The #1 Virtual Minecraft Camps for Kids

Fun, safe and educational. Rated #1 kids programs

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Grades 1-2, 3-5 & 6-8

We leverage kids’ interest in Minecraft as a gateway to introduce them to other STEM topics such as Robotics and Coding. Minecraft is also a great medium for teaching positive netizen skills and communication skills.

Skills Learned:

Social Skills
Patience
Communication
Coding
Teamwork
Problem Solving
3D Design

Technology that inspires creativity.

Join our Award-Winning Kids Programs: Robotics, Coding or Minecraft

Real-World Technical Skills

Kids learn industry-leading technologies, equipping them for high-earning careers of the future.

Putting Projects into Practice

Kids don’t just learn programming concepts – they get to use them to make real projects like games.

Confidence & Social Skills

Embedded in all our programs are social skill lessons, and the chance for kids to socialize with like-minded peers.

A Positive Approach to Tech

We want every child to leave MakerKids with the belief that they can use technology to shape the world around them.

Virtual camps for every age, level and interest

Beginner, experienced and advanced options available. Please select your camp based on the grade your child will be going into.

Enjoy the flexibility of scheduling safe virtual camps – our 2-hour programs are easy to fit into your day.

Playing Minecraft on the MakerKids multiplayer server is a fun and social way for kids to gain fundamental desktop computer experience.  As kids become more adept at navigating and modifying the virtual 3D world, new challenges such as learning to run text based commands and utilizing redstone (Minecraft’s version of electronics) in their builds turns Minecraft into even more of an educational platform to help build transferable technical skills.

While we leverage kids’ interest in Minecraft as a gateway to introduce them to other STEM topics, just as important in a cooperative multiplayer game is the opportunity for teaching positive netizen, teamwork, and communication skills.

Skills Learned: Social Skills, Patience, Communication, Teamwork, Problem-Solving, Coding, 3D Design

MAC or PC required. Chromebooks are not compatible

Breaks and games are also included for kids to exercise their imagination, have fun and strengthen team-building.

In our Minecraft camps, kids learn how to make Minecraft even more awesome, how computers and servers work, and core computer programming concepts while collaborating with kids equally excited about Minecraft.

We use the incredibly popular game Minecraft as a medium to help kids build transferable skills such as coding, electronics, 3D design, servers, and more. We leverage kids’ interest in Minecraft as a gateway to introduce them to other STEM topics such as Robotics and Coding. Minecraft is also a great medium for teaching positive netizen skills and communication skills. Kids build amazing digital creations.

Red Week: Any Minecraft World Creation and Master Camp (Red Week or Blue Week) is appropriate for brand new or experienced makers. For kids who have attended a Blue Week before, they will get to use the software platforms they have become familiar with to take on a whole host of different projects.

Skills Learned: Social Skills, Patience, Communication, Teamwork, Problem-Solving, Coding, 3D Design

Breaks and games are also included for kids to exercise their imagination, have fun and strengthen team-building.

MAC or PC required. Chromebooks are not compatible

These Grades 3-5 & 6-8 camps are split between Beginner (no experience required) and Experienced (some experience) levels.

Red Week or Blue Week: We have two different weeks of content for this camp – Red Week and Blue Week. For kids who have taken one camp (e.g. Red Week) and then take another (e.g. Blue Week), they will get to use the software platforms they have become familiar with to take on a whole host of different projects. The camps can be taken in any order.

Minecraft is a fun game to play, and this means it is even more fun to hack.  Thanks to open source tools that allow us to access the underlying game resources, there is no limit on changes you can make to the appearance, shape, or logic of things in the game.  Adding to and editing a game’s files requires an understanding of all the different parts and how they fit together, and this knowledge applies to all types of programs.

In our Minecraft Resources and Mods camp kids are led by a MakerKids Mentor through the basics of editing a Minecraft game file.  After an introduction to working with the easily customizable graphical images, they work on the same mod project session to session.  As each new feature, is added kids must address the new settings and learn how it will interact with all the other objects in the game.  By the end of the camp they will have their very own mod and a solid understanding of how Minecraft handles all the resources in its codebase.  Kids will also see how far the block-based coding of customized behaviour can really go, and what else mods are capable of if they commit the time and effort into steadily working on all the aspects of a long-term project filled with interconnecting assets.

Investing in Their Growth

Why Parents and Children
Love MakerKids

Expert Facilitators

With a passion for youth and technology, our Maker Mentors recognize the uniqueness of your child and fosters their creative side and joy for STEM. Maker Mentors are trained to have students focus on the why and discover the logic behind the code instead of following a prescriptive set of instructions.

Engaging Curriculum

Weekly programs are built for all interests and experience levels. See the excitement in your child as they watch their work come to life. All classes include mini-lessons on internet safety and computer literacy so your child is better prepared to navigate the digital world.

Social Connections

With a 5 to 1 child to staff ratio and a focus on collaborative problem solving our classes are designed for your child to actively participate. Parents are amazed at how fast their child opens up socially, as they connect and build friendships with like-minded children.