Transforming students into faster, more confident problem solvers since 2010
The Mission of DaVinci Camp is to promote academic excellence and to eliminate the achievement gap among Latino students. DaVinci Camp transforms students into faster, more confident problem solvers, through innovative math instruction that integrates engineering, science, and the fine and performing arts.
The DaVinci Camp Summer Institute is non-residential and consists of three-week all-day sessions that seamlessly integrate social and academic components from the arts and applied sciences. The program is designed to develop the interests and abilities of talented and highly motivated middle school and high school students (rising 6th – 12th grades and graduating seniors).
DaVinci Camp students perfect certain multiplication techniques by working diligently on the whiteboards during the Numbers class.
Scholars are excited as they wait their turns to meet California Secretary of State, Alex Padilla.
DaVincis jump for joy as they explore the wonders of the Getty Research Institute.
The scholars see a variety of propaganda posters from several countries involved in the Great War.
In the classroom, board work is highly encouraged as a way of gaining practice and comfort with mathematical concepts.
DaVinci Camp Scholars are sharing their creative stories in partners.
DaVinci scholars try their hardest to hold up this huge rock!
DaVincis follow each other to get as high up on the rocks as possible.
DaVinci camp gathers for a group photo after visiting L.A. artist, Gronk Nicandro.
The smile of a scholar as she finishes crawling through Arnaldo Pomodoro’s “Sphere within Sphere” at UC Berkeley
DaVinci Camp smiles in front of a huge missile at NASA Ames.
A young scholar works on multiplying by 11’s.
Scholars enjoy making music with their instructor, Jesus Martinez.
These scholars share laughs in the chemistry lab while learning as well as demonstrating safety precautions.
The political cartoons instructor reads out loud a student’s response to the article.
Two students begin sketching out their paintings during an art workshop.
DaVinci Camp poses with Johnathan Moscone Artistic Director of Cal Shakes after attending Pygmalion in Orinda.
This scholar experiences first hand a type of gyroscope and angular momentum at the Exploratorium.
DaVincis learned a lot walking around the mission district in San Francisco with James Rojas.
A young DaVinci shows off his palette after a long day of painting.
DaVinci scholars enjoys their experience dancing samba.
An instructor teaches a young DaVinci how to solve the Rubik’s Cube.
DaVinci Camp scholars and the director pose for a picture with a curved mirror.
Young DaVincis are fascinated by all the things they are learning at the UC Berkeley machine shop in the Mechanical Engineering department.
A couple scholars get prepared for the experiment they are about to conduct in the Balsara Lab at UC Berkeley.
A young DaVinci has fun while creating polytopes with Zome Tools.
Young DaVincis are learning how to build a strong and fast mindstorms robot.
A scholar gets a first hand look at some cancer cells that are being tested by Dr. David de Semir..
Davincis are amazed to see how big they can make this bubble at the Exploratorium.
A fully assembled robotic car is almost in operation after hours of deliberation.
Scholars have fun playing a game of Tug-of-War.
A scholar is able to test a gadget with technology that will be used in the International Space Station.
A scholar gets the opportunity to sail one of the boats thanks to the Cal Sailing Club.
A young scholar shows off his hard work on the board.
Scholars really enjoyed visiting the botanical gardens at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.