Swarthmore campers make friends before the start of class.
During check-in, an instructor meets a teen camper and gets him excited about the week ahead.

Swarthmore College is the cultural and community center of Swarthmore, a small tree-lined community in Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia.

This morning, the town—and campus—are buzzing with excitement as Digital Media Academy’s tech camps at Swarthmore get started today.

Swarthmore joins a list of other great Northeastern campuses like George Washington University and Drexel on DMA’s summer schedule.

The air is electric. Arriving campers are eager to start creating technology in some of the new tech camps at Swarthmore College, like the Digital Beats & Music Production or Cartoon & Animation course.

Complete Camp Experience
Like all DMA locations, in addition to a high-tech learning experience inside the classroom here at Swarthmore, students also get the summer-camp experience outside the classroom.

For example, during break this afternoon, campers will get a chance to make new friends while enjoying one of many outdoor activities, like Frisbee.

For teens considering the campus as a four-year school, taking in the beautiful campus as an overnight camper is the way to go. With opportunities for tours of downtown Swarthmore (with stops at shops, coffee houses and eateries), the Springfield Mall, movies and more, it’s all here at Swarthmore!

Swarthmore-DMA-staff-greets-camper-and-parents“Welcome!” DMA’s Swarthmore director greets a camper and their parents.

Swarthmore-making-friendsCheck-in gives campers an opportunity to meet their instructors and get stoked about the fun week ahead. “DMA is definitely the best job ever,” says one instructor. “The kids are awesome and the staff is amazing.”

tech-camp-for-girlsGirls love DMA, too! This camper gets warmed up with a Glee-inspired dance routine.

tech-camp-at-swarthmoreDMA’s staff helps another camper quickly check-in before heading off to create something cool!

tech-computer-campIn DMA’s game design camp, future video game designers get one-on-one guidance from professionals.

fun-tech-camp-lunchDMA campers share a laugh over lunch in Swarthmore’s dining hall.

Swarthmore-character-design-class“Is this you?” Having fun in a DMA character-design class.

Swarthmore-residence-hall-lounge-areaStudents take a break in Swarthmore’s residence lounge. “I love DMA! This is my third summer. I learn so much.”

Swarthmore-DMA-film-classIn DMA’s filmmaking camp, Day One introduces future filmmakers to the various jobs on a film set.