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Computer Science Academy

Teen One-Week Camp | Ages 12-17

Computer Science Academy

Teen One-Week Camp | Ages 12-17

Jump into Computer Science this Summer

Jump into Computer Science as you learn to use Processing commands to understand the basics of programming and create original drawings and animations. By the end of the first week, students will discover Object Oriented programming in Java to create multi-class games or applications. Students will then get the chance to dive deeper into the topics of programming, learning 2D arrays and techniques to create Conway’s game of life, a music visualizer, and more. Each student will also use their creativity to create their own creative application.

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: Java, Processing

Ages: 12-17
Hours: 9:00AM – 4:30PM
Program: Teen Camp (Two-Weeks)

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: Java, Processing

Ages: 12-17
Hours: 9:00AM – 4:30PM
Program: Teen Camp (Two-Weeks)

Course Information

Get ready for a fun and meaningful camp experience through project-based learning

What Students Learn

  • The power of programming as a tool
  • Coordinate systems
  • Physics concepts like velocity and gravity
  • Game loops and logic
  • Variables, loops, conditionals, and more
  • Multidimensional arrays
  • Algorithms and data structures
  • Signal processing and visualization

What Students Create

  • Drawings and animations
  • A game like Breakout
  • A game story or animation of their choice
  • A game of life simulation
  • A music visualization
  • An image filter and manipulation
  • A GUI

What Students Learn

Computer programming code runs your devices and the world. Our Programming courses prepare students with the skills they need to develop their own apps and games in languages such as C#, Java, and Swift. In the AI and Machine Learning course, students will take a deep dive into the complex algorithms that are making computers smarter than ever. Use neural nets to finally beat that game you’ve never been able to or improve projects using computer vision to find patterns.

The Teen Experience: Since 2002, Digital Media Academy has been encouraging and inspiring teens to become the next generation of developers, animators, filmmakers, photographers, designers and engineers. In addition to developing teens’ interests and passions for the latest in new tech, our camps foster personal growth, confidence, and independence; preparing students for life beyond high school and college.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will I need a mobile phone?

A relatively new Android or iOS phone is HIGHLY recommended.

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

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 Digital Media Academy 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 start at $75/week at select locations.

Overnight Housing

Stay in the dorms and eat on-campus, Sunday through Friday. Overnight Housing is $695/week where available.

Weekend Stay

Add Weekend Stay and enjoy extra activities and day trips around the area. Weekend Stay is $395/weekend at select locations.

Extended Day

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

“Where creativity and rigor in problem solving can thrive.”

Laura Hill-Bonnet

Stanford Graduate School of Education

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.

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