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11Aug/120

Brown Summer Camps Hosted by iD Tech Camps to Offer New iPhone Courses


Campbell, CA (PRWEB) May 23, 2012

Students in Providence and throughout Rhode Island who wish to create games for the iPhone

27Jul/120

Virginia Tech Nutrition Professor & Published Author Brenda Davy Named to WellBalance Weight Loss Camps Scientific Advisory Board


Asheville, NC (PRWEB) May 31, 2012

Dr. Brenda Davy, Associate Professor of Human Nutrition, Foods, & Exercise at Virginia Tech, has been named to the Scientific Advisory Board for WellBalance, a leading health organization that runs weight loss summer camps for adolescents ages 10 20.

Davy has agreed to provide recommendations to WellBalance for improving a clients overall health through better teen diet, physical activity, and weight management strategies. Davys expertise in improvement of weight loss diet and health behaviors will be beneficial to WellBalance customers on their journey towards meeting their summer weight loss camp and health goals.

Dr. Davy has an enormous amount of respect in the scientific world due to the research she has led, said John Taylor, Vice President of Programs for WellBalance and a celebrity fitness expert. Dr. Davy is one of the nations leading experts on helping individuals create healthy behaviors, something that the entire nation is attempting to implement as a way to fight childhood obesity. WellBalance is honored to have her as a member of our Scientific Advisory Board, and we feel that her opinions will help our clients progress in their journey towards healthy living.

Davy has a number of publications to her credit including Translational Research: Bridging the gap between long-term weight loss maintenance research and practice, which appeared in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. Davy is also a Registered Dietitian, and studies the relationship between beverage consumption and weight management.

I am very happy to join WellBalance as a member of their Scientific Advisory Board said Davy. I look forward to helping WellBalance clients adopt weight management strategies and diet behaviors that will enable them to lead healthier lives.

Dr. Davy earned her Ph.D. in Human Nutrition from Colorado State University in 2001. She also earned a M.S. in Exercise Physiology and B.S. in Human Nutrition from Virginia Tech, and in 2010, was featured in the WebMD article Study Shows Drinking Water Helps People Lose Weight and Keep the Pounds Off, which was a report based on her research. This study, published in the journal Obesity in 2010, received national and international media attention.

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WellBalance fitness and weight loss health camps designed the ME Plan to Motivate & Educate on what medical research shows works for sustainable fitness, weight loss, and health success. Founded by professionals and guided by experts who have led some of the largest behavioral health, mental health, and treatment programs in the country, WellBalance is working to become the leader with a focus on improving an individuals overall health. WellBalance developed the WellBalance Health Score

22Jul/120

New Texas Summer Camps by iD Tech Camps Held at Texas Christian University


Campbell, CA (PRWEB) May 24, 2012

iD Tech Camps, the leader in summer technology education, will host new Texas summer camps at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth this summer. The program for ages 7-17 joins another educational technology program, iD Gaming Academy, at the prestigious TCU campus.

The iD Tech Camps summer program for kids prepares students for future jobs by teaching the technology skills behind kids existing interests. If a student loves playing video games, they can learn how to design their own video games including RPG games, FPS games, arcade games, and platform games. If a student loves smartphones and apps, they can learn how to create iPhone

31May/110

iD Tech Camps Launches the New GameZone Page with Two New Games on Its Website

iD Tech Camps Launches the New GameZone Page with Two New Games on Its Website










Campbell, Calif. (PRWEB) April 17, 2007

iD Tech Camps, a leading provider of summer technology camps, offers weeklong technology courses in a summer camp environment. Several of these courses feature video game design, which allows students to learn about the game creation process and design their own games by the end of a camp session. iD Tech Camps has added Flash® designed games, entitled "Space Launcher" and "Sharp Shooter" to their website to demonstrate what potential campers can create by attending one of their camps.

"As evidenced from the rest of our website, we really want to show the kids what they're capable of doing instead of just telling them," explains CEO Pete Ingram-Cauchi. "Kids need to see something to take a real interest in it, rather than just hearing about it."

"Space Launcher" and "Sharp Shooter" let the kids get a glimpse of what they can accomplish at one of our camps," says Ingram-Cauchi.

