About Java & NextGen's Summer Camps
Java is the foundation of computer science. It’s one of the most lucrative programming languages that you can learn and it will set you up to be an elite programmer.
Java also makes up the majority of the AP computer science exam and almost every four-year computer science college program. Get a headstart on your journey into computer science by learning Java over the summer.
A summer Java coding camp is the best way to learn because it immerses you into the curriculum, industry, and team practices. With a live online or in-person bootcamp, you have access to an industry-experienced expert who can answer all of your questions in real-time so that you don’t have to scroll through forums for hours looking for answers while you’re still learning.
Why learn Java in high school?
Java is one of the most powerful programming languages in existence. It can build almost any software web, mobile, and desktop apps, enterprise applications, security protocols, unit tests, and much more.
By learning Java you’re preparing yourself for every coding job in existence from software engineer to cybersecurity. It’s also used by web developers on the back end of websites.
Java is one of the only programming languages taught in schools – probably in your school in particular. That means you’ll have the most support in your learning process if you decide to learn Java. If your school doesn’t teach programming languages, you can supplement with a summer or after school coding course live online!
What can you create with Java?
Java is an incredibly powerful and versatile programming language. It’s also one of the world’s most popular coding languages. Considering its age, Java has a strong and helpful community with years of iteration and established best practices. This makes it easy to find resources when you’re learning with Java.
Java can be used to create games. The original version of many of the most popular games in 2020 were made with Java. Games like Tetris, The Sims, and FIFA were all originally built with Java. Classics including Doom, Counterstrike, Flappybird, and Quake were created with Java. The famous Minecraft is one of the most well-known Java games.
Java is also used to create practical tools like Google Docs, Cash App, Uber, and Wikipedia. It can be combined with Python – another versatile programming language – to build streaming applications like Spotify and Netflix.
Java is trusted for security applications too. The NSA uses Java to find and analyze malware. Amazon uses Java to power Amazon Web Services, a secure cloud computing service. Java was even used to go to space, powering the Mars Rover controller and many other NASA tools.
There are almost no limits to what you can create with Java. You can do something as simple as powering a search engine or as complex as going to space! With limitless possibilities also comes tons of job opportunities with some extremely cool projects.
Why Java is perfect for high schoolers
Trust us, the earlier you learn Java, the better! Your brain is currently at its peak for learning to code. It’s not that you can’t learn Java later, it’s that when you tackle it first, every single other programming language will feel much easier to learn.
A large part of learning Java is actually learning how to problem-solve. When you learn how to problem-solve, you become an engineer. It’s the most valuable skill you can learn to succeed in tech, but also in life. It’s transferable to almost any career, industry, or part of your life.
Why you should attend a Java Summer Camp
If your school doesn’t teach computer programming, summer camp is the next best place to learn how to code. Summer camps offer small groups so you’ll get more instructional time than you would in a high school class. You’ll also find like-minded friends at Java summer camp!
If your school does offer coding classes, don’t rule out summer camp! You can dive deeper into concepts, get your questions answered, prepare for your AP class, and take away some of the pressure of homework by learning over the summer.
If you’re considering computer science, software engineering, fintech, or web development, you’ll find a cohort of friends at the Java Programming Summer Camp in NYC. This summer camp will prep you to excel as a programmer throughout college and beyond. You’ll leave with a portfolio of projects that you can expand on for your college applications.
Learn Java live online over the summer
You can learn Java over the summer live online or in-person to get a head start on college or prep. A live online Java summer course will teach you the fundamentals of Java. It also covers everything on the AP computer science exam and anything you’ll learn in a college-level programming course.
Dive even deeper into Java with the live online Computer Science Summer Certificate. This program teaches everything that you’ll learn in a Java summer course alongside Python. Python is quickly catching up to Java on the popularity charts.
Get a head start on the AP computer science exam
AP computer science might just be the hardest high school class. Are you worried about how your courses might get overwhelming? Take some of that pressure off your plate and learn Java over the summer!
50% of your exam score is resting on your knowledge of structures, classes, and array concepts. Learn everything you need to know to not only pass but ace your AP computer science exam in the Computer Science Summer Certificate for high school students. You don’t have to know anything before camp, so you can take it before you start your AP course.
Sometimes it just isn’t the right teacher or you’re afraid you won’t have time during the school year to actually learn computer science concepts on top of everything else. Take the pressure off and learn everything on the AP exam over the summer.
After-School Java Programs and Private Tutoring
If you’d rather save your summer and learn Java after school, there are options for that too! You can learn live online after school or sign up for one-on-one private tutoring. Live online classes are only scheduled on weekdays, so you don’t have to worry about losing your weekends.
For high schoolers, the Java Programming and AP Exam Prep after school course is perfect for extra support in your AP computer science course and to prepare for college. You’ll learn everything we teach in our summer camp with the same hands-on projects to take you from beginner to proficient after school.
Learn Java at Nextgen
If you live in New York, NextGen is the best – and one of the only – places to learn Java over the summer or after school. Find us in Midtown Manhattan for in-person classes or live online for virtual learning experiences.
Our training style is hands-on and it’s trusted around the world. Rated five stars on Yelp, Switchup, and Google, you can trust us to provide a fun but an in-depth learning experience. Our classes are open to students with little to no background in coding, so you can feel confident from your first day to your last in our summer camps and after school programs.
All of our programs are taught by industry experts who have extensive teaching experience. All of our programs are taught by expert instructors who have extensive practical industry experience and years of practice teaching.