2018’s Leadership & Training Directors!!

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 essentially: everything. Attendance? Yep. Activity Planning? Yep. Being the Site Director’s best friend and confidant? You betcha! In fact, the Leadership & Training Director is pretty much the best friend and confidant of everyone on staff. They are the dependable glue that holds camp together if camp were, in fact, held together by glue. It’s not (because of the humidity), but you get the idea.

Probably the most essential job of the Leadership & Training Director, however, is training people on leadership. This extends to our staff, but is mostly all about our older campers. The LTD oversees all 3 of our leadership programs for teens, from the Leadership Training Program for rising 9th graders, to the more intense Counselor-in-Training Program for rising 10th graders, on to supervising our 11th & 12th grade Staff Assistants who are well on their way to becoming full fledged counselors. The Leadership Training Director teaches a specialized curriculum of these skills at no extra charge to our awesome participants (and in exchange gets to learn what is cool and hip with teenagers these days) (pretty sweet deal if you ask me) (which you can- on “the snapchats”) (see???)

This year we have 3 AMAZING Leadership Training Directors and there’s still time to sign up to gain insightful leadership training from their large and experienced brains! Click here for more information about our Leadership Programs for enrolled campers! The application deadline is April 15th!

Now, let’s meet the LTDs!

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Roshni has been at TIC literally forever and will be joining TIC-DC for her second year as a LTD! She studied at George Washington University and is a Spongebob Squarepants enthusiast.

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Christian is himself a product of TIC’s Leadership Training Programs and has now fortuitously risen to lead them for the first time. He studies at RIT and is an absolute beast at Rocket League.

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Colin has perfected the art of being the LTD for many years at our TIC-Virginia location. He studied at University of Pittsburgh and is now a 6th grade science teacher in Arlington, VA, although he does dabble in chemistry…PERIODICALLY.

If you have any questions about our Leadership Programs, please email [email protected]

Announcing Site Directors for Summer 2018!

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:

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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 back in the mix of camp and spend his summer back with his best buddies! During the off-season, Joe is an Elementary School teacher in Arlington, VA.

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Returning to TIC-Maryland for a 2nd summer in a row is Daniel Morais! Dan is almost as excited about the World Cup as he is about the 2018 camp season! He can’t wait to reconnect with all the staff and campers at TIC-MD. During the off-season, Dan coaches soccer and is TIC’s Program Director and one-man HR Department.

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After 2 summers at DC-West, Leslie Keller will return to the original DC Site for Summer 2018! Leslie is pumped for a summer full of surprises and the start of our new Girls Rock Our World program! During the off-season, Leslie is TIC’s Communications Director and an Ultimate Frisbee Coach.

What’s New for TIC Summer 2018?

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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. There is a very important ritual, however, that occurs right after camp ends…

Just after move-out, TIC’s year-round staff goes home and sleeps for approximately 76 hours straight. Upon waking, we gather at the TIC Office and literally devour all the feedback we received from parents, staff, and campers throughout the summer. Okay, we don’t literally devour it because we’re professional and like to keep it on file for later reference, BUT we are pretty hungry after 76 hours of sleeping and that can make some feedback forms looks particularly delicious. Anyway, after completely figuratively devouring all this excellent feedback, we start to plan. We plan for days and nights on end until we get so excited about the 2018 season that we don’t want to wait another second for it to begin!

So, dear TIC friends, it is with much eagerness and delight that we present: What’s New for TIC Summer 2018!!

1) We are back to 3 Sites!

This summer, TIC will return to having 3 sites and is no longer offering camp at the TIC DC West location. In order to continue ensuring the excellent quality of our program, we felt it’d be beneficial to re-centralize, allowing us to increase the amount of focus and attention we can give to each individual camper. As part of this effort, we are also slightly decreasing our enrollment at all 3 locations. The VA, MD, and DC (previously called “DC-North”) locations will return to the same facilities for 2018. You can find more information about the site locations here.

2) Graphic Design is now Digital Arts!

In order to expand the project possibilities in the vast realm of digital art creation, we are changing Graphic Design to Digital Arts! This Tech Option includes instruction in industry standard software from Adobe (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) and an endless list of project ideas, ranging from general artwork to posters to infographics and brochures. Come explore the depths of your creativity in Digital Arts!

Get more details here!

3) Animation now has option of 2D or 3D!

