Summer Camp at UC Santa Cruz Does Good at O’Neill’s

iD Tech in action

Hello iD Nation!

Our summer computer camps begin in less than 50 days. Most people know us as the nation's #1 tech camp, but you may not know that we also have a cool hybrid summer surf camp at UC Santa Cruz. You also might not know that we do more than just teach technology in the summer time.

This past weekend, our company headed over the hill from Silicon Valley to Santa Cruz to volunteer our time to support a great cause. We helped out the crew at O'Neill Sea Odyssey. We cleaned life vests, mopped floors, cleaned windows--all for a great cause. The O'Neill Sea Odyssey, created in 1996, provides a hands-on educational experience to Bay Area youth to encourage the protection and preservation of our living seas and communities. Jack O'Neill, a resident of Santa Cruz, resides just steps from the Monterey Bay. He is the founder. They have a great mission. Here are some pictures of this volunteer event:

Oneill Sea Odyssey on the Beach

The Task List

Discussing the Mission

Clean those life vests!

No napping!

What a warrior!

Even the babies get in on the act.

Great beach music to keep us going!

I wanted to thank our awesome team for their time this weekend. Our summer camps inherently benefit kids and teens across the country--but we can always do more, and these events mean a lot to the people we serve. I want to thank O'Neill's for giving us the opportunity to volunteer at the beach--just minutes from our UC Santa Cruz Computer Camp location.

I hope everyone has a great week!


A photo of Pete

Pete has been at the helm of iD since 2000. He resides in Silicon Valley. Pete has a love of design and is passionate about creating memorable experiences for kids. By day he is CEO, by night he is a youth soccer coach and chef of the house. Pete studied at UW in Seattle and worked abroad in Spain. He is fluent in Spanish, but his kids think otherwise. The best part of the job? Seeing the kids advance from tech novices to studying at top Universities and landing big-time jobs.

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