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

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  • 2018’s Leadership & Training Directors!! 02/06/2018
    TIC’s Leadership & Training Director (or LTD) is an elusive being that roams the campus doing basically everything you didn’t know needed to happen to make each and every day of camp epic. Many people ask, “but what does the Leadership & Training director DO?!?!?!” Well, that is a difficult question because the answer is […]
  • Announcing Site Directors for Summer 2018! 12/20/2017
    We are very excited to announce the Site Directors for 2018! Here are some of their favorite quotes and a little more information about them: TIC-Virginia is proud to welcome back Joe Anderson! Joe is a long-time director for TIC and specializes in making people laugh and feel at home. He is excited to get […]
  • What’s New for TIC Summer 2018? 10/27/2017
    As year round staff, many people ask us what exactly we do when camp isn’t in session. Truthfully, we are still very busy and only take breaks to longingly look out the window for the first signs of that 90 degree weather and 110% humidity that signifies another wonderful summer has arrived in Washington DC. […]

Technology

At TIC, every camper chooses ONE tech option per session. Campers concentrate on in-depth projects of their own design, along with a partner or a group, for two weeks. This enables campers to get more than just a superficial “taste” of different technologies. Campers may choose to do a different option in each TIC session they attend, or deepen their skills through repeating a tech option in another session. Since the instruction is individualized, there is never any repetition— they learn only what they want or need at any point.Rather than theory, we encourage and practice “hands on.”  Each TIC camper learns enough content to produce a project tailored to his or her own interests. Each group is taught by a highly qualified counselor whose enthusiasm for technology inspires campers to question, to experiment, and to create.  The curriculum is determined by what project campers want to write – with lots of models of what is possible for beginners, and no rigid lockstep learning.

With a 4:1 teaching ratio, every TIC camper gets the personal attention they deserve, and have the benefit of collaborating in pairs or small groups to solve problems together, learning intellectual teamwork and cooperation and creating exciting and original creations.