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Computer Science with Java

Teen One-Week Camp  Ages 12-17

Become a Pro Coder

Take a deeper dive into computer science and programming with Java. This challenging course will give you a chance to be creative while tackling advanced topics like data structures, algorithms, and data. Work on creating cool visuals like image filters, sound visualizations, and interactive art pieces. This course will cover several of the topics and ideas covered in AP Computer Science, giving you a head start or reinforcing concepts in a fun, interesting way.

Staff Ratio: 12:1
Hardware + Software:
 Java, Eclipse

Ages: Students 12-17
Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Program: Teen Camp (One-Week)

Staff Ratio: 12:1
Ages: Students 12-17
Hours: Full Day, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Program: Teen Camp (One-Week)
Hardware + Software: Processing IDE,
Eclipse IDE


Previous programming experience is recommended for this course, as well as familiarity with Java syntax. 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

• Master variables, loops and conditionals.
• 
Master data types and visibility
• 
Practice object-oriented programming essentials.
• Learn how to program algorithms & use them for creative problem solving.
• 
Program interactive graphics, art, games, animation, special effects and audio.

What Students Create

• An interactive simulation, and image filter like instagram, a piece of interactive artwork, or develop a project of your choice.

Learn even more in the Java Programming Academy. Learn more →

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 C#, Java, and Swift. The Computer Science with Java course prepares students for the AP Computer Science test while giving them a real world experience in developing their own code while iterating based on feedback and bug testing. Previous programming experience is recommended for this course, as well as familiarity with Java syntax. A basic understanding of algebra, including variables, graph coordinates and functions, is strongly recommended.

The Teen Experience: Since 2002, DMA has been encouraging and inspiring teens to become the next generation of developers, animators, filmmakers, photographers, designers and engineers. In addition to developing teens’ interests and passions for the latest in new tech, our camps foster personal growth, confidence, and independence; preparing students for life beyond high school and college.

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 C#, Java, and Swift. The Computer Science with Java course prepares students for the AP Computer Science test while giving them a real world experience in developing their own code while iterating based on feedback and bug testing. Previous programming experience is recommended for this course, as well as familiarity with Java syntax. A basic understanding of algebra, including variables, graph coordinates and functions, is strongly recommended.

What Students Learn

• Master variables, loops and conditionals.
• 
Master data types and visibility: public vs private vs static.
• 
Practice object-oriented programming essentials.
• Learn how to program algorithms & use them for creative problem solving.
• 
Program interactive graphics, art, games, animation, special effects and audio.

What Students Create

• A music visualization, and image filter like instagram, a piece of interactive artwork, or develop a project of your choice.

The Teen Experience

Since 2002, DMA has been encouraging and inspiring teens to become the next generation of developers, animators, filmmakers, photographers, designers and engineers. In addition to developing teens’ interests and passions for the latest in new tech, our camps foster personal growth, confidence, and independence; preparing students for life beyond high school and college.

What Students Learn

• Master variables, loops and conditionals.
• 
Master data types and visibility: public vs private vs static.
• 
Practice object-oriented programming essentials.
• Learn how to program algorithms & use them for creative problem solving.
• 
Program interactive graphics, art, games, animation, special effects and audio.

What Students Create

• A music visualization, and image filter like instagram, a piece of interactive artwork, or develop a project of your choice.

The Teen Experience

Since 2002, DMA has been encouraging and inspiring teens to become the next generation of developers, animators, filmmakers, photographers, designers and engineers. In addition to developing teens’ interests and passions for the latest in new tech, our camps foster personal growth, confidence, and independence; preparing students for life beyond high school and college.

Download the Course Syllabus

Get to know Computer Science with Java even better by taking an in-depth look at the syllabus for this course.

Our project-based approach to learning sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork as students seek solutions to real-world problems. Have additional questions about selecting the perfect course? Contact us →

Download the Course Syllabus

Get to know Computer Science with Java even better by taking an in-depth look at the syllabus for this course.

Our project-based approach to learning sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork as students seek solutions to real-world problems. Have additional questions about selecting the perfect course? Contact us →

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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 the 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.
Computer Science with Java

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

Is programming experience required for this course?

Yes. A basic understanding of object-oriented programming is required, as this class focuses more on advanced programming topics.

My student has done some Python™ and C++ programming before. Can he or she attend this advanced Java course?

If you are confident in their understanding of object-oriented programming languages (and the various concepts listed under Course Details, above), they can attend this advanced course.

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