Digital Media Academy

A Digital Production Camp for Sixth-Grade Girls

June 16-27, 2014

Digital Media Academy (DMA) is a two-week day camp for rising sixth-grade girls from Lincoln Elementary and Atkinson Elementary, a UofL Signature Partnership school. The camp will be held at the University of Louisville from June 16 – 27, 9 am to 3 pm (with an optional hour from 3-4).

In this digital production camp, girls will play with and learn to produce several types of digital projects: movies, podcasts, and image manipulations. The theme of the camp this year will be “Design Your Future,” so each girl will explore what she imagines her future might be: Where will she live? What kind of work excites her? What will the world around her be like?


All activities of the camp will take place at the University of Louisville Belknap Campus. The majority of the camp will be in Bingham Humanities Room 204, a new 22-computer Mac lab. We will take on-campus field trips, visiting libraries, science labs, and innovation centers. Lunch will be provided, from The Ville Grill. Girls will be escorted by camp counselors to and from drop-off points, the lunchroom, and any field trip locations. See the map below for drop-off/pick-up locations.


The camp will be free to attend, including lunch. Girls will each receive a camp t-shirt, which they will be expected to wear daily, and a new Android tablet.


Girls will each receive their own new, free, WiFi-enabled Android tablet, with a case and earbuds, for taking pictures and video over the course of the camp. During the camp, the tablet will remain with camp teachers for safekeeping and charging (and to make sure that each girl has her tablet every day). At the end of the camp, girls will take home their tablets.


Girls will need to be dropped off and picked up at the University of Louisville each day during the following times:

8:45 – 9:00 am
3:00 – 3:15 pm
3:50 – 4:00 pm

Girls will need to be dropped off at the University of Louisville between 8:45 am and 9 am each morning. Teachers will be waiting at the traffic circle at the end of Warnock street (see map) during this time to walk girls inside the Bingham Humanities building for the day's activities. If you are late, call Annelise Gray at 502-852-0505 to find out where we are meeting and then walk your camper to the group.

Girls will need to be picked up at the same traffic circle every afternoon. The first pick-up will between 3 and 3:15 pm. At 3:15 pm, all remaining campers will walk back to Bingham 204. We will again walk out to the traffic circle between 3:50 and 4 pm. If you arrive to pick up your camper between 3:15 and 3:50, you are more than welcome to walk into the building to pick up your camper. Or if you complete the text-message pick-up form allowing your camper to walk out the car alone, we can send her out to your car at the traffic circle upon receipt of a text message from the provided contact number.

If your camper is still here at 4:05 pm, we will have to call Home of the Innocents. If your camper remains at camp late more than once, she will not be allowed to return.


The daily schedule will be up on the password-protected camp blog. To gain access, please contact Elizabeth Chamberlain,


For questions about the camp (schedule, logistics, etc.), please contact the director Dr. Mary P. Sheridan, If you have general questions during camp hours, please contact Annelise Gray at 502-852-6801.

Image from: Tech Needs Girls