The options in animation are so diverse, we are now offering Tech Options specifically focusing on either 2D or 3D Animation. 2D Animation is done frame-by-frame using Anime (the software formally known as Flash) or a DSLR to create stop motion animations through Dragonframe with legos, clay, or whatever inspires your camper!

3D Animation uses Mudbox for beginners and Maya for advanced animators. Campers will learn the tools to sculpt and paint their 3D visions, as well as an understanding of vectors, rigging, and layers. In addition, 3D animation will also include the option to explore 3D printing to bring to life models campers have created!

Read more about 2D or 3D at TIC!

4) Robotics is expanding!

Despite the warnings from movies like iRobot, we’ve decided to continue to develop our Robotics program with more counselors, more advanced equipment, and more equipment in general! Just promise you won’t create a robot that is designed to replace your loyal and caring Site Director, okay?!

Learn more about Robotics!

5) Film is going DSLR!

Move over guy-that-directed-Avatar, TIC is getting DSLRs! That’s right, we heard your feedback loud and clear, and now we’re going to see your movies with even quality! Our brand new DSLR cameras will take your short films to the next level. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Check out more about Filmmaking!

6) Girls Rock Our World!

It’s no secret that girls are awesome. It’s also no secret that girls face a disproportionately high amount of barriers when it comes to the sports and technology fields. At TIC, we can’t necessarily find solutions to all these barriers, but we can give our girls the tools to knock ‘em down. New for Summer 2018, TIC is starting the GROW (Girls Rock Our World) Club at all 3 sites! The GROW Club will meet during lunch twice a week with some of our female staff and share their interests, ideas, and challenges. As a pilot program, the DC location will also offer an after-camp portion of the GROW club once a week and at no extra cost.

Read more about Girls at TIC!

Well, that’s what’s new for 2018! Be sure to check out our dates & rates and take advantage of our Early Bird Special once registration is open! If you have any questions or comments, you can reach us at 703-876-2868 or email Executive Director Emily Riedel at [email protected].

Now back to looking out the window…

2018 Website Update!

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As the weather is finally changing, so is our website! Take a moment to poke around and spot new Tech. options and other updates for summer 2018. Registration is around the corner and we are totally excited for what’s in store for us next camp season!

Further details to come…

Yours in camping,

TIC Team!

Good bye, Summer!

It’s about that time for us to split up for the summer. We want to thank all of our dauntless directors for all of their guidance and direction throughout each session. We would like to thank our captivating counselors for providing their time, patience and energy all summer. We want to shoutout our creative and carefree campers for making sure there’s never a dull moment at TIC. And lastly, but certainly not least, we want to thank our bighearted Boss lady Emily Riedel for making all of this possible! Join us next year for another awesome summer. Check out Our Website for information on 2018 registration and be on the lookout for emails included camper projects. In the meantime, feel free to follow us on all of our social media accounts!TICSOCIALMED

Farewell, TIC Virginia!

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Well guys, that’s it for this summer. Our time here has ran out :(. But what a summer! Lots of cool projects, fun games, sunny skys, and good times came from this session.Net year, we’ll be right here waiting for you! Our door is always open. Last, but not least, here are the award recipients for Session 4.

Award Recipients for TIC Virginia Session 4


Athletics


Sportsmanship Award

Hayden S., Julia H., Zach B., Hannah B.

Hustle Award

Sheel S., Amelia D., Evan B., Leigh B.


Programming


Golden Disc Award

Natalie H., Sarah L., Ben S., Jaeger S.


Multimedia


Golden Disc Award

Evan D., Claire S., Layla A., Ratan S.

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Olympic Day @ TIC Virginia

Here at TIC, we’re all about technology. But we value athletics just as much! We set up our very own Olympic Day to make our campers feel like world champions without all the training and traveling. Check out our TIC olympians and the special events they participated in below.

 

Toodle-loo DC West!

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Oh no! Our time is up :(. We has such an awesome, fun-filled summer with our campers in each and every session. Please come back to see us! Our door is always open. Last, but not least, here are the award recipients for Session 4.

Award Recipients for TIC DC West Session 4


Athletics


Sportsmanship Award

Sophie and Lydia C.

Hustle Award

Dakare T. and Jacob C.

Riedel Award

Harrison and Jackson K.


Programming


Golden Disc Award

Wesley S., Duncan G., Jack C., Ewin C.


Multimedia


Golden Disc Award

Alexander T., Colin K., Miles M.

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