Coding Games with Java

Teen Java Programming Course



  • Ages 12-17
  • Must bring a laptop or rent one from us
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Learn to code by creating games in the Java programming language. Students will use Java and the Greenfoot library to learn computer science theory, syntax, and object oriented coding basics.

What students will learn 

  • The fundamentals of game design: stories, characters, settings, attributions
  • Key terms and concepts within the Java programming language
  • Familiarity with the Greenfoot environment
  • Using algorithms, functions, loops, and hierarchies
  • Basic graphics and animation
  • Confidence in creating and implementing code
  • Testing and de-bugging
  • Tools and resources to take coding further through independent learning

Coding Games with Java

Course Overview

We teach 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 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.

"It was really fun, I made new friends and I learnt a lot about how to code."

Purav, Teen Java Programmer

Teens testing their self built games at camp

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What will students take home

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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 their 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

* 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.

Coding Games with Java FAQs

Questions and answers of the customers

  1. A 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
  2. A If you feel your child is mature and focused enough to write code and they will be 12 within 6 months of starting the course it should be ok but if unsure please call us to discuss. +44 207 193 4002
  3. A While much of the course is visual all instruction will be in English and a good understanding is required to get the most from the course.
  4. A No prior experience is required, only basic computer skills are expected. These include being able to user a web browser to download and apps and images, being able to copy and paste and type accurately. Some understanding of game mechanics is a bonus. Everything related to programming that you will need to know is covered on the course. That is not to say this is a beginners course advanced topics will be included and students will set their own level of challenge when they make their own unique game which can be as complex or as simple as they feel comfortable with.