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Digital Media Academy
Ranked one of the world’s ten best summer camps by Worth.com, DMA offers computer and digital arts summer camps for kids ages 6 to 12 and teens 12 to 17. Learn key STEM skills through hands-on project work: Programming in Java™ and C++; video game design and advanced Minecraft™ modding; app and game development for iOS and Android™; digital filmmaking, robotics and more. Create the future at DMA!
California (Santa Clara Univ., Stanford Univ., UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, UCLA, UCSD), Colorado (Aspen Schools, Regis Univ., Denver), Connecticut (Yale Univ.), Illinois (Univ. of Chicago), Massachusetts (Harvard Univ.), Michigan (Univ. of Michigan – Ann Arbor), New York (Concordia College, Marymount Manhattan College, New York Univ.), Pennsylvania (Bryn Mawr College, Drexel Univ.), Texas (UT Austin), Washington (Univ. of Washington – Seattle), Washington, D.C. (George Washington Univ.), Canada (UBC, McGill University, Univ. of Toronto).
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.
Our students learn video game design, iPhone and iPad app development, Google Android app development, robotics, computer programming using Java or C++, digital filmmaking, digital photography, website design, 3D modeling, animation and so much more.
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 classroom needs
- 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!)
iD Tech Summer Computer Camps for Kids and Teens
Weeklong summer program where ages 7-17 create iPhone/Android apps, develop video games, program in C++/Java, mod with Minecraft, make movies, robots, and more. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs held at over 80 universities throughout the U.S. This includes Stanford, Princeton, Yale, and others. Small classes (max 8:1 guaranteed) for personalized 1-on-1 instruction. Also, Teen-only Academies.
iD Tech Camps is for ages 7-17. Develop an iPhone or Android app, code a program in C++ or Java, create a video game, mod with Minecraft, build a robot, construct a website, produce a movie, or design a digital photo portfolio.
At iD Tech Camps, imaginations soar as kids and teens unlock their internalDrive and use 21st century skills to transform interests into projects of their own—and have fun doing it. For both the beginning computer novice and advanced tech whiz, students collaborate, make new friends and develop new skills, gaining confidence and a competitive advantage for college and future careers. High-energy, hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education programs presented in a fun camp setting held on the Stanford campus.
WHY HAVE OVER 170,000 STUDENTS CHOSEN iD TECH, THE WORLD’S #1 TECH CAMP SINCE 1999?
•Weeklong day and overnight summer tech programs for ages 7-17 in a fun, yet challenging techie environment.
•Flex Hours – no extra cost. A great convenience for working parents.
•Voted a Top Workplace 4 years in a row, and recently ranked #1 in Silicon Valley for small businesses. This enables recruitment of the finest talent in the country.
•Over 80 prestigious university locations in 28 states nationwide. Held at Vanderbilt, TCU, SMU, Trinity, the University of Houston, St. Edward's University, College of William & Mary, the University of Virginia, American University, the University of Washington in Seattle and Bothell, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Princeton, Yale, Stanford, and others.
•8:1. Ratios of 8 students per instructor, guaranteed. Personalized instruction is at the core of all iD Tech programs.
•Tech-savvy staff recruited, trained, and evaluated by iD Tech Camps.
•A well-balanced summer camp where students engage both in STEM learning and fun camp activities.
•Innovative curriculum with Minecraft, Autodesk Maya, iOS, Android, C++, Java, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Muse, and Adobe Lightroom, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Scratch, VEX, RPG Maker, Unity, ShootMania, Portal 2, Team Fortress 2, Torchlight II, and more.
•Project-based courses for every skill, gender, and background with an emphasis on experiential learning, building 21st century skills.
•Students take home their own project portfolio at the end of each session.
•Year-round learning opportunities with free monthly online workshops and iD Tech 365, a comprehensive online learning platform.
•Accredited Continuing Education Units available from Stanford or Villanova to enhance college applications (available at all locations).
ALSO, iD TECH ACADEMIES FOR TEENS
iD Programming Academy, iD Game Design & Development Academy, and iD Film Academy.
Intensive, 2-week, pre-college summer programs for teens ages 13-18. Gain a competitive advantage for college and future careers by getting immersed in programming, robotics engineering, video game design and development, and film and photography. Held at select prestigious universities including Stanford, UCLA, MIT, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and more.
Visit www.iDTechCamps.com for more information and to register online (check up-to-the-minute-availability). Or, call 1-888-709-TECH (8324) to speak to a Program Advisor. Flexible enrollment—enroll now and make changes up until 3 weeks before your session without any change fees.
