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Software Development & Coding Academy

Two-Week Academy | Ages 12-18

Software Development & Coding Academy

Two-Week Academy | Ages 12-18

Create, Run and Build Software Like a Professional

Java is the most widely used programming language and React is the industry standard for cross-platform application development. Students will have the opportunity to open many doors with the knowledge and know-how to use Java and React to develop apps, games, and drawings. Students first study Java then use React to develop mobile applications for multiple platforms including iOS, Android, and Windows Mobile.

Week 1, Intro to Java Programming: 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.

Week 2, Mobile App Development with React: At the beginning of the week, students will learn to weave together new skills in React, HTML, Javascript, and CSS to create useful and fun apps. By the end of the week, students will learn to create strong UIs and apps or games of their choice. Solve a problem, or just make something fun!

Join Digital Media Academy for this two-week academy to develop your own software development and coding expertise.

Register today and receive up to 12 months of Adobe Creative Cloud ($600 Value).

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: Java + Processing

Ages: 12-18
Hours: 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: Java + Processing

Ages: 12-18
Hours: 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Course Information

Get ready for a fun and impactful educational experience through project-based learning

What Students Learn

  • The power of programming as a tool
  • An understanding of coordinated systems
  • Physics including velocity and gravity
  • Variables, loops, logic, conditionals, and more
  • App development principles including
  • UI/UX design Responsive design, prototyping, and testing
  • Advanced programming techniques
  • Arrays, data structures, and object oriented design
  • React Native software development
  • Components and web language programming

What Students Create

  • Drawings and animations
  • A game like Breakout
  • A game story or animation of their choice
  • A game of life simulation
  • A music visualization
  • An image filter and manipulation
  • A GUI

Software Development and Coding Courses

Computer 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#, and Java. React Native is the most widely used framework to develop mobile applications and games for iOS, Android and Windows Mobile. Students leave our computer programming courses with skills nad knowledge that sets them on the path to a career in computer science and engineering. As a result of Student’s experience with Java and React they will have the foundational building blocks of an industry professional. Explore more coding and artificial intelligence courses.

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

Will I need a mobile phone?

A relatively new Android or iOS phone is HIGHLY recommended.

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
12:00pm
Lunch Break
1:00pm
Back to the Classroom
2:30pm
Afternoon Break
3:00pm
Continued Classroom Time
4:30pm
Pick-up Begins
5:00pm
Pick-up Ends
5:00pm
Extended Day Begins

Tuition Includes

  Personalized Feedback + Student Achievement Report

  Diploma or Certificate of Completion

  Full Adobe Creative Cloud license for up to 12 months

  Unlimited Google Apps and Email Account

  Low staff to student ratios

  Take home select technology hardware

  Alumni Club Benefits

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 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 are $95/week.

Overnight Housing

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

Weekend Stay

Add Weekend Stay and enjoy extra activities and day trips around the area. Weekend Stay starts at $380/weekend.

Extended Day

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

“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.

Mobile App Development with React

Why Digital Media Academy?

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

The Best Staff

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

A 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, while fostering teamwork and collaboration.

Safety Matters

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