Digital Media Academy

40 Willcocks Street Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1A1 Locations: Vancouver (view map)

Ages:
9 to 18 (Coed )
Type:
Day camp, Overnight camp
Specialty:
Computer (multi)
Cost:
$1,390 to $1,950

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Digital Media Academy
 

Digital Media Academy has been developing and delivering impactful STEAM learning for students since starting on the campus of Stanford University in 2002. Digital Media Academy provides students with professional-level technology education from professional instructors using professional software and hardware at UBC and UofT in Canada with overnight and multi-week options.


The Our Kids review of Digital Media Academy

 

The activities offered at any camp are important, with those at tech camps perhaps being more applicable to many kids' personal and academic lives than, say, tetherball. That said, all good camps see their activities as less an end in themselves, and more as something for young people to gather together around, to test their abilities and resolve, and to help them to grow into a sense of who they are. In all of those things, Digital Media Academy has the balance absolutely right. The sessions will attract young people who share a vocabulary and a curiosity, and the opportunity to spend protracted time in that milieu is a great benefit in and of itself. The content of the sessions is a-list in every way, though the values that inform them are as well. There is a focus on developing curiosities, collaborative skills, resiliency, empowerment, and passion. Again, the balance is right, with the programs promoting a lot more than skills. The sessions are professionally run, by professional educators. The network of locations, as well as national oversight, allow for a wealth of resources and talent to go around.


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Day Camp
Coed
Ages: 9 - 18
Computer (multi) $1,395 to $1,950
Vancouver,BC
6133 University Boulevard
Jul 06-31 $1,395 - $1,950
Acting Film & TV|Music Recording|Vocal training / singing|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Photo/Video|Animation / 3D design|Computer programming|Minecraft|Technology|Web design/development|Video Game/Web Design|Robotics|Makerspace|Engineering|LEGO|Skilled Trades Activities|STEM
Day Camp
Coed
Ages: 9 - 18
Computer (multi) $1,395 to $1,950
Bay Street Corridor,ON
40 Willcocks Street
Jul 06-Aug 14$1,395 - $1,950
Acting Film & TV|Music Recording|Vocal training / singing|Theatre Arts|Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Photo/Video|Animation / 3D design|Computer programming|Minecraft|Technology|Web design/development|Video Game/Web Design|Robotics|Makerspace|Engineering|LEGO|Skilled Trades Activities|STEM
Acting Film & TV|Photo/Video|Technology|STEM
Drawing|Photo/Video|Animation / 3D design|Technology|STEM
Drawing|Animation / 3D design|Technology|STEM
Computer programming|Technology|Math|STEM
Acting Film & TV|Photo/Video|Technology|STEM
Computer programming|Technology|Video Game/Web Design|Math|STEM
Music Recording|Technology|STEM
Music Recording|Vocal training / singing|Technology|STEM
Computer programming|Technology|Robotics|Makerspace|Math|Engineering|STEM
Computer programming|Technology|Web design/development|STEM
Drawing|Animation / 3D design|Technology|STEM
Drawing|Animation / 3D design|Computer programming|Technology|Video Game/Web Design|STEM
Computer programming|Technology|Math|STEM
Computer programming|Technology|Robotics|Engineering|STEM
Acting Film & TV|Photo/Video|Technology|STEM
Computer programming|Technology|Web design/development|Video Game/Web Design|STEM
Music Recording|Vocal training / singing|Technology|STEM
Day Camp
Coed
Ages: 12 - 18
Animation / 3D design $0 to $3,090
Drawing|Photo/Video|Animation / 3D design|Technology|STEM
Day Camp
Coed
Ages: 12 - 18
Video Game/Web Design $0 to $3,090
Drawing|Animation / 3D design|Computer programming|Technology|Video Game/Web Design|STEM
Day Camp
Coed
Ages: 12 - 18
Video Game/Web Design $0 to $1,395
Drawing|Animation / 3D design|Computer programming|Technology|Video Game/Web Design|STEM
Day Camp
Coed
Ages: 12 - 18
Video Game/Web Design $0 to $1,695
Drawing|Animation / 3D design|Computer programming|Technology|Video Game/Web Design|STEM
Day Camp
Coed
Ages: 12 - 18
Animation / 3D design $0 to $1,475
Drawing|Animation / 3D design|Technology|Video Game/Web Design|Math|STEM
Day Camp
Coed
Ages: 12 - 18
Animation / 3D design $0 to $1,775
Drawing|Animation / 3D design|Technology|Video Game/Web Design|Math|STEM

