Digital Media Academy
Ranked one of
the world’s ten best summer camps by Worth.com, Digital Media Academy offers
computer and digital arts summer camps for kids ages 6 to 12 and teens 12 to 17.
A life-changing experience that teaches STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering &
Math) skills through hands-on project work: Learn programming in Java™ and C++;
design video games and discover advanced Minecraft™ modding; create apps and
games for iOS and Android™; and make movies, robots and more!
Enjoy day camp or overnight camp experiences at prestigious university locations
across the U.S. and Canada. Create the future at DMA!
THE DMA EXPERIENCE
Founded in 2002 by technology educators from Stanford University, and led by
former Stanford educators and interactive education and entertainment creators
from Apple and Walt Disney Studios, Digital Media Academy delivers a world-class
digital learning experience.
Beginning-to-advanced student campers age 6-17 learn by doing with hands-on
instruction from industry professionals who share real-world experience. Many of
DMA’s instructors have literally written the book on the subject that they
teach. DMA alumni include television and music producers, filmmakers and
professional photographers, as well as game and app developers.
At DMA, students experience life on the campus of a prestigious American
university like Stanford, Harvard or UCLA (just to name a few) while making
friends and learning with others who share the same interests. Small class sizes
(8:1 max) guarantee a personalized experience. Students work on their own
personal project in every class.*
*DMA Studios is a group-based, project-learning experience.
WHY CHOOSE DMA?
- Stanford University accreditation - Get Stanford continuing studies credits to
enhance a college portfolio or resume
- Separate teaching and activity staffs
- The lowest student-to-staff ratio – ranging from 3:1 or 8:1, depending on
- The latest software and hardware – Apple computers
- A balanced experience for kids, including great outdoor activities
- Optional residential program includes organized evening and weekend activities
– video game competitions, movie premieres and more
- Family owned and operated. (We're parents, too!)
- Our focus is on being the best, not the biggest – quality over quantity
If it involves digital media, we can teach you how to create the future at
Digital Media Academy, the world’s best computer and digital arts summer camp.
For experiences beyond the traditional one-week camp, see our two-week teen
academies and immersive DMA Studios experiences.
DMA's teen camp/courses are accredited by Stanford University Continuing
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT DMA
"Vastly better than any of the other summer camps we've been to." - Glen Scott,
"DMA is the best camp I have ever attended. I learned how to make iPhone apps in
one week!" - Lewis, DMA App Development Student
"I knew absolutely nothing about Maya when I first signed up but now it feels
like I could make anything I want with just a little practice." - Sawyer, DMA
"The best two weeks of my life. I met great friends for life and gained
important filmmaking skills." - Caitlin, DMA Film Student
Location(s): United States: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington, Washington D.C.
Click here to visit the Digital Media Academy website.