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Experience Student Life at the World's Most Prestigious Universities

Get the Complete Experience

Our overnight camp options 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 the world’s finest universities, all while making new friends and creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Overnight Housing Program begins on Sunday with flexible Check-In from 3-5 pm. Students will continue their week-long adventure on campus until Check-Out after Friday Showcase.*

Give your child the opportunity of a lifetime by adding the overnight housing option experience to their registration.

*Friday Night or Weekend Stay options available

Featured Overnight Activities

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Staff-Led Campus Activities

Our students get the opportunity to go beyond the classroom and explore more of the campus with staff-led evening activities that will highlight university student life.

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Newsroom Tours

Our filmmaking students got the opportunity to tour the local news station. They got an inside look at how a live broadcast is produced and sent to viewers all over the world!

Life on Campus

Engaging Sports

Practice teamwork! There is no better way to enhance your teamworking skills than by immersing yourself in a fun sport.

Life on Campus

Exclusive CNC Machine Shop Tour

Our 3D Printing students at Stanford got the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to tour the CNC machine shop at Stanford this summer.

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Texas Advanced Computing Center

Explore the largest supercomputing systems and the most sought-after high-performance data storage systems in the world!

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Video Game Tournaments

Build your skills in gaming tournaments and learn the best strategies to work as a member of a game competition team.

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.

✓ Overnight Housing includes all meals, every day – breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
✓ Enjoy fun evening activities including theme parties, movie nights, and more.
✓ Safety Matters. All of our Overnight Counselors are First Aid + CPR Certified.

Students stay on campus from Sunday 3pm – Friday After Friday Showcase

Only available for Teen Students, Ages 12 – 18

Weekend Stay

Add Friday + Saturday to your Multi-Week Experience
Available for Teen Students, Ages 12 – 18

Memorable Activities

Take a trip to the local amusement park, visit a world-renown museum, or even go on a big city tour when you add the Weekend Housing option to your camp registration.

Weekend Stay Includes:

✓ Friday night stay in dorms
✓ Friday dinner
✓ Saturday off-campus activities including all meals and transportation costs
✓ Saturday night stay in dorms
✓Sunday breakfast at campus dining hall if checking out on this day or all meals if staying an additional week

*Weekend activities will vary by location and will be finalized by on-site staff during the week prior to the weekend with input from registered students.

Featured Weekend Activities By Location

Please note activities will vary depending on geographic proximity & group size.

Stanford University

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Great America

Visit the Bay Area’s favorite amusement park. Experience exciting thrill rides, special events, and the Boomerang Bay waterpark!

Life on Campus

Tech Museum

No trip to San Jose is complete without a visit to The Tech Interactive! Celebrate the most innovative place on Earth — Silicon Valley. Experience interactive experiences with science and technology.

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San Francisco City Tour

Go on a big city tour and see world famous attractions including the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, Alcatraz Island and Pier39 in Fisherman’s Wharf!

Toronto University

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CN Tower

Experience the CN Tower, a 553.3 m-high concrete communications and observation tower featuring stunning views.

Life on Campus

Toronto Island Park

Toronto Island Park offers spectacular views of downtown Toronto, adventurous trails, beaches, and thrilling amusement rides.

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Royal Ontario Museum

Explore art, culture, and nature, at the largest museum in Canada (and one of the largest museums in North America).

University of Washington

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Chihuly Garden and Museum

Visit the iconic Chihuly Museum! This unique attraction features spectecular lighted glass exhibits including a 100-foot-long installation inside of the Glasshouse.

Life on Campus

Space Needle

Experience wonder at a higher level. Float over Seattle as you sit back on one of the inclined glass benches in the open-air observation deck.

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Foundation

Explore interactive exhibits, programs, and tours that spark conversations, make connections and inspire action.

UC San Diego

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UCSD Campus Tour

These Sunday afternoon tours are led by knowledgeable adult volunteer guides who are eager to show you the most notable features of this beautiful 1,200-acre campus.

Life on Campus

San Diego Zoo

Visit the San Diego Zoo, home to more than 3,500 animals of more than 650 species and subspecies.

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USS Midway Museum

Embark on an adventure at sea! Live the adventure & honor the legend of the USS Midway with activities & fun for all ages onboard.

Meredith University

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Bull City Escape

Experience an exhilarating, interactive escape room designed to test your wits! Work together with other campers to unearth clues, solve puzzles, and crack codes.

Life on Campus

Xtreme Park Adventures

Experience thrilling outdoor & indoor courses offering outdoor laser tag, airsoft, paintball, ziplines, ropes course, gem mining and more fun across its 50-acre park.

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Durham Performing Arts

Visit the largest performing arts center in the Carolinas. Enjoy an exclusive weekend production, Broadway production, or light-hearted comedy show in between your multi-week stay!

Austin, Texas

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Zilker Park

Enjoy lots of sightseeing and live music during the day. Staying for the weekend of July 4th? Enjoy an evening firework show!

Life on Campus

Umlauf Sculpture Garden

Visit an incredible museum and neat outdoor sculpture garden centered on the artistic works of American sculptor Charles Umlauf.

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Bat Watching 101

Enjoy an amazing nightly show of the beloved creatures who happily handle the city’s bug mitigation.

George Washington University

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Smithsonian Museums

Experience Washington DC’s history, science, art and culture live at the Smithsonian Institution.

Life on Campus

Smithsonian’s National Zoo

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo houses 30–40 endangered species and it recognized as one of the oldest zoos in the United States.

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The Kennedy Center

Visit America’s living memorial to President Kennedy. Experience exciting theater and cultural events from all around the world!

Benefits of Staying Overnight

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Pre-Collegiate Experience

With Overnight Housing, students get a pre-collegiate experience as they stay in student dorms and eat breakfast, lunch + dinner in university dining facilities.

Life on Campus

Develop a Sense of Independence

Campers gain a sense of independence before heading to college, getting a chance to experience what it feels like to thrive away from home for the first time.

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Create Lifelong Friendships

Our camps welcome students from all over the world. Create lifelong friendships while simultaneously building a professional network for a future career.

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

Austin, Texas

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.

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.

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 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, 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, 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.