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Faculty & Staff
iD Tech Camps (Ages 13-17)
I’m here to make summer fun and fulfilling for the teens in our programs. I’ve been recruited from thousands of applicants to become an iD instructor—a title I wear with pride. I’m tech-savvy, high-energy, and a devoted advocate of progressive, unconventional technology education. This summer, I’ll inspire and empower the next generation of innovators.
Our instructors are everything. From the moment you check in, to the time you head home, their infectious energy is on display. They love teaching and mentoring—and breaking down complex topics into bite-size pieces. Our selective hiring practices ensure our summer tech camps for teens are led by qualified, passionate instructors. Some are industry-professionals who have dedicated their lives to refining their craft. Many others are undergraduates and graduates recruited from top universities like MIT, Stanford, Northwestern, Emory, and NYU.
At iD Tech Camps, we’ve created a policy of “no Counselors-In-Training.” Instead, you’ll find fun-loving, well-paid counselors who take their role as your teen’s mentor seriously. Learning while having fun—that’s serious business to us, too. View additional teen programs or kids camps.
As a Top Workplace for 7 years running, we attract the best, tech-savvy staff. Learn more.
Faculty & Staff FAQ
- Where do you find your summer staff?
Our summer instructors are recruited from the same top universities where we hold our summer programs. Many are upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, recent STEM graduates, and industry professionals. Some are iD alumni who have returned as instructors to pay it forward. We're united by our passion for progressive technology education.
- How do I know my student is safe at iD Tech Camps? Do you run background checks?
We take safety and risk management very seriously. All staff members undergo thorough background checks and reference checks, and each camp has a Director and staff members that are CPR & First-Aid Certified. Our staff is trained in person.
- What is your student to instructor ratio? Is it truly guaranteed?
Our 8:1 ratios are guaranteed—they're a huge point of distinction for us. Beginner or advanced, we believe you'll learn better in a small group environment with personalized instruction and proper pacing. If we fail to deliver on our ratio promise, you get $100 off your tuition. We've bet our reputation on upholding the 8:1 guarantee.
- How are iD Tech Camps counselors compensated?
Our counselors are paid considerably more than the industry standard. If they make it through our meticulous screening process, it is our responsibility to train and mentor them—and to compensate them fairly.
- How are iD Tech Camps counselors trained?
We love tech, but we believe there is no substitute for training our summer staff in person. By their first day of instruction, they're confident, excited, and equipped to inspire and teach. In addition to our rigorous in-person training, we conduct online trainings and we evaluate each staff member weekly. You will also have the opportunity to evaluate your instructor's performance.
- Can I request the same instructor as last year?
Our staff schedule changes frequently—we are unable to guarantee special staff requests.