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University of Chicago

Tech Camps in Chicago

Digital Media Academy has been holding our camps at the University of Chicago since 2009 and have developed a community dedicated to learning and creating. Our classrooms come equipped with all the tools students need to create and develop the skills they need to excel.

Our staff come from the best tech professionals that Chicago has to offer and come back each year excited to teach and guide students through hands-on projects. Whether you are looking to explore your interests or make new friends, the University of Chicago is the perfect place to learn.

Find a Camp at the University of Chicago

Spend your summer with us! Select a date in the schedule below for more information about our camps, availability, and pricing.

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University of Chicago Campus Facts

Founded in 1890, University of Chicago is renown as a scientific research institution, contributing a number of discoveries to nuclear research. Plutonium was first isolated in 1940 at the George Herbert Jones Laboratory. The university also was the first to create an artificial, self-sustained nuclear reaction in 1942 by Enrico Fermi. UC is also known for its economics and sociology research. Nobel laureate Milton Friedman developed “Free Market” economic ideas which became known as “the Chicago school of economics.” UC was also the first US university to have an independent sociology department.

UC has been incredibly influential on its students, many of whom have distinguished themselves as scientific, political, and liberal arts thought leaders. President Barack Obama taught for several years as a lecturer at the UC Law School. Astronomers Carl Sagan and Edwin Hubble (of Hubble Telescope fame) attended UC as students. Writers like Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Philip Roth, Saul Bellow, and Roger Ebert all attended the university, as well as famous journalists Katherine Graham (Washington Post) and columnist David Broder. The University of Chicago is home to the Argonne National Laboratory as well as Fermilab, a particle physics laboratory.

Camp Overview + Schedule

Take a look at your camp schedule, learn more about tuition, and explore add-ons.

Daily Schedule

8:00 am Check-in + Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am Morning Break
11:00 am Continued Instruction + Creation
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Back to the Classroom
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Continued Classroom Time
5:00 pm Pick-up

Tuition Includes

Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt
Personalized feedback + Project Achievement Report
Certificate of Completion
Google Apps email account + unlimited cloud storage
 Low staff to student ratios
 Alumni Club Membership

Friday Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House is typically finished by 4:00 PM.

 

Daily Schedule

8:00 am Check-in + Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am Morning Break
11:00 am Continued Instruction
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Back to the Classroom
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Continued Classroom Time
5:00 pm Pick-up

 

 Tuition Includes

Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt
Feedback + Project Achievement Report
Certificate of Completion
Google Apps email account + cloud storage
Personal Apple workstation for camp
 Low staff to student ratios

Friday Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House is typically finished by 4:00 PM.

Daily Schedule

8:00 am Check-in + Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am Morning Break
11:00 am Continued Instruction + Creation
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Back to the Classroom
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Continued Classroom Time
5:00 pm Pick-up

 

Tuition Includes

Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt
Feedback + Project Achievement Report
Certificate of Completion
Google Apps email account + cloud storage
Personal Apple workstation for camp
 Low staff to student ratios

Friday Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House 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 start at $75/week.

Overnight Housing

Stay in the dorms and eat on-campus, Sunday through Friday. Overnight Housing is $695/week.

Weekend Stay

Add Weekend Stay and enjoy extra activities and day trips around the area. Weekend Stay is $395/weekend.

DMA Online

Start learning now and get ready for camp when you register for an online course! DMA Online is $95 per course.

The DMA Promise

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

Top-Notch Staff

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

Well-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, and fosters teamwork and collaboration.

Safety Matters

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

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