Each year we are amazed at the hard work and resulting projects created by iD Tech Camps and Teen Academy students across the nation. But this is summer camp after all, which demands balancing the day with fun, outdoor activities. Sometimes, those activities turn into something more, and in this case, published world records!
“Who’s egg-cited?” was the battle cry that pushed our 2010 Princeton summer camp students to beat the record for “largest group egg toss” (72 people). And there is nothing like a little friendly competition, as the previous mark of 60 people was set just one month prior by iD campers at our Colorado summer camps held at the University of Denver!
The very same season, iD Tech campers and staff at Villanova University were hungry for a record of their own, but opted for something a little less tangible (and potentially messy), setting the highest mark for “most people invisible hula-hooping at once.” While the act itself revealed 27 kids and teens attempting to set the record for something like most people dancing terribly, the campers pulled it off effortlessly.
All of this couldn’t have been accomplished if for not, as the book states, “well-oiled hip joints and overactive imaginations.” I can’t say I disagree, as we’ve seen these overactive imaginations create iPhone apps, work through learning how to make video games, and much, much more.