Programming Camp with Java

2017 Java Computer Programming Camp in Philadelphia PA, Main Line PA, Lower Gwynedd PA, Princeton NJ, Montclair NJ, NYC – Manhattan, Long Island NY, Washington DC, Towson MD & St. Louis, MO! 



(Ages 11 to 14)

Ready, set, code!


New and Fun Projects for Summer 2017!

This computer programming camp immerses campers in Java™, the popular operating software used on over 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 one “small” project and one “large” project throughout the week, campers have the opportunity to express themselves creatively and learn how to code it from the backend. Projects may include programming an Action Adventure Game, a Tic-Tac-Toe Game, a “Post It” Notes Program, A Homework Scheduling Optimization Calendar, A Virtual Candy Machine and additional Graphical Features!

By using Eclipse as a Java IDE, campers learn how to project text onto the computer screen. Combined with the ability to process input from users, campers learn the concepts of Conditional Statements and Loops to transform their understanding of code into a text based action adventure game and other projects. Campers can also express their creativity in making an ASCII art based game using the concept of Method Customization. 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 graphic 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. Almost any software that is used today has something to do with 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 Java’s long history of existence 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 re-adjust yourself to the mindset of professional programmers and thinkers.

Leading by Example: By nature, Java incorporates excellent practice in regards to bringing object oriented programming and design to the world. As you code in Java, you learn the correct command usage and design patterns that are commonly shared among the coding community.

Java is Very Universal: Java is running just about everywhere you can imagine. It’s usually 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.

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 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 to camp on Friday to copy all project files.

*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 2017 Java Camps are located at Gwynedd-Mercy Academy Elementary ~ 816 Norristown Rd, Springhouse PA 19477, Plymouth Meeting Friends School ~ 2150 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting PA 19462, 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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2017 Computer Programming Computer Camp with Java in Philadelphia PA, Main Line PA, Princeton NJ, NYC - Manhattan, Long Island, Washington DC & Towson MD!