Looking for an educational experience for your kids for camp this summer? Check out iD Tech!
Why is STEM and tech education important?
Studies predict that there will be one million unfilled STEM jobs by the year 2020 because there will be too few qualified individuals to adequately fill them. Now that we know there is a huge occupational gap, it’s time to start equipping our kids with the skills they need to thrive in our ever-changing world.
People are already talking about how robots could assume many of the roles people work in today. And with the advent of 3D printing and other emerging technologies, it’s hard to imagine what new innovations our world will think up in the next 5-10 years. Attending summer STEM and tech camps like iD Tech helps ensure that your child will be interested and knowledgeable about STEM topics, which can make them more likely to pursue a STEM career in the future.
Summers always seem to fly by, but they still have the power to make a lifelong impact. And while a summer STEM and tech camp might only last a week or two, it can make a lasting impact on your child. It can help kids get excited about STEM, find a lifelong passion, discover new interests, and meet inspiring mentors.
What real-world skills our kids learn at camp
Summer brain drain, the term used to describe the fact that many students lose as much as two to three months of math and reading skills each summer, is real.
STEM and tech camps like iD Tech help combat brain drain by keeping students interested and engaged in a variety of topics. Skills like problem-solving, creativity, and if-then thinking encourage kids and teens to think through complex problems and come up with logical solutions.
Speaking of new skills, kids and teens can learn a lot from attending academic camps. In the case of technology, most K-12 schools still don’t adequately teach computer science and other related technology fields. Without the help of summer and afterschool programs, where will kids learn the important tech skills needed to give them an edge in school, college, and future careers?
What’s new for 2017?
iD Tech Camp are offered in various NYC locations, including St. Francis College in Brooklyn, for kids aged 7-17. In addition to our coding, programming, and game design courses, we have a few new ones this year, including cryptography & cyber security, and DIY – build your own laptop. We’ve also incorporated virtual reality into a few of our game design courses.
What makes iD different from other tech camps
More than 275,000 students have attended iD Tech since 1999. Some alumni go on to work at Google, Apple, or Facebook. Others start their own game studios, launch startups, or found nonprofits. But all have become tech savvy, and the doors of possibility have swung wide open. According to iD Tech students, the fun camp culture, next-level instructors, and innovative curriculum make iD Tech the best camp ever.
Although there are many technology summer programs to choose from these days, iD Tech continues to stand out as the nation’s premiere program. No other camp has been trusted by the nation’s top universities—Columbia , NYU, St. Francis College, and others—for the past 15 years and counting. Plus, iD Tech is the only camp to guarantee its low 8:1 student-to-instructor ratio, even if it means flying a talented instructor across the country to ensure your child receives the personalized instruction they deserve. Factor in the company’s year-round online learning platform and professional tutors, and it’s easy to see why so many parents love iD Tech.
Register for iD Tech Camp and use promo code NYCMOM17 to save $75 on iD Tech Campor $30 on iD Tech Mini (expires on 5/31).
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