Kids in DMA’s Adventures video game design camp cool off by one of the Stanford University fountains.

At Digital Media Academy feedback is very important to us. Like most companies we want to know when we’re doing something right and by the same token, if a camper’s experience doesn’t meet their expectations.

Every year DMA collects exit surveys from campers and their parents. We ask what they liked, what they didn’t like and how we can improve.

We get great feedback. We also get some great stories, like this one, from a parent: Mark Bishop’s son Daniel attended our camp at Stanford University and was absolutely glowing about the program. Mr. Bishop said, “If it wasn’t for DMA, I don’t know where my son would be today.”

Inspiring Kids at Every Age
Daniel, like most boys his age likes to play video games, so Daniel’s Dad thought, why not put him into a video game design camp? He first enrolled Daniel in a DMA camp in 2010. Turns out, DMA inspired a passion in Daniel, who up to that point wasn’t doing as well as he could in school.

Daniel, now 18, has a 3.7 GPA and will be attending UC Santa Cruz this fall. Mr. Bishop attributes it all to DMA. “DMA opened new possibilities for my son,” he says. “Sending Daniel to DMA was the best thing I ever did.”

At the end of the week on Friday, DMA invites parents to a graduation ceremony and open house. Parents can see what their child has created and talk with an instructor.

What Campers Say About DMA
But how about campers that attended our camps in 2013? Here’s just a brief sampling of what they thought of the program:

“It was so much FUN!” – Jack R., Video game design camper, UCSD location

“It was worth every penny, the best part was meeting new friends.” – Mateo S., Minecraft™ camp, UCSD location

“My class was wonderful! I had a great time making music.” – Ethan H., Music & Beats Production camper, Stanford location

“I loved it!” – Peyton R., Minecraft camp, U of Chicago location

“My class was so amazing. My instructor Wes was very nice and funny. He helped me to understand many things. Thank you for the inspiration.” – Basil W., Music & Beats Production camper, Harvard location

The DMA Difference
At DMA it’s our mission to teach kids and teens how to create the future with the latest technology. We take pride in being ranked one of the ten best summer camps in the world, by, but we’re not perfect. Like any company, we make mistakes. And when we do, we do our best to make them right. It’s why we spend so much time reviewing the feedback from both campers and their parents.

Inspire your son or daughter with a one-week or multiple-week technology camp experience at DMA. And if you’ve got a great experience about your summer at DMA, share it with us!