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At Digital Media Academy, we are committed to providing students and parents the best experience possible.To do this, we do our best to answer any questions you may have. Take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions below.

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General FAQs

Where can I find pricing information?

Our camp prices are based on program, duration, and any lab fees that may apply. To see the price of the camp that you are interested in, visit the Location page or the Course page and select the date from the registration calendar. Once selecting a date, the calendar will expand to show pricing information.

Why are some of your camps more expensive than others?

Our camp prices are determined by age range. The different categories are Junior Adventures for ages 6-8, Adventures for ages 8-12, Teen for ages 12-17, and Pro for ages 15 and up. Based upon how old your child is, that will determine what your base tuition cost is. Certain course options will be extra.

What if the content is too easy or too hard once the course?

DMA two-week Academy courses and curricula are built to accommodate a wide range of ages and abilities. This, along with a very skilled instructional staff and low student-to-staff ratio (average of 7:1), allows us to individualize lessons, customize the learning experience and offer plenty of personalized, one-on-one time for each student. If you have a particular goal or project idea, instructors will work with you and guide you to help you achieve it.

Is lunch included in the tuition?

Lunch is not provided automatically, it is an available option that can be added to your registration. Alternatively, campers can bring their own lunch with them. Adding the lunch option usually entitles them to go into a cafeteria or dining hall and pick and choose from a buffet-style selection. Please note that availability will vary from location to location. It is also recommended that campers are sent with a water bottle and some snacks to sustain them through the day.

I'm having difficulties registering for camp. What do I do?

If you are having trouble with your camp registration, send an instant message to a Camp Advisor using the chat feature at the bottom right corner of the page. You can also send an email to info@digitalmediaacademy.org or call us at (866) 656-3342.

Adventures FAQs

Why do Jr. Adventures camps cost less than other camps?

The Junior Adventures camps are tailored towards campers ages 6-8 years old. The teaching style is adjusted to take our youngest age group into account and is much different than some of teaching styles of the older groups. In addition, the hardware and software utilized in these camps may be more kid-friendly versions where available as opposed to some of the more professional, industry-grade packages used in older age groups.

My child is 8 years old, should they sign up for Jr. Adventures?

Since your child will be 8 years old, they actually have the option of participating in either the Junior Adventures or Adventures programs. It is really a matter of comfort and preference. If your child has never done a summer camp before or possibly has not interacted with too many older kids yet, the Junior Adventures program may be a good way to ease them into the experience.

My child is 12 years old, should they enroll in Adventures camps?

Since your camper is 12, it is a matter of preference as to whether they participate in our Teen programs or our Adventure programs. It comes down to where they are comfortable. If this is their first experience with this type of camp and they may not have interacted with too many older kids yet, the Adventures programs may be a good way to ease them into a camp experience.

Teen Camps + Academies FAQs

My child is 12 years old, should they enroll in Teen camps?

Since your camper is 12, they actually have the option of doing either the Adventures or the Teen programs. It is a matter of preference and comfort. The Teen programs are generally more fast paced and complex than the kid-friendly Adventures programs. If your camper is comfortable around older kids and maybe has some experience with computers and technology they may find it more beneficial to participate in the Teen programs.

What's the difference between an Academy and Camp?

Teen One-Week Camps are standalone experiences which are designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of a specific course category. Academies are two-week experiences which pairs an introductory course the first week with an advanced course the second week. If you would like to just take an introductory or advanced course, then take a look at Teen One-Week Camps. If you would like to take an introductory course followed by an advanced course, then the Academy experience is what you are looking for.

This streamlined experience begins with introductory topics and moves to advanced lessons the second week. Since the introductory and advanced courses are consecutive, the skills directly carry over to the next week. There’s also a cost savings by registering for the academy, if the student wants to take both courses.

Is lunch included in the tuition?

Lunch is not provided automatically, it is an available option that can be added to your registration. Alternatively, campers can bring their own lunch with them. Adding the lunch option usually entitles them to go into a cafeteria or dining hall and pick and choose from a buffet-style selection. Please note that availability will vary from location to location. It is also recommended that campers are sent with a water bottle and some snacks to sustain them through the day.

Are these camps overnight?

Overnight housing is available at select locations. for teen campers ages 13-17 and is available for an additional cost. If this option is not available or not added, the camps are run as day camps Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm.

Made By Girls FAQs

Is Made By Girls Co-Ed?

Made By Girls camps are not co-ed. These camps are focused on increasing the amount of females in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, as well as building a community of confident female makers.

Will the instructors always be female?

Made By Girls camps do not guarantee that courses will be taught by females. In some cases, male instructors will lead Made By Girls courses. In those instances, we will provide a female TA to assist in the course.

Will the instructors always be female?

Made By Girls camps do not guarantee that courses will be taught by females. In some cases, male instructors will lead Made By Girls courses.

Do MBG students interact with other DMA campers?

Yes! All students at Digital Media Academy share breaks and lunch, allowing students to interact and make new friends.

Pro Series FAQs

Why register for the second week of DMA Studios courses?

Due to the way that our Studios are structured, it would not be possible for your camper to take only the second week of the Studio.

What is the minimum age for Pro Series courses?

The minimum age for Pro Series courses is 14 years old. There is no age cap to the Pro Series program.

DMA Online FAQs

How long is the average course?

DMA Online courses will last an average of 8-10 hours per course. This may vary depending on the course itself, as well the amount of effort students put into the projects within the course.

How old should DMA Online students be?

We suggest that students enrolled in DMA Online be at least 10 years old.

What is included with Overnight Housing?

Weekly housing includes all meals from Sunday dinner through Friday lunch, dorm space from Sunday check-in (3-5pm) through Friday morning check out, counselor supervision, and planned evening activities throughout the week. Evening activities can include but are not limited to; icebreakers, a campus tour, digital scavenger hunts, sports games, group building activities and more.

Please note that Weekend housing (Friday – Sunday) must be purchased separately for an additional fee.

What is included with Weekend Housing?

Weekend housing includes all meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch, dorm space, counselor supervision, and a planned off campus excursion. Weekend excursions can include but are not limited to; downtown city tours, amusement parks, water parks, museums, shows, movies and more.

What is the student supervision like?

We have a student to counselor supervision ratio of 10:1 which is compliant with all university requirements. Our counselors are at least 20 years old and have completed training through DMA as well as receiving their First Aid and CPR certification.

Where can I find more Housing information?

Information such as check-in locations, housing address and directions, what to bring, etc. can be found in the attendee information that is shared before camp begins with registered attendees and parents. 

You can also check out the Housing page for even more information.

Will my teen share a room?

Yes, we will assign your teen to stay in a room with another teen based on our roommate assignment process listed above. There are generally two students assigned to each room but on some occasions there may more. The number of teens assigned to a room may vary based on campus housing configurations.

How are roommates assigned?

We assign roommates based on gender, age, and when possible, course topic (in that order). We are also happy to add a roommate request to your account if you are coming to camp with a friend. This request should be made at least 2 weeks before checking in to camp to ensure the housing department can accommodate this request. Roommate assignments will be shared with students at check-in, on Sunday.

Do you provide transportation?

While DMA does not personally provide transportation, we can refer you local companies who specialize in getting your child safely to and from camp.

For more information, call Guest Services at 866-656-3342, chat with us online or send an email to info@digitalmediaacademy.org.