OPEN HOUSE | JUNE 21

LEARN ABOUT SUMMER CLASSES!

What do you want to make this summer?

Design & Music

Digital Drawing (Ages 6 – 8) | Session 1, 3 & 4
Design, Art
Beginner

Graphic Design (Ages 13 – 16) | Sessions 2, 3 & 4
Design, Art
Beginner – Intermediate

Create 2D Animations with Photoshop (Ages 13 – 16) | Sessions 1 & 3
Design, Art
Beginner – Intermediate

Produce Digital Music (Ages 13 – 16) | All sessions
Music, Design
Beginner – Intermediate

Animation

LEGO Stop Motion (Ages 6 – 8) | All sessions
Video, Animation
Beginner

Minecraft Animation (Ages 9 – 12) | Sessions 1 & 2
3D Animation
Beginner

Create 2D Animations with Photoshop (Ages 13 – 16) | Sessions 1 & 3
Design, Art
Beginner – Intermediate

3D Animation & Modeling (Ages 13 – 16) Sessions 1 & 3
3D Animation
Beginner – Intermediate

It’s Alive! 3D Monster Design (Ages 13 – 16) Sessions 2 & 4
3D Animation
Beginner – Intermediate (3D Animation & Modeling is recommended but not required)

Photo & Video

LEGO Stop Motion (Ages 6 – 8) | All sessions
Video, Design
Beginner
All Sessions

YouTube Video Creation (Ages 9 – 12) | All sessions
Video, Design
Beginner

Digital Photography (Ages 13 – 16) | All sessions
Design, Art
Beginner – Intermediate

3D Printing and 3D Animation

3D Printing & Design (Ages 9 – 12) All Sessions
3D Printing 
Beginner – Intermediate

Minecraft Animation (Ages 9 – 12) | Sessions 1 & 2
3D Animation
Beginner

3D Animation & Modeling (Ages 13 – 16) Sessions 1 & 3
3D Animation
Beginner – Intermediate

It’s Alive! 3D Monster Design (Ages 13 – 16) Sessions 2 & 4
3D Animation
Beginner – Intermediate (3D Animation & Modeling is recommended but not required)

Programming

Scratch Jr. (Ages 6 – 8) | Sessions 1, 2 & 3
Programming, Game Design
Beginner

Create Games with Scratch (Ages 9 – 12) | All Sessions
Programming, Game Design
Beginner

Learn to Code with Python (Ages 9 – 12) | All Sessions
Programming
Beginner – Intermediate

Arcade Game Design with Processing (Ages 9 – 12) | All Sessions
Programming, Game Design
Beginner – Intermediate

Java Programming (Ages 13 – 16) | All Sessions
Programming, Game Design
Beginner – Intermediate

Robotics Challenge with Edison (Ages 9 – 12) | Sessions 1, 3, & 4
Robotics, Programming
Beginner

Game Design

3D Game Design w/ Unity (Ages 13 – 16)
Game Design
Beginner – Intermediate
Sessions 2 & 4

Java Programming (Ages 13 – 16) | All Sessions
Programming, Game Design
Beginner – Intermediate

To read class descriptions please select the desired session below, locate the class by age and click the class title!

Register by session dates

JULY 9TH – 20TH

JULY 23RD – AUGUST 3RD

AUGUST 6TH – 17TH

AUGUST 20TH – 31ST

 

“My son told us repeatedly that these weeks were the best camp of his life! He was encouraged to be creative and the teachers were so flexible in helping him achieve that. Thanks for an awesome summer!”

“My daughter was definitely inspired by what she learned. She came home animated & excited to keep learning!”

“Drop off and pick up was so incredibly flexible and helpful to me since I had to juggle another kid’s schedule.”

Anti-Bully Environment

We are 100% committed to making sure that every student is safe and comfortable. We take bullying very seriously to make sure that students feel like they can be themselves.

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100% Risk Free

If your child does not like the class that they are in, just let us know. We will be happy to switch them to another class they will enjoy even more, or offer you a 100% refund of the class.

1:6 Teacher to Student Ratio

Our classes are small so that the instructor balance varying skill levels. If a class is more than 6-8 students an intern is there to assist. Our staff are also CPR certified.

Hands-on, Project Based

Students get hands-on access to top of the line digital arts tools and technologies that we have in our facility.

