You know it’s that time of year. Every conversation I have with my friends starts with “What camp are you signing up for?”
With each kid being so different, you hope to find a camp that will bring out the best in them. Or maybe not have to listen to them whine all summer.
There are so many options now, especially for that kid who has a passion for building, creating and designing.
I just found out the latest camp scoop. It’s called iD Tech!
iD Tech is the leader in summer STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Math) education programs for students ages 6–18. Over 275,000 students have attended iD Tech since 1999.
Camps are held at over 150 prestigious campuses in the United States, including the University of Miami. In addition to iD Tech Camps for ages 7-17, iD Tech also offers early-education STEM programs, all-girls tech camps, teen-only academies, and an online learning platform.
The 6 Best Things About iD Tech Camp
- 8:1 student-to-instructor ratio means each student gets personalized attention from tech-savvy instructors. Motivation is the key when learning something new. This personalized instruction will help keep students excited about learning and wanting to keep building.
- There are 150+ locations. You can almost always find a camp nearby.
- All courses are designed for beginner to advanced learners. The customized curriculum is delivered in small clusters and individually tailored for each student.
- The entire staff is comprised of adults ages 18 and over. There are no Counselors-in-Training. Students learn best from adults who have mastered their technology skills. Some instructors are tech industry professionals. Others are graduate and undergraduate students majoring in the fields of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, App Design, Film, and other related fields.
- On the last day of camp during Family Showcase, you’ll get to see instructors present each student with a personalized iD Tech Diploma and recap students’ key accomplishments. Students also get to unveil their final projects to parents and siblings, demonstrating all that they learned in just one week of camp.
- Balance is very important. Courses are fun and engaging, and completely unlike school. They want students to develop genuine passion for STEM subjects and keep building year after year. Students spend roughly 5 hours a day of instruction. There is plenty of time for supervised breaks, social time, outdoor play, optional sports, video games, and other creative summer activities.
This is just the beginning of a child’s STEM path.
iD Tech has so many students that have gone on to do great things, from internships with big-name companies to founding their own nonprofit or game design studio.
More iD Tech Scoop
A few new courses are being offered as well.
Cryptography & Cyber Security at iD Tech Camps, where students learn how to encrypt data and keep information secure online.
DIY: Build Your Own Laptop & Learn Coding, where students physically build a Pi-Top computer and learn to code on it, then take their computer home at the end of the week.
“Each year we do intensive research, including everything from online courses to tech conferences, to make sure we stay on the cutting edge of technology,” says Aurora Smith, Editor for iD Tech Camps. “Cyber security, and building computers are essential, in-demand skills that apply to a variety of career options, and we’re delighted to add them to our already comprehensive list of course offerings.”
General iD Tech info
Sponsored: Local Mom Scoop was compensated for this post by iD Tech. I share the local scoop that my followers are inquiring about. iD Tech is a part of the summer camp scoop.