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

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  • 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, […]
  • TIC Got Talent 07/19/2018
    TIC VA recently celebrated the talents of campers with a talent show. With acts ranging from comedy, to music, to magic campers and counselors bravely shared their talents with the camp for the entertainment of others. The video here showcases highlights from that event. TIC VA Talent Show Highlights

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