Washington Summer Camp Inspires Digital Dream For Thousands of Digital Kids

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University of Washington alumna run successful tech camps.

No one could accuse the founders of iD Tech Camps of lacking ambition. A family-run business, iD Tech Camps provides a weeklong day and overnight Washington summer camp for ages seven to 17 at the University of Washington and 39 other university locations nationwide including UC Berkeley, UCLA, Stanford University, MIT, Princeton and more. iD Tech Camps has impacted technology education for thousands of students in Washington and the rest of the country.

It all began as a dream to create a camp that would provide students with a dynamic, hands-on learning experience within a prestigious collegiate setting. Alexa Ingram-Cauchi, iD Tech Camps CFO, Co-Founder and University of Washington Alumna, worked with a team to submit a business plan for a kids’ technology camp to the first annual University of Washington Business Plan Competition.

“Lo and behold, our idea, plans and enthusiasm landed the team first prize and money to launch the idea,” said Ingram-Cauchi. “Years later, I garnered that knowledge and experience and went into business with my family. We developed the concept behind iD Tech Camps (aka “internalDrive”). Today, we are working with such innovative giants including Canon, Microsoft, Adobe and Apple and hosting camps across the nation at prestigious universities like the University of Washington, Stanford, UC Berkeley and MIT.”

Throughout rapid expansion, iD Tech Camps has continued to pursue excellence in its programs. The company maintains an average 6-1 ratio of students to instructors, giving them the flexibility to provide a fun and educational setting where students can articulate themselves in new and creative ways through technology. iD Tech Camps’ courses give students the opportunity to produce digital movies, create video games, design Websites, twist and warp digital photos, learn programming & robotics and more. Each student leaves camp with a completed project, new tech skills and new tech-confidence going into the new school year - to the delight of their parents.

“Both of my children love iD Tech Camps,” said parent Dawn Francisco, whose children attended iD Tech Camp at the University of Washington. “They especially like the freedom to be themselves and progress at their own speed.”

As students incorporate their new skills into their work, both at school and at home, they become technology mentors for their peers and their parents. “I sent my child to iD Tech Camps to learn Web design, and as a result I’ve hired her to help design and maintain my organization’s website,” said parent Yvonne Jones.

“We continue to challenge ourselves to pursue excellence in everything we do.” said Ingram-Cauchi. “The values of excellence that have driven us from the beginning, both as a family and as a business, have strengthened our program to the benefit of our campers. In the end, it is the students who prove to be the stars of iD Tech Camps with their enthusiasm, creativity and drive.”

About iD Tech Camps

Founded in 1999, iD Tech Camps provides weeklong hands-on technology summer camps for boys and girls ages 7-17 at 40 prestigious universities nationwide. The summer camp in Washington is located on the University of Washington campus. For more information visit http://www.internaldrive.com.

Visit http://washington.internaldrive.com or call 1-888-709-TECH (8324) for additional information about the iD Tech Camp summer camp in Washington

Media contact: Karen Thurm Safran, iD Tech Camps, 408-666-8353

You can download photos from http://www.internalDrive.com/press_photos.htm

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