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Java Programming Academy

Teen Two-Week Camp  Ages 12-17

Code Your Own Apps and Games

In the two week academy experience, students will be able to deeply explore their creativity and ambition as they get a ton of hands-on experience with Java and programming.

Week 1, Intro to Java ProgrammingYou’ll learn the basics of Java programming, including concepts such as variables, loops, and conditionals to make drawings, interactive applications, and games like Agar.io. You’ll learn object-oriented programming and how it’s used to make powerful, elegant programs.

Week 2, Computer Science with JavaIn Computer Science with Java, you’ll take a deep dive into computer science and Java programming. You’ll be challenged to think creatively while tackling challenges on advanced topics like data structures and algorithms. You’ll work on creating cool visuals like image filters, sound visualizations, or an original creative project of your own.

Staff Ratio: 12:1
Hardware + Software:
Processing IDE, Eclipse, Android SDK and Android Studio

Ages: Students 12-17
Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Program: Teen Academy (Two-Weeks)

Staff Ratio: 12:1
Ages: Students 12-17
Hours: Full Day, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Program: Teen Academy (2 Weeks)
Hardware + Software: Processing IDE, Eclipse, Android SDK and Android Studio



No programming experience required, however a basic understanding of algebra, including variables, graph coordinates, and functions, is strongly recommended.

Course Information

Get ready for a fun and meaningful camp experience through project-based learning.

What Students Learn

• Basic and advanced object-oriented programming.
• 
Algorithms and creative problem solving.
• 
Game programming and event handlers.
• Recursion and advanced data structures.
• 
Concepts covered on the AP Computer Science Exam.

What Students Create

• Games like Agar.io, interactive art or applications, an Android app, and a web-coding portfolio on Github.

More About This Course

Computer programming code runs your devices and the world. Our Programming courses prepare students with the skills they need to develop their own apps and games in languages such as Java. In our Java Programming Academy, students will learn basic and advanced coding concepts while preparing themselves for AP or college courses. They’ll use their creativity to tackle challenges and develop their own projects while having fun and receiving guidance from experienced Java instructors.

The Academy Experience: Our Academies are pairings of two complementary courses, designed to accelerate student proficiency and knowledge in each of our course categories. From week one to week two, students take a deeper dive into the topic, expanding upon their new skills and creating more advanced projects.

Computer programming code runs your devices and the world. Our Programming courses prepare students with the skills they need to develop their own apps and games in languages such as Java. In our Java Programming Academy, students will learn basic and advanced coding concepts while preparing themselves for AP or college courses. They’ll use their creativity to tackle challenges and develop their own projects while having fun and receiving guidance from experienced Java instructors.

What Students Learn

• Basic and advanced object-oriented programming.
• 
Algorithms and creative problem solving.
• 
Game programming and event handlers.
• Recursion and advanced data structures.
• 
Concepts covered on the AP Computer Science Exam.

What Students Create

• Games like Agar.io, interactive art or applications, an Android app, and a web-coding portfolio on Github.

The Academy Experience

Our Academies are pairings of two complementary courses, designed to accelerate student proficiency and knowledge in each of our course categories. From week one to week two, students take a deeper dive into the topic, expanding upon their new skills and creating more advanced projects.

What Students Learn

• Basic and advanced object-oriented programming.
• 
Algorithms and creative problem solving.
• 
Game programming and event handlers.
• Recursion and advanced data structures.
• 
Concepts covered on the AP Computer Science Exam.

What Students Create

• Games like Agar.io, interactive art or applications, an Android app, and a web-coding portfolio on Github.

The Academy Experience

Our Academies are pairings of two complementary courses, designed to accelerate student proficiency and knowledge in each of our course categories. From week one to week two, students take a deeper dive into the topic, expanding upon their new skills and creating more advanced projects.

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Camp Overview + Schedule

Take a look at your camp schedule, learn more about tuition, and explore add-ons.

Daily Schedule

8:00 am Check-in + Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am Morning Break
11:00 am Continued Instruction + Creation
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Back to the Classroom
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Continued Classroom Time
5:00 pm Pick-up

Tuition Includes

Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt
Personalized feedback + Project Achievement Report
Certificate of Completion
Google Apps email account + unlimited cloud storage
 Low staff to student ratios
 Alumni Club Membership

Friday Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House is typically finished by 4:00 PM.

 

Daily Schedule

8:00 am Check-in + Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am Morning Break
11:00 am Continued Instruction
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Back to the Classroom
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Continued Classroom Time
5:00 pm Pick-up

 

 Tuition Includes

Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt
Feedback + Project Achievement Report
Certificate of Completion
Google Apps email account + cloud storage
Personal Apple workstation for camp
 Low staff to student ratios

Friday Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House is typically finished by 4:00 PM.

Daily Schedule

8:00 am Check-in + Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am Morning Break
11:00 am Continued Instruction + Creation
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Back to the Classroom
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Continued Classroom Time
5:00 pm Pick-up

 

Tuition Includes

Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt
Feedback + Project Achievement Report
Certificate of Completion
Google Apps email account + cloud storage
Personal Apple workstation for camp
 Low staff to student ratios

Friday Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House is typically finished by 4:00 PM.

 

Camp Upgrades

Get the most out of your summer with DMA when you add any or all of the following:

 

Lunch Plan

Get lunch on campus so you don’t have to pack your own. Lunch Plans start at $75/week at select locations.

Overnight Housing

Stay in the dorms and eat on-campus, Sunday through Friday. Overnight Housing is $695/week where available.

Weekend Stay

Add Weekend Stay and enjoy extra activities and day trips around the area. Weekend Stay is $395/weekend at select locations.

DMA Online

Start learning now and get ready for camp when you register for an online course! DMA Online is $95 per course.

What Students Are Saying

“There are very few places that can offer an experience in programming like Digital Media Academy can. With great instructors, friendly students, and an excellent environment to learn in, it’s an experience that can’t be beat!”

Albert F.
Java Programming Academy

The DMA Promise

You can count on us to deliver on all the things that truly matter. We pinky swear.

Top-Notch Staff

Educators, artists, and talented industry professionals with a passion for STEM education.

Well-Balanced Experience

Our students enjoy a balanced camp day with both in-class lessons and outdoor activities.

Project-Based Learning

Our curriculum sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork and collaboration.

Safety Matters

Our staff is First-Aid + CPR certified and have completed national background checks.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I have some Java™ programming experience? Will I still get value out of this academy?

The first week of the academy might cover concepts already familiar to you. However, as the academy progresses, more advanced techniques are taught. Instructors and TAs are always willing to modify and customize curriculum to make sure that every student is engaged and getting something beneficial out of the course. Just let the instructor know how you would like to be challenged.

Do I need to know any programming before taking this class?

No. The first week of this camp is an introductory course. We will start right at the beginning, so even if you’ve never seen code before, you won’t be left behind.

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