Chicago Tech Camps
Digital Media Academy has been at Northwestern for three years and each year our program increases its camp offerings. Our kids and teen courses are taught by some of the best staff from both Evanston and Chicago.
The beautiful campus offers a lot of benefits for our students. Situated right beside Lake Michigan, students may find themselves exploring the campus during lunch or working on projects in the same classrooms used to teach the university’s students. Northwestern and the city it calls home is an incredible place to spend the summer exploring one’s interests and making some amazing new friends.
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Find a Camp at Northwestern University
Spend your summer with us! Select a date in the schedule below for more information about our camps, availability, and pricing.
Take a look at your camp schedule, learn more about tuition, and explore add-ons.
Sample Camp Day
Beat the traffic! Drop off anytime between 8:00 and 9:00am.
|9:00 am||Hands-on Tech Instruction
Learn + Understand
|10:30 am||Morning Break + Outdoor Activities
|11:00 am||Continued Instruction + Creation
Application + Guided Practice
|12:00 pm||Lunch Break
Bring your own or purchase a lunch plan for the week.
|1:00 pm||Back to Camp
Create, Test, Evaluate + Improve
|2:30 pm||Afternoon Break + Outdoor Activities
|3:00 pm||Continued Instruction + Creation
Review + Share
|5:00 pm||Student Pick-up
Running late? Pick up as late as 5:30pm.
✓ Google Apps email account + unlimited cloud storage
✓ Personalized feedback + Project Achievement Report
✓ Certificate of Completion
✓ Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt
✓ Personal Apple workstation for camp
✓ Low staff to student ratios
Add-Ons Available at Checkout
+ Lunch: Add lunch so you don’t have to bring your own!
+ DMA Online: Choose a course or subscribe to learn at your own pace.
+ Overnight Housing and Weekend Stay not available at this location.
Housing + Meals
Students staying overnight get to experience what it's like to live on a college campus. Sleep in the dorms, eat in the dining halls, enjoy super fun evening activities, and even venture off-campus for weekend excursions.
The DMA Difference
Discover what sets us apart from the competition and why we're the best.
Educators, artists, and talented industry professionals with a passion for STEM education.
Our students enjoy a balanced camp day with both in-class lessons and outdoor activities.
Our curriculum sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork and collaboration.
Our staff is First-Aid + CPR certified and have completed national background checks.
Northwestern Campus Facts
Northwestern University was founded in 1851 by John Evans for whom the city of Evanston was named. The university is regarded as one of the finest research institutions in the world, outranking several Ivy League Schools.
Northwestern is also one of the most active research institutions, which has led to a number of inventions, patents, startups, and licensing, including the pharmaceutical Lyrica. Many alumni go on to make their place in the world, either by appearing in TV and movies, like Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Stephen Colbert or performing on-stage like Andrew Bird and members of the band Arcade Fire.