Melaleuca Offers Free Technology Camp to High School Students This Summer

Teenage Girl at Melaleuca IT boot camp
Teenage Girl at Melaleuca IT boot camp
High School student Kaia Peterson attends Melaleuca’s IT Boot Camp in 2023.

High school students, have you ever wanted to learn how to build your own iPhone/Android app and create your own custom webpages?

At Melaleuca’s IT Boot Camp, they’ll gain valuable computer programming experience, with hands-on instruction from Nathan Birch, a computer information technology professor at BYU–Idaho, who will be leading two sessions.

This free week-long camp will be held at Melaleuca’s Global Headquarters from July 29 to August 2. The sessions run each day from 10 am–1 pm and at 12 pm–3 pm. Students will receive excellent training and hands-on experience from industry experts, including Melaleuca’s IT executives, who run one of North America’s largest e-commerce sites at

Apply Today for Melaleuca’s IT Boot Camp

Space is limited, and an application process will determine which high school students are selected. Melaleuca will consider a student’s GPA, year in school, relevant coursework, and experience with programming and overall computer skills. There is absolutely no cost to participants, and lunch and snacks will be provided by Melaleuca each day.

Interested high school students should apply for this educational opportunity by June 15 at They can also call Melaleuca at 208-534-2813 or email [email protected].

Developing Tomorrow’s Innovation Leaders

Melaleuca created this hands-on technology camp several years ago to help students develop into leaders of innovation while educating them about meaningful opportunities within the field of information technology.

Additionally, these IT boot camps are just one of the many ways that Melaleuca invests in the local community, which can only be as strong as the rising generation. By supporting educational endeavors and growing IT talent in eastern Idaho, Melaleuca seeks to protect the future of our community.

“We want more of Idaho’s students to be thoroughly prepared for these remarkable opportunities,” said Melaleuca’s Chief Information Officer Todd Sorenson. “And we believe that strengthening their foundation in computer science will serve them in securing rewarding careers in science and technology.”

Yong women at Melaleuca's IT Boot Camp

Students who have participated over the years have created apps that are as varied and unique as their creators. Some have been practical in nature, such as a schedule manager and a metric-to-standard conversion calculator. On the other hand, other student projects have been far more playful like a shark and superhero encyclopedia or an app that  matches a person’s age to that of various cheeses.

Students can read about Melaleuca’s past IT Boot Camps here and here.