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Adventures in Animation

Kids Camp  Ages 8-12

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

Staff Ratio: 10:1
Ages: Students 8-12
Hours: Full Day, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Program: Adventures Camp
Hardware + Software: Toon Boom Harmony

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™.

What Students Create

• Various types of short animated films.

More About This Course

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.

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!

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™.

What Students Create

• Various types of short animated films.

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 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™.

What Students Create

• Various types of short animated films.

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 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 →

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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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

“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

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

Does my child need to be good at drawing?

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

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