IMG_8346Max and Jason two of TIC DC North’s senior campers have enthusiastically been advertising “Jorts” to the whole camp. These two and their whole film crew have even filmed an advertisement including “Jorts.” Their enthusiasm for these off kilter outfits has been nothing short of infectious. We are looking forward to the full viewing on Friday, at our Open House!


Water…Melon Day

Today, August 4th, was Water Day at TIC DC North. The counselors decided to turn up the notch and add a Watermelon Eating Contest! 10 counselors and two directors competed in this summer time classic. The rules: 1. You have to eat the watermelon down to the rind as fast as you can, and 2. You can not use your hands at all. Our winner was…..camper turned counselor Alek Zherka!IMG_8391IMG_8350IMG_8351

A Picture Worth a Million Words.


Shraya, Chloe, and Lulu share a moment of fun in Ultimate Frisbee. These two sisters, and friend are always having a blast in whatever activity they participate in. Their laughter, love of competition, drive, smarts, and technical skills, make these three excellent leaders in tech and athletics. Keep it up girls!


And the Golden Disk goes to……

Last session two of  TIC DC North’s campers and Golden Disk winners, Marshall R. and Jared W., astounded campers, counselors, and directors with their Graphic Design project. This team not only designed a video game cover, but they did the disk design, brought in an actual Xbox game case and created an instructions insert. PLUS the game they designed art work for was created by other campers at TIC that same session, and then they burned the game on the actual game disk. Check out Marshall and Jared’s Golden Disk Project!


Pokemon Go: TIC Edition

This week at TIC DC North, campers and counselors teamed up to go on the adventure of a lifetime: a Pokemon scavenger hunt! Teams had the challenge of finding Pokemon hidden all around the GDS campus, at which time counselors used their personal phones to “catch ’em.” At the end of the day scores were tallied and two winners were determined based on amount of Pokemon found, and point values of Pokemon. One camper had the inside track and filmed the whole thing. Take a look at this camper filmed Pokemon mini-documentary. Big thank you to Amos Steinglass for filming and creating this project.



One of DC North’s favorite activities this session has been Yoga! Kelley, our Yoga specialist, has been teaching campers and counselors alike Vinyasa’s and various different flows. All are taking time out of their day for some quiet, peaceful, stretching and exercise and are very excited about it. Check out Yoga when you join us for Session’s 3 and 4!

Staff Assistants

DC North has some wonderful Staff Assistants this session. Meet Roman, Samson, Carter, Mason, Braden, and two of our LTP’s Tiffany and Hayley. These young leaders work hard every day to make camp even better, and brighter than the day before. The Staff Assistants are learning the nitty gritty of what makes camp, camp in athletics and tech combined. Thank you Staff Assistants for all your hard work!DSC_0063

Water Day In the North. Summer is here!



DC North’s first water day of the summer was a huge success. TIC’s own, Bounce House Dave, brought us an inflatable slip and slide, and a moon bounce. Kids not only had a blast  on our inflatables but played a variety of water balloon, and sponge games. Everybody got soaked and had a blast!
Water daySlidingGroup at water dayWater into pool

Shedding light on “Digital Photography”

Steven, TIC DC North’s wonderful Digital Photography counselor has been teaching his campers a variety of different styles and techniques to achieve a wonderful photograph. Campers have tested light, exposure times, action shots, stills and more! The campers are producing some truly creative works of art.

Steven showing lightPhoto by Samantha Daniel

Amelie ThomasekPhoto by Amelie Thomasek

Jared Reitman 2Photo by Jared ReitmanMaggie RhodePhoto by Maggie Rhode

unnamedPhoto by Amelie Thomasek