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Adventures in 3D Printing & Modeling

One-Week Adventure | Ages 9-12

Adventures in 3D Printing & Modeling

One-Week Adventure | Ages 9-12

Create and Print Your Own Custom 3D Models

Creating has undergone an incredible evolution in the last decade as 3D printing capabilities continue to rapidly evolve. Whether fixing your favorite toy’s broken part or building your 3D printed city this course will empower students with the fundamental understanding and experience with the software and hardware that are responsible for custom 3D printing.

Students will spend the week using a CAD (computer-aided design) software program called Tinkercad and learning how to break down real-world objects into 3D shapes. They’ll also learn about the 3D printing process, taking the objects from Tinkercad and setting them up for printing in an application called Cura, and then printing them on the Ultimaker 2+ printers. Each student will leave camp with four custom-designed 3D-printed objects.

Receive up to 12 months of Adobe Creative Cloud by registering today ($600 Value).

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: Autodesk TinkerCAD, CURA + Ultimaker 3D Printers

Ages: Students 9-12
Hours: 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: Autodesk TinkerCAD, CURA + Ultimaker 3D Printers

Ages: Students 9-12
Hours: 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Course Information

Get ready for a fun and impactful educational experience through project-based learning

A working catapult designed and 3D printed by a student

What Students Learn

  • How 3D printers are changing the world
  • How to download pre-made 3D models
  • How to make a 3D model using TinkerCAD
  • How to print a 3D model using a 3D printer and software
  • The design and engineering process used by professionals
  • The thinking behind the industrial design and consumer goods

What Students Create

  • Printed 3D models (including dice & a treasure chest )
  • A final project designed from the ground up that gets printed!
  • A variety of 3D Models inside TinkerCAD
  • At least one 3D print designed for somebody else

About 3D Modeling Courses

Our project-based curriculum infused with design thinking methodology teaches students how to be creative within constraints. This introduction to the world of 3D design and printing gives students a chance to go through the engineering and design process, learn the importance of prototyping and revisions, and go home with proof of their hard work and creativity. Explore more design and animation courses.

The Adventures Experience: Our Adventures camps give elementary level students, ages 9-12, a meaningful, hands-on introduction to the fundamentals of technology and design-thinking methodology; challenging them to collaborate with their fellow campers to create solutions to real-world problems.

Learn More About This Course

Learn more about Adventures in 3D Printing & Modeling by taking an in-depth look at the syllabus for this course.

Our project-based approach to learning sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork as students seek solutions to real-world problems. Do you have additional questions about selecting the perfect course? Contact our friendly Academic Advisors.

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If camp is canceled due to COVID-19 you’ll receive full credit for Summer 2021. Terms.
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Frequently Asked Questions

I do not have any 3D design, modeling or printing experience. Will I be able to keep up with the course?

Perfect. This course teaches foundational concepts for design and modeling with easy-to-use but feature-rich software, tailored to work with the 3D-printing process. Instructors and TAs are available to make sure that all students can keep up with the curriculum – no matter their skill or experience level.

Do students need to bring a laptop and/or a 3D printer?

No. DMA provides the 3D printer, 3D printing materials, and computers.

Camp Upgrades

Get the most out of your summer with Digital Media Academy when you add any or all of the following:

Lunch Plan

Make things easy and get lunch on campus so you don’t have to pack your own. Lunch Plans start at $95/week at select locations.

Extended Stay

Our flexible Extended Day option allows families to pick-up students as late as 6:00 PM from Monday to Thursday at all locations.

“Being able to take home models that I created using Tinkercad was awesome!”

Patrick Q

Adventures in 3D Modeling & Printing

Why Digital Media Academy?

You can count on us to deliver on all the things that truly matter. We pinky swear.

Passionate Staff

Educators, artists, and talented industry professionals with a passion for STEAM education.

A Balanced Experience

Our students enjoy a balanced camp day with both in-class lessons and outdoor activities.

Project-Based Learning

Our curriculum sparks curiosity, builds confidence, while fostering teamwork and collaboration.

Safety Matters

Our staff is First-Aid + CPR certified and have completed national background checks.