Northwestern University

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.

Sunglasses: Summer is Here

Still looking for a camp? Ask us!

DMA summer is in full swing but we still have room - even in some of our most popular courses! See a course you like but don't see any room online? Ask us! In order to prevent over-booking, we close online registration 5 days before the start of camp. Send us an email, chat with us live on site, or call a Camp Advisor at (866) 656-3342 to inquire about adding your ideal camp to your summer itinerary!

 

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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.

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Location Overview

Take a look at your camp schedule, learn more about tuition, and explore add-ons.

Sample Camp Day

8:00 am Drop-Off
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.

Tuition Includes

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.

overnight housing

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.

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The DMA Difference

Discover what sets us apart from the competition and why we're the best.

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.

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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.