3D Innovation & Design with Minecraft Camp

2017 Minecraft Camps in Philadelphia PA, Main Line PA, Lower Gwynedd PA, Bucks County PA, Cherry Hill NJ, Princeton NJ, Montclair NJ, NYC Manhattan, Long Island NY, Washington DC, Towson MD & St. Louis, MO!

 

3D MINECRAFT™ CAMP DESCRIPTION:

(Ages 7 to 12)

Exciting New Curriculum for 2017!

This camp is for beginner, intermediate, and advanced campers.

Stretch your imagination and improve your skills at 3D Innovation & Design with Minecraft™!  At this Minecraft™ camp, you will utilize your own creativity, learn and improve your skills, and work individually or collaboratively (on our own private servers) in the same virtual world at this awesome and unique computer camp!

In addition to designing and building, we take camper experiences way beyond by teaching lessons in Implementing Mods, Survival & Scratch Crafting Recipes, Customizing Minecraft ™Maps, utilizing Redstone & Electrical Circuits, game design, working with multi-player servers, and building competition skills in weekly Minecraft™ tournaments!

Our own servers allow campers to work together on the same projects, creating fun and dynamic group interaction!

Using Minecraft™ as a learning tool, campers utilize various Minecraft skills to customize and create their own legendary and epic worlds! Campers learn how to customize their own landscapes and explore the benefits and challenges of various biomes, and how to “craft” their own items for survival. Campers also use an inventory of blocks and various resources to literally “mine” and “craft” projects like skyscrapers & modern cities, giant tree houses, sports arenas, tunnel ways, haunted houses, sustainable farm systems, medieval & renaissance villages, alien colonies, secret underground cities, entire amusement parks, functional town market, mountain communities, and much more! Campers may also construct famous buildings, landmarks, and structures like the Liberty Bell, Empire State Building, White House, Gateway Arch, Taj Mahal, Beijing National Stadium, Sydney Opera House, Space Needle, Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Versaille, Stonehenge, The Grand Canyon, The Great Sphinx, The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Big Ben, and/or structures of their own choosing!

*Projects can include the construction of a train system, roller coaster, and trapdoor/tunnel access allowing all players to tour and travel the entire environment for observation, work efficiency, and gameplay. Campers can also create worlds that encompass gameplay and a storyline.

Campers may choose to work with other campers or on their own, but group participation is highly encouraged.  By working in the same world with multiple players, campers assume different roles (builder, architect, resource gatherer, electrical engineer, protector, team leader etc…) where communication and fulfilling one’s role is very important to achieving the group’s collective goals.  Campers may also decide to all act as builders and then connect their structures with the rest of the team in a later phase of the overall project.

From a social standpoint, campers learn teamwork, cooperation, and the importance of sharing and implementing ideas, and fulfilling a variety of roles in the completion of bigger projects while working face to face.

Campers also engage in weekly tournaments on Fridays!

Valuable Learning Opportunities:

Building & Engineering ~ Campers learn how to build and engineer projects throughout camp.  Some important concepts include building to scale, mining materials, strategic planning and mapping, developing access points, preparing for the elements, fireproofing structures, and much more…

Mods ~ Campers can learn how to install a Mod using our 20+ step tutorial. Our instructors demonstrate our step-by-step tutorial and are available to answer questions in this format throughout the week.  Typically, one demonstration and a review period later in the week is conducted. Mods add tremendously to the “creativity factor” since campers can modify their player, tools, scenery, structures, interactions and much more!

Customizing Maps ~ Campers can learn about customizing maps and biomes in Minecraft™.  Essentially, instead of just using the map that Minecraft automatically generates for you, now you can customize it to your specifications!

Survival & Scratch Crafting Recipes ~ Improve skills in survival mode and learn how to craft items that will help you survive, sustain, and prosper!

Lessons in Redstone & Electrical Circuits ~ Learn about creating electrical circuits using Redstone. These concepts help campers to create features like functioning doors, garage doors, alarm systems, trap doors, sliding bookcases, electrical fireplaces and more that operate at the push of a button. New Beginner, intermediate, and advanced redstone projects are available.

Game Design ~ Depending upon experience level, campers may learn about and implement game design within their Minecraft world.  

Multi-Player Servers ~ Campers learn about multi-player servers through their experience of working on them at camp and have the chance to experience the power of collaboration with other team members when working in the same world, at the same time!

Friday Tournament Competitions ~  Adding lots of excitement to camp, and to test out your skills, Friday tournaments give you the chance to test out your skills and participate in events like Maze Escapes (Enchanted Forest), Super Parkour Races, Spleef Competition (Snowfall), Jungle Survivals and more…!  Tournament events may be in single and/or multi-player.

This camp is open to campers who are beginners and intermediates at Minecraft™.  Campers are grouped based upon age and ability, and group requests can be made prior to camp.

Campers are required to arrive with their own Minecraft™ account for a PC.  If your child does not have a Minecraft™ account, it can be purchased at Minecraft.net.  Once this account is purchased, campers will have access to their account for use throughout the year. Campers should bring in a USB flash drive on their last day of camp.  Campers can then copy their project(s) onto the flash drive for use at home.

Campers may register for one week or multiple weeks, as projects vary from week to week.

*This camp is not affiliated with Minecraft.net, Mojang, AB., and/or Microsoft.

* The functionality of our servers for multi-player use is dependent upon internet connectivity.  Our servers have successfully undergone testing prior to the summer at each location.  Although rare, during camp, it is possible that external factors may cause an interruption in connectivity.  If this occurs, campers will work on projects in single player mode and/or engage in other Minecraft™ learning experiences while connectivity is being restored. Rest assured, there are many Minecraft™ activities that supplement learning and are super fun!

All Campers Receive a Lavner Camps t-shirt and take home their projects from the camp week!

*For campers interested in Minecraft™ Camp, we also recommend our Elite Skills in Minecraft™ Camp with Java Coding, Robotics Camp, Virtual Reality Camp with Game DesignVideo Game Design Camp with Apps, Video Game Design with GameMaker®, Video Game Design with RPG Maker™, Computer Programming Camp with Scratch, Computer Programming Camp with Python™, Computer Programming Camp with Java, Graphic Design Camp, and TECH R3VOLUTION™.

Our 2017 3D Innovation & Design with Minecraft Camps are located at Germantown Academy ~ 340 Morris Rd, Fort Washington PA 19034, Gwynedd-Mercy Academy Elementary ~ 816 Norristown Rd, Springhouse PA 19477, Malvern Preparatory School ~ 418 South Warren Avenue, Malvern PA 19355, Newtown Friends School ~ 1450 Newtown-Langhorne Road, Newtown PA 18940, Plymouth Meeting Friends School ~ 2150 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting PA 19462, Rosemont College ~ 1400 Montgomery Avenue, Rosemont PA 19010, University of Pennsylvania ~ 3417 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, Valley Forge Educational Services ~ 1777 N. Valley Road, Malvern PA 19355, Waldron Mercy Academy ~ 513 Montgomery Avenue, Merion Station PA 19066, Katz JCC ~ 1301 Springdale Rd, Cherry Hill NJ 08003, Stuart Country Day School ~ 1200 Stuart Road, Princeton NJ 08540, Montclair State University ~ 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043, New York University ~ 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, NYIT ~ Northern Boulevard at Valentines Lane, Old Westbury NY 11568, Towson University ~ 8000 York Road, Towson MD, 21252, George Washington University ~ 2100 Foxhall Road NW, Washington, DC 20007, Washington University in St. Louis ~ 1 Brookings Drive, St. Louis, Missouri 63130.

 

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