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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.

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.

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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 Overview + Schedule

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

Check-in and drop off
Hands-on STEM Instruction
Morning Break
Continued Instruction + Creation
Lunch Break
Back to the Classroom
Afternoon Break
Continued Classroom Time
Pick-up Begins
Pick-up Ends
Extended Day Begins

Tuition Includes

  Personalized Feedback + Student Achievement Report

  Diploma or Certificate of Completion

  Full Adobe Creative Cloud license for up to 12 months

  Unlimited Google Apps and Email Account

  Low staff to student ratios

  Take home select technology hardware

  Alumni Club Benefits

Friday Showcase

At the end of each week, attendees can invite their family and friends to join us for a showcase celebration to share their final projects. Learn more about the fun and exciting activities your child experienced during the week and have an opportunity to meet your child’s instructor. Presentations vary by course topic and instructors will highlight some of the important concepts covered during the week and possible next steps to continue your child’s learning. Arrive early as showcase begins at 3:00 and is typically finished by 4:00.

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.

The Best 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.