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Adventures in Animation

Kids One-Week Camp | Ages 9-12

Adventures in Animation

Kids One-Week Camp | Ages 9-12

Imagine and Create Your Own Movie

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.

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: Toon Boom Harmony

Ages: Students 9-12
Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Program: Level 2 (One-Week)

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: Toon Boom Harmony

Ages: Students 9-12
Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Program: Level 2 (One-Week)

Course Information

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

What Students Learn

  • Learn basic animation skills and the fundamentals of storytelling.
  • Discover how to create “claymation” and “Humanimation” (stop-motion animation using people).
  • Develop basic cartoon-drawing skills.
  • Learn how to develop a cartoon and create a character.
  • Learn how to use Toon Boom Harmony, a professional animation software.

What Students Create

  • Digital illustrations and simple drawings.
  • Storyboards and project plans for their animation projects.
  • 2D animated short films using keyframes and simple drawings.
  • A stop-motion animated film using clay and props.
  • A final animation reel that shows off their work as well as their final project.

More About This Course

Our filmmaking and animation 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 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.

Download the Course Syllabus

Get to know Adventures in Animation 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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Frequently Asked Questions

Does my child need to be good at drawing?

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

Camp Overview + Schedule

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08:30am
Check-in and drop off
09:00am
Hands-on STEM Instruction
10:30am
Morning Break
11:00am
Continued Instruction + Creation
12:00am
Lunch Break
1:00pm
Back to the Classroom
2:30pm
Afternoon Break
3:00pm
Continued Classroom Time
4:30pm
Pick-up Begins

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 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

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Lunch Plan

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

“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

Why Digital Media Academy?

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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.

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