How far would you travel to attend iD Tech?
For some families, it isn’t a matter of a 10-minute drive to a neighboring city, or even a 2-hour trek down the highway to attend summer camp. Instead, some are hopping on planes and making the journey to a completely different country. From Japan to the United States, or more specifically, Tokyo to New York City, for a week or two and then back home once programs end.
The New York Times recently covered this growing trend of families traveling "a long way for summer camp.” And, they featured iD Tech, saying “At iD Tech, a national technology camp with branches in cities across the country, 41 of its 2,901 campers in the New York City area this summer are from Asia.” And in reference to one of our students, “Jay's parents said they chose iD Tech camp for him because there simply weren’t camps like it in Taipei.”
You can read the entire article on NYTimes.com right here.
Given how much travel takes place during the summer, with families visiting everything from amusement parks to national parks, taking long trips to reach summer camp is definitely understandable.
We often talk about the benefits of camp held at over 80 prestigious university locations in 28 states for the fact that no matter where you are in the country, iD Tech Camps isn’t far. But thinking about our expansive location roster in relation to the article, having so many options also allow for parents and kids to vacation and experience a brand new city. In fact, we hear of many instances where families will travel to another state so the kids can attend camp during the day, parents can sight-see while kids are at camp, and then all can rendezvous for family night activities—all of this considering there might be an option much closer.
How far have YOU traveled for camp, and why?
Photo Credit: Chang W. Lee/The New York Times