Java Programming

Ages: 11 - 17                                  Skills Level: Beginner - Advance
 
Timing: 9:00 AM  - 3:30 PM                 Tools: Java, Eclipse/intellij     
 
                 Progressive Curriculum week by week  
 

Learn the fundamentals of Java and masters it, one of the most relevant and long-standing programming languages in the world today. Java has dozens of uses from game development to business apps. No matter where you are in your coding journey—whether just starting out, building an application for colleges, or getting ready to ace the AP Computer Science exam—you’ll hone your Java skills with console applications and programming challenges. 

Computer science embraces problem solving, hardware, algorithms, and perspectives that help people utilize computers to address real-world problems in contemporary life.

The course emphasizes both object-oriented and imperative problem solving and design with fundamental topics that include problem solving, design strategies and methodologies, organization of data (data structures), approaches to processing data (algorithms), analysis of potential solutions, and the ethical and social implications of computing. Camps courses is designed in progressive Curriculum, Student can moves from Basis level to advance level week by week.

Note : Students should bring their own laptop

Basis Java Programming

In this Course, Student will cover :

  • Works on Projects and logical problem

  • Bits and Binary, Flowchart, Variables, Arithmetic Expressions and Operators, Looping and Branching, Relational Operators, Logical Operator

  • Flow Controls Statement, Loops, Nested conditional statement and Loops, Methods, Standard Classes, Strings, much more like Javadocs and more

  • Methods, Exceptional Handling, simple Data Structure :- Arrays, Multi dimension Array

  • Each chapter have Projects, Exercises, unit test 


    Time frame to complete this level is 2 weeks full day camp. 

Advance Java Programming

In this Course, Student will cover :

  • Works on Projects and logical problem

  • Classes and object-oriented programming, Overloading

  • Inheritance, Abstract Class, Polymorphism, Interfaces, Encapsulation, Downcasting

  • Introduction to Applets, Input and Output Streams

  • Dynamic Building - Overloading and Overriding, Advanced Inheritance and Generics, Garbage Collections

  • Each chapter have Projects, Exercises, unit test



    Time frame to complete this level is 2 weeks full day camp. 

Data Structure in Java

In this Course, Student will cover :

  • Works on Projects and logical problem

  • Data structure, Reference Types Vs. Primitive Types, Array, Multi dimensional array, Array list

  • Binary, Linked Lists,Regular Expressions​

  • Search and Sorting Algorithms - Linear Search, Binary Search, Selection Sort, Insertion Sort, MergeSort and Recursion

  • Stacks, Queues, and Priority Queues, Lists and Iterators

  • Tree and Heap Data Structure - Binary Search Tree , Heap, Map, HashMaps, Set

  • More Advanced Topics

  • Each chapter have Projects, Exercises, unit test 

    Time frame to complete this level is 2 weeks full day camp. 

Sample Day

 

Camp Hours and Daily Schedule
 

09:00 AM  Check - in

09:15 AM  Hands on Instruction

10:30 AM  Morning break (campers bring snacks)

11:00 AM  Continue Instruction and build, customize, test

11:45 AM  Clean-up & review (Half Day Campers pickup)

12:00 PM  Lunch

01:00 PM  Continue work on exercise  and projects

02:30 PM  Afternoon Break (campers bring snacks)

02:50 PM  Continue work on exercise  and projects

03:30 PM  Pickups

3:30-6:30  Extended care available


 

If desiring a half day camp (9-12:00) you can just register half day camp

Friday Showcase
 

At the end of each week, attendees can invite their family and friends to join us for a showcase celebration to share their final projects. Learn more about the fun and exciting activities your child experienced during the week and have an opportunity to meet your child’s instructor. Presentations vary by course topic and instructors will highlight some of the important concepts covered during the week and possible next steps to continue your child’s learning. Arrive early as showcase begins at 11:00 AM and is typically finished by 12:00 PM. Then we will start Fun Friday - Walking Movie, Ice Cream, Cookies, Games, Lots of fun 

 

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Frequently asked questions

Is programming experience required for this course?


No programming experience is required for this introductory course, however a basic understanding of algebra, including variables, graph coordinates, and functions, is strongly recommended.

For Intermediate or advance courses, Yes. A good understanding of the various concepts listed under Course Details is required, as this class focuses more on advanced programming topics. They can attend this advanced course.




What you mean by Progressive curriculum week by week?


STEM4kids follows progressive camps between the weeks, which are an in-depth pair of courses that build upon student knowledge week after week. The curriculum is more flexible and is influenced by student individual skills and strengths. Which allows us to individualize lessons, customize the learning experience and offer plenty of personalized, one-on-one time for each student. If you have a particular goal or project idea, instructors will work with you and guide you to help you achieve it.




How many weeks of camp can students take in the summer?


Students can register for as many weeks of camp as they would like. As we are progressive camps, which means student will advance to further levels as student masters the concepts. We encourage you to register for at least two week, its build the strong fundamental on the subject. And as per student experience, you can add more weeks (depends on availability of slots)




If a student already has some experience, are different skill levels accommodated in the course?


Instructors and TAs are always willing to modify and customize the curriculum to make sure that all students are engaged and challenged. The first day or so will be utilized to gauge students’ individual skills and strengths. We also have advanced extensions for every course, so teachers can challenge advanced students.




My student has done some programming before. Can he or she attend this advanced Java course?


If you are confident in their understanding of the various concepts listed under Course Details, they can attend this advanced course. The first day or so will be utilized to gauge students’ individual skills and strengths. We also have advanced extensions for every course, so teachers can challenge advanced students. You can add details about student prior understanding details in the forms while registration in the special request field or email us at info@stem4kids.co with child details.




How many weeks do students normally register for?


STEM4kids offers progressive curriculum between the weeks. Normally students register for minimum two weeks camp on particular subject in order to experience our Academies, which are an in-depth pair of courses that build upon student knowledge week after week. Then student can either continue to choose to work on Advance course on same subject or try our other amazing camps for well balanced approach.




What if the content is too easy or too hard once the course begins?


STEM4kids courses and curricula are built to accommodate a wide range of ages and abilities. This, along with a very skilled instructional staff and low student-to-staff ratio (average of 12:1), allows us to individualize lessons, customize the learning experience and offer plenty of personalized, one-on-one time for each student. If you have a particular goal or project idea, instructors will work with you and guide you to help you achieve it.




Do the student need to bring own laptop ? What kind of computers do student need to use in your camps?


yes, Student can bring either Windows or Mac computers in the classroom




Who is my main point of contact while the camps are running?


The main point contact at camp is the Camp Director. You will receive information with the camp director’s name and contact information closer to the start of the program.




Do the student need to choose multiple week in continuous?


No, we maintain the kids progress. Student can take a break and come back. For example student joined us for two week of camp, then took a one week break for vacation, and join us back, totally fine. We will take care of it.




What is difference between half day and full day camp?


Half day camp timing are from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and Full Day camp timing are from 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM. Main difference between them is full day camp student will work on exercise and projects, more they practice make stronger problem soving, logical skills. In other words, Programming is all about building the logic around the problem.




Does this helps for JAVA AP Exams?


YES. Our Curricullum cover all topics of AP Java. Student will be prepared to handle the JAVA AP exams