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    Once you register for an online or on-campus program, you'll receive a unique Refer-a-Friend code that can be shared with up to ten friends. You'll earn a $25 credit for each new referral, and your friends will save, too!

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Java Coding for Applications & Game Development

  • Price: Starting at $1,099
  • Age: Ages 13-17
  • Skill Level: Beginner-Advanced
  • Format: iD Tech Camps | Small-Group, On-Campus
  • Duration: Weeklong program, 8 hours per day

About This Course

Learn the fundamentals of Java, one of the world's most relevant and long-standing programming languages today. Java has dozens of uses, from console-based applications to game development. No matter where you are in your coding journey—just starting out, preparing a college résumé, or prepping for the AP Computer Science exam—you’ll hone your Java skills with logic-based programs, arcade-style games, and programming challenges.

Topics Covered

  • Code projects in Java
  • Use arrays, loops, and if statements
  • Identify variables, data types, classes, and constructors
  • Solve programming challenges with logic and code skills
  • Apply game design practices 

Course Format 

This Java camp is part of a weeklong summer course running Monday through Friday. Learning sessions will be held in a lab on an inspiring university campus. Your child will be placed within a small group and guided by an experienced instructor. Daily schedules are balanced and allow for outdoor and recreational activities. Day and overnight options are available based on location.


Sample Schedule

Here’s a sample of what a week in this Java summer camp could look like. Keep in mind students will progress at varying paces, and this is meant to serve as an outline of key materials and the overall experience. 

Students will explore Java fundamentals through an introduction to variables, operators, conditional statements, loops, and random numbers. They’ll code a basic project such as a Mad Libs story with the option to create a Guess the Number or Fortune Teller game.

Next, students will learn how to create a program flow by exploring concepts such as arrays, methods, and return types. Students will have the option to explore advanced Java programming concepts. 

Building on their knowledge, students will delve deeper into Java programming by creating logic-based applications using object-oriented concepts. Students will also begin exploring interface design with the Processing library.

Next, students will explore advanced programming concepts and utilize their skills to begin building their final project, a Duck Runner game.

To wrap up the week, students will finalize their projects and finish out strong with a solid understanding of Java programming concepts.

Portfolio-Boosting Diploma & Transcript

At the conclusion of your child's Java camp, they will receive an official iD Tech diploma and course transcript outlining the skills they learned over the course of the week.

Elite Staff & Experienced Instructors

Passion for tech. Unmatched expertise. Personality that brings out the absolute best in your child. With 25 years of experience, we know there's no replacement for the best teacher. Each year iD instructors go on to be hired by the most prestigious tech companies in the world like Google, EA, Disney, Microsoft, and more. When your child learns from the best, they’ll unlock opportunities to become their best. 

  • 100% USA-based, adult instructors

  • Recruited from top universities like Stanford, Caltech, and NYU

  • Rigorous background and reference checks

  • Robust training programs and certification

  • Adherence to American Camp Association accredited guidelines

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FAQ

Java is a powerful, multi-platform programming language used for a number of professional and commercial applications—including Gmail, every Android app, the Android operating system itself, Minecraft, and more! Java is a great choice when it comes to kids coding languages, and is a great avenue for beginners to dive into computer science.

Used by over 5.5 billion devices worldwide, Java is one of the most popular and versatile programming languages that opens many, many doors for teens. Java, a sophisticated programming language that’s still beginner-friendly, is the perfect springboard for the AP computer science exam,  building complex systems, creating apps, and much more. 

While we are a tech program with the goal of transforming your child’s interests into real-world STEM skills, we are also a summer camp. Simply put, camp is a balance of learning and fun! Students learn in small groups in labs on a prestigious college campus and from expert instructors who are trained to inspire and engage.

Day camps kick off with icebreakers and team-building before jumping into coursework for most of the morning. When it’s time for lunch, your child will walk from the computer lab to the dining hall as they take in the beauty of campus. Students return to the learning labs in the afternoon for more coursework, followed by an afternoon break where they will have the chance to take part in outdoor game time and more campus discovery before wrapping up with instruction!

Overnighters work until dinner, and are then off to create deeper connections and memories while gaming, watching movies, and more. All together, days and nights are filled with learning and adventure that builds lifelong friendships. 

Yes, this course is designed for beginner to advanced students. Our small class size ensures that each student receives individual attention and has the freedom to learn at their own pace. Instructors are trained to be in tune with students’ unique needs and provide a personalized learning experience. 

In addition to valuable tech skills, kids and teens leave camp with new relationships, resilience, critical thinking opportunities, and an even greater love for tech (if that’s possible!).

At the conclusion of your child's course, they will receive a transcript outlining everything they learned over the week. They’ll also take home an iD Tech t-shirt, water bottle, and a USB with their course project files, along with access to installation and setup guides so they can continue working at their own pace.

Yes! You can register today for as little as $250 per student, and pay the balance in convenient monthly installments. You can save $50 by registering for multiple sessions, and you can earn $25 in credit for each new friend referral (your friend saves $25 when they sign up too!). 

As courses frequently sell out, we recommend registering early to secure your child’s spot. You can make unlimited changes - with no fees - up to 14 days before the start of your session. If you need to cancel, you will receive a refund of the amount paid, less the payment plan fee (if applicable) and the deposit of $250 per week. No refunds are provided for cancellations made within 14 days of the start of your session.

If your child will be bringing a phone to camp, they’ll be able to access their device to update you on their adventures and take selfies with their new friends during break times.

While many kids can’t stop talking about their days at camp, others are kids of few words. Our camp staff are here to help, taking pictures of campers in action! Our photos page is regularly updated to showcase all of the fun taking place at camp.

During our Friday Family Showcase, loved ones get to see their camper’s final project while interacting with camp staff and learning about the week, skills gained, and more. 

With online options including virtual camps, teen academies, and private lessons, there is a program that fits your child’s interest, skill level, goals, and importantly, schedule. Inspiring instructors, customized curriculum, and topics your child can’t get enough of—sound familiar? Everything there is to love about our in-person summer camps, taught online, live by our elite instructors. Learn more

Our Program Specialists are here to provide you with the best experience. Looking for a personalized course recommendation? Need help signing up? We’ve got you covered. Call us at 1-888-709-8324 or email hello@idtech.com

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