When it comes to training the best summer camp staff in the industry, iD Tech Camps has it down to a science. Held at three different university locations across the U.S., we conduct in-person, hands-on training for our staff. And unlike many other summer programs, our training is required because safety is our number one priority.
This year the trainings will take place at Lake Forest College, Villanova University and UC Berkeley. To get into the camp spirit, all instructors and directors stay in campus dorms, just like the students.
Two days of training flies by quickly not only because of all the fun, but the days are jam-packed with information and exercises. Training is run in a seminar-style format to keep our staff on their toes. Topics covered range from Risk Management, hands-on teaching, Medication Administration, Creating Your Camp Culture (where our staff learn about our activities curriculum), to the history of iD Tech Camps. To instill the iD spirited culture, the weekend is filled with lots of ice breaking games. This is a great way for them to meet and become friends, while also getting ideas for what they can do at camp to foster camper-to-camper friendships.
Julie Fletcher, our Camp Operations Manager, explains "our goals are to make sure that all staff are trained on iD Tech Camps' top priorities: Safety, Teaching and Fun." After this rigorous and packed weekend, our staff leave the training excited for camp to start. "Most of them complain that camp isn't starting fast enough and that they can't wait to meet their kids," says Julie.
We pride ourselves on hiring the best professionals in the industry to staff our summer computer camps, and are excited for you to meet them this summer!