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


  • Bios, Pics, & More! 07/10/2019
    Meet our staff! Here on our blog under the Staff Pages tab you can find photos and bios for all of your favorite TIC Counselors for all of our sites! Check out their life ambitions and maybe a fun fact or two while you’re at it! Also! If you aren’t following us on Facebook, […]
  • TIC-Fairfax: NEW Site at The NEW SCHOOL!! 11/28/2018
    We are so excited to share details about our NEW location for 2019 in the fairest of lands- Fairfax, Virginia! TIC-Fairfax will be located at The New School of Northern Virginia just off Pickett Road. While it is easily accessible from Route 50, 236, and I-66, The New School is tucked away by a little […]
  • GROW’s Tie-Dye Day 08/09/2018
    At G.R.O.W. here in Virginia today, our girls decorated some tie dyed camp t-shirts! We started off our session by talking about compliments that we normally receive as girls. Some examples of compliments on this list include “I love your eyes,” “you have great style,” and “you are so pretty!” We decided that while these compliments […]

Year-Round Staff

Emily RiedelEmily originally began her illustrious relationship with TIC from its very beginnings, appearing in its first brochure as “child with mop hair running on field”. However, her career really began 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, and an ACA Accreditation Lead Visitor as well as Standards Instructor. Ms. Riedel grew up in Northern Virginia (shout out to Arlington!) and currently resides in Annandale, VA with her husband and their three beautiful children, ages 14, 11 and 11- all whom attend TIC as well as other camps (cuz camps are cool!). She volunteers with several dog rescues in the area and has three of her own, 2 beagles and a hound mix, and she spends most of her free time watching baseball.

DSC_0066Dan has been fortunate enough to be involved with TIC Summer Camp since the summer of 2005! The welcoming atmosphere and the pure joy that permeates throughout TIC Summer Camp has had him hooked since his first day. After graduating from the College of the Holy Cross in 2008 with a degree in Sociology, Dan worked in youth development through coaching, mentoring, and teaching, but was able to continue his seasonal involvement with TIC. In 2012 he joined the year-round staff as Program Coordinator, while also serving as a Site Director during the summers. His current role is the Program & Recruiting Director. In his free time, Dan loves to be physically active (biking, running, and eating), try out new restaurants with his wife, and all things soccer related.

DSC_0064Leslie has openly aspired to work with children since her pre-school graduation speech in 1995, a statement which she probably followed up with a joke and then a pause for laughter. Specifically her own laughter. Leslie began working at TIC as an Athletics Counselor in 2011 and fell in love with it’s unique and welcoming atmosphere. She continued with TIC the following summer as an Athletics Director after graduating from James Madison University with a degree in Geographic Science. After several more summers with TIC, Leslie was hired to TIC’s year-round staff in the fall of 2015 as TIC’s Training Coordinator. Currently, Leslie serves as a Site Director during the summer and acts as TIC’s Communications Director throughout the year. Outside of TIC, she coaches a nationally recognized High School Girls Ultimate Frisbee Team, has served as an organizer for the American Camp Association’s Women in Camp group, and has presented on gender-equity related topics locally. Leslie enjoys any opportunity to practice creative storytelling, running (most of the time), and dancing knowing that people are probably watching, but choosing to ignore that in favor of letting her limbs fly around awkwardly with reckless abandon.