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).
The curator, William Maynez, tells the scholars about the stories within the Diego Rivera Mural.
DaVinci camp staff member and camper test the strength of a steel bar by attempting to stretch it by pulling on both sides of it
DaVinci Camp Scholars are sharing their creative stories in partners.
DaVincis practice the famous Charles Chaplin walk.
DaVinci Camp scholars performing a wave jump in front of VLSB at UC Berkeley.
The political cartoons instructor reads out loud a student’s response to the article.
Creative scholars are challenged into building a model of their own city of Berkeley.
Scholar takes advantage of the opportunity to do math on the Berkeley Chalk Boards.
These scholars share laughs in the chemistry lab while learning as well as demonstrating safety precautions.
While designing their boxes, these young artists receive inspiration from images of the day of the dead.
The scholars see a variety of propaganda posters from several countries involved in the Great War.
Young DaVincis are learning how to build a strong and fast mindstorms robot.
This DaVinci camp scholar fastidiously works through her addition of polynomials
A DaVinci Camp student plays with one of the flip balls which Professor O’Reilly brought to exemplify his research to the students.
Rumor has it that if you manage to knock the ball down, you’ll get straight A’s forever!
These scholars are sharing design ideas at the Stanford D-School.
A scholar stands next to the Triceratops cast in the Valley Life Sciences Building at UC Berkeley
Scholar observes the magnificent art of the Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford.
A scholar is able to test a gadget with technology that will be used in the International Space Station.
This scholar enjoys break time under a tree at Stanford University.
A scholar gets the opportunity to sail one of the boats thanks to the Cal Sailing Club.
At the Exploratorium, DaVinci Camp scholars and staff have the opportunity to learn hands on about how cool science is!
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.
DaVinci Camp scholars and staff clap together to hear how loud the amplification of their claps can get.
Scholars calculate the amount of possible permutation of a Rubik’s cube.
Scholars explore their own artistic abilities at the Cantor Center for Visual Arts, at Stanford University.
DaVinci Camp scholars and the director pose for a picture with a curved mirror.
In the classroom, board work is highly encouraged as a way of gaining practice and comfort with mathematical concepts.
At the Orthopaedic Research Lab at UCSF, DaVinci Camp scholars learn about bones.
Geologist, Sara Beroff, demonstrates the different types of rocks throughout the Fire Trail in Berkeley.
Scholars working on different numeral systems at Stanford University.