the button below to get started!

A photo of Ryan

Ryan manages blog content at iD Tech, starting with the company in 2008. He earned his MBA from Santa Clara University after obtaining his Bachelor’s degree from Arizona State. Connect on LinkedIn!