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Makers Workshop

Kids One-Week Camp | Ages 9-12

Makers Workshop

Kids One-Week Camp | Ages 9-12

Invent and Program Electronic Gadgets

Bring gadgets to life with electrical engineering and hardware code! Learn how to program electronics using Arduino, an electrical engineering prototyping platform that teaches people about electronics and how electronic circuits can work. Ignite your creativity as you discover how engineering and programming work together to make new and exciting inventions a reality.

You’ll use the engineering design process (i.e., create, test and improve) to break down a problem, design a solution, and finally build it. You’ll leave camp with an understanding of the electrical engineering process along with an Arduino kit to take home.

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: Sparkfun micro:bit kit, various sensors and motors

Ages: Students 9-12
Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Program: Level 2 (One-Week)

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: Sparkfun micro:bit kit, various sensors and motors

Ages: Students 9-12
Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Program: Level 2 (One-Week)

Course Information

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

What Students Learn

  • Learn the fundamentals of electrical engineering.
  • Understand how to program, design circuits and hack electronics.
  • Discover the Arduino electronics platform.

What Students Create

  • Electronic prototypes that solve real-world problems, programmed with Arduino.

More About This Course

Our Robotics + Engineering courses equip students with critical thinking, technical, and creative skills necessary to build innovative electrical and mechanical gadgets or competitive robots! In this course, you’ll learn how to seamlessly combine the engineering design process with Arduino’s C-based programming to invent your very own electrical device to take home.

The Adventures Experience: Our Adventures camps give elementary level students, ages 9-12, a meaningful, hands-on introduction to the fundamentals of technology and design-thinking methodology; challenging them to collaborate with their fellow campers to create solutions to real-world problems.

Download the Course Syllabus

Get to know Makers Workshop 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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Frequently Asked Questions

Is this an electrical engineering course?

Yes! Primarily it deals with electrical engineering, although it also involves a bit of mechanical engineering and a good amount of software engineering (programming).

Camp Overview + Schedule

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

08:30am
Check-in and drop off
09:00am
Hands-on STEM Instruction
10:30am
Morning Break
11:00am
Continued Instruction + Creation
12:00am
Lunch Break
1:00pm
Back to the Classroom
2:30pm
Afternoon Break
3:00pm
Continued Classroom Time
4:30pm
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 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.

“I loved programming the Arduino and running the code with LEDs”

Marina Q.

Adventures in Electronics with Arduino

Why DMA?

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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