Summer Staff Training Road Show Heads to Jersey

iD Tech in action

Flew Jetblue to JFK, then trained to Penn Station.

All Aboard!  Welcome to South Orange!

As soon as I got off the train, I met up with the training crew in downtown South Orange.

Justin had a little story for me about his flight.  He met an iD Tech Camper from last year.  Hear what he had to say (YouTube video).

Run-in with iD Camper at the Airport

We headed over to campus--Seton Hall was waiting for all 170 of us.

Even Dunkin Donuts got in on it.  Coffee anyone?

Thanks for your help!

It's 8 AM, who's hungry?

Campus pic.

I'll entertain while you stand in line for breakfast!

Questions, anyone?

Safety First!

Piano Man and Big Apple, two returning staff.

Robbie and Jack, two more returning staff

We ordered Dunkin Donuts for Mike (returning Director at our MIT camp location) and the other 169 people at the training.  Mike is very loyal to Dunkin Donuts.  Mike, how did we do?  Are we listening?  Mike, don't forget, you owe me a coffee!

I know the answer to the question in this round of Jeop-iD.

Ren-Dog surveying the scene in the dining hall.

Yummy!

Sooo good!

Why are you taking my picture, Pete?

Discussing camp logistics at lunch.

How's the food?

Personality Exercise.

Justin, leading a training session.

Randy, leading his training session.

Dedication.

Teambuilding, Group 1.

Jami and Joy heading up the teambuilding session.  Here is Joy "giving it her all" during one of the teambuilding exercises!

Check out Joy on Youtube:  Joy in Action.

A little boy who was attending a wedding nearby.  He wanted to play frisbee!

Don't try this at home!

Cari and Julie, all ready for day two.

The raffle prize?  Paint Justin's noggin.

Robbie, taking a break.

OK, this blog entry is all about the pics and the people.  We've got a spirited bunch that can't wait for camp to start.  To all of you who attended the training, we thank you for taking the time to travel from so far away.  Your presence helps makes iD the best in the business.

Best of luck this summer!

-Pete

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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