Camp Address
40 Willcocks Street, Toronto, Ontario, V6T 1Z4
Other locations: Vancouver

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Reviews & Testimonials

  • Our three boys gave DMA ten stars and two thumbs up!
    Sydney M., Toronto, Ontario — Parent

    In all honesty I was a bit afraid to spend the money on this camp but it is the best tech camp for your money, hands down. I had three boys attend the UBC camp in Vancouver and was pleased beyond belief when I received two thumbs up and a ten star rating from all three who have been to many high end camps over the past five years. Our youngest son was so engaged he downloaded the program on his computer as soon as he got home to work on the concepts he had learned. He loved the challenges they received in the camp. He loves rockets and this camp was awesome at providing the STEM learning he needs. The other two eleven year olds are begging to return next year. They have loved the 3D printing camp and all the things they can make with their own creativity and imagination. I really like the code of conduct the program enforces where students are in a program that is safe and free from bullying and harassment. The camp also reinforces the expectations the students would have in a University setting. My three children loved the meal plan option and the freedom to have their own choice of lunch. I also love that it is in a university setting giving the students an opportunity to be on a large campus and get used to being in that setting. Digital Media Academy staff are engaging, professional, and supportive. I would highly recommend this program, if I could give it more stars I would. We will definitely be repeat customers.

  • One of the best camps my daughter attended.
    Cindy L., Toronto, Ontario — Parent

    My daughter really enjoyed the course, and found the instructor to be helpful and informative. She has attended many day camps for the past 11 years and described the Character Animation course to be one of the best camps she has attended.

  • Thank you for the best weeks of my son's life
    Fayzulloh E., Etobicoke, Ontario — Parent

    Everything was perfect. My son had one of the best weeks in his life. We are very happy for him. Thank you Digital Media Academy.

  • My daughter's happy place
    Sarit S., Toronto, Ontario — Parent

    The campers and instructors were excellent. The vibe of the camp was amazing. My daughter loves loves loves this camp always. My daughter seems to always make lasting friendships in this environment. It is her happy place. Overall an excellent experience!

  • Students treated like professionals
    Michelle L., Vancouver, British Columbia — Parent

    The program was not like a typical "camp". The teen students in the electronic music course were treated like music producers. The instructors were excellent in their instruction and sharing. My son thoroughly enjoyed his time in the summer program.

  • Scholarship Recipient gets tools for her career
    Lily S., Scholarship Recipient, UBC. — Camper

    The biggest thing was the experience cause I did not have the money but they gave me a chance to be here. I am thankful for being around good teachers and I made a whole lot of friends. I would love to come back next year. Thank you DMA for not only giving me tools for my career but also believing in me to be in the program. Thank you!

  • Learning to not give up and gaining confidence as a coder
    Stephen C., West Vancouver, British Columbia — Camper

    Digital Media Academy helped improve the skills that I didn't believe I had. This course helped me to not give up as easily, especially if something doesn't work. It has helped me think about what exact area of STEM I'd like to pursue. I am now more confident in my knowledge of JavaScript and am able to find errors and quickly solve problems.

  • I am so glad I went to DMA again. I plan to return again.
    George N., Richmond Hill, Ontario — Camper

    I'm so glad I went again. DMA is fun for those looking for information based on technology. I can't speak for all the classes but Filmmaking is great. I met a lot of cool, sweet, and nice people both in and out of class along with all the locations we go to inside and out of campus to make our movie. The counselors were fun to hang around with and helpful when it came to filming. Overall, I enjoying my second year at DMA and I plan to comeback once more.


Accommodation & Property Details

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Sleeping Accommodations

  • Dorm or Building

Amenities

  • Electricity in Sleeping Area
  • Shower in Sleeping Area
  • Toilet in Sleeping Area

Washrooms Facilities

  • Flush Toilets
  • Showers (indoor)


Upcoming Events

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  • July 06, 2020Digital Media Academy - Toronto, Camp Starts!
    Digital Media Academy, 40 Willcocks Street, Toronto, Ontario
    Join us Monday, July 06 from 09:00 am

    Digital Media Academy at University of Toronto begins today! Congratulations on starting a great summer of fun, campers and staff!!! 


  • July 06, 2020Digital Media Academy - UBC, Camp Starts!
    Digital Media Academy, 6133 University Boulevard, Vancouver, British Columbia
    Join us Monday, July 06 from 09:00 am

    Digital Media Academy at University of British Columbia begins today! Congratulations on starting a great summer of fun, campers and staff!!! 



