Technology | 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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  • Summer camp guru, Steve Maguire, visits TIC 07/20/2017
    DC West and Virginia joined forces to endure a training transformation powered by Steve Maguire. Steve is a professional speaker that blends his experience of teaching and camp counseling to provide fun and enthusiastic ways for a successful summer. Mission accomplished. Thanks Steve!  
  • Bye Bye, Session 2 @ DC West 07/17/2017
    Session 2. So many campers. So much fun. So little time. Hope you enjoyed your time here at TIC. Join us again soon for some good ol’ tech n’ sports. Without further ado, here are our award recipients for this session. Award Recipients for TIC DC West’s Session 2 Athletics Sportsmanship Award Kiki P., Peter […]
  • Theme Day @ Virginia! 07/17/2017
    Theme day has rolled back around! This time, we dressed up as some of the most feared fighters on land and sea–pirates and ninjas! Check out our TICPICS to see all the daring and dauntless disguises.

Technology

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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.