DMA Technology Summer Camps atGeorge Washington University

For students who want a pre-collegiate experience at a college they’re interested in attending or who just want to get away for the summer and explore a new city, we offer you the best of both worlds. Learn on George Washington University’s Mount Vernon campus, eat in the same dining hall as its undergrads, and students ages 12+ can even stay overnight.

We selected GW not only because of its impeccable reputation as a liberal arts college, but also because of its superior campus location within the nation’s capital.

Students can hang out in Pelham Commons or enjoy the rest of brand new West Hall, which includes a digital media center, high-tech studio, 150-seat black box theater and even a fitness center.

In addition, students registered in the overnight program can take advantage of the Vern Express, which provides continuous transportation to and from GW’s Foggy Bottom campus for evening or weekend supervised excursions. Here they can also visit the nearby Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, explore the National Geographic Society or tour the massive Library of Congress.

Camp Course Title Ages Jul11-Jul15 Jul18-Jul22 Jul25-Jul29 Aug1-Aug5
Adventures in Animation 8-12 Almost Full No Space Available
Adventures in Filmmaking & Special Effects 8-12 Almost Full Filling Fast
Adventures in Programming 8-12 No Space Available
Adventures in Engineering & Electronics with Arduino 8-12 Almost Full
Programming & App Development for iPhone & iPad 10-12 Almost Full
Adventures in 3D Game Design with Minecraft 8-12 Almost Full Almost Full
Adventures in Engineering & Rocket Science 8-12 No Space Available
Adventures in Java Programming for Minecraft Modding 10-12 Filling Fast Filling Fast
Adventures in Game Design for iPhone & iPad 8-12 Almost Full
Adventures in Robotics & Programming with LEGO EV3 8-12 No Space Available
Adventures in 3D Printing 8-12 Almost Full
Adventures in Programming - Made by Girls 8-12 Filling Fast
Camp Course Title Ages Jul11-Jul15 Jul18-Jul22 Jul25-Jul29 Aug1-Aug5
Minecraft Game Design & Plug-in Development 12-17 Almost Full
Robotics & Electrical Engineering with Arduino 12-17 Almost Full Almost Full
Digital Filmmaking 12-17 Almost Full
Visual Effects with Adobe After Effects & Premiere Pro 12-17 Almost Full
3D Modeling & Animation with Maya 12-17 Almost Full
Music & Beat Production with Logic Pro X & Ableton 12-17 Almost Full
3D Level Creation with Unreal Engine & Maya 12-17 Almost Full
Programming with Java 12-17 Almost Full
Game Programming with Python 12-17 No Space Available Almost Full
Game Development for Oculus Rift with Unity 12-17 Almost Full
Digital Photography & Photoshop 12-17 Almost Full
Graphic Design 12-17 Almost Full
3D Printing & Product Design 12-17 No Space Available
Minecraft Modding with Java Programming & Forge 12-17 Filling Fast
Programming with Java - Made by Girls 12-17 No Space Available
Game Design with Dota 2 12-17 No Space Available No Space Available
Camp Course Title Ages Jul11-Jul15 Jul18-Jul22 Jul25-Jul29 Aug1-Aug5
Academy for Java Programming 12-17 Almost Full
(2 weeks)
Academy for Digital Filmmaking 12-17 Almost Full
(2 weeks)
Academy for 3D Game Design with Unreal Engine & Maya 12-17 Almost Full
(2 weeks)
Academy for Music & Beat Production 12-17 Filling Fast
(2 weeks)
Academy for Graphic Design 12-17 No Space Available
(2 weeks)

2016 Fees & Options

Teen Housing Availability at George Washington University

Sunday, July 10th through Friday, August 5th
4 weeks available @ $650/week
Weekends available @ $395

For a complete list of housing availability and FAQ’s, click here.

Adventures (Ages 8-12) Fees & Options
Camp Options Hours Meals Price
Jr. Adventures Day Student Monday-Friday, Half-Day, 9 AM – 12:30 PM or 1:30 PM – 5 PM Students must bring bagged lunch. $399/session*
Adventures Day Student Monday-Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM Lunch not included. May be purchased separately. $945/week*
Lunch Plan. May be purchased separately. Monday-Friday Lunch $75/week

*Base price. Some courses may include a lab fee.

Teen (Ages 12-17) Fees & Options
Camp Options Hours Meals Price
Teen Day Student Monday-Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM Lunch not included. $1,195/week*
Academy Day Student Monday-Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM Lunch not included. $2,395/2 weeks*
Lunch Plan Monday-Friday Lunch $75/week
Overnight Student Sunday 3 PM – Friday 5 PM Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner +$650/week
Friday Night Stay Friday 5 PM – Saturday 10 AM Dinner & Breakfast +$175

*Base price. Some courses may require a lab fee.

Campus Facts

Founded: 1821, and originally called “The Columbian College in the District of Columbia.”

Campus Size: The 70-acre GW campus consists of two sites located within five miles of each other. DMA’s program is held on the 23-acre Mount Vernon campus, which is situated in the Foxhall neighborhood of northwest Washington.

Local Attractions: Because Washington is home to the U.S. government, as well as an incredible array of historical monuments and buildings, there’s much to see. Families can take in the majestic Washington Monument and tour the Lincoln Memorial and the Jefferson Monument, as well as several veteran memorials. The National Mall features a wide variety of museums (including the Smithsonian Institution Building and the National Air and Space Museum), numerous art galleries and many breathtaking gardens. See the White House, the U.S. Capitol and other key governmental buildings.

Famous Alumni: As you might expect, GW alumni have factored prominently in politics and government affairs. Both Sen. Harry Reid (Senate Majority Leader) and Rep. Eric Cantor (House Majority Leader) graduated GW, as have 18 state governors and many members of Congress, as well as former Secretary of State Colin Powell and first director of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover.

Other notable graduates have included First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Boston Celtics owner Red Auerbach. NBC News political director Chuck Todd got his start at GW, as did actor Alec Baldwin (30 Rock). GW’s distinguished faculty included physicist Edward Teller, father of the hydrogen bomb.

George Washington University serves a total enrollment of 25,000 students, which are attracted to GW by its academic excellence and amazing location within the U.S. capital. The university is organized into ten schools and colleges, each of which has a different dean and organization.

Its leading undergrad programs include its school of international affairs, the college of arts and sciences, and its school of business. Graduate programs include the GWU Medical School and Law School, as well as the GWU Graduate School of Political Management.


People Love DMA

One of the most unique camps anywhere. Very well organized. Nancy C., Parent