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Finding a Balanced Summer Camp: Technology and the Outdoors

What happens when a kid that loves skateboarding or surfing combines those outdoor activites with a filmmaking summer camp? Traditional summer camp + tech summer camp = FUN!

What are you looking for in a summer camp for your kids? One concern of parents sending children to computer-based summer camps is how active the experience will be. Will the whole day be spent in front of the computer? How can I balance my child’s interest in technology with my desire for them to have a physically active summer camp experience?

One option is to sign up separately for computer-based summer camps and for sports summer camps. The costs, however, can add up quickly. Digital Media Academy offers a summer camp alternative.  The solution is to consider summer camp programs that balance the two areas with very unique experiences.

Students looking to combine an interest in film making with an interest in skateboarding can participate in a weeklong summer camp with Digital Media Academy called Skateboarding and Filmmaking. Teens visit three skate parks and receive instruction from experts while also capturing the action on film. In a state of the art classroom studio, students learn to edit and integrate special effects to create a skateboarding video. This summer camp will be offered at University of California San Diego – UCSD in La Jolla from August 3-7, at Stanford University in the San Francisco Bay Area from July 20-24.  Families have the option of enrolling kids for day camp, or the residential sleepover summer camp option to stay in the dorms.  (This is a great pre-college experience for kids, especially kids travelling to the United States for an American summer camp experience!)

For the first time this summer, Digital Media Academy is also offering a Surfing and Filmmaking summer camp at UCSD for both teens and kids. Students improve surfing skills and create a video. The summer camp will be offered four times, beginning the weeks of July 13, 20, 27, and August 3, in partnership with the La Jolla Surf Camp, parent company of Surf Divas.

For enrollment now, please visit our registration page:  Digital Media Academy Summer Camp

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Surfing and Filmmaking

ucsd_surfThis summer the Digital Media Academy is proud to announce another exciting sports action course – surfing and filmmaking! Held only at UC San Diego, this new course is offered in partnership with La Jolla Surf Academy, based in La Jolla, CA. In this “hybrid” course, students spend the morning gaining new or improving surfing skills, under the guidance of certified instructors of the La Jolla Surf Academy. In the afternoon, students return to the UC San Diego campus and to DMA’s studio classroom to view and edit video footage taken earlier in the day or week. By the end of the week, students go home with their very own surf video – uniquely edited by each student!

The first “pilot” of this course, taught San Diego native Chris Owen, was held the week of July 13-17 with six students and was deemed a huge success by all! Some of the students who took the course had surfed before, but a few had not. One student who wasn’t naturally enthusiastic about surfing felt confident and excited about surfing by the end of the week. As his mom commented, “David didn’t want to learn to surf before he started the class. The idea of making a movie of his adventure kept him motivated, and now he loves surfing!”

To see one student’s surf video, click below:
DMA Surfing and Filmmaking

Surfing and Filmmaking, for both teens (ages 13-17) and Adventures students (ages 9-13), is being offered again the week of August 3-7 at UC San Diego. For more information and to register, call 866-656-3342.

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