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Intro to Java Programming

Teen One-Week Camp | Ages 12-17

Intro to Java Programming

Teen One-Week Camp | Ages 12-17

Design and Code Your Own App or Game

At the beginning of the week, students will learn to use Processing commands to learn the basics of programming and create their own drawings and animations. By the end of the week, students will learn Object Oriented programming in Java to create multi-class games or applications.

Staff Ratio: 12:1
Hardware + Software: Java, Processing, PC

Ages: Students 12-17
Hours: 9:00AM – 4:30PM

Staff Ratio: 12:1
Hardware + Software: Java, Processing, PC

Ages: Students 12-17
Hours: 9:00AM – 4:30PM

No programming experience is required for this introductory course, 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

  • The power of programming as a tool
  • Coordinate systems
  • Physics concepts like velocity and gravity
  • Game loops and logic
  • Variables, loops, conditionals, and more

What Students Create

  • Drawings and animations
  • A game like Breakout
  • A game story or animation of their choice

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. In the Intro to Java Programming course, students will get more than just an introduction to Java as they will develop skills and knowledge of programming workflows and essentials as they create their own games, apps, animations, or even develop their own projects.

The Teen Experience: Since 2002, Digital Media Academy 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why is it recommended to have a background in algebra?

Being able to solve algebraic problems is simply a good way to assess if you’re ready to start programming in Java™. Things like functions and variables are crossover concepts. Being able to visualize and plot points on a Cartesian coordinate plane is also very important.

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

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

Camp Overview + Schedule

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

08:30am
Check-in and drop off
09:00am
Hands-on STEM Instruction
10:30am
Morning Break
11:00am
Continued Instruction + Creation
12:00am
Lunch Break
1:00pm
Back to the Classroom
2:30pm
Afternoon Break
3:00pm
Continued Classroom Time
4:30pm
Pick-up Begins

Tuition Includes

  Personalized feedback + Project Achievement Report

  Certificate of Competency

  Google Apps email account + unlimited cloud storage

  Low staff to student ratios

  Alumni Club Membership

Friday Showcase

At the end of each week, attendees can invite their family and friends to join us for a showcase celebration to share their final projects. Learn more about the fun and exciting activities your child experienced during the week and have an opportunity to meet your child’s instructor. Presentations vary by course topic and instructors will highlight some of the important concepts covered during the week and possible next steps to continue your child’s learning. Arrive early as showcase begins at 3:00 and is typically finished by 4:00.

Camp Upgrades

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

Lunch Plan

Make things easy and get lunch on campus so you don’t have to pack your own. Lunch Plans start at $68/week at select locations.

Overnight Housing

Stay in the dorms and eat on-campus, Sunday through Friday. Overnight Housing starts at $675/week where available.

Extended Day

Our flexible Extended Day option allows families to pick-up students as late as 6:00 PM from Monday to Thursday at all locations.

Weekend Stay

Add Weekend Stay and enjoy extra activities and day trips around the area. Weekend Stay starts at $405/weekend at select locations.

“DMA was the best. I was a Java newbie a week ago, now, I’m an expert!”

Josiah S.

Intro to Java Programming

Why Digital Media Academy?

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.