Made By Girls:
Intro to Java Programming
Learn. Code. Grow.
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.
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Ages: 12 – 17
Hours: 9am – 5pm
Hardware + Software
You’ll work closely with other girls tackling coding challenges, learning the fundamentals of Java programming, including concepts like variables, loops, data types, and object-oriented programming.
What You Create
Each student will create a playable game, a piece of interactive artwork, or develop a project of their choice.
Skills + Experience
Get ready for a fun and meaningful camp experience through project-based learning.
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.
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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.
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Sample Camp Day
Beat the traffic! Drop off anytime between 8:00 and 9:00am.
|9:00 am||Hands-on Tech Instruction
Learn + Understand
|10:30 am||Morning Break + Chill
|11:00 am||Continued Instruction + Creation
Application + Guided Practice
|12:00 pm||Lunch Break
Bring your own or purchase a lunch plan, available at select locations
|1:00 pm||Back to Camp
Create, Test, Evaluate + Improve
|2:30 pm||Afternoon Break + Chill
|3:00 pm||Continued Instruction + Creation
Review + Share
|5:00 pm||Student Pick-up
Running late? No problem. Pick up anytime before 5:30pm.
Extend your camp day by adding Overnight Housing at checkout!
✓ Google Apps email account + unlimited cloud storage
✓ Personalized feedback + Project Achievement Report
✓ Certificate of Completion
✓ Made by Girls camp t-shirt
✓ Personal Apple workstation for camp
✓ Low staff to student ratios
Add-Ons Available at Checkout
+ Lunch: Add lunch so you don’t have to bring your own!*
+ DMA Online: Choose a course or subscribe to learn at your own pace.
+ Overnight Housing: Stay on a university campus – includes all meals.*
+ Weekend Stay: Get ready for fun weekend activities and day trips around the area.*
*Available at select locations
The DMA Difference
Discover what sets us apart from the competition and why we're the best.
Educators, artists, and talented industry professionals with a passion for STEM education.
Our students enjoy a balanced camp day with both in-class lessons and outdoor activities.
Our curriculum sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork and collaboration.
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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