Summer Camps at Harvard Student Organization Center: 59 Shepard St, Cambridge, MA 02138 


For students who want a pre-collegiate experience at a college they’re interested in attending or who just want to get away for the summer and explore a new city, we offer you the best of both worlds. Learn on the Cambridge campus, and, when you’re not in class, safely explore the surrounding area.

The main campus is in central Cambridge, a unique community with a strong mix of cultural and social diversity, intellectual vitality and technological innovation. That campus also extends into the surrounding Harvard Square neighborhood, with noteworthy restaurants and shops. The university’s 80-plus libraries, numerous museums, diverse landscapes and stately architecture set the tone for this world-class learning experience.



Camp Course Title Ages Jul18-Jul22 Jul25-Jul29 Aug1-Aug5 Aug8-Aug12 Aug15-Aug19
Jr. Adventures in Acting & Filmmaking [Morning] 6-8 No Space Available No Space Available
Jr. Adventures in Art & Digital Photography [Afternoon] 6-8 No Space Available No Space Available
Jr. Adventures in Art & Digital Photography [Morning] 6-8 No Space Available No Space Available
Jr. Adventures in 3D Game Design with Minecraft [Morning] 6-8 No Space Available No Space Available No Space Available No Space Available
Jr. Adventures in 3D Game Design with Minecraft [Afternoon] 6-8 No Space Available No Space Available No Space Available No Space Available
Jr. Adventures in Acting & Filmmaking [Afternoon] 6-8 No Space Available No Space Available
Jr. Adventures in Machines & Engineering [Morning] 6-8 No Space Available No Space Available
Jr. Adventures in Programming & Game Creation [Morning] 6-8 No Space Available No Space Available
Jr. Adventures in Machines & Engineering [Afternoon] 6-8 No Space Available No Space Available
Jr. Adventures in Programming & Game Creation [Afternoon] 6-8 No Space Available No Space Available
Camp Course Title Ages Jul18-Jul22 Jul25-Jul29 Aug1-Aug5 Aug8-Aug12 Aug15-Aug19
Adventures in Animation 8-12 No Space Available No Space Available No Space Available
Adventures in Filmmaking & Special Effects 8-12 No Space Available No Space Available
Adventures in Programming 8-12 No Space Available No Space Available
Adventures in Engineering & Electronics with Arduino 8-12 No Space Available No Space Available
Programming & App Development for iPhone & iPad 10-12 No Space Available No Space Available No Space Available
Adventures in 3D Game Design with Minecraft 8-12 No Space Available No Space Available No Space Available No Space Available
Adventures in Engineering & Rocket Science 8-12 No Space Available No Space Available
Adventures in Java Programming for Minecraft Modding 10-12 No Space Available No Space Available
Adventures in Game Design for iPhone & iPad 8-12 No Space Available No Space Available
Adventures in Robotics & Programming with LEGO EV3 8-12 No Space Available No Space Available
Adventures in 3D Printing 8-12 No Space Available No Space Available
Adventures in Programming - Made by Girls 8-12 No Space Available
Camp Course Title Ages Jul18-Jul22 Jul25-Jul29 Aug1-Aug5 Aug8-Aug12 Aug15-Aug19
Minecraft Game Design & Plug-in Development 12-17 No Space Available
Robotics & Electrical Engineering with Arduino 12-17 No Space Available No Space Available
Digital Filmmaking 12-17 No Space Available No Space Available No Space Available
Visual Effects with Adobe After Effects & Premiere Pro 12-17 No Space Available
3D Modeling & Animation with Maya 12-17 No Space Available
Music & Beat Production with Logic Pro X & Ableton 12-17 No Space Available No Space Available
3D Level Creation with Unreal Engine & Maya 12-17 No Space Available
Programming with Java 12-17 No Space Available No Space Available
App Development for iPhone & iPad 12-17 No Space Available No Space Available
Game Programming with Python 12-17 No Space Available No Space Available
Game Development for Oculus Rift with Unity 12-17 No Space Available
Digital Photography & Photoshop 12-17 No Space Available
Graphic Design 12-17 No Space Available
3D Printing & Product Design 12-17 No Space Available
Minecraft Modding with Java Programming & Forge 12-17 No Space Available
Programming with Java - Made by Girls 12-17 No Space Available
Wearable Tech & Fashion Design - Made by Girls 12-17 No Space Available
App Development for iPhone & iPad - Made by Girls 12-17 No Space Available
Game Design with Dota 2 12-17 No Space Available No Space Available
Camp Course Title Ages Jul18-Jul22 Jul25-Jul29 Aug1-Aug5 Aug8-Aug12 Aug15-Aug19
Academy for 3D Modeling & Animation with Maya & Mudbox 12-17 No Space Available
(2 weeks)
Academy for Digital Photography 12-17 No Space Available
(2 weeks)
Academy for Java Programming 12-17 No Space Available
(2 weeks)
Academy for Digital Filmmaking 12-17 No Space Available
(2 weeks)
Academy for 3D Game Design with Unreal Engine & Maya 12-17 No Space Available
(2 weeks)
Academy for iPhone & iPad App Development with Swift 12-17 No Space Available
(2 weeks)
Academy for Programming 101 12-17 No Space Available
(2 weeks)
Academy for Java Programming - Made by Girls 12-17 No Space Available
(2 weeks)