Director's Message

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Ben Ghebrezghi, Camp Director

It’s our mission to foster a learning community of diversity and excellence through memorable and innovative educational experiences led by the highest-quality instructors; building skills and confidence to empower lifelong learners to follow their dreams and make a lasting impact.

Digital Media Academy was born at Stanford University in 1999 as the Academy for New Media, a program owned and operated by the Academic Technology department at Stanford University. In 2002, Digital Media Academy became a private institution, sponsored by the Stanford University Continuing Studies department. Since then, we have set out to be the thought-leader in tech education for kids, teens and adults at prestigious universities across the U.S. and Canada. In addition to our summer programs, DMA offers year-round learning via DMA Online and powers tech ed programs around the globe through its curriculum licensing program. DMA instructors and curriculum developers include industry professionals and outstanding technology educators, with a driving passion for inspiring, teaching, and mentoring.


Cost & Financial Aid

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Cost: $1,390 to $1,950 /week

Payment Options:

Deposit required with acceptance Yes
Credit card payment Yes
Maximum installments available 12

Discounts

Discount if paid early 5%
Discount for 2nd child $50
Discount for 3rd child $50
Discount for 4th child $50

Scholarships & awards:
Total annual scholarship fund: $1,000,000 CAD

  • Scholarship - Full Tuition for Digital Media Academy

    Amount: 100% Deadline: May 15, 2020 annually
    Type: Need based
    Details: SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE 2020 SEASON AT https://digitalmediaacademy.org/scholarships Digital Media Academy and our partners are dedicated to making world-class technology education more accessible to students of all circumstances and means. Scholarships are awarded based on merit and need. You must apply and be granted a scholarship before you can sign up for a course. Any payments made toward a course before an application has been reviewed automatically disqualifies the applicant from receiving financial assistance. Applications are evaluated on a first come, first served basis to qualifying individuals. Due to the demand for scholarships, we strongly encourage you to apply as soon as possible. All scholarship applications are reviewed by our selection committee. Only those selected will be contacted. Apply and learn more about our scholarships here: https://digitalmediaacademy.org/scholarships

    Application Details: Applications must be received by May, 15th, 2020 to be eligible for the 2020 Summer season. Applications will require personal information, the student's transcript, and a letter of recommendation. We look forward to reviewing your application. Digital Media Academy, learn more here.

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Coding Toys for Kidsexpand

LET THE ADVENTURES BEGIN!

The countdown to summer vacation has begun, and if you’re a parent, you’re probably already planning what your kids will be doing.

Make it a summer well spent by giving your child (9-18) the learning experience of a lifetime, at any of DMA’s STEAM tech camp locations across the U.S. and Canada.

When your child begins coding early, it starts their adventure in programming. Come check out our DMA Adventures programs for young learners!

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Refer-A-Friend to Save $50expand

Sign up for Summer Camp 2020 and tell your friends to come too. For each friend that registers you get a $50 credit, and your friend will save $50. Please visit our website now and browse the 25+ programs to choose from. 

To qualify, the friends you refer must not have attended Digital Media Academy before. For each NEW referral who registers their child, they'll receive $50 off their registration. Tell parents at your child’s school (or heck, your whole soccer team)!

During your registration process, you will be given the option to refer friends by entering their name and email address. Enter your friends’ email addresses (there is no limit to the number of people you can refer, so enter as many email addresses as you like). Don’t worry; we do not sell or share ANY personal information including email addresses. Read our privacy policy.

DMA will send each of your friends an email letting them know you have recommended Digital Media Academy. The email will include instructions on how they can receive a discount on camp using their Refer-a-Friend code. (For both of you to receive credit, the friend you refer must use the Refer-a-Friend code when registering.) 

Please visit our website for full details.

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In the News

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October 30, 2019 - Digital Media Academy provides all Students with Adobe Creative Cloud

Digital Media Academy uses the best professional technology. This year ever student will receive a complete license to Adobe Creative Cloud. ...

April 11, 2016 - Student Success Story: Ace Photography Student Victoria Ferguson

She takes her photography seriously, and that's why Victoria Ferguson spent part of last June taking our photography course. ...

March 3, 2015 - Success Story: Prize winning student returns as instructor at DMA.

A Digital Media Academy Student who won a $10,000 video commercial contest after attending a Digital Media Academy Filmmaking Camp returns. ...


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