With the addition of "Space Launcher" and "Sharp Shooter" to their site, iD Tech Camps continues to connect with existing and future campers on a more personal level. Along with the CEO's personal blog, iD's history, picture tours and videos of past camps, "Space Launcher" and "Sharp Shooter" are concrete examples supporting iD Tech Camp's goal to maintain a fun, friendly and intimate camp atmosphere.

About iD Tech Camps

iD Tech Camps provides weeklong hands-on technology summer camps for boys and girls ages 7-17 at 50 prestigious universities nationwide including the University of Washington, Stanford, MIT, Vassar, UCLA, Brown and more. At these day and overnight computer camps, students produce digital movies, create video games, design web pages, learn programming, build robots and more. The hands-on, project-based programs offer one computer per student with an average of 6 students per instructor. Each student completes a project at the end of the weeklong program. Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Canon, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft and others have partnered with iD Tech Camps to raise the bar in technology education.

Please visit iD Tech Camps at http://www.internaldrive.com/ to learn more about university camp locations and classes.

Test your skills on "Space Launcher" and "Sharp Shooter" at http://www.internaldrive.com/game_zone.htm.

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18May/110

iD Tech Camps’ CEO Gets Personal With New Blog

iD Tech Camps' CEO Gets Personal With New Blog










Campbell, CA (PRWEB) March 16, 2007

iD Tech Camps, a leading provider of summer technology camps, announces the introduction of a new blog authored by their CEO Pete Ingram-Cauchi. Since it's inception in 1999, iD Tech Camps has continued to run the most recommended summer computer camps in the country. Along with a focus on teaching technology, the iD Tech Camps blog succeeds at giving campers and parents up to date information on upcoming camp offerings and new camp trends, as well as allowing campers to get to know the CEO on a more personal level through his new blog. The driving force behind the blog was to allow people to get a behind-the-scenes look at iD Tech Camps and help to inform others on how and why the company and its camps are successful.

The new blog supports iD Tech Camps' commitment to keeping a family atmosphere present at the camps. Pete's entries are a combination of educational and fun information, which is more than one would expect from a typical tech related blog. Sharing his personal life with previous and future campers and parents allows them to learn more about Pete and the iD Family. Readers will learn about new curriculum, the introduction of Guitar Hero and even about Pete's adventures with his young son during their family vacation in Argentina.

"I don't just SAY that the campers and staff are my extended family, but rather, I want them to FEEL like they really are. One way to do that is to open up to them through this blog," explains Pete.

In addition to letting readers learn about his family and his company's philosophy, Pete also introduces readers to iD Tech Camps employees in the blog. Whether it be by sharing pictures of employee's Halloween costumes or a fun internal email, Pete wants to acknowledge his incredible corporate and summer staff. He also uses the blog to recognize his staff that have volunteered in their community, an initiative that is common and encouraged within the company.

As a family company, iD Tech Camps has raised the bar in regards to risk management, quality staff, customized curriculum, as well as good old-fashioned fun. iD Tech Camps employs an all adult staff (no Counselors In Training) to maintain a 6:1 student to staff ratio introducing new locations and supporting curriculum each year. The summer computer camps take place at 50 prestigious universities nationwide, including summer camps at Stanford, MIT, UCLA, Northwestern, Vassar, Columbia, Emory, UT Austin, the University of Cádiz (Spain) and many other campuses.

As evidenced by the blog, one of the main goals of Pete's company is to maintain a friendly and intimate camp atmosphere. Pete has and will continue to touch on many other aspects of life in general in his blog, which relate to iD Tech Camps summer camps and corporate and summer staff.

About iD Tech Camps

iD Tech Camps provides weeklong hands-on technology summer camps for boys and girls ages 7-17 at 50 prestigious universities nationwide including the University of Washington, Stanford, MIT, UCLA, Brown and more. At these day and overnight computer camps, students produce digital movies, create video games, design web pages, learn programming, build robots, and more. The hands-on, project-based programs offer one computer per student with an average of 6 students per instructor. Each student completes a project at the end of the weeklong program. Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Canon, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Macromedia and others have partnered with iD Tech Camps to raise the bar in technology education.

Please visit iD Tech Camps at http://www.internaldrive.com/ to learn more about camp locations and classes and Pete's blog at http://blog.internaldrive.com.

