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Java Coder

Age guide: 11 to 16

Virtual Fees Location Camps

5 days (Full Day) £475 £575
Residential £1295 £1595

Java – learn, talk, think code. 

Coding is the essential literacy of the digital age. This fast-paced Java summer school camp will teach your child to code, edit and problem-solve in a structured and methodical manner from the ground up. Once you child has mastered the core coding constructs, we present them with oodles of fun practical exercises and projects for variety of different scenarios. The secret to becoming a good coder is not merely in knowing coding constructs, it is more about how and where you use them in delivering elegant solutions to problems. 

What your child will learn

Intermediate to Advanced Skills

  • Output (Print, Style, Concatenation)
  • Variables (Data Types)
  • Mathematical Operators (Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Modulo)
  • Input (JOptionPane, Parsing)
  • Random Numbers
  • Debugging
  • Branching (If, Else, Else If)
  • Relational Operators (Equals, Less Than, Greater Than, Not Equal To)
  • Logical Operators (NOT, AND, OR)
  • Iteration (While Loops)
  • Commenting
  • Output Formatting
  • String Manipulation (Capitalisation, Substrings)
  • Arrays (Creation, Strings As Arrays, Splitting Strings)
  • Iteration (For Loops, Arrays)
  • Algorithm Introduction (Linear Search, Bubble Sort)

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Bring your own laptop

    Chromebooks and iPads are not supported

Important - Software Installation

  • Software required for the course must be installed prior to arriving at the camp and your child will require admin access.
  • Please note: school/work laptops may have restrictions.
  • Installation instructions will be available on your FunTech Parent portal upon receipt of full payment from 1st July.
  • Free technical support is available.
  • If course software is not installed upon arrival at the camp, FunTech will complete the installation for your child at an additional charge of £55, however, please note that your child will miss some of the course.

Minimum system requirements

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or later or OS X 10.11 or later
  • Processor: 1.5GHz or faster 
  • Memory: 4GB (4,096MB) RAM
  • Free HDD space: 2GB 
  • Hardware: keyboard, mouse, and headset with microphone

Find your computers’ tech specs:  Windows  |  Mac


Rent a FunTech laptop

    Laptops cannot be rented upon arrival at the camp.

If you prefer, you can rent a laptop from FunTech with all the software pre-installed for £60 per week. This will be an optional extra during the booking process.

About this camp

Mastering code at a young age enables your child to innovate with the technology that surrounds them – a definite advantage for their future careers.

Our summer Java classes for kids begin with a theoretical examination of coding logic using flowcharts and pseudocode your child will learn the best practice of being a good coder – understand the problem, create a solution then write programming code. This is followed by an orientation to Eclipse (a Java Independent Development Environment).

In this summer Java code camp, your child will learn the syntax of the core coding constructs such as conditional statements and loops plus how these are used to achieve techniques like sequencing, selection, branching and iteration.

Next, they look at how to make their code more efficient, firstly, by minimising the number of lines of code and then using functions – an independent segmentation of code that, once written, can be used as many times as needed.

Finally, your child will implement their new skills by creating interesting game-based projects to take home.

Java, commercially used and consistently in the top three of the world-wide rankings for programming language usage (IDE used: Eclipse).

FREE TO DOWNLOAD so your child can progress at home after the Java summer camp.

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Can I use childcare vouchers to pay for camps?

Absolutely. We accept a number of childcare voucher schemes. Please see our childcare voucher page for more details.

How long are your summer camps?

Our summer camps last for 5 days, Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm (we do not offer single or 3 day camps). There is an option for early drop off (8:30am) and/or late pick up (5:30pm) each day.

Our residential camps vary slightly as we welcome students to check-in on Sunday at 5:00pm, Show & Tell is 4pm on Friday for Residential with children leaving from 4:40pm.

Please note: some locations’ start/end times may be vary: please check your welcome pack for specific details.

How academic are the courses?

We take pride in delivering courses that are both academic and most importantly, fun. No matter which class, your child will come away having learnt a lot, but not through ‘rote.’. We have top quality tutors who are great at engaging children and inspiring them. This is not about ‘playing games’ all day.

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