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Adventures in Electronics

Kids Camp Ages 8-12

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 8-12
Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Program: Adventures Camp

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Ages: Students 8-12
Hours: Full Day, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Program: Adventures Camp
Hardware + Software: Sparkfun micro:bit kit, various sensors and parts.

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 the 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 8-12, 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.

Our Robotics + Engineering courses equip students with the 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.

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.

The Adventures Experience

Our Adventures camps give elementary level students, ages 8-12, 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.

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.

The Adventures Experience

Our Adventures camps give elementary level students, ages 8-12, 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 Adventures in Electronics 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 Adventures in Electronics 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

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Lunch Plan

Get lunch on campus so you don’t have to pack your own. Lunch Plans start at $75/week 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 loved programming the Arduino and running the code with LEDs”

Marina Q.
Adventures in Electronics with Arduino

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 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).

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