Texas Arts Project (TAP)
Intensive Performing and Media Arts Programs set on the 400-acre campus of St. Stephen's School in the scenic Texas Hill Country in Austin, Texas.
UNLEASH YOUR CREATIVE SPIRIT
Texas Arts Project is not your ordinary summer camp. While we enjoy many standard camp activities, the real excitement comes when campers discover the joy of creation and the thrill of performance. Outstanding teaching, direction, and performance experiences enhance skill, encourage cooperative work, and nurture self-confidence. St. Stephens' faculty, college professors and regional and national working artists join together as we strive for excellence through an artistic program where students are actively encouraged to find the place where process meets product.
Junior Camps (Ages 9-13)
Junior 1 (Beg – Int)
Week-long Sessions // $1,175
Session 1: June 8 – 13, 2014
Session 2: June 29 – July 4, 2014
Junior 2 (Int - Adv)
2-week Session // $1,975
June 15 – June 28, 2014
Senior Camp (Ages 14-18)
3-week Session // $2,575 - $2,775
June 15 – July 6, 2014
Senior Advanced Camp - College Prep Program (Ages 15-18)
4-week Session // $3,075
June 8 – July 6, 2014
Faculty hails from New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, and Austin.
Former campers are studying at top college programs such as Juilliard, CCM, Texas State, Ithaca, NYU, Northwestern and more. Others are winning national film competitions, acting in television and commercials and performing in theatres around the country.
TAP is located at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, a 428-acre campus near Austin in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, offering breath-taking views and state-of-the-art facilities. The arts facilities include the Helm Fine Arts Center featuring the Temple Family Theatre, a 410-seat performance venue and proscenium stage; the Scanlon Art Gallery; two fully equipped art studios; a 100-seat recital hall; and an open-air portico overlooking Lake Austin.
iD Game Design & Development Academy: Summer Gaming Program for Teens
GAME ON! What could be better than 2 weeks with other Teens who also love gaming! Apply interests to creating a video game, talking to industry professionals, and building a portfolio. Guaranteed small classes (max 8:1), with courses taught by top-tier instructors who have degrees in the field and impressive backgrounds. Get ready for late-night gaming tournaments. Students can earn Accredited Continuing Education Units.
iD Game Design & Development Academy is for ages 13-18. Game world meets real world as teens beginner to advanced get immersed in video game production. Instead of just playing games, experience what it would be like to create, code, design, and develop video games of your own—while exploring a top university campus. Innovate and collaborate with new friends, battle it out in late-night gaming tournaments, and learn how your passion for gaming can lead to a college degree and even a rewarding career in the video game industry.
WHY iD GAME DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY?
•Immerse yourself in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) skill development at a 2-week, intensive, overnight summer program for teens ages 13-18.
•Experience collegiate life at a top university like Stanford, Harvard, Emory, Villanova, the University of Washington, the University of Denver, Lake Forest, TCU, Vassar, and others.
•Explore game design, game development, programming, 3D modeling and animation, and 3D level design through experiential learning, building 21st century skills.
•iD has been named a Top Workplace 4 years in a row and recently #1 in Silicon Valley for small businesses. This allows for recruitment of the finest staff in the country.
•Learn from experienced Academy faculty and have fun collaborating with like-minded students. Courses for every skill, gender, and background.
•8:1. Ratios of 8 students per instructor, guaranteed. Personalized instruction is at the core of every Academy program.
•Tour a game design studio to gain industry insight and make valuable connections with gaming professionals.
•Work with professional software from industry leaders including Microsoft, Epic Games, Autodesk, Google, and Unity.
•Show off your skills in LAN gaming tournaments with titles like Team Fortress 2, Portal 2, Left 4 Dead 2, Half-Life 2, and Counter-Strike.
•Graduate with a project portfolio and the tools to excel in the gaming industry.
•Discover blended learning—students receive hands-on instruction and utilize a proprietary learning engine, iD Game Plan.
•Learn year-round with free monthly online workshops as well as iD Tech 365, a comprehensive online learning platform.
•Receive (optional) an official transcript with accredited Continuing Education Units from Stanford (available at all locations).
SUMMER COURSES AT iD GAME DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY
Choose from a variety of fun, yet intensive gaming courses:
•iD Game Studios 101
•Game Development – Minecraft
•3D Modeling & Animation with Autodesk Maya
•3D Level Design – Unreal Engine
OTHER SUMMER PROGRAMS
Game development and technology summer programs for kids and teens are also held at iD Tech Camps. These weeklong camps for ages 7-17 are held at over 80 prestigious universities in 28 states nationwide. Visit iDTech.com. Additional iD Tech Academies for teens include iD Programming Academy and iD Film Academy.
