Teen Java Club

Teen Java Programming Course Saturdays






Laptop required

Master key computing concepts and coding basics. Students will use Java and the Greenfoot library to learn computer science theory, syntax, and object-oriented coding.

Teen Java Club


Course Overview

Get familiar with Java using the Greenfoot platform, developed at the University of Kent. Greenfoot makes coding interactive, easy and fun. Known as an “integrated development environment” (IDE), it supports the creation of 2D graphical games and simulations. Our goal is for each participant to feel confident with coding, as they learn and practice the basics of Java programming and cover coding concepts such as variables, functions and classes.

This course is a subset of our week-long Coding Games with Java course and runs for 3hrs during 5 consecutive weeks.

This is an excellent first coding course for teens aged 12+ and no previous programming knowledge is required.

See where is your closest club:


Chelsea Academy on Saturdays from 1.00pm to 4.00pm
On the following Saturdays: Feb 29th – Mar 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

UCS from 1.00pm to 4.00pm
On the following Sundays: Mar 1st, 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th


Hills Road Sixth Form from 12.30pm to 3.30pm
On the following Saturdays: Feb 29th – Mar 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

Clubs don’t run during the half-term break.

Laptop hire is only available in our London clubs.
Pi-top computers and Chrome Books are not suitable for the course.

What students will learn

  • Students will use Java and the Greenfoot library to learn computer science theory, syntax, and object oriented coding basics.
  • The fundamentals of game design: stories, characters, settings, attributions
  • Key terms and concepts within the Java programming language
  • Familiarity with the Greenfoot environment
  • Confidence in creating and implementing code
  • Testing and debugging
  • Tools and resources to take coding further through independent learning
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What will students take home

  • All assets created in the course of the class
  • Fire Tech T-Shirt
  • Students who bring their own laptops will take home Java and Greenfoot environments installed to work on their computers
  • USB Stick
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Fire Tech Camp Courses Include

  • 8:1 student:teacher ratio
  • Original products
  • Outdoor Activities*
  • USB Flash drive (for saving work/software)
  • Any cheat sheets or software** used in the course
  • New Skills
  • Supportive community
  • Enthusiastic instructors
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Who is this course suitable for?

No prior experience is required but there are some prerequisites for attending this course:

  • Must be between age 12 and 17 at start of course
  • Must bring own laptop (or rent one from us)
  • Strong understanding of English
  • Basic IT skills
  • Bring own lunch (Except Residential)

* Outdoor activities dependent on location and weather. ** some software only available as trial. We arrange a discounted rate with the publishers for our campers when possible.

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Fire Tech Camp was a great experience and the best camp I've ever been to. I think the camp does a great job in combining fun with learning.

Emma, 13yr old programmer