Adventures in Animation

Imagine. Create. Animate.

Discover how animators at Pixar™, Cartoon Network™ and Disney™ produce animated cartoons and movies. Create drawings and bring them to life, using production techniques such as timelines and keyframes in Toon Boom Harmony™- the same software used to create Spongebob and many more popular cartoons. Work as part of a team and make friends who share your interests as you explore other animation techniques like claymation and “humanimation”. At the end of the week, you take home a stop-motion-animated short film to share with family and friends. Find this camp near you >>


Course Details

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Program Info

Ages: 8 – 12
Hours: 9am – 5pm
Tuition: $965
Lab Fee: $45

Hardware + Software

Apple Computers
Toon Boom Harmony

Learning Outcomes

Learn basic 2D animation, claymation and humanimation skills, and the fundamentals of storytelling

What You Create

You’ll create various types of your own short animated films.


Skills + Experience

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

Film + Photography

Our film courses will help you learn how to create your own original movies using professional software just like the pros!  In this course you’ll create your own animated clips using the same techniques as animators at Disney, Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. Discover the process of cartoon creation and character creation, then explore the fundamentals of both claymation and “humanimation”, which is animation using live actors!

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.

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Find This Camp Near You

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I liked claymation and learning about new stuff on the computer so I can get better at technology at school this fall!

Ella H.

Adventures in Animation Student


Camp Overview

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Tuition Includes

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

Add-Ons Available at Checkout

+ Lunch: Add lunch so you don’t have to bring your own!*
+ DMA Online: Choose a course or subscribe to learn at your own pace.

*Meals available at select locations.

The DMA Difference

Discover what sets us apart from the competition and why we're the best.

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

Does my child need to be good at drawing?

No, not at all, but an interest in drawing helps.

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