Visit iDGameDevAcademy.com for more information and to register online (check up-to-the-minute-availability). Or, call 1-888-709-TECH (8324) to speak to a Program Advisor. Flexible enrollment—enroll now and make changes up until 3 weeks before your session without any change fees.
Hartt & Soul
Top professional acting coach, Cathryn Hartt gives hands-on attention to 9 students per camp. Camps: On-Camera / Improv / Star I (start-up getting organic) / Audition (voice-over, camera, commercial, improv, cold-read, spokesperson)
Cathryn Hartt, owner and personal instructor for each camp, is one of the most highly sought-after professional acting coaches in the region. Ms, Hartt has been an actress (Juilliard graduate) for 52 years and is highly recommended by top agents as the go-to coach to hone for L.A. style film and N.Y.stage acting.
Ms Hartt does many of the virtual auditions sent to L.A. A few of her clients are: Morgan Fairchild (Ms. Hartt's sister - FLAMINGO ROAD, DALLAS, FREINDS, 2 1/2 MEN, CHUCK), Debbie Ryan (SUITE LIFE ON DECK and JESSIE), Noah Ringer (Ang in LAST AIRBENDER), Hunter Parrish (WEEDS), Logan Henderson (BRAND NEW DAY, BIG TIME RUSH), Hunter Knoche (SMUCKER'S commercial series) and many others.
Ms. Hartt also does year-round 6 week class sessions, 1-day intensives and privates to prep for auditions or performances or virtual auditions.
Check out Hartt and Soul Online Courses that can be taken year-round in the privacy of your own home.
Bricks 4 Kidz Clear Lake
Kids have loads of fun (and learn a bunch!) as they use LEGO® bricks to explore the world of engineering, architecture, robotics and animation movie-making in an open, friendly and team-based environment.
A Bricks 4 Kidz® camp is a fresh and fun way for kids to spend their school break! With specially designed Bricks 4 Kidz® models, LEGO® games galore, and plenty of time for free play, the kids are always having fun. Camps are specially designed for kids ages 6+ and are staffed by trained, screened Bricks 4 Kidz® teachers.
University of Texas High School TV camp
Campers spend the week on a college campus making a TV show that is broadcast on a TV station
Campers spend the week on a college campus with college student counselors and find out college really isn't as scary as it seems. They work with students from award winning Texas Student TV to produce a news/entertainment show that actually airs on a real TV station.
Wonder-Space Computer & Technology Camp
Acclaimed nation-wide computer and technology camp welcomes youth ages 7-17!!!
Find your SPACE to WONDER this Summer! Design a computer game or
build a computer; make a robot or develop a webpage; direct and edit
your own video or animate graphics! Campers can do all of that and
more during our weekly Summer day camps located in Dallas, Houston,
Austin, Washington DC, and in 2011 are adding Chicago!
Our project-based curricula, designed by Rice University graduates
instill technology principles as well as problem solving and critical
thinking skills in a FUN environment. Campers get immediate hands-on
experience from highly trained technology industry staff and
counselors. Small groups of 1 counselor per 6 campers ensure plenty
of 1-to-1 time so that every camper has a customized Summer
experience. Our courses give campers the tools to explore their tech
side while reaching their creative potential. Enroll today and spend
your Summer learning new technology skills while having a blast!
WS welcomes all experience levels and all ages 7-17.
The WS Experience is...
- Interactive: Go hands-on with computer technology as you learn web design, game design, robotics, digital film and computer-building skills!
- Small Camper to Counselor Ratio: Small groups of 1 counselor per 6 campers ensure plenty of 1-to-1 time so that every camper has a customized Summer experience.
- Knowledgeable & Experienced Staff: Campers get immediate hands-on experience from highly trained technology industry staff and counselors. Our staff has attended some of the top schools in the nation, majoring in subjects like engineering, media and graphics design and computer technology. They are not only experienced and highly intelligent, they also love to teach our campers!
- Fun!: Wonder-Space offers a computer camp experience that proves to parents and kids that technology can be both educational and fun. Jason Levy, one of our former campers put it best when he said:"Kids have so much to learn about computers these days that it seems like hard work. At Wonder-Space, working on the computer is actually REALLY FUN!"
