Need some great learning opportunities for your STEM-loving kids? We’re excited to share some ideas and info for virtual STEM camps for tweens and teens thanks to a sponsored partnership with iD Tech Camps. Do you have kiddos into various technology things? Maybe Minecraft or coding or video game design? If so, a STEM camp may definitely be worth looking into. We
Why Virtual STEM Camps?
Normally, camp is where kids feel free to try activities hands-on, develop new skills, and meet new people. Since we can’t do in-person camps in many places during these difficult times, a great virtual camps that lets you do just that is a good alternative. Big Brother just turned 13 and signing him up for a virtual camp was a great idea for this strange summer!
His virtual tech camp gave him something to look forward to daily, allowed him to learn something new and develop new skills, all the while interacting with a small group of kids close in age to him. So, we were thrilled with doing a virtual summer camp through iD Tech!
About iD Tech Virtual Camps
During this time of “social distancing”, iD Tech has quickly pivoted to offering its renowned STEM programs virtually, so families can continue safely supporting their children’s education with engaging lessons taught live by experts. Here’s some key details about iD Tech Virtual Camps:
- Virtual Tech Camps are for all skill levels, ages 7-19 (and are grouped by age)
- Dates: Structured, weeklong sessions available now in multiple time zones (5 consecutive days, Monday-Friday)
- Schedule: 2 hours of live instruction per day + 2 hours of self-paced project development per day
- Ratios: 5 students max per instructor, blending personalized learning and team interaction
- Tracking: Personalized instructor feedback delivered via email so you can track your child’s success
- iD Tech hires elite, all-adult educators and recruit the same carefully-vetted talent sought by companies like Google, EA, Tesla, and Disney. Instructors have meticulous background and reference checks.
As a mom and former teacher, I’m impressed with these details for a virtual camp setting! I love that my son can safely interact online with other kids in a small-group with a knowledge, well-vetted instructor while working on a specific project!
iD Tech Camp Options
Are your kids into Minecraft? Or maybe you have a tween/teen that wants to learn to code! Does someone want to be a video game designer? These are all the types of camps that your kids can do with iD Tech. Options include Python, Java, Minecraft, C++, Adobe, Scratch Game Design, 3D modeling, and more!
In fact, there were so many options, that we had a hard time choosing for our first camp. Our kids have done some block-based coding learning at school. So, we couldn’t decide on a coding class or a class geared a bit more toward game design. Ultimately, Big Brother selected 3D Game Development and Level Design.
3D Game Development and Level Design
Geared toward teens (13-19), this camp uses Unity software to start learning about game development. Here’s the course description:
Go from game-player to game-maker with Unity and C#. Games bring friends together, and Unity bridges the fields of art, code, and design. You can piece together different level elements, building a world of your own design. Then with C# coding, you’ll add rules and structure, showing players how to interact with your creation.
Having just turned 13, this camp was a good challenge for him. It was engaging and he has continued to attempt to fix errors and code his creation in Unity even after camp ended. In a tech driven world (especially so in light of current events), these skills are going to be so important for jobs in the future. So, we’re thrilled that he loved his camp experience so much, gaining new skills all while getting safe interaction with peers – all the while from the comfort of anywhere in the house!
Ready to sign up?
You can use code MOM125 for $125 OFF any of iD Tech’s Virtual Tech Camps!! These virtual STEM camps for teens and tweens are definitely a good investment!
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My son actually took 2 idtech programing stem camps this summer. He won a grant from his school to attend and it ended up virtual because of the pandemic. He really liked his instructors and he learned a ton.