Established in 1998, Digital Day Camp is Eyebeam’s longest running program, and the first-ever youth summer program centered on new media education.
Digital Day Camp is a summer arts and technology intensive for NYC high school students. Students meet Monday through Friday for two consecutive weeks to engage in lectures and hands-on workshops focusing on art and technology tools, careers in the field, and relevant social and artistic topics. DDC challenges youth to apply creative thinking strategies across a range of technological tools and topics with the goal to help them develop critical, empowering, and long-lasting relationships with technology.
Participants from this program have gone on to become paid Student Residents of Eyebeam, as well as Student Resident Mentors and Teaching Assistants, ensuring career pathways are built for them.
In summer 2019, DDC will ran for two sessions:
Session 1: July 15 – July 26
Session 2: July 29 – August 9
• Space for up to 20 students, each student has their own desktop
• We would like to schedule a “field trip” day to Eyebeam for one day of each session
• Each session serves approximately 20 high school students aged 14-18 with different levels of experience with technology.
• One student per school (if it can be avoided)
• Participation this year will be evenly split between two types of students:
Scholarship: students from NYC public schools with 51% or more free or reduced lunch, and are paid the equivalent of $10/day ($100 total) for participation
Non-scholarship (new for 2019): students who don’t meet the above criteria, and will pay $1000 for the session