Programming Camp with Java

2018 Java Computer Programming Camp in Philadelphia PA, Main Line PA, Lower Gwynedd PA, Bucks County PA, Cherry Hill NJ, Princeton NJ, Montclair NJ, NYC Manhattan, Long Island NY, Wilmington DE, Washington DC, Towson MD, St. Louis MO, Nashville TN & Los Angeles CA!


***2018 Camp Locations, Dates, Tuition & Discounts Located At The Bottom Of This Page***


Ages 11 to 14 – Space is Limited, Register Now!

Ready, set, code!


This computer programming camp immerses campers in Java™, the popular programming software used on billions of devices worldwide! Campers learn about the logic, planning, and calculations that go into building Java™ programs, in addition to sharpening skills in planning, problem solving, and of course… computer programming!

While working on one “small” project and one “large” project throughout the week, campers have the opportunity to express themselves creatively and learn how to code from the backend.

So, what are the HOT NEW PROJECTS FOR 2018 at camp?

Some coding projects include →  A Code Writing App, A Code Breaking App, A Silly Name Generator,  Super Pong, Choose Your Own Adventure Game with graphics and dialogue, A Homework Helper, A Fortune Telling Genie App, A Scratch Crafting Reference Guide for Minecraft™, and lots More!  Also, add graphical programming for beautifully stylized projects!

By using Eclipse as a Java™ IDE, campers learn how to print text onto the computer screen, use conditional statements and loops, and get input from the user. Using these newly acquired skills, campers create a text based action adventure game and other projects. Campers can also express their creativity in making an ASCII art based game using the creation of custom methods. As campers progress, they essentially “take a step up” and explore the world of Graphics in Java™, which provides wonderful added features to camper projects. By utilizing the AWT graphics library, campers code fully functional graphics into their applications and can make choices as the programmer and project designer!

Valuable Learning Opportunities:

Endless Opportunities: Development opportunities with Java™ are endless. Java™ has a very large database with support from professional coders and developers throughout the world. Lots of software being used today involves Java™, partly or entirely. So, you will never run out of choices or worry about what to do with your Java™ skills once you start learning it.

Java™ has Longevity: What comes with its long history is a large database of tool sets and customization across many popular platforms. The Java™ knowledge base is vast and many questions that arise about Java™ can be answered.

Developing a Mind for Programming: A mastery in Java™ requires lots of patience and self-discipline. As you learn how to code in Java™ at camp, you learn to adjust yourself to the mindset of professional programmers and thinkers.

Leading by Example:  Java™ incorporates best practices in using object oriented programming. As you code in Java™, you gain skills in this area which are transferable to other programming languages like Python and C++!

Java™ is Universal and Cross-Platform: Java™ is running just about everywhere you can imagine. It’s how many large applications are programmed due to its scalability, stability, and maintainability. Examples of such applications include Minecraft™, Blu-ray technology and Gmail. By learning Java™ at camp, it will give you a greater understanding of other technology around you. Java™ is also cross-platform which means it will work on Mac, PC, and Linux as long as Java™ is installed.

Create The Next ______:  By learning Java™, you can create the next great thing in technology!

*No prior programming experience is required, but previous background in Scratch or another programming language and a basic understanding of Algebra is encouraged.

Campers will program using pre-installed software on Lavner computers. Campers are shown how to install Eclipse and continue their coding projects at home.

By the end of the session, campers improve their skills in Java™ and gain a better understanding of computer languages as a whole and leave camp with impressive projects!

Learning Java™ gives our campers a leg up in the tech world and a better understanding of how many programs work from the backend.

All campers receive a Lavner Camps t-shirt and a copy of their projects!

Please have your child bring a USB drive to camp on Friday to copy all project files.

Campers may also attend Tech R3volution and Major in Java™ at West Chester University – West Chester PA, New York Institute of Technology – Long Island NY, Vanderbilt University – Nashville TN, and UCLA – Los Angeles CA.

*For campers interested in Introduction to Programming with Java™ Camp, we also recommend our Computer Programming Camp with Python™, Elite Skills Minecraft Camp with Java™ Coding, Web Design Camp, 3D Printing Camp, Virtual Reality Game Design Camp, and TECH R3VOLUTION™.

Our 2018 Java™ Camps are located at Germantown Academy – 340 Morris Rd., Fort Washington PA 19034, Gwynedd-Mercy Academy Elementary ~ 816 Norristown Rd, Springhouse PA 19477, Rosemont College ~ 1400 Montgomery Avenue, Rosemont PA 19010, University of Pennsylvania ~ 3417 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, Valley Forge Educational Services ~ 1777 N. Valley Road, Malvern PA 19355, Waldron Mercy Academy ~ 513 Montgomery Avenue, Merion Station PA 19066, Katz JCC ~ 1301 Springdale Rd, Cherry Hill NJ 08003, Stuart Country Day School ~ 1200 Stuart Road, Princeton NJ 08540, Montclair State University ~ 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043, New York University ~ 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, NYIT ~ Northern Boulevard at Valentines Lane, Old Westbury NY 11568, Towson University ~ 8000 York Road, Towson MD, 21252, George Washington University ~ 2100 Foxhall Road NW, Washington, DC 20007, Washington University in St. Louis ~ 1 Brookings Drive, St. Louis, Missouri 63130.

*For more information about our Specialty Camps, click here:  Lavner Specialty Camps

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Early Registration Discount – SAVE $30 per camp week when you submit registration and full payment for a camper by March 1, 2018 for one (1) or more camp weeks (full week, full days only) for any Specialty Camp.  This is included in tuition listed for each location below.

Multi Week Discount – Big Savings!  SAVE anywhere from $30-$300 on camp tuition by registering for multiple weeks.  This discount applies to ALL Specialty Camp Weeks (even if camp weeks are from different camps (e.g. Tennis Camp, Robotics Camp, Spy Tech Camp, and Fashion Design Camp).  Example:  A camper registering for 1 week of Tennis, 1 week of Robotics, 1 week of Spy Tech, and 1 week of Fashion will receive a Multi-Week Discount of $100 total!  

The Multi-Week Discount is calculated on a per child basis.

The Multi-Week Discounts only apply to camp weeks that are Full Week, Full Day (Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 3:30pm).

The Multi-Week Savings Discount can combine with either the Early Registration Discount or Additional Sibling Discount (if applicable).

The Multi-Week Savings Discount combines with any referral fees awarded to you via the Referral Program (if applicable).

Additional Sibling Discount – SAVE $30 for each additional sibling (2nd, 3rd, 4th child etc…) attending at least one full week(s), full days only, (9:00am to 3:30pm) of any Specialty Day Camp.  The primary camper is the child booked for the most camp weeks.  Additional Siblings qualify for this discount even if they are attending a different camp or location.  All Additional Sibling Discounts are awarded as refunds within fourteen (14) business days upon submission of your registration and payment for camp.  This discount will be provided as a partial refund to your credit card or by check by our camp office, depending upon your payment method for camp.

  • The Additional Sibling Discount cannot be combined with the Early Registration Discount.  In this case, the highest discount value is awarded.
  • The Additional Sibling Discount is combined with the Additional Multi Week Saving Discount.

Referral Program – Receive a $50 referral credit in your Lavner Camps Account for the next camp season (Summer 2019) for each “new family” you refer who registers their child for at least one full week of Lavner Camps during Summer 2018  (Monday to Friday, full days only).

Visit our Camp Tuition & Discounts Webpage for all terms & conditions regarding the discounts and referral program listed above.

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