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Housing + Meals

Get the Complete Experience

Our overnight camp experiences give students a chance to live the life of a university student at North America’s most prestigious universities. Students stay in the dorms and eat in the dining halls of Stanford University, George Washington University, the University of Toronto, and more.

Overnight Housing programs begin Sunday at 3pm and students stay overnight until they go home on Friday afternoon at the end of the day. The cost includes all meals plus all evening activities during the week.

Some locations also offer additional Weekend Stay options, adding extra nights to your stay in between camp weeks. Take a trip to the local amusement park, catch a movie, or go on a big city tour over the weekend.

Stay Overnight This Summer

Discover how Overnight Housing can create an even more memorable summer camp experience.

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Awesome Activities

Life on campus is all fun and games! Join your Overnight Counselors and participate in fun and exciting evening activities –all while making new friends.

Life on Campus

Experience Life on Campus

With Overnight Housing, students receive a true university experience as they stay in student dorms and eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner in university dining facilities.

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Weekend Trips

Take a trip to the local amusement park, catch a new movie, or even go on a big city tour when you add the Weekend Housing option to your camp registration.

Meals & Dietary Information 

Our location’s dining halls serve a wide variety of healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. Campus dining halls are accustomed to preparing food for students with allergies. When registering, please indicate any medications or dietary needs the child may have. This can be uploaded in your MyDMA account. If your child has severe food allergies, we would recommend bringing a lunch from home.

Find a Location with Overnight Housing

Overnight Housing is available at the university campus locations below. Click on a location to learn more!

Stanford University

Stanford, California

UC San Diego

La Jolla, California

University of Washington

Seattle, Washington


Austin, Texas

Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

Overnight Housing Overview

Learn more about our three housing options: Overnight Housing, Friday Night, and Weekend Stay.

Overnight Housing

Stay for the week! Sunday 3pm – Friday After Open House
Available for Teen Students, Age 12 – 18

Overnight Housing includes all meals, every day – breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Stay in university dormitories with other students just like you.
Enjoy fun evening activities including theme parties, movie nights, and more.
✓ Safety Matters. All of our Overnight Counselors are First Aid + CPR Certified.

Weekend Stay

Add Friday + Saturday to your Two-Week Camp
Available for Teen Students, Age 12 – 18

✓ Weekend Stay also includes all meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
✓ Bridge weeks between your Academy or Camps and enjoy the university campus.

Friday Night

Don’t leave just yet! Spend one extra night
Available for Teen Students, Age 12 – 18

✓ Includes dinner on Friday and breakfast on Saturday.
✓ Depart by 10am on Saturday morning.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the price of weekly 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 through out the week. Evening activities can include but are not limited to: icebreakers, a campus tour, digital scavenger hunts, sports games, team building activities and more.
What is included in the price of 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.
Can you tell me more about the supervision DMA provides?
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 out specific information about housing?
Information such as check-in locations, housing address and directions, what to bring, and more can be found in the attendee information that is shared in the spring with registered attendees and parents.
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.
Do you provide transportation to and from the campus?
DMA does not provide or arrange transportation but we are happy to send recommendations if requested.