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Summer Camps Held at

University of Chicago

World-Class STEM & Tech Courses For Kids & Teens

University of Chicago Tech Camps

Since 2009, Digital Media Academy has been offering educational summer camps for kids and teens at the University of Chicago. Each year, hundreds of students attend our tech programs and learn a variety of skills, from producing their own music and building Arduino robots, to coding an app or making their own short films. Our classrooms come equipped with all the tools students need to create and develop the STEM skills they need to excel.

DMA instructors are some of most accomplished that Chicago has to offer and come back each year excited to teach and guide students through hands-on projects. Our tech courses are designed with 21st-century skills in mind – with a focus on teaching creativity, collaboration, and communication. Students will learn to work with their peers while exploring different approaches to problem-solving. Whether you are looking to explore your interests or make new friends, the University of Chicago is the perfect place to learn.

University of Chicago Summer Camp Schedule

Select a date in the schedule below for more information about our camps, availability, and pricing.

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Camp Overview + Schedule

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

08:30am
Check-in and drop off
09:00am
Hands-on STEM Instruction
10:30am
Morning Break
11:00am
Continued Instruction + Creation
12:00am
Lunch Break
1:00pm
Back to the Classroom
2:30pm
Afternoon Break
3:00pm
Continued Classroom Time
4:30pm
Pick-up Begins

Tuition Includes

  Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt

  Personalized feedback + Project Achievement Report

  Certificate of Completion

  Google Apps email account + unlimited cloud storage

  Low staff to student ratios

  Alumni Club Membership

Friday Showcase

At the end of each week, attendees can invite their family and friends to join us for a showcase celebration to share their final projects. Learn more about the fun and exciting activities your child experienced during the week and have an opportunity to meet your child’s instructor. Presentations vary by course topic and instructors will highlight some of the important concepts covered during the week and possible next steps to continue your child’s learning. Arrive early as showcase begins at 3:00 and is typically finished by 4:00.

Camp Upgrades

Get the most out of your summer with DMA when you add any or all of the following:

Lunch Plan

Get lunch on campus at the University of Chicago so you don’t have to pack your own.

DMA Online

Start learning now and get ready for camp when you register for an online course! DMA Online is $95 per course.

Why Digital Media Academy?

You can count on us to deliver on all the things that truly matter. We pinky swear.

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.

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.

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