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

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  • WE. ARE. HIRING. (Bum Bum Bum Bum BUMBUMBUM) 03/28/2018
    If you read the title of this post to the cadence of: “WE ARE FARMERS! Bum Bum Bum Bum BUMBUMBUM” well then you just might have worked at summer camp! Or you’re just really intuitive and you probably should think about working at summer camp. Luckily for you- WE’RE HIRING!! That’s right! It may surprise […]
  • Announcing our Athletics Directors for 2018! 03/27/2018
    We are so proud to announce our Athletics Directors for the 2018 season! Although we are often characterized as a “Tech Camp”, the Athletics side is equally important to our success as a program. Athletics isn’t just a great way to get some exercise and have fun, it also teaches the necessary soft skills for […]
  • Announcing our Programming Directors for 2018! 03/05/2018
    We are very excited to introduce our Programming Directors for 2018! Our Programming Directors don’t just oversee our Programming program, they also oversee our Robotics rooms and Circuitry circuses (circi?)(nah.) All our Programming Directors are computer science experts! When something is not working properly, they are able to come up with solutions beyond ctrl+alt+del, which […]

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.