• DC West,  TIC

    Theme Day!

    Last week @ DC West, we held our fantastic theme day where campers and counselors alike showed up in their best super hero costumes. Some were familiar heroes, some were home made, some for good, and some for evil– but all of the costumes made camp a little brighter that day! Take a look at all the dauntless disguises on our TICPICS page.

  • DC West,  TIC

    Splash! Water Day was a BLAST!

    Here at TIC, we’re no stranger to a little aqua. Here’s an inside look of how much we enjoy slipping, sliding, and splashing on Water Day! For more photos of the fun, Check out our TICPICS.

  • DC West,  TIC

    Welcome TIC Campers!

    We’re beyond excited to have so many new and returning campers this season. So excited, that we didn’t waste a second to start the summer fun! Here’s a recap of our first day at our DC West location. School’s Out!  

  • 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 West,  TIC

    Color War: Blindfolded Dodgeball

       Yesterday, to continue with Color War challenges, we had the return of an old time favorite at TIC DC-West: Blindfolded Dodgeball! With skill and alacrity, the two teams battled, leading to a 2-1 victory for the White Team. However, winning a battle does not mean winning the war. WHO WILL WIN THE TITLE THIS SESSION?

  • DC West,  TIC

    Fantastical Characters and Where to Find Them

           It’s fictional character day at TIC DC-West! Everyone came wearing a costume of their favorite character, which included a minion, Dr. Horrible, Harry Potter, Luigi, Clark Kent, and many others. We even had a costume contest! Make sure to check out our TIC pics of the event!