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Summer Camps Held at

University of California, San Diego

World-Class STEM & Tech Courses For Kids & Teens

UC San Diego Tech Camps

Since 2004, Digital Media Academy has been offering tech summer camps for kids and teens in San Diego. Students have an opportunity to experience college life at the picturesque beachside campus of UC San Diego, one of our most esteemed locations. In modern tech classrooms, students can learn to build a whole new world, make their own short film, design a video game, and more.

Staff and students love teaching and learning at our UC San Diego summer camp. Our staff members promote diversity and often collaborate across tech disciplines, both in the classroom and in their own professional pursuits. Elementary, middle school and high school students will meet like-minded peers as they work on creative projects like developing a new app, coding their own website, or finishing a film project.

UC San Diego Summer Camp Schedule

Select a date in the schedule below for more information about our camps, availability, and pricing.


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
Pick-up Ends
Extended Day Begins

Tuition Includes

  Personalized Feedback + Student Achievement Report

  Diploma or Certificate of Completion

  Full Adobe Creative Cloud license for up to 12 months

  Unlimited Google Apps and Email Account

  Low staff to student ratios

  Take home select technology hardware

  Alumni Club Benefits

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 pm and 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 are $95/week.

Overnight Housing

Stay in the dorms and eat on-campus, Sunday through Friday. Overnight Housing is $795/week.

Weekend Stay

Add Weekend Stay and enjoy extra activities and day trips around the area. Weekend Stay is $425/weekend.

Extended Day

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

Why Digital Media Academy?

You can count on us to deliver on all the things that truly matter. We pinky swear.

Passionate Staff

Educators, artists, and talented industry professionals with a passion for STEAM education.

A 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, while fostering teamwork and collaboration.

Safety Matters

Our staff is First-Aid + CPR certified and have completed national background checks.

UC San Diego Campus Facts

UC San Diego 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 UC San Diego led to the development of Pascal, which in turn led to the development of Java (a coding language we all know and love). UC San Diego 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 UC San Diego offers 125 undergrad degree programs and 75 graduate degrees. The university inspires excellence in all who step foot on its campus.

The University of California does not sponsor these courses, academies, and camps. Views expressed are not supported or endorsed by the University of California and or UC San Diego.