Minecraft Skills & Builds

2019 SUMMER CAMP

For both Minecraft lovers and newbies, this camp will rapidly expand your knowledge of the game. We will focus on the building aspect, working collaboratively in teams on a series of challenges to create an incredible world. Think like an engineer and architect!

Ages
6-8
Level
Beginner
Technology
Minecraft
Theme
Minecraft
Length
5 days, 3 hrs/day
Ages 6-8
Level Beginner
Technology Minecraft
Theme Minecraft
Length 5 days
3 hrs/day

2019 Minecraft Skills & Builds Camp Schedule

This camp is offered at both our Chicago location (2867 N Clybourn Ave) and our North Shore location (3434 Central St, Evanston, inside Unity Church on the North Shore), serving Evanston, Skokie, Wilmette and neighboring areas.

JUNE 10-14
1-4PM
North Shore
JUNE 17-21
9AM - 12PM
Chicago
JUNE 24-28
9AM - 12PM
North Shore
JULY 1-3
9AM - 12PM
Chicago
JULY 8-12
1-4PM
North Shore
JULY 15-19
9AM - 12PM
Chicago
JULY 22-26
1-4PM
North Shore
JULY 29 - AUGUST 2
9AM - 12PM
Chicago
AUGUST 12-16
9AM - 12PM
Chicago
AUGUST 26-30
9AM - 12PM
Chicago

How the Time is Structured

Camps are 3 hours long, and we break up the time into one hour blocks to work with kids' natural learning rhythms. In the middle hour, we take them outside and have unstructured playground time to build friendships and refresh young brains and bodies. The group walks a short distance to Hamlin Park in Chicago or Bent Park in Evanston.

Daily Schedule

What Kids Will Learn and Do

  • Learn how to navigate the controls and features of Minecraft using keyboard and mouse
  • Design and build structures based on challenges given by instructor
  • Work with a team to plan, communicate, divide up jobs and help each other learn and build
  • Learn how to add basic redstone features including trains/roller coasters, automatic lights and doors, traps and security

This class takes place entirely within the Minecraft game environment on our own private servers. We set up custom worlds to facilitate teamwork and learning and we have rules of appropriate in-game behavior that kids are expected to follow.

Sports Add-On (Full Day Camp 9am-4pm)

Note: Available in Chicago only

For dates between June 24 and Aug 13, we are pleased to offer the option to add a half day of sports and games with our partner, We Got Game.

Sports will primarily take place at Burley Elementary and may include swim time at Hamlin Park (dry activities will be accommodated for kids who don't swim).

The add-on includes lunch hour supervision at Hamlin Park, and an escorted walk between the two camps.

Please note that you will drop off in the morning at one camp and pick up in the afternoon at the other.

Pricing

Minecraft Camp
Sports Add-On
One Week
$329
$250
July 1-3
$199
$150

Refunds & Price Adjustments

If you register in error, we have a 24 hour, no-fee cancellation policy. Just call us or email us within 24 hours and we will take care of it.

After that, you can receive a refund, less a $50 admin fee, up until 14 days before the camp starts.

There are no refunds within 14 days of camp start.

We offer a sibling discount for 2 children from the same family registered in the same program. The sibling discount is 10% and the code is SIBLING.

There is an Early Bird Discount of 10% on all registrations up to March 31. The discount will be applied automatically.

We do not offer price adjustments for missed days. Please select a week that works for your schedule.

Hardware, Accounts & Materials

Computers and all required accounts are provided.

The version of Minecraft we use is Java Edition on PC/Mac. This version requires use of the keyboard and mouse, which we will help kids to learn.

Class Size & Instructors

Camps are capped at 10 students, and will have a 5:1 ratio or better at this age group.

Our instructors are adults who are studying or have completed post-secondary education. We hire talented high school students as teaching assistants and to provide near-peer interactions.

All of our instructors have relevant coding or technology expertise.

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