3D Innovation & Design with Minecraft Camp

2018 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, Wilmington DE, Washington DC, Towson MD, St. Louis MO, Nashville TN & Los Angeles CA!

 

***2018 Camp Locations, Dates, Tuition & Discounts Located At The Bottom Of This Page***

3D Minecraft™ Camp Description:

Ages 7 to 12 – Space is Limited, Register Now!

Join us to stretch your imagination, work in an exciting multi-player environment, and have a blast at one of the world’s leading Minecraft™ camps!

Exciting New Curricula, Projects & Tournaments for 2018!

This camp is for beginner, intermediate, and advanced campers with separate curricula for all three levels.  Campers may attend one week or multiple weeks, and move up in our curricula each week!

At 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/Installing 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 epic worlds! Campers learn how to build 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 university campuses, futuristic cities, volcanos, sports arenas, sky fortresses, amusement parks, haunted houses, sustainable farm systems, medieval worlds, alien colonies, smart homes, zoos, enchanted forests, towns with functioning economies, spaceships, and much more! Campers may also construct famous buildings, landmarks, and structures like the Washington Monument, Great Wall of China, Colosseum, Statue of Liberty, Hollywood Sign, Golden Gate Bridge, Tokyo Tower, London Eye, Arc de Triomphe, Stonehenge, Kilimanjaro, Louvre Museum, Buckingham Palace or structures of their own choosing!

*Projects can include the construction of a train system, roller coaster, trapdoor/tunnel, aerial paths, and waterways allowing all players strategic access to tour and travel the entire environment for observation, work efficiency, and gameplay.  Teleporting is also an option! Campers can 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 project responsibilities are very important to achieving the group’s collective goals.  Campers may also decide to act individually 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!  The excitement is off the charts!

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…

Learn How To Install Mods: Learn how to install Mods with our in-class tutorial! Demonstrations using our step-by-step tutorial take place during camp and teach you the ins and outs of this exciting feature.  Typically, one main lesson and an additional review period later in the week are conducted. Mods add tremendously to the “creativity factor” since campers can modify their player, tools, scenery, structures, interactions and much more! What’s even more exciting… all NEW mods for 2018!

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!  Survival worlds vary based upon your level of experience.

Improve Your Skills with lessons in Redstone: Learn about creating electrical circuits using Redstone. These concepts help campers to create features like functioning doors, garage doors, trap doors, traps, security systems, sliding bookcases, electrical fireplaces, fireworks and more that operate at the push of a button. New Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Redstone projects are available.

Game Design & Mini-Games: 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 collaborate with other team members when working in the same world, at the same time!

Friday Tournament Competitions ~  One of the highlights of camp!  Test out your skills in our Friday tournaments.  

Tournaments for 2018 include events like Treasure Island Take Over, Haunted Mansion Escape, Super Parkour Races, Spleef Competitions (Snowfall), Capture The Flag, Space Wars Survival Games, and more…!

This camp is open to campers who are beginners, intermediates, and advanced in  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 life, according to Minecraft.net. 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.

Why do we require a Minecraft Account for PC/Mac?

In order for all campers to play together on the same servers, they must be on the same platform. While Minecraft is also great on gaming consoles and mobile devices, PC is by far the most common, and using it allows us to delve deeper in areas such as mods and multiplayer. Please make sure your child arrives to camp with his/her Minecraft for PC/Mac username and password.

*We are one of the World’s Leading Minecraft Camps but independent from Minecraft.net, Mojang, AB., and/or Microsoft.

*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!  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, National Minecraft Tournament Camp WeekMinecraft™ Channel for YouTube® CampRobotics 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™.


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Our 2018 3D Innovation & Design with Minecraft Camps are located at Devon Preparatory School ~ 363 North Valley Road, Devon PA 19333, Germantown Academy ~ 340 Morris Rd, Fort Washington PA 19034, are located at Gwynedd-Mercy Academy Elementary ~ 816 Norristown Rd, Springhouse PA 19477, Newtown Friends School ~ 1450 Newtown-Langhorne Road, Newtown PA 18940, 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, Ursuline Academy ~ 1106 Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilmington DE 19806, 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.  Campers may also attend Tech R3volution and Major in Robotics with 3D Minecraft at West Chester University - West Chester PA, New York Institute of Technology - Long Island NY, Vanderbilt University - Nashville TN, and UCLA - Los Angeles CA.

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