Coding Games with Java

Teen Java Programming Course






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.

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. 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 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
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What will students take home

  • All assets created in the course of the class
  • Certificate with personal tutor feedback
  • Fire Tech T-Shirt
  • Students who bring their own laptops will take home Java and Greenfoot environments installed to work on their computers
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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.

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

Teens testing their self built games at camp

Coding Games with Java FAQs

Questions and answers of the customers

  1. A Hi there, our Coding Games with Java class normally runs from 10am-4pm. Please feel free to call us on +442071934002 if we can help you further!
  2. A Hi there, 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!
  3. 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
  4. 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