Discover more from past summers

Listen to “Flying” a Song By DAE Students | 2017

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The Ultimate Castle & Monster Creation | 2017

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Animal Hybrids & Creative Product Design | 2017

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3D Printed Chess Pieces & Comic Strips | 2017

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Summer Camp FAQ

I want to register my child for class that is listed 13 - 18 but he/she is 12. Is that OK?

The age guidelines are our classes are flexible, so a 12 year old is more than welcome to join a class listed for 13 – 18 as long as we feel that it is a good fit. You can always call or visit us to discuss which of our classes is the best fit for your son or daughter, regardless of the age guidelines listed on our website.

Trying to decide between Scratch or Python?

Students should enroll in Python if they’ve either already taken Scratch or have good enough typing skills to begin coding. Python code is easy to learn and type, but you still must pay attention to the detail of the lines of code to make sure they are typed in an exact way. Scratch requires no typing; just drag & drop in order to form lines of code. Those are the main differences in determining which class to enroll in.

  • Scratch
    • no typing
    • drag & drop
    • more visual
    • best for beginners
  • Python
    • typing/hard coding
    • less visual
    • object-oriented programming language
My son or daughter will miss a class. Can you prorate the class? Will they miss out on content? Is there a make up?

We will gladly prorate any of our sessions to a custom length. We pride ourselves on being super flexible so for whichever days you will make the class we are glad to accommodate!
When it comes to missing out on content, it really depends on the program in which you are thinking about registering your child. In nearly all of our programs, the first half is focused on most of the actual learning and second half is more focused on lab time to work on projects, so in most cases, missing the second week will not mean that your child will miss out on most of the class. He or she may not finish as many projects as the other students but will learn pretty much all of the same material.

Because the dates for our classes are scheduled meticulously, we cannot add in any additional dates for make-up. As mentioned in the previous question, the 2nd half of the class will provide plenty of opportunity for the students to catch up on their projects and any missed material. With our small class setting, it is easier for our instructors to pay more personalized, individual attention to each student.

Am I able to drop off earlier or pick up later than the start of the class?

We understand that work and life in general make it challenging to organize pickup and drop off. You are welcome to drop students off up to a half hour before the start of the class. Because there may be other classes going on, you are welcome to have them wait in our facility until class begins.

For classrooms that are empty, students that arrive early or stay late have the freedom to use our computer labs to get ahead on their project or simply play Minecraft with their peers. We frequently have a handful of students arrive early and/or stay late, so we typically have them all sit together in one room.
As for pickup, we encourage all students to be picked up shortly after class finishes. If a student needs to stay late past our hours of operation, we may have to charge an additional late fee.

I want to see what my child has worked on. How can I view their work?

For students who take Scratch, we walk them through the process of creating a kid-friendly, safe Scratch account where all of their work will be stored and accessible from any computer via http://scratch.mit.edu.

For any 3D Printing class, similar to Scratch, we will have students create their own “TinkerCAD” accounts where all of their work will be saved and accessible from any computer. In addition to that, students will actually get to take home physical prints of what they’ve modeled to show you.

DAE flashdrives are available for purchase if students would like to save their work on them to take home. Otherwise, they may bring their own flashdrives, or save their work in their Google Drive.

My child has allergies. Do you have anyone on staff trained in first aid?

All of our core staff and admin team are CPR and First Aid certified. Please feel free to leave any epi-pens or medicines at the front desk in the event it will be needed. Students may also carry it on them in class after informing our staff and instructor so that we are made aware.

What is your policy on cell phone use in the facility?

While classes are in session, students may not use their cell phones at all unless it is needed for student work or an emergency. Before class, during break, and after class students are free to use their cell phones.

You are free to use cell phones in a quiet, respectable manner while waiting in our main room.

We live close by. Can I let my child leave on their own?

Your child may walk home or leave the facility on their own, but we will require you to fill out a permission slip beforehand. Please contact our team at info@TheDAE.com or (914) 644-8100 so that we can email you the slip.

My child has special needs. Are your classes a good fit?

We welcome all kids to our facility so long as they are able to use a computer and follow instruction in a small class setting. In the past we’ve had many developmentally disabled students excel in our programs. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have further inquiries about how we can accommodate your child to ensure they have a great experience in our classes.

Location & Hours

The Digital Arts Experience
303 Central Park Avenue
Scarsdale, NY 10583

Monday to Friday
12pm - 6pm

Saturday & Sunday
Closed

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914-644-8100

info@thedae.com