Any way to mod the "default/empty sketch"?

I'm thinking that since arduino IDE puts out a default sketch with empty loop and setup, I might be able to mod its template. I didn't find where this template is stored. Is it hardcoded in the java code for the IDE? It would be cool to customize this template to include some default behaviors, such as setting certain pins as input/output, beginning serial port etc, for some workshops and classes. You start the IDE and you already have the default stuff set up. Not a big deal if this can't be modified. I can always ask people to load a sample code. Just thought I should ask.

I think you edit the BareMinimum sketch. \arduino-1.6.5\examples\01.Basics\BareMinimum

Pete

Awesome! Thanks.