Choose your on-campus teen experience
Improve or learn new tech skills in these hands-on, project-based learning experiences. Prep for college or a career. Weeklong day and overnight camps include intensive, personalized instruction from industry experts.
Learn and experience more in our two-week academies than you could in a semester-long college course. DMA Academies combine two specially designed and paired weeklong courses for an extensive exploration of the related topics.
Work alongside accomplished artists and industry professionals, become a part of a production team. Get real-world work experience while completing several smaller individual projects and one large multi-week group project.
Exceptional Teaching Staff
We are extremely passionate about what we do. And separate staff responsibilities allow us to focus on creating an unforgettable technology learning experience for your teen. DMA’s instructors include highly respected tech educators, accomplished artists and talented industry professionals who have a passion for teaching teens.
All DMA Tech Camps Feature Experienced Staff
Lead InstructorsLead instructors are the Rock stars of our summer staff. They bring learning to life with a combination of skill, knowledge, and experience that you won’t find at other camps.
Our lead instructors have a driving passion for inspiring young learners and are supported by a year-round youth-development team that builds innovative and engaging curriculum.
Teaching AssistantsTypically, Teaching Assistants (TA) are college students pursuing degrees in computer science, engineering or media-related fields. During the DMA camp season, TAs provide crucial instructional and student-development support.
TAs are great at connecting and inspiring teens, which allows them to lead character-building and recreational activities outside of the classroom.
Overnight CounselorsYouth Activities Counselors (YAC) are the glue that holds our overnight program together. They are enthusiastic, and have a natural ability to connect with youth.
Each night, YACs create a new adventure for campers, and these activities help get shy students to come out of their shells. YACs create a fun camp culture, while always putting the safety of our students first.
DMA Learning Experience
DMA’s unique Teen learning experience is fueled by student and instructor passion for a subject. Hands-on, exploratory projects give teen students the opportunity to learn by doing and creating. Small individual successes and collaboration with other students evolve as the week progresses and then culminates with a final project.
Hands-on, project-based learning designed to:
Spark CuriosityA student’s curiosity is the compass that leads them to their individual passion. DMA’s immersive courses bring like-minded students together to inspire one another, and to explore their passion through creating.
Build ConfidenceConfidence results from students gaining knowledge, skill and experience. Our instructional staff empowers students with this tool set by acting as their role models as they create meaningful projects with them.
Foster TeamworkDMA courses are designed to encourage teamwork. We also provide students with the opportunity to celebrate their creative accomplishments by presenting and sharing them with their class.
A Well-Balanced Experience
At DMA, we take pride in our Teen program being more academically driven than other tech camps. However, we also realize that everybody needs time away from technology – especially teens. That’s why, along with lunch, DMA students enjoy two breaks each day, when they can hang out and socialize with new friends or take part in a wide range of recreational, team-based and character-building activities.
Dedicated Computer & Workspace
While DMA encourages collaboration, we also believe students perform better when they don’t have to share a computer with someone else. That’s why each student has their own workspace and dedicated computer or tablet to use exclusively during the week.
DMA uses only the latest versions of top software and hardware from tech-industry leaders such as Adobe®, Apple®, Microsoft®, Autodesk®, Google®, LEGO® and more.
Software Used in DMA’s Tech Camp
Professional Film & Photography Equipment
DMA’s exclusive partnership with Canon® allows our students to work with new film and photography equipment each summer.
Hardware Used in DMA’s Tech Camp
In addition to Canon® and The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, DMA is also partnered with several other tech companies and organizations. These partners share our vision and help fulfill our mission to empower the next generation of creators.
When you make the decision to send your teen to DMA, we value that trust, and we take our responsibility for your teen’s safety extremely seriously. We’re parents, just like you, and we know trustworthy supervision is extremely important. To that end, we provide extensive safety training for each and every staff member to ensure they intimately understand how to perform critically important lifesaving actions during any possible emergency situation, should one arise.
Staff members have completed and passed:
- First-Aid and CPR Certification
- Comprehensive state and federal background checks
On-Site Security & Medical Attention
DMA observes a strict security system to ensure our staff always knows where your teen is and what they are doing.
- Access to overnight and weekend dorm building is restricted
- IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO SOME OF THE BEST UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS IN THE WORLD
- Residential staff are accessible at all times by cell phone
As parents, DMA understands what kids are exposed to online and has put safeguards in place to protect your child in our classroom.
- DMA strictly enforces a policy of “no adult-oriented content”
- Instructors encourage teens to create age-appropriate projects
Fees & Options
|Course Type / Option||Ages||Hours||Description||Price|
|Teen 1-Week Courses||12‑17||Mon – Fri, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.||Tuition for a One-Week Teen Course||$1,195 – $1,245 / week|
|Teen 2-Week Academies||12‑17||Mon – Fri, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., 2 Weeks||Tuition for Two-Week Teen Academy||$2,265 – $2,365 / 2 weeks|
|Teen DMA Studios||12‑17||Sun – Fri, overnight, 2 weeks||Tuition / Room and Board / Meals Included for Two weeks (Weekend must be purchased separately)||$4,495 / 2 weeks|
|Pro-Series Courses||15‑Up||Mon – Fri, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.||Tuition for a One-Week Pro Course||$1,465 / 1 week|
|Add-Ons||Ages||Hours||Description||Price (Varies by Location)|
|Add Lunch Plan||12‑17||Mon – Fri, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.||Lunch (Monday – Friday) – 5 Lunches||$70 – $75 / week|
|Add Extended Day||12‑17||Mon – Fri, 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.||Three meals a day, from Monday breakfast to Friday lunch. Only available at Stanford University.||$210 / week|
|Overnight Program||12‑17||Sun 3pm to Fri 5pm||Includes Room and Board for one week from Sunday dinner through Friday lunch. Not available at Drexel, Concordia, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, NYU, Regis, Northwestern, McGill, Santa Clara University or Harvard.||$595 – $895 / week|
|Weekend Stay||12‑17||Fri 5 p.m. – Sun 3 p.m.||Not available at UCLA, UC Berkeley, Drexel, Concordia, Marymount, UC Irvine, NYU, Regis, Northwestern, McGill, or Santa Clara University or Harvard.||$395|
|Friday Night Stay||12‑17||Fri 5 p.m. – Sat 10 a.m.||Not available at UCLA, UC Berkeley, Drexel, Concordia, Marymount, UC Irvine, NYU, Regis, Northwestern, McGill, or Santa Clara University or Harvard.||$175|
DMA also offers camps for kids ages 6-12
People Love DMA
A fantastic experience. You will learn more than you could possibly imagine. Five stars. Jarrett, Student