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Java Coder

Age Guide: 11 to 16
Core Skill: Coding
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Virtual Camp £375 £475
Day Camp £575
Residential Camp £995 £1295

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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. 

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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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What your child will learn

  • Data-Types (Integers, Doubles, Characters, Strings, Booleans) 
  • Data-Structures (Variables, 1D Arrays) 
  • Selection Techniques (If-statements, Else-statements, If-else-statements, Switch-statements) 
  • Iterative Techniques (For-loops, While-loops) 
  • Random Number Generation 
  • Sub-programs (Static functions)

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Virtual Camp Required Specifications

Internet speed requirements

  • 5Mbps download speed and 3Mbps upload speed (per user)
  • If using FunTech Virtual Machine at least 6Mbps download speed and 6Mbps upload speed; lower speeds will work, but the quality of the remote computer experience will deteriorate (per user)
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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

 

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Would you like FunTech to check your system?

FunTech can check your system meets the minimum requirements prior to the start of the course for £5.00 a full system check. If your machine does not meet the minimum requirements for the course a virtual machine will be required.

Please note: before booking you must ensure your internet speed is capable of operating the virtual machine (see below)

 

Your computer does not meet minimum system requirements?

Rent a Virtual Machine from FunTech for £35.00 for the duration of the course

Minimum specification for virtual machine

  • OS: Windows 10 or macOS 10.9 or later
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo or better
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3
  • Graphics requirements known as GPU (Graphics Processing Unit): Intel GMA 950 or any dedicated GPU (with the latest drivers)

FAQs

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, check-out is Friday at 5:30pm. There is an option to extend your stay until Sunday at 2:30pm.

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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Post-camp learning

Make your child’s holiday camp experience last the whole year!
FunTech OnBoard is a series of weekly tech challenges designed to follow on from their tech camp experience, consolidating the new skills they have learned and continue their tech development.

Only £95 for the whole year (if booked at the same time as your camp).

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24+ Years’ Experience

Small Class Sizes

Ofsted Registered

Structured Curriculum