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20Mar/110

iD Tech Camps Awards Scholarship to Promote Girls’ Participation in Technology

iD Tech Camps Awards Scholarship to Promote Girls' Participation in Technology











Anna Kimmel will attend iD Tech Camps in Minnesota this summer.


Campbell, CA (PRWEB) February 28, 2011

A crusade that started with Katie Goldman is being picked up by iD Tech Camps. 7-year-old Katie was teased for carrying a Star Wars water bottle – something that was “only for boys.” Her story quickly went viral, and supporters from every corner of the web chimed in to let her know that she was not alone. In her honor, iD Tech Camps has created a Girls in Technology scholarship to encourage girls to pursue anything that they love – be it Star Wars or technology – and to dispel the myth that certain things are “only for boys.”

iD Tech Camps is a summer youth technology program that offers courses in game design, iPhone® app development, web design, programming, filmmaking, robotics and other subjects. Students learn in small classes (average size 6, maximum 8) during weeklong sessions at 60 prestigious universities nationwide. At the end of each week, students put their tech skills to the test by completing a challenging final project.

But the final project is just the beginning – iD students take what they’ve learned back into the real world and keep building on their skills. Katherine, for instance, is an inspirational camper who learned animation with Maya® at one of iD’s Los Angeles summer camps held at UCLA, and went on to win 1st place, 2nd place and “Best of Show” at a statewide film festival. With the Girls in Technology scholarship, iD Tech Camps aims to produce more role models like Katherine who show that girls and technology are a winning combination.

For its 2011 summer camp season, iD Tech Camps awarded the Girls in Technology scholarship through Starlight Children’s Foundation™ to Anna Kimmel, 13, of Eagan, MN. She is an impressive student who uses technology to break through boundaries daily. Born with arthrogryposis, Anna started using computers before she was three for adaptive speech. Now she uses a laptop at school every day, interfacing with a smart board to write and participate in all of her classes.

Anna is an example of how stereotypes, gender and otherwise, don’t hold. “Anna’s life thus far has been about fighting assumptions – just because she’s in a wheelchair, doesn’t mean she isn’t extremely smart and capable,” says Anna’s mother. “And technology comes intuitively to her – she’ll get a new computer and just figure it out. She teaches me how to do things on my iPhone. She loves technology and explores it every way she can.”

Pete Ingram-Cauchi, CEO of iD Tech Camps, seconds Anna’s mother. “Part of iD Tech Camps’ mission is to make sure that everyone understands that tech camp is a creative, vibrant environment. Girls don’t feel bored or excluded, they learn cool skills that are very necessary in today’s high-tech world.”

If iD Tech Camps has anything to do with it, the force will be with Katie – the force of a tech-savvy generation of girls.

ABOUT iD TECH CAMPS

iD Tech Camps is the World’s #1 provider of computer summer camps and technology camps for kids and teens with programs held at 60 elite universities in the U.S. Programs are held at Stanford, Princeton, Harvard, UCLA and other prestigious universities nationwide. For the past thirteen years, over 120,000 students ages 7-18 have participated in the iD programs. Students create 2D and 3D video games, websites with Flash®, iPhone® apps, C++ and Java programs, 3D models and animations with Maya, digital photography, filmmaking, robotics and more. There are also 2-week Teen Academies: iD Gaming Academy, iD Programming Academy and iD Visual Arts Academy. Visit http://www.internalDrive.com or call 1-888-709-TECH (8324) for more information.

ABOUT STARLIGHT CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION

When a child or teenager has a serious medical condition, everyone in the family is affected. For more than 25 years, Starlight Children’s Foundation™ has been dedicated to helping seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities. Starlight’s programs have been proven to distract children from their pain, help them better understand and manage their illnesses, and connect families facing similar challenges so that no one feels alone. Through a network of chapters and offices, Starlight provides ongoing support to children, parents and siblings in all U.S. states and Canadian provinces with an array of outpatient, hospital-based and Web offerings. Programs are also delivered internationally through affiliates in Australia, Japan and the United Kingdom. To learn more visit http://www.starlight.org.

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25Feb/110

Think Big Computer Camps Announce 2010 Summer Camp Schedule

Think Big Computer Camps Announce 2010 Summer Camp Schedule












Fairfield, CT (Vocus) April 28, 2010

Computer camp leader, Think Big Computer Camps, has published their 2010 summer computer camp schedule. The tech professionals on staff have over 50 years of experience working camps to help children find their computer niche, make friends, and have fun. Overnight and day camps are offered.

