Kids’ Summer Camps & Computer Courses: The Experience
Hands-On, Project-Based Learning
Kids learn best by doing. By combining straightforward instruction and live demonstrations with hands-on learning, Digital Media Academy gives your child the tools and techniques to create a personal project as unique as they are.
From beginner to advanced (and every skill level in between), there’s a place for your child at DMA. Beginners don’t get lost. The advanced don’t get bored. And at the end of the week, your child will return home with a special project and the confidence to apply his or her new skills in their normal life at home and school.
At DMA, every student has their own Apple computer to use during class and evening lab time. Students don’t share computers (although we strongly encourage collaboration) and use cutting-edge software.
DMA is proud to be partnered with Canon, which gives student campers the opportunity to work with brand new film and photography equipment. After all, what better way to excite kids than by working with today’s leading technology?
Each season, DMA builds a team of inspirational Instructors and Counselors to motivate the next generation of digital creators. Some of the staff are new, while many are returning from previous years of service—and all are technology educators or industry professionals.
At Digital Media Academy, we believe that dynamic and passionate individuals with several years of industry experience are simply better equipped to lead and teach your children than college or graduate students. Our Instructors are seasoned pros, and the caliber of the staff shows in their teaching expertise.
Knowledgeable college- and graduate-level Assistant Instructors also play a role, helping guide your child at every step along the way. Quality instruction and a personalized learning experience are guaranteed.
Other technology camps say they allow kids to learn at their own pace. What that really means is that to maximize attendance, they use curriculum modules designed to accommodate a wide range of campers. In those camps, students get help from instructors in getting started and then get occasional assistance along the way when they get stuck. But the fact is that kids are left largely to learn on their own. Some computer camps even use online tutorials.
With an average student-to-staff ratio of 6:1—the lowest of any tech camp—DMA’s Adventures program never cuts corners. We provide world-class professional instruction; you’re paying for the best and that’s exactly what we strive to deliver.
Multiple One-Week Experiences
Each Adventures camp experience is one week long. In this setting, student campers can concentrate on one topic in depth, building their skills each day. However, when students sign up for the same topic for multiple weeks (or take multiple courses to explore different aspects of digital media) they get a chance to create an even more in-depth project, multi-layered project.
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