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iOS App Development

Teen One-Week Camp  Ages 12-17

Design and Code Your Own App

Launch your career or imagination with application development for Apple devices like iPhone and iPad! This hands-on experience has you working with Apple’s Software Development Kit (SDK) for iOS and building custom apps for Apple’s best selling mobile devices.

Discover Swift, Apple’s programming language, and master tools like Xcode and Interface Builder to access iOS features like gyroscope, touchscreen and more. You’ll leave camp with a functional application that you can load onto an iOS device to show your friends and family.

Staff Ratio:12:1
Hardware + Software:
iOS, Xcode, Swift

Ages: Students 12-17
Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Program: Teen Camp (One-Week)

Staff Ratio: 12:1
Ages: Students 12-17
Hours: Full Day, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Program: Teen Camp (One-Week)
Hardware + Software: iOS, Xcode, Swift


Students must bring their own iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch device running the latest Apple iOS software. Please note, DMA is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Course Information

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

What Students Learn

• Discover Swift, Apple’s programming language.
• 
Understand variables, functions and loops.
• 
Learn the fundamentals of basic object-oriented programming.
• Learn how to program algorithms & use them for creative problem solving.
• 
Access device components to use in development, like the camera, GPS, and touch and motion interaction.

What Students Create

• A basic iPhone or iPad app.

Learn even more in the iOS App Development Academy. Learn more →

More About This Course

Computer programming code is a vital part of our everyday lives, running billions of devices globally. 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 this App Development course students will learn the programming skills necessary to unlock the power of Swift and build functional iOS applications that entertain, creatively solve problems and become an essential part of the iOS device user’s daily life. No programming experience is required, however a basic understanding of algebra is strongly recommended.

The Teen Experience: Since 2002, DMA 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.

Computer programming code is a vital part of our everyday lives, running billions of devices globally. 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 this App Development course students will learn the programming skills necessary to unlock the power of Swift and build functional iOS applications that entertain, creatively solve problems and become an essential part of the iOS device user’s daily life. No programming experience is required, however a basic understanding of algebra is strongly recommended.

What Students Learn

• Discover Swift, Apple’s programming language.
• 
Understand variables, functions and loops.
• 
Learn the fundamentals of basic object-oriented programming.
• Learn how to program algorithms & use them for creative problem solving.
• 
Access device components to use in development, like the camera, GPS, and touch and motion interaction.

What Students Create

• A basic iPhone or iPad app.

The Teen Experience

Since 2002, DMA 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.

What Students Learn

• Discover Swift, Apple’s programming language.
• 
Understand variables, functions and loops.
• 
Learn the fundamentals of basic object-oriented programming.
• Learn how to program algorithms & use them for creative problem solving.
• 
Access device components to use in development, like the camera, GPS, and touch and motion interaction.

What Students Create

• A basic iPhone or iPad app.

The Teen Experience

Since 2002, DMA 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.

Download the Course Syllabus

Get to know iOS App Development even better by taking an in-depth look at the syllabus for this course.

Our project-based approach to learning sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork as students seek solutions to real-world problems. Have additional questions about selecting the perfect course? Contact us →

Download the Course Syllabus

Get to know iOS App Development even better by taking an in-depth look at the syllabus for this course.

Our project-based approach to learning sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork as students seek solutions to real-world problems. Have additional questions about selecting the perfect course? Contact us →

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Camp Overview + Schedule

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

Daily Schedule

8:00 am Check-in + Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am Morning Break
11:00 am Continued Instruction + Creation
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Back to the Classroom
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Continued Classroom Time
5:00 pm Pick-up

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 Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House is typically finished by 4:00 PM.

 

Daily Schedule

8:00 am Check-in + Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am Morning Break
11:00 am Continued Instruction
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Back to the Classroom
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Continued Classroom Time
5:00 pm Pick-up

 

 Tuition Includes

Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt
Feedback + Project Achievement Report
Certificate of Completion
Google Apps email account + cloud storage
Personal Apple workstation for camp
 Low staff to student ratios

Friday Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House is typically finished by 4:00 PM.

Daily Schedule

8:00 am Check-in + Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am Morning Break
11:00 am Continued Instruction + Creation
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Back to the Classroom
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Continued Classroom Time
5:00 pm Pick-up

 

Tuition Includes

Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt
Feedback + Project Achievement Report
Certificate of Completion
Google Apps email account + cloud storage
Personal Apple workstation for camp
 Low staff to student ratios

Friday Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House 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 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.

DMA Online

Start learning now and get ready for camp when you register for an online course! DMA Online is $95 per course.

What Students Are Saying

“I liked the structure of how we learned about coding. I liked how for the first 3 days we learned tutorials by creating apps, and on the last 2 days we created our own apps based on what we learned.”

Arshia D.
iOS App Development

The DMA Promise

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is an Apple device required for this course?

Students are required to bring their own iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch device. The device should be running the latest Apple iOS software and can not be a “jailbroken” device. Please perform any software updates prior to attending the course. If your device is too old to install the latest version of iOS, it won’t be able to be used in this course.

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