Code Cafe 2 — Advanced Coding With Java
Alexa Café Course | Ages 10-15
Code Cafe 2 — Advanced Coding With Java
Alexa Café Course | Ages 10-15
- Alexa Café
- 10-15 (Must turn 10 by 12-31-17)
- Skill Level
- Beg - Adv
- Ratio Guarantee
- 8 students per instructor
- Java, Eclipse
This course is the next step in your student's coding journey. Girls continue to learn programming in a collaborative, approachable way using the power of Java—one of the most relevant, in-demand programming languages on the market today. They'll create their own game or Java application as they build essential skills for college and beyond.
STEM principles like coding set the foundation for bright futures in fields like computer science, software engineering, app development, and more. This world runs on code, so building a basic understanding of programming is fundamental to becoming an active participant in society. Our programming camps for girls are perfect for aspiring coders or simply anyone intrigued by programming.
What Will Students Take Home?
Students will take home their Eclipse workspace.
What Will Students Learn?
Students Will Learn to:
- Learn the Java programming language
- Explore object oriented programming
- Use Processing to manipulate graphics
- Utilize variables, data types, and arrays
- Use Integrated Development Environments, or IDEs
Top Skills Gained
Software & Hardware Skills Development
STEM & 21st Century Skills Development
Skill Level | Is This Programming Course Appropriate for Your Student?
This course has no prerequisites other than a love for collaboration, style, and fun! It is perfect for girls who enjoy thinking games and puzzles. Girls will take their new coding skills further and experiment with Java, one of the most well-known, in-demand programming languages. Learning will take place alongside inspirational mentors in a fresh, inviting setting.
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Where Is This Course Offered?
California - Northern
California - Southern
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Hours & Tuition
Check-In: 8-9am Mon-Fri
Pick-Up: 5-6pm Mon-Thurs, 3-4pm Fri
Tuition: From $949/week USD. All taxes included.
Lunch Plan: Lunch can be purchased for an additional $60/week.
Check-In: 6pm Sun
Pick-Up: 3-4pm Fri
Tuition: Add $569/week USD. All taxes included.
Meals: All meals included
Please note: In addition to the prices listed above, there will be a one-time Safety & Compliance Fee of $20 per student per year.
Your Tuition Includes:
- 8:1 student-to-instructor ratio (guaranteed)
- Free flex hours at check-in and pick-up
- Diploma with transcript and instructor insights
- Final project and software discounts
- Custom Alexa Café t-shirt, H2O bottle
- Outdoor time, campus tours (most locations)
- Access to online curriculum (iD Game Plan)
Add $179 (annual subscription)
Tech Rocket is the #1 online learning destination for kids and teens. Aspiring app programmer? Indie game developer? Graphic artist? You got this! Level up your tech skills and build community with thousands of other students. With gaming tournaments, safe, collaborative forums, a massive Minecraft server, and an arcade, Tech Rocket makes learning fun all year long. It’s the perfect complement to our summer programs!
7:15am: Overnight campers, rise and shine! Eat breakfast in the campus dining hall—breakfast is typically all-you-can-eat, and consists of favorites such as pancakes, sausages, orange juice, cereal, waffles, and fruit. (Make sure to notify us of any special dietary needs or allergies before camp.)
8–9am: Day campers check in between 8–9am with our flex hours (no extra cost).
9am: All campers meet for morning announcements, icebreakers, and team-building activities.
9:30am: Split into course groups. Grab your laptop, put on your favorite song, and start creating!
Noon: Lunch time—head to the dining hall if you’re on the Meal Plan. Depending on the policy of each university, students who bring their own bag lunch will either eat in the dining hall with the rest of the crew, or gather elsewhere with an Alexa Café instructor.
1pm: Back to the labs to collaborate and create!
2:30pm: Lanyard making? A game of Ultimate Frisbee, anyone? Team-building activity? Board games? We offer many summer camp activities that vary by week and location. Beyond STEM skill development, students will socialize, make friends, and have fun.
3:15pm: Return to the labs.
5pm: Wrap-up your projects for the day.
5–6pm: Pick-up time for Day campers. Pick-up flex hours are between 5–6pm, at no extra charge.
6pm: Dinner for overnight campers.
7pm: Overnight campers participate in supervised recreational activities such as optional sports, crafting, gaming, and movie nights. In some cases, students can continue working on their projects, as scheduling permits.
