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Thanks to iD Tech Camps, Co. hires 9 yr old website developers

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Hello iD Nation,

I just received this message through facebook.  This is what it’s all about!  We talk a lot about how our summer camps develop technical skills for the future.  This is proof you don’t need to wait until college to start putting those skills into action.  This is awesome stuff and certainly worthy of a “do something big” story.  FYI, the letter says “Thanks to you, Pete…” but I cannot and will not take credit for our awesome tech camps.  The success of our programs is dependent on the people on our team.  Thanks to everyone who has made our summer camps in New Jersey, and our camps across the country, a success.

Enjoy!

-Pete

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Subject: Thanks to IDTech Camp, Co. hires 9 yr old website developers

Thanks to you, Pete!

This summer, fresh out of 3rd grade, our twins R. and S. (names withheld for security) learned enough in your website development/game development course to develop a website for a local company and got paid enough to pay for their tuition next summer! (Their goal!)

No, it was not a relative or friend, it was a real client! We told them if they wanted to take classes in game development, they would have to earn the $ to pay for it…and they did!  We are attaching a picture of them with their clients and first paycheck.  They also negotiated a website maintenance contract…ongoing $$$!

If I were you, I would advertise in our area of PA.  Ours were the only kids at Rider College from our area, we found you only by accident, and there is a lot of interest in this type of class here.  If you need any help promoting IDTech camp in this area, we would love to help you (for free).  All parents should know about a camp their kids like so much they are willing to to learn enough to pay their own tuition!

Gratefully,

H. & L.  (Parents’ names withheld for confidentiality)

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We’ve got our summer camps in PA at Carnegie Mellon University and Villanova University.  Please check the availability of our courses at these locations.  And, thanks for spreading the word.  This is what it’s all about!

-Pete


  • Wow! This is awesome news, I’m gonna make sure their instructor from last summer hears about it!

  • Wow! This is awesome news, I’m gonna make sure their instructor from last summer hears about it!

  • Charlie

    Awesome work campers! When you turn 16, maybe you could buy your parents a car.

  • Charlie

    Awesome work campers! When you turn 16, maybe you could buy your parents a car.

  • Jami

    As a Regional Manager for iD, I hear these kinds of stories every summer. A few of my students at UCLA now own their own web design companies at 16 years old or do freelance graphic design for clients. It’s amazing to see talented students get a head start in the industry.

  • Jami

    As a Regional Manager for iD, I hear these kinds of stories every summer. A few of my students at UCLA now own their own web design companies at 16 years old or do freelance graphic design for clients. It’s amazing to see talented students get a head start in the industry.

  • Rene

    What a great story. We hear many success stories along the way and this is another great one that really makes you feel proud that what you’re doing does actually help to make a difference. Congrats guys.

  • Rene

    What a great story. We hear many success stories along the way and this is another great one that really makes you feel proud that what you’re doing does actually help to make a difference. Congrats guys.

  • Julie

    Awesome! What a great incentive for the twins! If they are doing this at 9, I can only imagine what they will be doing in 10 years! Congrats to them and great job iD!

  • Julie

    Awesome! What a great incentive for the twins! If they are doing this at 9, I can only imagine what they will be doing in 10 years! Congrats to them and great job iD!

  • Shana

    Wow! Simply amazing!

    Parents: Way to set the goal for them!!

  • Shana

    Wow! Simply amazing!

    Parents: Way to set the goal for them!!

  • Tech Mom

    Never underestimate the power of a 3rd grader! I am impressed with the entrepreneurial spirit of these two and hope they will inspire other kids to do the same.

  • Tech Mom

    Never underestimate the power of a 3rd grader! I am impressed with the entrepreneurial spirit of these two and hope they will inspire other kids to do the same.

  • Vitamin D

    Whoa!
    First off, congratulations on earning your tuition for camp next summer; how many weeks will you be attending? 😉 I am glad you guys are getting into the professional world now, like Pete said there is no reason you have to be in college to be ‘qualified.’ I hope the local company is happy with your work. Mad Props/Shout Out to you guys, R. and S. !!!

    -Vitamin D

  • Vitamin D

    Whoa!
    First off, congratulations on earning your tuition for camp next summer; how many weeks will you be attending? 😉 I am glad you guys are getting into the professional world now, like Pete said there is no reason you have to be in college to be ‘qualified.’ I hope the local company is happy with your work. Mad Props/Shout Out to you guys, R. and S. !!!

    -Vitamin D

  • This is really impressing. This successful story is inspiring! Congrats and Cheers!

  • This is really impressing. This successful story is inspiring! Congrats and Cheers!

  • Scott Padalino

    Thanks everybody, for all nice the comments! The camp counselors were the best! I love this camp!

  • Scott Padalino

    Thanks everybody, for all nice the comments! The camp counselors were the best! I love this camp!

  • Ross Padalino

    Hello everybody. You guys are so nice to say all those things. I can’t wait to go back next year. I wish I could go to ID camp instead of school!!

  • Ross Padalino

    Hello everybody. You guys are so nice to say all those things. I can’t wait to go back next year. I wish I could go to ID camp instead of school!!

  • Pete

    Way to go, Ross! We’re your biggest fans!

  • Pete

    Way to go, Ross! We’re your biggest fans!

  • Pete

    Scott, like a said, you guys are awesome! We are rooting for you to do something big this year!

  • Pete

    Scott, like a said, you guys are awesome! We are rooting for you to do something big this year!

  • Hope Padalino (Ross & Scott’s mom)

    I agree with Pete, the success of your programs is due to the incredible people on your team. You counselors have made it so fun, the kids don’t even realize they are learning skills that will take them farther than much of what they are getting in school. Thank you, thank you for being there!

  • Hope Padalino (Ross & Scott’s mom)

    I agree with Pete, the success of your programs is due to the incredible people on your team. You counselors have made it so fun, the kids don’t even realize they are learning skills that will take them farther than much of what they are getting in school. Thank you, thank you for being there!

  • Wow many kids are successful online now. Impressive. Keep up the good work!

  • Wow many kids are successful online now. Impressive. Keep up the good work!

  • Hehe, this is one of my favorite blogs. Keep up the good work.

  • Hehe, this is one of my favorite blogs. Keep up the good work.

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    Just found your site with google. Thanks for the good read. I bookmarked you!

  • gators

    Just found your site with google. Thanks for the good read. I bookmarked you!

  • Rachel Sampson

    This is something that I have been thinking about for my daughters. They are in 2nd grade and the other is approaching kindergarten. I really want them to get into computers and I think my older daughter would really love learning programming. she’ll have a big leg up on the other kids as she gets older if she learns young.

  • Rachel Sampson

    This is something that I have been thinking about for my daughters. They are in 2nd grade and the other is approaching kindergarten. I really want them to get into computers and I think my older daughter would really love learning programming. she’ll have a big leg up on the other kids as she gets older if she learns young.

  • Drivers

    They sure start young these days

  • Drivers

    They sure start young these days

  • Cory Lindberg

    Great website design you have, I think I should hire you to work on mine! Haha!

  • Cory Lindberg

    Great website design you have, I think I should hire you to work on mine! Haha!