Spending the Night at DMA’s Camps Offers Incredible Opportunities

Part of what makes going away to camp special is being able to make new friends and experience things you may not otherwise have a chance to at home. Staying overnight at a DMA camp is even more special; combining the best camp ever with a pre-collegiate experience at some of the top universities in the world. Here’s a look at some of the events and activities you can expect this summer.

For teens in our Overnight Housing program, their camp experience is much more than the projects they create. Students stay in the university dorms and residential buildings, giving them a taste of what life is like as a university student. After being paired with a roommate, students will get to meet new friends and experience a number of exciting activities and trips. One of the most important activities for our students is exploring the campus. The highlight of staying on-campus is being able to get out and explore the wonderful campuses on college tours and get a feel for what life is like in college. These experiences can have a huge impact on decisions like what major to choose or even what college to attend after high school.

Weekend excursions and campus tours.

While exploring the campus can be fun and informative, sometimes you may just want to kick back with some friends. Well, our camp counselors have you covered! Each evening after courses conclude, our campers get to enjoy some of the amazing food offered at the dining halls and restaurants on-campus. Dining hall staff prepare a variety of well-prepared and healthy food options, catering to different cultures, diets, and food allergies. Students get to enjoy a number of awesome after-camp activities. One night you may have a game night and play video games, board games, or go outside to play basketball or soccer. Another night you may go out to see a movie in theaters or in the dorm common area while enjoying a catered meal. One of our favorite nights is the talent show and ice cream party. Hosted by our wonderful camp counselors, students will get to show off their many talents, or just enjoy the entertainment provided by their peers.

In addition to the Overnight program, we also have a Weekend Stay option for students who are staying through the weekend in-between their weeks at camp. Over the weekend, students will have even more fun activities to do. Depending on what’s near the campus, students could find themselves at an amusement park, on a hike, exploring a local museum, art gallery, aquarium, or even going to the beach. For students who stay through the weekend, being able to explore the surrounding cities and national parks helps them to experience an even larger piece of what a college life is like, all while under the care and guidance of our qualified camp counselors.

Camp Counselors provide fun, engaging, and safe activities.

Our overnight counselors are incredibly qualified and gifted in providing fun experiences for teens while also engaging with them in meaningful ways. They’ll act as guidance counselors, mentors, older siblings, and most importantly, the first line of support for any needs our campers need. Starting on Sunday when campers arrive, our camp counselors will guide them to their dorm rooms, take them to and from the campus dining halls, organize fun activities, and be there to solve any problems, no matter how late it gets.

Interested in attending a DMA camp and staying overnight? Here’s a list of all the 2018 locations that currently have housing available.

Stanford University
Stanford, California
Limited housing available weeks of 6/25, 7/30, and 8/13.

UC San Diego
La Jolla, California
Limited housing available weeks of 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, and 8/13.

University of Washington
Seattle, Washington
Limited housing available weeks of 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, and 8/13.

University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Limited housing available weeks of 6/18, 6/25, 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, and 8/6.

Austin, Texas
Limited housing available weeks of 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/2, 7/9, and 7/16.

University of Houston
Houston, Texas
Limited housing available weeks of 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, and 6/25.

Duke University
Durham, North Carolina
Limited housing available weeks of 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, and 7/23.

George Washington University
Washington D.C.
Limited housing available weeks of 6/18, 6/25, 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, and 7/30.

University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
Limited housing available weeks of 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, and 8/13.