Elite Skills Minecraft Camp with Java Coding

2017 Elite Skills 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!



(Ages 11 to 14)

Incredible New Curriculum and Survival Maps for 2017!

Are you an experienced Minecrafter who wants to learn advanced skills in Minecraft™ and gain exposure to programming mods in Java? If so, check out our Elite Skills in Minecraft™ Camp!

While working in single player and multiplayer, campers can take their skills to the next level and have a blast engaging in fun projects in a social setting. In multiplayer, students work in teams to complete projects and participate in adventures and competitions. Campers also learn how to program mods using Java, install mods, use survival skills in difficult environments, scratch craft items from recipes, utilize Redstone at more advanced levels, and participate in weekly Friday tournaments which feature difficult and challenging events to test camper skills and provide lots of excitement!

As the main project at camp, campers operate in a customized survival map where teams of campers work together to survive and solve mysteries in a world with challenges and hostile conditions.  Camper teams may create things like shelters, transportation systems, waterways, alarm monitored homes, artificial intelligent systems, and more while solving challenges and mysteries within their environment and planning strategically to establish and optimize a thriving community on their map.  Camp teams will utilize Redstone to enhance their structures and survival capabilities and also scratch craft items to help them along the way!

Campers will also learn how to program mods using Java to implement into Minecraft worlds.

At the end of the week, campers engage in a Friday tournament to show off their skills and celebrate by presenting a laser show using Redstone!

Valuable Learning Opportunities:

Programming Mods Using Java:  Campers learn and utilize Java to create mods that they can incorporate into their worlds.  Once mods are created, they can be installed, exported, and shared with friends!

Using Survival Skills: Use and improve survival skills in very difficult environments where terrain is challenging, visitors are spawned and hostile, and items/tools must be scratch crafted to build systems and structures that allow your team to thrive!

Advanced Redstone Lessons: Campers can learn advanced Redstone techniques for creating things like laser shows, artificial intelligence, self-sustaining solar villages, secured tunnel systems, and more!

Scratch Craft Advanced and Obscure Items from Recipes:  Campers will need to acquire (and learn how to make) materials and craft things such as iron golems, enchantment tables, anvils, potion brewing stands, secured doors, armor, and much more!

High Level Teamwork and Communication: Surviving in challenging worlds and difficult environments in Minecraft™ can be challenging. Using our Multi-Player servers, campers will need to communicate well and work together to build and sustain a thriving community!

Friday Tournament Competitions ~  High level events give campers the chance to test out their skills and participate our events like Survival Pirate Island with Solvable Mysteries, Redstone Powered Maze Escapes, Mountain Mining Challenges, and Urban Ninja Parkour Courses!  Tournament events may be in single and/or multi-player.


Campers should have a strong understanding of building, designing, the use of Redstone, installing mods (not programming mods using Java) and customizing maps before participating in this camp.

Campers are required to arrive with their own Minecraft™ account for a PC.

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

* 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 collaborate on projects in single player mode and/or engage in other Minecraft™ learning experiences while connectivity is being restored. Rest assured, there are many “off computer” Minecraft™ activities that supplement learning and are super fun!

*For campers interested in Minecraft™ Camp, we also recommend our Computer Programming Camp with PythonComputer Programming Camp with JavaVirtual Reality Camp with Game Design, Web Design Camp & 3D Printing Camp.

Our 2017 Elite Skills with Minecraft Camps are located at 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.

*For more general information about our Specialty Camps, click here:  Lavner Specialty Camps

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Elite Skills Minecraft Camp is offered in Philadelphia PA, Main Line PA, Lower Gwynedd PA, South Jersey, Central Jersey, New York City - Manhattan, Long Island, Washington DC, and Baltimore County MD.