Girls at TIC | TIC Camp - The perfect balance between technology and sports for kids 7-15
the perfect balance between technology and sports for kids 7-15

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  • 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, […]
  • Michelle Armstrong-Spielberg 06/21/2018
    MICHELLE ARMSTRONG-SPIELBERG Filmmaking Counselor Michelle is excited to be back for her second summer as part of our TIC MD staff! She is a rising sophomore at Macalester College. When Michelle isn’t helping our campers with their incredible films, she enjoys Disney karaoke, eating anything chocolate, watching every Marvel movie, reading, and rowing. Luckily, she’s […]
  • Moses Hetfield 06/21/2018
    MOSES HETFIELD Athletics Counselor TIC MD is excited to welcome Moses back for his sixth year (wow!) as part of our staff! He recently graduated from Stanford University with a History degree. Although Moses enjoys baking bread, he says that his true passion is eating bread. He hopes to one day become a math teacher. […]

Girls at TIC

PARENTS: SHOW THIS WEBSITE TO YOUR DAUGHTERS AS WELL AS YOUR SONS!

A staggering 80% of future jobs will require a STEM education. More than 75% of working women feel that participating in sports enhances their self-image. Despite being incredibly capable of success in both STEM fields and athletic pursuits, girls drop out of science, math, and sports at alarming rates as they grow up, particularly during adolescence. Studies have shown many reasons for this decrease in interest, ranging from reduced access to social pressures and even lack of visible role models.

At TIC, we strongly believe in how beneficial the skills and the confidence gained through studying technology and participating in sports can be for all gender identities. We also recognize, however, that there is a serious inequity that needs to be remedied. Because of this, we are committed to creating a safe and supportive environment where all campers are encouraged to cultivate their individual interests in sports and technology free of social stigma. All of our staff are trained to recognize and be sensitive to the barriers that disproportionately impact only part of our camp community. TIC also buys in to the idea that, “if you can see it, you can be it”, which is why we hire exceptional female athletes, scientists, programmers, and artists.

As part of our efforts, TIC has partnered with Girls on the Run in Northern Virginia, Montgomery County, and Washington DC. In addition this year, we are starting a new program at all 3 camp locations called “GROW” (Girls Rock Our World), where all our female-identifying campers will have the opportunity to eat lunch together with some of our female staff twice a week. Creating these opportunities, to find common ground between women, is a validating and confidence-building experience, and TIC wants to provide an intentional space where girls can share their interests, ideas and challenges.

In addition, be sure to check out this video about Girls at TIC!

“My daughter loves TIC. The counselors are absolutely fantastic. They are creative, supportive, and fun. Their willingness to star in kids’ movies is wonderful. They showed genuine interest in my daughter’s interests and genuine affection for her as a human being”

— 2014 Parent Survey

“My daughter has loved TIC for the past 4 years. She’s loved the many friends she has made and all the different activities for sports and technology. She has only good things to say about the counselors, and enjoys each session she attends TIC.”

– 2015 Parent Survey