The Think Big Computer Camps have a unique balance between technological learning and outdoor activities, providing campers with the opportunity to "get outside" and be active while also gaining important computer experience. With several different Technology Workshops, including video game design, animation design, digital media, and much more, the Think Big camps have something to offer all kids interested in the amazing world of computers.

Computer camps continue to be one of the fastest growing camp industries in the country. Think Big Computer Camps give campers an amazing experience with both learning and fun both inside the classroom and out. Many families appreciate the role that camp plays in the development of their child's computer education. As Think Big Computer Camps President Charley Biggs stated, "Our goal is to make sure each camper gets superior technology instruction and leaves camp with real-life computer skills, whether it be gaming, design or animation."

Interested prospective campers can learn more about the Think Big Camps and view the 2010 camp schedule at http://www.thinkbigcamps.com.

The Think Big Computer Camps are a division of eCamps, Inc. eCamps is a nationally recognized provider of summer camps. Other camps include the GameBreaker Lacrosse Camps, adidas Tennis Camps, Revolution Field Hockey Camps and International Squash Academy.

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22Jan/110

New York Summer Camps for Kids at Columbia University Puts a Focus on Filmmaking

New York, NY (PRWEB) January 19, 2006

The magic of the camera in the hands of great directors makes kids all over the world dream of stardom. However, the world of cinematography is notoriously difficult to break into, but young, aspiring filmmakers take heart.

iD Tech Camps has recently announced that they will run a summer camp in New York on the Colombia University campus this summer. The company feels that this unique New York campus is a great place for students to discover filmmaking and possibly follow in the footsteps of former iD Tech Camper, Shelby Rachleff, who helped start the Windy Hill Kids Film Festival last spring in Palo Alto, California.

The Windy Hill Kids Film Festival, which debuted last spring, is on a slightly smaller scale than the larger festivals in New York and Hollywood…for now. The festival opened in Menlo Park last April 9th and showcased films by young film producers in 4th grade through high school.

In pursuit of this dream, Shelby attended iD Tech Camps, a weeklong summer technology program for students ages seven to 17 at Stanford University similar to the new program that will be run on the Colombia University campus.

“At camp, I worked in a group to produce a movie. We edited it with help from our instructor,” said Shelby. “It was really exciting using professional products like Canon digital cameras, Adobe After Effects for special effects and Apple Final Cut Pro for professional movie editing. We had a blast, learned so much and were definitely inspired to produce more films. It was a great experience to get us started.”

The Windy Hill Kids Film Festival is a great example of how iD Tech Camps can encourage students to become active in film production. And with up and rising film producers like Shelby leading the way, who knows? One of today’s New York summer camp filmmakers could be inspired to be tomorrow’s big Hollywood star. Interested film producers in grades 4 through 11 will have the opportunity to experience Digital Video Production at Colombia University’s iD Tech Camps newest summer camp in New York.

About iD Tech Camps

Founded in 1999, iD Tech Camps provides weeklong, hands-on technology summer camps for ages 7-17 in New York and 17 other states and Spain. East coast summer camp locations include Colombia University, Vassar College, Princeton University, MIT and more. At these day and overnight summer camps, students film and edit digital movies, produce blockbuster special effects, create 2D and 3D video games, design websites, learn programming and robotics, and more. With one computer per student and an average of 6 students per instructor, students complete a project by the end of the week. Apple, Adobe, Canon, Microsoft, Macromedia, HP, Plextor, Photoflex, Roxio, SanDisk and others have partnered with iD Tech Camps to raise the bar in technology education. For more information about iD Tech Camps summer camp programs in NY, visit http://new-york.internaldrive.com. For more information on iD Tech Camps visit http://www.internalDrive.com or call 1-888-709-TECH (8324) for additional information.

