University of Chicago

Tech Camps in Chicago

Digital Media Academy has been holding their camps at the University of Chicago since 2009 and has developed a community dedicated to learning and creating. Our classrooms come equipped with all the tools students need to create and develop the skills they need to excel.

Our staff come from the best tech professionals that Chicago has to offer and come back each year excited to teach and guide students through hands-on projects. Whether you are looking to explore your interests or make new friends, the University of Chicago is the perfect place to learn.

Save on DMA OnlineSave on DMA Online Courses During Computer Education Week

All DMA Online courses are $20 off in honor of Computer Science Education Week, going on now until December 12th. Whether you are preparing for a week at camp, looking to extend your knowledge, or trying to discover new interests, DMA Online provides the perfect self-paced experience for independent learners.But that’s not all – This year we also created a fun coding activity for you to try out at home and get to know the Processing programming language, right in your internet browser!

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Find a Camp at the University of Chicago

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 + Chill
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 + Chill
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: Stay on campus Sunday to Friday – includes all meals.
+ Weekend Stay: Get ready for fun weekend activities and day trips around the area.

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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University of Chicago Campus Facts

Founded in 1890, University of Chicago is renown as a scientific research institution, contributing a number of discoveries to nuclear research. Plutonium was first isolated in 1940 at the George Herbert Jones Laboratory. The university also was the first to create an artificial, self-sustained nuclear reaction in 1942 by Enrico Fermi. UC is also known for its economics and sociology research. Nobel laureate Milton Friedman developed “Free Market” economic ideas which became known as “the Chicago school of economics.” UC was also the first US university to have an independent sociology department. UC has been incredibly influential on its students, many of whom have distinguished themselves as scientific, political, and liberal arts thought leaders. President Barack Obama taught for several years as a lecturer at the UC Law School. Astronomers Carl Sagan and Edwin Hubble (of Hubble Telescope fame) attended UC as students. Writers like Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Philip Roth, Saul Bellow, and Roger Ebert all attended the university, as well as famous journalists Katherine Graham (Washington Post) and columnist David Broder. The University of Chicago is home to the Argonne National Laboratory as well as Fermilab, a particle physics laboratory.