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Minecraft Camps

Minecraft Camps

Kids who love Minecraft have a real-world outlet for their love, through Minecraft camps and programs that incorporate activities related to the game. Camps and specialized sessions of some camps use Minecraft materials to encourage learning in areas such as mathematics.

Here, kids can adapt their love of the game and expand on it with practical-minded real world activities, social engagement and interaction outdoors. There are numerous other benefits. Good Minecraft summer camps feature a healthy mix of coding, crafts and outdoor activities that get kids active, while they also learn more about the game. The game has also been shown, albeit anecdotally, to help kids on the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Minecraft kids camps and advantages they offer

Minecraft is strongly appealing to kids in lower middle school, from grades three to six. It's the second highest selling video game of all time (after Tetris). The game is considered safe and creative, appealing to all four main types of learners (visual, auditory, reading/writing, and kinesthetic).

Summer learning: A notably strong aspect is the math component. It also encourages visualization, because kids must often think ahead while building components within the game. When adapted for the camp learning environment, Minecraft gives kids a "break" from literacy skills development (which some kids find refreshing).

Real life applications: Camps with Minecraft encourage kids to think beyond the game, and adapt its incidental learning aspects to real life applications. Camps encourage budding engineers and architects, or draw out those skills, at an age where kids begin to dream of who they want to be when they grow up.

Social benefits: Camps also cultivate the social aspect of Minecraft. Kids who are introverted or still developing social skills can improve through a Minecraft camp. The game, and camps related to it, stimulate interaction and collaboration. Children playing Minecraft with other campers build confidence in themselves and each other.

Empowerment: Still another aspect that educators, parents and other observers praise about Minecraft is that it allows kids control. For children going through typical childhood challenges (anything from bullying to family problems), Minecraft gives them a small measure of mastery over their part of this virtual world. They control Minecraft's structures, creatures and characters. It can also be a calming, relaxing release for kids who are under stress.  

Minecraft camps offer many advantages to kids, encouraging them to branch out from the game and stretch its benefits into the real world.


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  • STEAMlabs
    A hi-tech maker space for curious hands-on kids. We use the latest tools and technologies, like 3D printing and laser cutting, to help your child bring their ideas to life.

    Downtown West, Toronto

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $10/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 10 6-17 0 Downtown West, Toronto
    Camps offering minecraft as an activity
    Bricks 4 Kidz
    We Learn, We Build, We Play with... LEGO® Bricks! Join Bricks 4 Kidz camp and explore the world of creativity and imagination while building motorized models using LEGO® technic bricks. Join March Break & Summer camps!

    Oakville; Burlington; Milton; Mississauga

    Science: LEGO
    • Ages 5 to 10
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $155/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 155 5-10 0 Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Mississauga
    Hatch Canada Camp
    Our coding program and camp is packed with exciting, innovative coding lessons and project/portfolio building. Kids learn how to code and make amazing crafts! Our final day includes a tech industry excursion!

    North Toronto, Toronto; Richmond Hill; Oakville

    Computer (multi)
    • Ages 7 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $430/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 430 7-17 1 North Toronto, Toronto, Richmond Hill, Oakville
    Innovation Camp Thinnox
    Technology,Engineering & Design Programs for kids & young adults.Animation,Game Programming,Architecture, Robotics,UI/UX Graphic Design,Full Stack WEB Dev,Fashion...try Innovation Camp & Programs Thinnox in Mississauga.

    Mississauga

    Computer (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $250/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 250 6-18 2 Mississauga
    The Cube, Coding, Robotics & Video Game Design School
    A technology camp that offers kids the opportunity to touch on a full range of fun and engaging technology classes and activities that encourage kids to use their creativity to be the technology makers of the future.

    The Beach, Toronto

    Computer (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed, Girls
    • Day
    from $195/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed, Girls 195 6-17 3 The Beach, Toronto
    KNB Learning
    Minecraft, Robotics, Programming, Coding, Media Studies & LEGO after-school & weekend classes & camps for kids 3-16 years, in Oakville. Kids develop skills for real life and discover that learning can be fun!

    Oakville

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 3 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $275/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 275 3-16 4 Oakville
    Science and Technology Summer Camps UOIT
    Get a unique science and tech education in this program by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, including LEGO Robotics, Makerspace, Coding, Minecraft. Girls only sessions, Family Camps, Educator sessions.

    Oshawa

    Science (multi)
    • Ages 7 to 15
    • Coed, Girls
    • Day
    from $300/week
    Day Coed, Girls 300 7-15 5 Oshawa
    Genius Owl
    This camp introduces children aged 10 to 13 to applications and principles of computer programming. The program approach is very hands-on and children learn practical skills in areas such as robotics, and programming.

    Richmond Hill

    Computer (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $130/month
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 130 6-12 6 Richmond Hill
    Brock Youth University
    A unique program experience right on the Brock University Campus. Over 95 programs to choose from including +40 STEM Camps. Choose from: class day and overnight trips, summer camps and after-school programs.

    St. Catharines

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 8 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, Program, family
    from $178/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed 178 8-17 7 St. Catharines
    Stanstead College Summer Camps
    Summer Camps for local and foreign students. Wide variety of camps offered such as Language, STEM, Cultural, Hockey Specific and much more!

    Stanstead

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 10 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $1,000/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 1000 10-17 8 Stanstead

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