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.
The Games Building course is designed to get your hands dirty (digitally-speaking) in building your own games with code! We’ll start with Java and you will have a chance to build an original game using Java and the Greenfoot educational tools. Then we’ll take you inside of Minecraft to build a game within a game using a second coding language, Python. In this second module you’ll have a chance to create cheats and tools for Minecraft itself, plus build a game that your in-world characters can play! This is a great way to get a “taster” of two important coding languages, understanding how games are put together and exploring game play and coding environments.
What students will learn
Java programming basics including object-oriented programming
Programming fundamentals: loops, spawning characters and interactions
Sound effects, scoring and publishing to make your game slick and shareable
All programming courses will have some common themes but the two courses offered are different enough to be worth doing both. We would recommend taking the Teen Games Building course first which will cover Java and some specific features of Python that relate to the game project. The following week with the Teen Coding with Python course will greatly extend what was learnt and give a much broader view of how Python works and what it can do. The accommodation is part of the Wycombe Abbey campus and all students will be staying in the same building and sleep in rooms of 2-4 students.
Yes this course is Residential and the students stay at Wycombe Abbey in Buckinghamshire.
The kids stay for the week (from Sunday-Fr/Sat) and the camp price includes the course, accommodation and all meals. Students must be between 12 and 17 years of age, please call us on +442071934002 if you have any further questions!
Yes your son can attend our residential camps for 2-3 weeks in a row however we would advise he does a different course each week so that he is not repeating the same content. Please call us on +442071934002 if you have any further questions or direct them to email@example.com