2016 Fees & Options

Housing is not available at this location. For a complete list of housing availability and FAQ’s, click here.

Adventures (Ages 6-12) Fees & Options
Camp Options Hours Meals Price
Jr. Adventures Day Student Monday-Friday, Half-Day, 9 AM – 12:30 PM or 1:30 PM – 5 PM Students must bring bagged lunch. $399/session*
Adventures Day Student Monday-Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM Lunch not included. May be purchased separately. $945/week*
Lunch Plan. May be purchased separately. Monday-Friday Lunch $75/week

*Base price. Some courses may include a lab fee.

Teen (Ages 12-17) Fees & Options
Camp Options Hours Meals Price
Teen Day Student Monday-Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM Lunch not included. $1,195/week*
Academy Day Student Monday-Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM Lunch not included. $2,395/2 weeks*
Lunch Plan Monday-Friday Lunch $75/week

*Base price. Some courses may require a lab fee.


 

Campus Facts

Founded: 1636, making it the oldest institution of higher learning in the U.S. It’s also the oldest corporation in U.S. history.

Campus Size: Main campus occupies 210 acres in Cambridge, Massachusetts (and is located less than 4 miles from downtown Boston), across from the Charles River.

Local Attractions: Cambridge attractions include key historical locations such as the Cambridge Common, where George Washington trained the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. Representative buildings from that period include the Cooper-Frost-Austin House, the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House and Longfellow House (which served as one of George Washington’s wartime headquarters). Attractions include Harvard Square, the Harvard Museum of Natural History, Brattle House and the Harvard Art Museum (comprising the Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum).

Famous Alumni: The university counts eight U.S. presidents (John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Rutherford B. Hayes, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, George W. Bush and Barack Obama) among its alumni, as well as the heads of state of numerous foreign countries.

Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg got their starts here, as did physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer. Philosopher Henry David Thoreau was educated here, as were poets T.S. Eliot and E.E. Cummings. Authors schooled there include Ralph Waldo Emerson and William S. Burroughs. Famed conductor Leonard Bernstein attended, as did leading cellist Yo Yo Ma.

TV host and funnyman Conan O’Brien is a grad. So are actors Tommy Lee Jones (who roomed with fellow alumnus, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore), Natalie Portman, Matt Damon, Ashley Judd, Jack Lemmon and Rashida Jones. Film directors Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan) and Terence Malick (The Tree of Life) also attended. Some 75 Nobel laureates are or have been affiliated with the school.

Onscreen Appearances: The campus has appeared in numerous movies and TV shows, including The Social Network (2010), The Great Debaters (2007), Stealing Harvard (2002),Legally Blonde (2001), Good Will Hunting (1997), The Paper Chase (1973) and Love Story (1970).

Cool Facts: In addition to being the first university in the nation, it was also the first corporation chartered in the U.S. Also, it is the alma mater of 62 living billionaires, the most in the country.

It is the nation’s pre-eminent institution of higher learning, as well as its oldest. Serving an enrollment of more than 21,000 students, the university offers 46 undergrad majors, 134 graduate degrees and 32 professional degrees. The university has the largest financial endowment of any academic institution in the world, at approximately $32 billion. The university library is the largest academic library in the U.S. In 2011, U.S. News & World Report ranked it as number one among national universities.

Digital Media Academy is not affiliated with Harvard University, nor is Digital Media Academy a Harvard University program or activity.

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