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Tech Entrepreneurship

Teen One-Week Camp  Ages 12-17

Learn How to Promote and Build Your Ideas

Want to disrupt an industry? Get inspired by success stories of real teen entrepreneurs while learning how to make an impact on your own community. Uncover what you’re passionate about and identify a problem that your digital skills can solve. Learn how to pitch your ideas and gain public speaking experience while trying to solve a real business problem. By the end of the week, you’ll have the skills to become a tech entrepreneur!

Staff Ratio: 12:1
Hardware + Software:
BYOD, Adobe XD, TinkerCAD

Ages: Students 12-17
Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Program: Teen Camp (One-Week)

Staff Ratio: 12:1
Ages: Students 12-17
Hours: Full Day, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Program: Teen Camp (One-Week)
Hardware + Software: BYOD, Adobe XD,
TinkerCAD



Students are required to bring their own computers and devices. DMA is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Course Information

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

What Students Learn

• Make a positive impact on your own community by identifying a problem that a digital skill could solve.
• 
Uncover what you’re passionate about.
• 
Gain public speaking experience and learn how to pitch to investors.
• Solve a business problem that a real Silicon Valley company is facing.
• 
Go through product development stages like analyzing the market, validating your idea with user research, scoping out your feature list, prototyping your MVP, iterating your product based on User Experience Design insights, and looking at your financial projections.
• Create a pitch video and learn how to bring your idea to life on a crowdfunding platform.

What Students Create

• Invent an app, design a product, or develop a business model for a service that solves a problem for a real Silicon Valley company or from your own community.

More About This Course

Our Tech Entrepreneurship course is designed to give students experience in developing their apps, products, ideas, or services that they can use to make a positive impact in their communities. They’ll work to solve real world problems while developing skills they can use to develop a product. By the end of the week, students will have the skills, experience, and materials to pitch their ideas to a simulated investor.

The Teen Experience: Since 2002, DMA has been encouraging and inspiring teens to become the next generation of developers, animators, filmmakers, photographers, designers and engineers. In addition to developing teens’ interests and passions for the latest in new tech, our camps foster personal growth, confidence, and independence; preparing students for life beyond high school and college.

Our Tech Entrepreneurship course is designed to give students experience in developing their apps, products, ideas, or services that they can use to make a positive impact in their communities. They’ll work to solve real world problems while developing skills they can use to develop a product. By the end of the week, students will have the skills, experience, and materials to pitch their ideas to a simulated investor.

What Students Learn

• Make a positive impact on your own community by identifying a problem that a digital skill could solve.
• 
Uncover what you’re passionate about.
• 
Gain public speaking experience and learn how to pitch to investors.
• Solve a business problem that a real Silicon Valley company is facing.
• 
Go through product development stages like analyzing the market, validating your idea with user research, scoping out your feature list, prototyping your MVP, iterating your product based on User Experience Design insights, and looking at your financial projections.
• Create a pitch video and learn how to bring your idea to life on a crowdfunding platform.

What Students Create

• Invent an app, design a product, or develop a business model for a service that solves a problem for a real Silicon Valley company or from your own community.

The Teen Experience

Since 2002, DMA has been encouraging and inspiring teens to become the next generation of developers, animators, filmmakers, photographers, designers and engineers. In addition to developing teens’ interests and passions for the latest in new tech, our camps foster personal growth, confidence, and independence; preparing students for life beyond high school and college.

What Students Learn

• Make a positive impact on your own community by identifying a problem that a digital skill could solve.
• 
Uncover what you’re passionate about.
• 
Gain public speaking experience and learn how to pitch to investors.
• Solve a business problem that a real Silicon Valley company is facing.
• 
Go through product development stages like analyzing the market, validating your idea with user research, scoping out your feature list, prototyping your MVP, iterating your product based on User Experience Design insights, and looking at your financial projections.
• Create a pitch video and learn how to bring your idea to life on a crowdfunding platform.

What Students Create

• Invent an app, design a product, or develop a business model for a service that solves a problem for a real Silicon Valley company or from your own community.

The Teen Experience

Since 2002, DMA has been encouraging and inspiring teens to become the next generation of developers, animators, filmmakers, photographers, designers and engineers. In addition to developing teens’ interests and passions for the latest in new tech, our camps foster personal growth, confidence, and independence; preparing students for life beyond high school and college.

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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.

Overnight Housing

Stay in the dorms and eat on-campus, Sunday through Friday. Overnight Housing is $695/week where available.

Weekend Stay

Add Weekend Stay and enjoy extra activities and day trips around the area. Weekend Stay is $395/weekend 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

“DMA was an amazing experience for me. The material taught to us was also extremely interesting.”

Ethan K.
Tech Entrepreneurship

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

What does BYOD mean?

This course is a BYOD course, meaning students are required to bring their own computers and devices to class in order to work on the projects and activities. Computers must be able to run a modern browser like Chrome, Safari, or Firefox. Devices should also be modern and up-to-date.

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