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Summer Camps Held at

University of Pennsylvania

World-Class STEM & Tech Courses For Kids & Teens

Tech Camps in Philadelphia

Located in the historic University City area of Philadelphia, Digital Media Academy summer camps at the University of PA give elementary, middle school and high school students the opportunity to experience college life, from working on projects in university classrooms to eating in the dining hall. Explore the campus while taking photos in our digital photography course, or teach a computer to play a video game in our week-long artificial intelligence camp. From virtual reality game programming to 3D animation, we have a variety of STEM camps for families to choose from.

Our staff and students love Penn and the community of learners that are brought together while at camp. The Digital Media Academy experience is a balanced one – we want students to come away with better tech skills, people skills, and communication skills. And like all of our camps, they’ll get a head start on a portfolio.

DMA Summer Camp Schedule at the University of Pennsylvania

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


More locations near the University of Pennsylvania

Meredith College

Raleigh, North Carolina

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Camp Overview + Schedule

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

Check-in and drop off
Hands-on STEM Instruction
Morning Break
Continued Instruction + Creation
Lunch Break
Back to the Classroom
Afternoon Break
Continued Classroom Time
Pick-up Begins
Pick-up Ends
Extended Day Begins

Tuition Includes

  Personalized Feedback + Student Achievement Report

  Diploma or Certificate of Completion

  Full Adobe Creative Cloud license for up to 12 months

  Unlimited Google Apps and Email Account

  Low staff to student ratios

  Take home select technology hardware

  Alumni Club Benefits

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 pm and is typically finished by 4:00 pm.



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 so you don’t have to pack your own. Lunch Plans are $80/week.

Extended Day

Our flexible Extended Day option allows families to pick-up students as late as 6:00 PM from Monday to Thursday.

Camp Upgrades

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

Why Digital Media Academy?

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

Passionate Staff

Educators, artists, and talented industry professionals with a passion for STEAM education.

A 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, while fostering teamwork and collaboration.

Safety Matters

Our staff is First-Aid + CPR certified and have completed national background checks.

University of Pennsylvania Campus Facts

University of Pennsylvania was founded in 1740 by Benjamin Franklin, where his influence is obvious as the university continues his legacy of tech innovation. Penn serves a population of over 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Their legacy of higher education started early, as it is the first university to have a student union as well as the first to establish a medical school and a business school. With $814 million spent in research in 2011, Penn is considered the 9th best national university in the U.S.

Many famous people have attended Penn, including eight signers of the Declaration of Independence, nine signers of the U.S.Constitution. Elon Musk attended University of Pennsylvania as well as numerous other business tycoons, such as Donald Trump, Warren Buffet, Ralph Roberts, Leonard Bosack, and Safra Catz. Penn has a number of innovations attributed to its students and staff. ENIAC, the first general purpose electronic computer was developed there along with the COBOL programming language in 1940. Additionally, the vaccines for rubella and hepatitis B were developed here along with the dialysis machine. Penn has a legacy of success and is responsible for the education of more billionaires than any other university at the undergrad level.