Due to COVID-19 restrictions and our concerns for customer and staff safety, we have only limited availability of in-person camps. If there is not camp available in your area, we recommend our online courses, now available worldwide. Students can make new friends, complete creative tech challenges and learn from live tutors in small groups – all from the comfort of their homes.
Begin to program in Java one of the industry-standard programming languages that is ubiquitous across a wide range of sectors.
Start your game development journey using the Greenfoot environment designed to support new programmers.
A critical new skill
Learn to program which will be one of the key skills needed for jobs in the 21st Century
What is the tutor:student ratio?
This varies from course to course, but we generally have a maximum of 8 students per tutor.
We teach Java using the Greenfoot platform, developed at the University of Kent. Greenfoot makes coding interactive, easy and fun, providing a supportive environment for the creation of 2D graphical games and simulations. Students will learn coding concepts such as variables, functions and classes, as they go from game consumer to game creator. Our goal is for each participant to feel confident coding, as they undertake original projects and gain familiarity with the Java environment. We also show students the tools and resources available so they can continue learning and developing independently with Java after the course.
This is an excellent first coding course for teens aged 12+ and no previous programming knowledge is required. Younger gamers looking for an introduction to computer science fundamentals should check out our Video Game Design camp while teens might also be interested in our Teen Coding with Python course.
What your child will learn
Introduction to common Java programming environments
Core Coding Principles including Variables, loops, if statements, and functions
Programming Design Patterns and how to make reusable code
Equip students to debug their code and work out how to help themselves when they run into problems
Thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately due to the syntax of the Java language we do think it most appropriate for 12 years and above as any younger than that students can find the content frustrating. I would recommend he takes our Video Games Design course which will be a great introduction to games building before he is old enough to learn the Java Language. Please feel free to call us on +442071934002 if we can help you further!
Unfortunately, we cannot reserve spaces until payment is made but if you want to want to check there is enough space for two or more on a particular week please call us with the dates you had in mind on +44 207 193 4002
Sean studies Design Engineering at Imperial College London but you'll often find him buzzing around camp teaching our Video Game Design courses. He loves seeing campers push through challenges and publish a game to show their friends and family.