CIT Tier 3 (Staff Assistants) | TIC Camp - The perfect balance between technology and sports for kids 7-15
the perfect balance between technology and sports for kids 7-15


  • 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 […]
  • Camp Kindness Day at TIC 07/25/2018
    On July 24, 2018, TIC participated in the America Camp Association’s Camp Kindness Day. The day was meant to highlight “the practice of intentional kindness that happens every day at American camps.” (ACA Camps website) TIC participated by writing letters to those that displayed kindness to them; wither that be a friend, family member, counselor, […]

Counselor-in-Training Program


Tier 3, or the Staff Assistant Program, is an invitation-only program that is offered to CITs that excelled in Tier 1 & Tier 2. Staff Assistants are no longer campers, but are also not full-time counselors. They receive on-the-job training and one-on-one feedback, as well as a behind the scenes look at how camp runs. Staff Assistants help with many aspects of TIC’s operation, including Carpool, lunch, special events like Color War, and attendance. In the event that a counselor is absent, Staff Assistants that have demonstrated responsibility and aptitude for working with kids may be asked to fill in for that staff member. The most successful Staff Assistants are those that take initiative, consistently seek to be helpful, and actively ask for feedback. We have had many wonderful Counselors start as CITs and even climb the ranks to become Directors! Staff Assistants can opt to either receive a stipend for each session worked, or SSL hours (but please note that not all school districts will accept SSL hours from TIC). We ask Staff Assistants to work 2 sessions during the summer, but the sessions do not need to be consecutive and we can be flexible with dates, as needed. Staff Assistant invitations are typically sent out around Thanksgiving after the camper’s completion of Tier 2 at TIC.

Staff Assistants