How It Works
Campers are dropped off between 8:00am and 8:30am. We start camp promptly at 8:30am, when we start the camp day with a joke, cheer, or announcements. From 8:30am-11:30am, Junior campers and Senior campers go to their designated Tech option or assigned Athletic activities. From 11:30am-12pm all campers and staff eat their packed lunch (don’t want to pack a lunch every day? Check out our SmartLunches ordering service). At 12pm we all come together as a camp and then Juniors and Seniors switch and go to either Tech or Athletics, whichever they did not do in the morning. We switch where campers start in the morning each day, so if your camper was in Athletics at the end of the day one day, they will start in Athletics the following morning. Around 2:55pm we bring all the campers to the pick-up area to begin Carpool at 3:00pm. Carpool cards (which make pick-up a breeze!) and detailed maps will be provided two weeks prior to the session beginning in the Parent Handbook. Carpool cards are required for each child you pick up in the afternoon and are an easy way to authorize others picking up your camper. After Carpool, which typically ends around 3:15, we send all remaining campers to Extended Day. Extended Day can be used on a drop-in or pre-paid basis and runs until 6:00pm.
As mentioned above, campers are divided into two age groups: Juniors are rising 2nd to 5th graders; Seniors are rising 6th to 10th graders. Campers bring their own non-perishable lunches (including a beverage) or can pre-order a box lunch online.
FIRST DAY SCHEDULE: Parents may bring their campers to Orientation, the first morning of each session, between 8:00am and 8:30am. During this time, you can do any needed business (forms, medications, extended day sign-up, carpool cards). Promptly at 8:30am, campers are called into their groups (Day 1: Juniors in Technology; Seniors in Sports) and go off to begin camp with their counselor. Parents may stay to ask questions and hear a brief talk by the Site Director.
Don’t have time on day 1? No problem! Please make sure to read through the Parent Handbook, provided in early June to make sure you have all the information to make your camper’s time at TIC the best it can be. The Parent Handbook will also include information about early pickup/dropping off late, carpool procedures, what to bring and other important policies.
LAST DAY SCHEDULE: Parents, friends, and family are invited to an Open House on the last day of each session to see the technology projects and final Color War activities. The Open House is usually scheduled between 1-3pm, ending with a Final Assembly. If you are unable to attend, final projects will also be uploaded to our project website for download and sharing. More information about this will be emailed to parents and found on our Blog, The Daily TICker.