University of Pennsylvania
Tech Camps in Philadelphia
Digital Media Academy has run its camps in Philadelphia for the past 4 years, but has recently come to the University of Pennsylvania. Located away from the downtown area, Penn gives students the opportunity to experience collegiate life, from working on projects in university classrooms to eating in the dining hall.
Our staff and students love Penn and the community of learners that are brought together while at camp. The rich history at Penn and the beautiful campus make it the perfect place to explore your interests and make new friends.
Last Call for Alumni Special Savings!
The lowest rates of the year are going, going, [almost] gone! You now have until Tuesday September 5th to take advantage of incredible savings on all of our summer camp offerings. Not sure of your plans yet? No problem! Get a full refund on your summer camp purchase until February 1, 2018.
Find a Camp at the University of Pennsylvania
Spend your summer with us! Select a date in the schedule below for more information about our camps, availability, and pricing.
Summer 2018 Camp Schedule Coming Soon!
Take a look at your camp schedule, learn more about tuition, and explore add-ons.
Sample Camp Day
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.
✓ 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 and Weekend Stay not available at this location.
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.
The DMA Difference
Discover what sets us apart from the competition and why we're the best.
Educators, artists, and talented industry professionals with a passion for STEM education.
Our students enjoy a balanced camp day with both in-class lessons and outdoor activities.
Our curriculum sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork and collaboration.
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.