Stanford University

Bay Area Tech Camps

Digital Media Academy was originally founded in 2002 as part of Stanford’s School of New Media by tech educators and innovators. Today, it is still the perfect place to learn and explore tech and design interests for kids, teens, and adults.

We offer the widest variety of courses at Stanford, all taught by the best instructors Silicon Valley has to offer. Students may explore the beautiful campus while out working on photography projects or build their robots and apps in the same buildings as university students.

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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Experience DMA at Stanford 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 + Chill
11:00 am Continued Instruction + Creation
Application + Guided Practice
12:00 pm Lunch Break
Bring your own or purchase a lunch plan, available at select locations.
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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Stanford University Campus Facts

Founded in 1885, Stanford University has been a prominent institution for learning and research in the Silicon Valley, giving rise to numerous advancements in science and technology. Leland Stanford, a railroad magnate and politician, was responsible for a series of stop-action photographic experiments on how horses run that led directly to the invention of motion pictures. These “movies” were filmed in 1878 in a barn on Stanford’s campus. This cutting-edge research has been part of Stanford’s legacy ever since. Stanford was one of the first nodes for ARPANET, a predecessor of the internet. The students and staff that have walked on this campus have gone on to develop companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Google, Sun Microsystems, Netflix, Electronic Arts, and more! Stanford has influenced so many prominent innovations and research, that the school continues to be among the world’s leaders in humanities, sciences, and engineering.