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

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

Other Releases by iD Tech Camps:

Arizona Summer Camps For Technology Introduced at Arizona State University

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22Jan/110

Texas Summer Camps for Kids at the University of Houston Launch Digital Careers

Houston, TX (PRWEB) January 24, 2006

Video games they’re just for fun, right? Not necessarily. Studies show that children who play video games have increased critical thinking skills and are better at taking measured risks. According to “Got Game: How the Gamer Generation Is Reshaping Business Forever” by John C. Beck and Mitchell Wade, these gamers have also proven themselves to be serious about creating value in their lives and achieving success. Today’s digital kids aren’t just playing video games -- they are learning valuable lessons including how to create their very own.

Participants in iD Tech’s newest summer camp in Texas, like 10-year-old Owen McNeilly, can channel their passion for gaming into a new avenue for achieving success. Creating his own video game at one of iD Tech Camps computer camp last summer turned into a great opportunity for Owen to combine his love for gaming with his interest in technology. After just one week at camp, Owen is eager to become a professional game developer, a cutting edge occupation in a multi-billion dollar industry.

“My son is enthusiastic and excited to see what he's capable of creating with technology,” said Owen’s father, Carey McNeilly. “It’s gratifying seeing him so engaged in the learning process.”

By holding this Texas summer camp at a one of the state’s most prestigious locations, University of Houston, iD Tech Camps aims to inspire students to think about their future. iD Tech Camps’ students are immersed in the college experience during this one week summer camp. A world-class institution, particularly renowned as a center for research, the University of Houston campus is an urban academic village with a faculty and student body representative of the global community.

This particular Texas summer camp for kids ages 7 to 17 provides students the opportunity to take courses in 2-D and 3-D Video Game Development, Digital Movie Production, Game Modding, Web Design, Programming & Robotics, and more. Students with this type of hands-on exposure to technology are shown to be more confident in using much needed technology skills in the real world.

iD Tech Camps has an innovative teaching approach working in small class sizes with an average of only six students per instructor. College-age students, recent college graduates and technology professionals make up the staff at over 40 prestigious universities nationwide, including offering one of the first technology summer camps at the University of Houston in the great state of Texas.

With easily accessible opportunities to master today’s technology, digital kids like Owen and many others will be able to create tomorrow’s virtual universes, with applications in entertainment, learning and mass communication.

About iD Tech Camps

iD Tech Camps is the nation’s leading summer technology camp hosting computer camps at 40 premiere universities including Stanford, Princeton and MIT. For more information on iD Tech Camps and the dates for their summer camps at University of Houston, TX please visit http://texas.internaldrive.com/ or call 1-888-709-TECH (8324). For more information on iD Tech Camps visit http://www.internaldrive.com.

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

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

Other Releases by iD Tech Camps:

Arizona Summer Camps For Technology Introduced at Arizona State University

New York Summer Camps for Kids at Columbia University Puts a Focus on Filmmaking

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19Jan/110

Arizona Summer Camps For Technology Introduced at Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ (PRWEB) January 17, 2006

When people think of Arizona, they usually think of sun, outdoors and hot summers. Well, this year, they can add “summer computer camps” to that mix with iD Tech announcing Arizona State University as one of seven recent campus additions for its summer camp program.

Believe it or not, Arizona hosts many technology companies due to its hot, dry weather. Many of the tech companies have offices and facilities in Arizona as the climate is well suited for chip manufacturers. iD Tech Camps also thinks Arizona is a great place for introducing area children to tech early so that they will be ready to work for these hot technology companies.

A family-run business, founded by grads from another famous Pac Ten school, University of Washington, iD Tech Camps provides weeklong day and overnight summer technology programs for ages seven to 17 at over 40 universities nationwide, including a new summer camp at the Arizona State University campus in 2006 . Now in its eighth year, iD Tech Camps has impacted technology education for thousands of students throughout the country.

Through 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.

Offerings for this years Arizona summer camp include Multimedia Adventures, 3D Game Design & Animation, Robotics and more at the Arizona State University campus. Exciting offerings at other iD Tech Camp locations include Documentary Filmmaking in Spain and Surf & Tech, an innovative program combining tech instruction with surfing lessons. With the 2006 season right around the corner, the iD Tech team is gearing up to provide the hottest summer camp around in Arizona.

About iD Tech Camps

iD Tech Camps is the nation’s leading summer technology camp hosting computer camps at 40 premier universities including Stanford, Princeton and MIT. For more information about iD Tech Camps in AZ, visit http://arizona.internaldrive.com/ or call 1-888-709-TECH (8324).

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

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

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