$599 for an Adventures in Soccer and Digital Media camp ($1,040 value)
- Monday–Friday, June 16–20
- Lunch included
- Valid for boys aged 8–12
Monday through Thursday, boys practice their soccer skills in a program run by the Santa Clara University men's soccer program from 9 a.m. to noon. Practice is tailored to each child's skill level, ensuring that beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels are challenged. After working up a sweat, boys break for lunch until 1 p.m., and then head to Digital Media Academy’s creation lab to work on their own exciting projects, including video game design, until 5 p.m. Students spend Friday finishing up their media projects in the lab until 2 p.m., when parents are invited to visit for an open house and presentation of their child's work. Each child receives a T-shirt and certificate of completion and takes their finished project home.
Digital Media Academy
Digital Media Academy is a technology camp for both kids and adults, which landed a spot on Worth magazine's Top 10 Summer Camps list in 2010. Founded at Stanford University in 2002, the camp hires industry professionals to lead campers in exploring a huge variety of topics in STEM fields—that's science, technology, engineering, and math. Kids and teens ages 6 through 17 learn video game design, app development, filmmaking, photography, computer programming, Python, and more—all while practicing physical and teamwork skills as well. Adult classes focus on practical skills for career advancement, including topics such as digital photography, app design, and computer-graphic design. Teen and adult courses are even eligible for Stanford's continuing-studies credits.