University of California, San Diego
San Diego Tech Camps
Digital Media Academy has held their tech camps at UCSD since 2004 and is one our longest running locations. With a beautiful view of the ocean, students learn in rooms with convenient access to parking, dining commons, and outdoor fields for breaks. Our dorms are well-furnished and provide an exemplary camp experience.
Students and staff love teaching and learning at our UCSD tech camps. Our staff promote diversity and often collaborate across tech disciplines both in the classroom and in their own professional pursuits. The UCSD camp is one of our most unique and offers a very exclusive and popular Surfing & Filmmaking class that teaches kids the basics of filmmaking while learning to surf.
Still looking for a camp? Ask us!
DMA summer is in full swing but we still have room - even in some of our most popular courses! See a course you like but don't see any room online? Ask us! In order to prevent over-booking, we close online registration 5 days before the start of camp. Send us an email, chat with us live on site, or call a Camp Advisor at (866) 656-3342 to inquire about adding your ideal camp to your summer itinerary!
Find a Camp at UCSD
Spend your summer with us! Select a date in the schedule below for more information about our camps, availability, and pricing.
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
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: Due to UCSD regulations, lunch is provided in the dining hall as a required add-on.
+ DMA Online: Choose a course or subscribe to learn at your own pace.
+ Overnight Housing: Stay on campus Sunday to Friday – includes all meals.
+ Weekend Stay: Get ready for fun weekend activities and day trips around the area.
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.
UCSD Campus Facts
UCSD was founded in 1960 and quickly rose to prominence as a research institution. $1 billion annually is used to further our knowledge on projects researching topics such as climate change, biotechnology, new computer programming languages, oceanography, and more. Research done at UCSD led to the development of Pascal, which in turn led to the development of Java (a coding language we all know and love). UCSD isn’t just a hub for scientific progress as it also is a home for many artists. The campus features the Geisel Library, named and inspired by the works of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss.
The 30,000 students who go there have a wide variety of opportunities available to them as UCSD offers 125 undergrad degree programs and 75 graduate degrees. The university inspires excellence in all who step foot on its campus.