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Adventures in 3D Printing & Modeling

Kids Camp  Ages 8-12

Innovate and Create Custom 3D Models

Are you excited about 3D printing? We are. In this course, students follow the same process as an industrial designer – putting an idea on paper, turning it into a 3D model using Tinkercad, and then bringing it to life with an Ultimaker 3D printer.

Adventures in 3D Printing & Modeling was developed for kids who want to bring their ideas and creations to life with a real 3D-printed model. Students use cutting-edge 3D-printing technology to produce, evaluate and reiterate models and design creations.

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software:
Tinkercad, Ultimaker 3D Printer

Ages: Students 8-12
Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Program: Adventures Camp

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Ages: Students 8-12
Hours: Full Day, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Program: Adventures Camp
Hardware + Software: Tinkercad, Ultimaker 3D Printer

Course Information

Get ready for a fun and meaningful camp experience through project-based learning.

What Students Learn

• Learn how to use CAD software to design models.
• 
Learn how to operate a 3D printer.
• 
Practice rapid prototyping with 3D printers.
• Understand the engineering & design process.
• 
Discover how products are made.

What Students Create

• Three 3D designs to take home.

More About This Course

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 give 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.

The Adventures Experience: Our Adventures camps give elementary level students, ages 8-12, 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.

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 give 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.

What Students Learn

• Learn how to use CAD software to design models
• 
Learn how to operate a 3D printer
• Practice rapid prototyping with 3D printers
• Understand the engineering & design process
• 
Discover how products are made

What Students Create

• Three 3D designs to take home

The Adventures Experience

Our Adventures camps give elementary level students, ages 8-12, 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.

What Students Learn

• Learn how to use CAD software to design models
• Learn how to operate a 3D printer
• Practice rapid prototyping with 3D printers
• Understand the engineering & design process
• Discover how products are made

What Students Create

• Three 3D designs to take home!

The Adventures Experience

Our Adventures camps give elementary level students, ages 8-12, 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.

Download the Course Syllabus

Get to know Adventures in 3D Printing & Modeling even better 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. Have additional questions about selecting the perfect course? Contact us →

Download the Course Syllabus

Get to know Adventures in 3D Printing & Modeling even better 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. Have additional questions about selecting the perfect course? Contact us →

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Camp Overview + Schedule

Take a look at your camp schedule, learn more about tuition, and explore add-ons.

Daily Schedule

8:00 am Check-in + Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am Morning Break
11:00 am Continued Instruction + Creation
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Back to the Classroom
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Continued Classroom Time
5:00 pm Pick-up

Tuition Includes

Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt
Personalized feedback + Project Achievement Report
Certificate of Completion
Google Apps email account + unlimited cloud storage
 Low staff to student ratios
 Alumni Club Membership

Friday Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House is typically finished by 4:00 PM.

 

Daily Schedule

8:00 am Check-in + Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am Morning Break
11:00 am Continued Instruction
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Back to the Classroom
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Continued Classroom Time
5:00 pm Pick-up

 

 Tuition Includes

Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt
Feedback + Project Achievement Report
Certificate of Completion
Google Apps email account + cloud storage
Personal Apple workstation for camp
 Low staff to student ratios

Friday Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House is typically finished by 4:00 PM.

Daily Schedule

8:00 am Check-in + Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am Morning Break
11:00 am Continued Instruction + Creation
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Back to the Classroom
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Continued Classroom Time
5:00 pm Pick-up

 

Tuition Includes

Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt
Feedback + Project Achievement Report
Certificate of Completion
Google Apps email account + cloud storage
Personal Apple workstation for camp
 Low staff to student ratios

Friday Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House is typically finished by 4:00 PM.

Camp Upgrades

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

Lunch Plan

Get lunch on campus so you don’t have to pack your own. Lunch Plans start at $75/week at select locations.

DMA Online

Start learning now and get ready for camp when you register for an online course! DMA Online is $95 per course.

What Students Are Saying

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

Patrick Q.
Adventures in 3D Modeling & Printing

The DMA Promise

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

Top-Notch Staff

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

Well-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, and fosters teamwork and collaboration.

Safety Matters

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

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.

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