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The Best STEM Summer Camps for Kids & Teens

Launched by tech educators on the campus of Stanford University, Digital Media Academy is the best place for students to get their start as designers, developers, programmers, engineers, animators, musicians, filmmakers, and creators.

STEM Learning Pathways for Students of All Ages

Choose from over 25 different options along six Learning and Career Pathways for students age 9 – 18.

Coding + Artificial Intelligence

Unlock your potential with the power of code! Learn C++, Java™, Python™ and more.

Robotics + Engineering

Hands-on robotics programming and engineering using LEGO® EV3 and Arduino™.

Music Production

Mix, mash-up, master. Learn how to create music, sounds. Make your own music or become a DJ.

3D Modeling + Design

Go behind the scenes and learn how your favorite animated films and TV shows are made.

Filmmaking + Photography

Discover how Hollywood makes blockbuster movies, from pre-production to editing.

Game Design

Learn professional techniques and tools used by industry pros to make hit video games.

“Where creativity and rigor in problem solving can thrive.”

Laura Hill-Bonnet

Stanford Graduate School of Education

Choose a University Location Near You

Students get to live, learn, eat, sleep, and create at distinguished college campuses across the US and Canada.

Stanford University

UC San Diego

University of Chicago

Cambridge

Duke University

University of Austin

University of Washington

George Washington University

University of British Columbia

Harvard

New York University

University of Toronto

Are you an international student? Learn more about studying abroad at Digital Media Academy>>

Student Success Stories

Our students go on to do big things after camp. Here are just a few of their stories.

Sony Music Producer

After taking the Electronic Music Production Academy, David launched himself from amateur musician to professional remixer after his track was chosen to be the official Sony-released remix out of over 2,000 remix entries.

David L.

Electronic Music Production Academy

Youth STEM Program Leader

Uma is changing the face of technology as the founder of her very own public STEM program in East Palo Alto. Using Snap Circuit sets purchased through an IEEE grant, Uma writes electrical engineering curriculum and teaches courses at her local library.

Uma B.

Intro to Java Programming

Microsoft Intern

A student of our inaugural Made By Girls season, Sophia’s interest for computer programming turned into a passion as she went from beginner coder to interning at Microsoft – stopping to shadow the VP of Trust & Safety at Google along the way.

Sophia

Made By Girls: Intro to Java Programming

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Tech Education is Our Tradition

Born at Stanford University in 1999 and given accreditation by Stanford University Continuing Studies in 2002, Digital Media Academy has been designing, developing, and delivering STEM education to students of all ages ever since. From day one, we have set out to provide world-class tech education that sets students up for future success in learning and creating.

We believe that the best learning happens while creating. We focus on cultivating the most important traits from our students: creativity, empathy, and the ability to solve problems by immersing them in a high-energy, hands-on, collaborative learning experience

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