Made By Girls:
Intro to Java Programming

Teen One-Week Camp  Ages 12-17

Learn To Code Art, Games and Apps.

Experience an interactive, hands-on approach to learning Java, one of today’s most widely used and powerful computer-programming languages. This course will use Java fundamentals to explore creativity in the form of making art, games, or desktop apps.

Students will develop critical thinking skills and even prepare for the AP Computer Science exam while using Java concepts to open the world of programming and spark creativity! No programming experience is required, however a basic understanding of algebra, including variables, graph coordinates and functions, is recommended.

Staff Ratio: 10:1
Hardware + Software:
Processing IDE, Eclipse IDE

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

Staff Ratio: 10:1
Ages: Students 12-17
Hours: Full Day, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Program: Teen Camp (One-Week)
Hardware + Software: Processing IDE, Eclipse IDE

Course Information

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

What Students Learn

• Learn variables, loops and conditionals.
• 
Learn data types: Strings, booleans, arrays and more.
• 
Understand object-oriented programming.
• Utilize algorithms & creative problem solving.
• 
Program custom graphics, art, audio, games and special effects.

What Students Create

• A game like Agar.io, a piece of interactive artwork, or develop a project of student’s choice.

Learn Programming

Computer programming code runs your devices and the world. Our Programming courses prepare students with the skills they need to develop their own apps, games, animations, and interactive art in languages such as C#, Java, and Swift.

The Made By Girls Experience: DMA’s Made By Girls program offers a unique learning experience designed to introduce girls to STEM learning in a collaborative and supportive environment. MBG is powered by a dynamic group of female role models including educators, industry leaders, and creators, who inspire our students to build the 21st century skills and confidence needed to excel in the classroom and in life.

Computer programming code runs your devices and the world. Our Programming courses prepare students with the skills they need to develop their own apps, games, animations, and interactive art in languages such as C#, Java, and Swift.

What Students Learn

• Learn variables, loops and conditionals
• 
Learn data types: Strings, booleans, arrays and more
• Understand object-oriented programming
• Utilize algorithms & creative problem solving
• 
Program custom graphics, art, audio, games and special effects

What Students Create

• A game like Agar.io, a piece of interactive artwork, or develop a project of student’s choice

The Made By Girls Experience

DMA’s Made By Girls program offers a unique learning experience designed to introduce girls to STEM learning in a collaborative and supportive environment. MBG is powered by a dynamic group of female role models including educators, industry leaders, and creators, who inspire our students to build the 21st century skills and confidence needed to excel in the classroom and in life.

What Students Learn

• Learn variables, loops and conditionals
•Learn data types: Strings, booleans, arrays and more
• Understand object-oriented programming
• Utilize algorithms & creative problem solving
•Program custom graphics, art, audio, games and special effects

What Students Create

• A game like Agar.io, a piece of interactive artwork, or develop a project of student’s choice

The Made By Girls Experience

DMA’s Made By Girls program offers a unique learning experience designed to introduce girls to STEM learning in a collaborative and supportive environment. MBG is powered by a dynamic group of female role models including educators, industry leaders, and creators, who inspire our students to build the 21st century skills and confidence needed to excel in the classroom and in life.

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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

Please note: There is a Safety Fee of $15 per week.

 

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

“I loved learning new things and seeing the outcome of it. I loved feeling accomplished and making a whole game with coding and actually understanding it and getting to play it in the end.”

Lisa L.
MBG: Intro to Java Programming

The DMA Difference

Discover what sets us apart from the competition and why we're the best.

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 is the difference between this course and the other Intro to Java Programming course?

MBG classes are developed exclusively for girls and are led by a female instructional team dedicated to serving as role models. Intro to Programming with Java is a coed course that welcomes girl students who want to learn Java in a coed environment. Both courses share the same goals for building fundamental programming skills. The MBG courses emphasize mentorship and building community among girls. Learn more about Made by Girls.

Why is it recommended to have a background in algebra?

Programming uses advanced math concepts. For example, equations are like functions, and variables are handled in similar ways.

If someone already has some experience, are different skill levels accommodated in the course?

Instructors and TAs are always willing to modify and customize curriculum to make sure that all students are engaged and challenged. The first day or so will be utilized to gauge students’ skills and strengths. We also have advanced extensions for every course, so teachers can challenge advanced students.

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