10pm: Lights out for overnight campers.
Discover what sets our teaching style apart.
8:1 Staff Ratio Guarantee
We guarantee small class sizes, with a maximum of 8 students per instructor. At Alexa Café, our teaching philosophy is premised on personalization—your path, at your pace. Passionate, all-adult instructors guide you through tailored curriculum with one-on-one teaching. The immersive environment is ideal for fostering creativity and allowing you to reach your potential. Read more about our 8:1 iD Guarantee.
How We Teach | Personalized Instruction with a Purpose
Our tech curriculum is based on a blended learning strategy. We couple live one-on-one instruction with iD Game Plan, our innovative learning engine, to provide you with properly paced learning. All girls enrolled at the Café will learn about 1-for-1 social movements, stylish, game-changing brands, and real-world entrepreneurship and leadership, all the while being challenged to incorporate technology to make a difference. It’s not just about building a webpage or learning to code--it’s about creating a passionate vision to inspire and help others in our local communities and beyond our borders.
Our entire staff is comprised of adults ages 18 and over. We do not hire Counselors-in-Training (CITs) at our summer technology camps. We believe you learn best from adults who have mastered their technology skills. Some of our instructors are tech industry professionals. Others are graduate and undergraduate students majoring in the fields of Computer Science, Web Design, Computer Engineering, App Design, Film, and other related fields. We’re extremely selective when it comes to our summer staff.
Friday Concept Café for Families
On the last day of camp during Concept Café, instructors present each student with a personalized iD Tech Diploma and recap students' key accomplishments. Afterwards, students unveil their final projects to parents and siblings, demonstrating all that they learned in just one week of camp.
Why Alexa Café?
Alexa Café, named after iD Tech co-founder Alexa Ingram-Cauchi, was designed with girls ages 10-15 in mind. While all iD Tech programs are great for girls, we acknowledge the pervasive STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) gender gap, and seek to remedy it with a chic, collaborative learning environment focused on girls. The Café emphasizes leadership, entrepreneurship, brand identity, and philanthropy, with STEM subjects creatively woven into the curriculum.
Code.org reports that while over 50% of the U.S. population is female, women make up only 12% of Computer Science undergrads. Similarly, women comprise nearly half of the U.S. labor force, but hold only 4.6% of top leadership positions (according to catalyst.org). Many girls are missing out on future STEM careers and big opportunities to innovate and create change. Alexa Café is not about special treatment for girls. It's about fostering leadership and tech skills in a fresh setting that's unlike anything else. For a more detailed program overview, please visit AlexaCafe.com.
See What People Are Saying About Our Camps
“Our daughter said to us, ‘You know, I think programming is not for me. I'm just not interested.’ We knew we needed to do something because we knew that programming was for everyone. We looked online and stumbled upon Alexa Café and we knew it was perfect! Programming and just girls. She had the best time from the first day on. She gave us a card this week that said, ‘Thank you for making me learn programming, which was something I didn't know I loved’.”- Selene, Parent, Code Cafe 2 — Advanced Coding With Java
“Very positive experience for Cede. She came home every day very enthusiastic about what she had learned and done..and kept working on her projects at night. It is so wonderful that she could have this experience with all girls. It was empowering for her and she now can imagine a very exciting future for herself in technology!"- Megan, Parent, Code Cafe 2 — Advanced Coding With Java
“This is Zoe's second week and we are quite surprised by the excitement and enthusiasm for coding...a subject that she literally did not like prior to the camp. I really appreciate everything that you have done for my daughter. Once again, thank you for your vision and the opportunity this has created for our daughter!”- Rosie, Parent, Code Cafe 2 — Advanced Coding With Java
“Alexa Café was the best camp I have ever been to. Everyone was energetic, happy, and helpful.”- Agatha, Student, Code Cafe 2 — Advanced Coding With Java
“Alexa Café changed my life and taught me a lot! I’m so happy I came here!”- Sanjana, Student, Code Cafe 2 — Advanced Coding With Java
"I really enjoyed getting to learn different things, and having a really positive environment to work in. It was also really awesome getting to see how many girls wanted to do this camp too (and that's just in one session)! This was a cool and inspiring experience.”- Maya, Student, Code Cafe 2 — Advanced Coding With Java