• DC North,  DC West,  TIC,  VA-McLean

    2017 Summer T-Shirt Design!

    With only 7 weeks until summer starts, we are pleased to announce the 2017 TIC T-shirt design! This past summer, campers and counselors submitted designs to our year-round team. After a thorough and exhaustive review process including many sleepless nights of debate, we finally reached a quorum. Behold, Raleigh and Callista’s  camper created 2017 T-shirt design coming to a TIC Site near you!

  • DC North,  DC West,  Maryland,  TIC,  VA-McLean

    3 Reasons to send your child to a STEM Camp

    Stop me if you have heard this before: “Technology is the future.” All of us have, and when it comes to preparing our kids for tomorrow, we all want them to have all the tools needed to succeed. During the school year, kids are so busy they barely get time to relax and just have some fun. Enter summer. We assume summer is a time to let them relax and clear their schedule, but what if there was a way to continue their learning WHILE allowing them to relax and unwind from a busy year? You guessed it, there is. STEM Day Camp. Here are 3 reasons to send your child…

  • DC North,  DC West,  Maryland,  TIC,  VA-McLean

    Thinking About Projects Year – Round!

    Written by former Technology Director Nola E.! If you would like to be a featured blogger, email [email protected] Living in New Hampshire and watching the snow pile higher and higher has really made me miss the sunny summers at TIC! While shoveling snow for the millionth time, I started thinking about how great it would be to have a robot to do this for me. A quick search online showed me that such a thing does exist and can also clean up leaves in the fall! This neat little robot reminded me of some of the amazing projects I saw when I entered the robotics room at TIC. While we…

  • DC North,  DC West,  Maryland,  TIC,  VA-McLean

    Social Benefits of Riding the Bus

    These days, kids are spending more and more time interacting on digital devices rather than in person. When they want to have a conversation, it is a quick text away rather than a phone call. Emotions are displayed with emojis, not with smiles. Kids need to be in social settings to develop skills that will help them in college and beyond. Believe it or not, riding a school bus twice a day with the same group of kids can be incredibly beneficial to developing friendships and breaking down social barriers. On a bus, kids are automatically in smaller groups, and have the opportunity to develop real relationships with people they…

  • DC North,  TIC

    Jortsssssss

    Max 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!  

  • DC North,  TIC

    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!

  • DC North,  TIC

    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!  

  • DC North,  TIC

    TIC Fashion Week

    Friday TIC DC North hosted a Wacky Tacky Fashion Show. Campers strutted their wackiest, tackiest outfits down our TIC Runway. Take a look below.

  • DC North,  TIC

    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!