Minecraft World Building

2019 SUMMER CAMP

A week-long adventure of designing and building a complex Minecraft world and expanding your Minecraft skills. With a team, you will collaboratively select a theme, plan the environment and structures, divide up tasks, and build an incredible world incorporating advanced features like redstone and command blocks. You can take home your own custom Minecraft Map at the end of the week!

Ages
8-12
Level
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Language
Minecraft (PC/Mac Java Edition)
Theme
Minecraft, Engineering
Length
5 days, 3 hrs/day
Ages 8-12
Level Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Technology Minecraft (PC/Mac Java Edition)
Theme Minecraft, Engineering
Length 5 days
3 hrs/day

2019 Minecraft World Building 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 - Clybourn
JUNE 24-28
9AM - 12PM
North Shore
JULY 1-3
9AM - 12PM
Chicago - Clybourn
JULY 8-12
1-4PM
North Shore
JULY 22-26
1-4PM
North Shore
JULY 29 - AUGUST 2
9AM - 12PM
Chicago - Clybourn
AUGUST 12-16
9AM - 12PM
Chicago - Clybourn
AUGUST 26-30
9AM - 12PM
Chicago - Clybourn

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

  • Plan and design a world around a theme, and brainstorm what it should contain
  • Design and build structures and environments that serve a purpose related to what you want the player to see or do
  • Work with a team to plan, communicate, divide up jobs and help each other learn and build
  • Learn how to add redstone and command block features to add automation, game mechanics, challenges and hidden bonuses

The level of this class is very flexible. Older and more advanced students will be able to work on advanced challenges incorporating command blocks and complex redstone builds.

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 16, 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.

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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