Minecraft Modding

2019 SUMMER CAMP

If you love coding and you love Minecraft, this is the camp for you! We will learn how to modify the game in big ways and small, including custom weapons, useful enhancements, mini-games and more. All our mods will run in a real Minecraft world!

Ages
10-13
Level
Intermediate, Advanced
Language
Minecraft, Block Coding, Javascript
Theme
Coding, Minecraft
Length
5 days, 3 hrs/day
Ages 10-13
Level Intermediate, Advanced
Technology Minecraft, Block Coding, Javascript
Theme Coding, Minecraft
Length 5 days
3 hrs/day

2019 Minecraft Modding Camp Schedule

This camp is offered at our Chicago location (2867 N Clybourn Ave).

JULY 15-19
9AM - 12PM
Chicago
AUGUST 19-23
1-4PM
Chicago

How the Time is Structured

Camps are 3 hours long, and we give brains and bodies a chance to recharge with one 30 minute outdoor break. This may include walks around the neighborhood, social "hang-out" time at a green space, or casual games such as frisbee or basketball at our nearby park.

Daily Schedule

What Students Will Learn and Do

  • Learn to use a block-based modding language, and how to export your mods into Minecraft
  • Cover intermediate coding techniques, such as working with arrays, iterators and state
  • Design and build a variety of mods to understand how components of the Minecraft world are manipulated
  • Construct 1-2 complete mini-games with features such as teams, scoring, custom arenas and controlling game state and player inventory

Advanced students with strong coding skills can choose after Day 1 to pursue the rest of the course in Javascript, rather than Blockly.

Sports Add-On (Full Day Camp 9am-5pm)

Note: Available in Chicago only

For the week of July 15, we are pleased to offer the option to add a half day of sports and games with our partner, We Got Game, to this camp.

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

Modding Camp
Sports Add-On
One Week
$329
$250

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 Minecraft accounts are provided for use during the camp.

To continue working on Minecraft mods at home, students will need to purchase an account for approximately $30.

Class Size & Instructors

Camps are capped at 8 students, and will have a 4:1 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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