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the perfect balance between technology and sports for kids 7-15

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  • GROWing Perspective 07/12/2018
    This summer, the VA Site has been participating in TIC’s new program called G.R.O.W. (Girls Rock Our World). The goal of G.R.O.W. is to provide an intentional space where any girl campers can share their interests, ideas, and challenges with each other. Any female-identifying campers are welcome to join some of our female staff twice […]
  • First Week of Camp at the DC Site!!! 06/22/2018
    We had a great first week at the DC Site. There was running around. Some relaxation. And more running around. Everyone is getting ready for the weekend on this rainy Friday. Card games, torpedo in the gym, and some book reading. But camp is still just getting started. Next week there will be even more […]
  • Josie Ziemski 06/21/2018
    JOSIE ZIEMSKI Digital Photography Counselor TIC MD is happy to welcome Josie back for her fourth summer with us and her second summer as part of our staff! She is a rising senior at the Connelly School of the Holy Child (our TIC MD homebase!) Outside of camp, Josie enjoys playing the violin, playing piano, […]

Our History

Technology Instruction Corporation was founded in 1982 by Karen J. Rosenbaum, Ph.D, who had planned to do educational consulting as well as camp – but camp quickly took over!

headshot.krosenbaum2Dr. Rosenbaum designed the camp to have a half day each of computer learning and sports, ensuring a mind and body balance. Inspired by Seymour Papert, the pioneer in artificial intelligence who invented the LOGO language, the program allows each child to define their own project and learn by discovery. This required a teaching ratio of 4:1 and exceptional counselors, encouraged to innovate. These same core values still drive TIC today, more than 30 years later.

In 2008, Karen recruited Emily Riedel (pronounced “REED-el”) in preparation for her retirement. After providing three decades of leadership, Karen retired in 2012 and Emily became the Owner/Director of the next generation of TIC Summer Camp.

emilyheadshotMs. Riedel originally began her career with TIC Computer Camp in 1989, working in various roles for six summers during high school and college. Emily Riedel obtained her MBA in 2007 and brought a wealth of business acumen after 15 years in non-profit and corporate marketing.

Emily is an active member of the American Camp Association (ACA), serving on the Local Council of Leadership (LCOL) for the VA section, which includes all camps in Virginia and West Virginia. She also serves on the Local Council of Leaders (LCOL) for ACA Virginias as the Standards Co-Chair, an ACA Accreditation Lead Visitor. Ms. Riedel grew up in Northern Virginia and currently resides in Annandale, VA with her husband and their three beautiful children, ages 12, 10 and 10. She coaches baseball and basketball and is often found attending baseball games with serious Natitude!