University of California, San Diego

San Diego Tech Camps

Digital Media Academy has held their tech camps at UCSD since 2004 and is one our longest running locations. With a beautiful view of the ocean, students learn in rooms with convenient access to parking, dining commons, and outdoor fields for breaks. Our dorms are well-furnished and provide an exemplary camp experience.

Students and staff love teaching and learning at our UCSD tech camps. Our staff promote diversity and often collaborate across tech disciplines both in the classroom and in their own professional pursuits. The UCSD camp is one of our most unique and offers a very exclusive and popular Surfing & Filmmaking class that teaches kids the basics of filmmaking while learning to surf.

Last Call for Alumni Special Savings!

The lowest rates of the year are going, going, [almost] gone! You now have until Tuesday September 5th to take advantage of incredible savings on all of our summer camp offerings. Not sure of your plans yet? No problem! Get a full refund on your summer camp purchase until February 1, 2018.



Find a Camp at UCSD

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

Summer 2018 Camp Schedule Coming Soon!


Location Overview

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

Sample Camp Day

8:00 am Drop-Off
Beat the traffic! Drop off anytime between 8:00 and 9:00am.
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
Learn + Understand
10:30 am Morning Break + Chill
11:00 am Continued Instruction + Creation
Application + Guided Practice
12:00 pm Lunch Break
Purchase a lunch plan for the week.
1:00 pm Back to Camp
Create, Test, Evaluate + Improve
2:30 pm Afternoon Break + Chill
3:00 pm Continued Instruction + Creation
Review + Share
5:00 pm Student Pick-up
Running late? Pick up as late as 5:30pm.

Tuition Includes

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

Add-Ons Available at Checkout

+ Lunch: Due to UCSD regulations, lunch is provided in the dining hall as a required add-on.
+ DMA Online: Choose a course or subscribe to learn at your own pace.
+ Overnight Housing: Stay on campus Sunday to Friday – includes all meals.
+ Weekend Stay: Get ready for fun weekend activities and day trips around the area.

overnight housing

Housing + Meals

Students staying overnight get to experience what it's like to live on a college campus. Sleep in the dorms, eat in the dining halls, enjoy super fun evening activities, and even venture off-campus for weekend excursions.

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The DMA Difference

Discover what sets us apart from the competition and why we're the best.

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.


UCSD Campus Facts

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