- Quality Camp, Low Cost: We think quality computer camps need not "break the bank" or put a strain on your finances. Our full camp price of $675/course is over 15% less expensive than our major competitor. That's a savings of more than $100 ! We also offer other ways to save through discounts, rebates, scholarships and more!
- Convenient locations, Nationwide: Wonder-Space offers computer and technology camps in four convenient locations nation-wide, including Houston, Dallas, Austin and Washington, DC.
Theatrikids offers fun & creative acting camps to kids in Austin, Cedar Park, & Round Rock, TX.
Come Join The Fun This Summer! Check out our New Camp Line-up:
- Next Stop, Hollywood!
- The Beatles Rock Camp
- Where The Wild Things Are
- Pirates of the "Where-I-Bein'?"
- Slurrping Beauty
- High School Musical
We're near you! 3 locations: Round Rock, Austin, & Cedar Park!
We offer DISCOUNTS & COUPONS!
Kids Make TV Camp
Spend your summer making your own movies, music videos and animations!
At Kids Make TV Camp, kids call the shots as they plan, write, direct, shoot and edit short films, TV shows, video blogs and animations of their own design. Campers get real life, hands-on experience using professional high definition cameras, industry standard computer editing software, and television broadcast equipment.
From day one campers are immersed in the world of a working television station. Every day is filled with workshops for camera, lighting, sound, editing, special effects, producing and directing, all the while campers are writing and directing their own projects. At the end of the week we roll out the red carpet for a star-studded premiere for family and friends!
Camp Kiowa at Lone Oak Ranch
Camp Kiowa at Lone Oak Ranch is a traditional and specialized summer camp. We offer a variety of activities that provide your camper with in-depth exploration and new experiences. Counselors work directly with campers at activities to allow each child to excel and discover other passions. Our encouraging environment provides children the opportunity to build character, self- confidence, independence, and strong relationships.
In the Fall of 2003, Daryl Gelender and Jill Stolbach, both Dallas residents and former Greenhill private school teachers, dreamed of a place children could learn through an elaborate enrichment program taught by professionals in a summer camp environment. It was from this dream that Camp Kiowa brought its first campers to Texas Woman’s University in Denton during the summer of 2004.
In 2005, Brian and Jennifer Manhart purchased Camp Kiowa in an effort to maintain the high-quality enrichment program already in place, and to incorporate all the benefits of a traditional camp experience. After 2 years of continual growth on the university campus, Brian and Jennifer decided to offer an additional enrichment experience in a more traditional camp environment. The university experience many campers have known as Camp Kiowa evolved into Kiowa U. Many campers, in search of a more traditional style of overnight camp, but looking for the depth only found in an enrichment program, enjoyed the experience known as Adventure Kiowa.
In 2009, The Manhart family purchased the future home of Camp Kiowa(Lone Oak Ranch). They understood the value of joining both Kiowa U and Adventure Kiowa into one experience… Camp Kiowa at Lone Oak Ranch. This program offers the best of both worlds… traditional overnight camp, educational programs, relational activities, fun evening programs and genuine friendships! The Manharts also understood the benefit of living year-round on the property with other team leaders that could focus on quality programming in a very safe environment. The group has been extremely successful with “off-season” events and is now equipped to produce only the best summer camp experience with Camp Kiowa.
Austin Film and Arts Academy
Austin Film and Art Academy teaches filmmaking, stop-gap animation,Screen acting,SFX make-up, screen writing, acting and stunt work for film.Students learn to write, shoot and edit their own short films.
Austin Film and Arts Academy teaches film making in a fun, hand on environment. Students learn to produce, write, shoot and edit their own short narrative films. It’s a `script to screen’ program- students learn to work together on a creative team. Austin Film and Art Academy also offers classes in screen acting,SFX make-up, stop-gap animation, screen writing and stunt work for film.Austin Film and Arts Academy holds a end of summer red carpet screening of the students films, and offers resources and mentoring for young filmmakers. AFAA offers two scholarships each summer in the digital film making class. Student ages are 9 -17.
Camp Katy Technology Camps
Let your kids dive into the world of technology at Technology Camp! Learn how to use a digital camera, make their own video game, design a website, make a movie, create their own comic book, or just learn how it all works.
Join us as Camp Katy celebrates its 8th year of summer fun!
Dive into the world of technology at computer camp! Many classes to choose from for boys and girls 5-17 years old.
Our day camp runs every week of the summer break Monday through Friday. Class is from 9am to 4pm but camp is open from 7am to 6pm to accommodate early drop-offs and late pick-ups. There is no extra charge for these extended times and are good opportunities for campers to socialize with their new friends.
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