Minecraft Camps

Where the virtual world meets the real world

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. Read more




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Programs specializing in Minecraft (6 results)

Camps below offer programming dedicated to Minecraft. In some cases, this might only be specific sessions with this focus. Look closely at camp listings to get details.

DAY CAMP
Minecraft
Minecraft Camp
Jul 04 - Jul 07, 2023

  • Uptown, Toronto
  • Age 10 to 11 (Coed)
  • From $420
TorontoUptownUptownOntario

Campers learn about design, coding, problem identification, & resolution while building teamwork & communication skills. Visit website

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  • Brampton, ON
  • Age 8 to 13 (Coed)
  • From $150
BramptonOntario

You can plan, design and build games using Minecraft Visit website

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  • East-End, Toronto
  • Age 8 to 13 (Coed)
  • From $150
TorontoEast-EndEast-EndOntario

Are you ready for an adventure? Plan, design and build fun games using the popular Minecraft game environment. Visit website

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  • Online
  • Age 10 to 13 (Coed)
  • From $100
Online

Build together in Minecraft: Education Edition and learn new skills. Visit website

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  • Online
  • Age 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $240
Online

Online Virtual 3 Day Winter camp for grades 2 to 6. Discover Coding and play games! Visit website

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  • Online
  • Age 7 to 9 (Coed)
  • From $100
Online

Campers will learn the basics of the game as well as more advanced options. Visit website

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Programs offering Minecraft as an activity (18 results)

Camps below off some Minecraft activities as part of a broader curriculum.

PROGRAM
Robotics
STEM
Moving Models
Oct 18, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023

  • Brampton, ON
  • Age 7 to 10 (Coed)
  • From $150
BramptonOntario

hey learn STEM concepts, including speed, structural stability and metamorphosis to create and program interactive models. Visit website

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  • Online
  • Age 5 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $37
Online

1-hour classes in 15+ coding languages! Coding Classes available 7 days a week private and/or small group. Visit website

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  • Brampton, ON
  • Age 10 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $150
BramptonOntario

Get a deep understanding of game design and development with Unity Visit website

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  • Brampton, ON
  • Age 6 to 8 (Coed)
  • From $150
BramptonOntario

Students will apply their programming skills to create customized versions of different games. Build and develop video games Visit website

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  • East-End, Toronto
  • Age 7 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $149
TorontoEast-EndEast-EndOntario

Learn real world programming languages and critical thinking skills while building your own custom modes and games. Visit website

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VIRTUAL
JAVA
Java: Intermediate
Mar 01, 2023 - Feb 29, 2024

  • Online
  • Age 7 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $40
Online

18 weeks, 2 hours per week. Maximum of 4 students per instructor. RP4K has 20+ years of experience. Visit website

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VIRTUAL
JAVA
Advanced Java Mod Minecraft
Mar 01, 2023 - Feb 29, 2024

  • Online
  • Age 7 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $43
Online

18 weeks, 2 hours per week. Maximum of 4 students per instructor. RP4K has 20+ years of experience. Visit website

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VIRTUAL
Python
Python: Intermediate
Mar 01, 2023 - Feb 29, 2024

  • Online
  • Age 7 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $40
Online

18 weeks, 2 hours per week. Maximum of 4 students per instructor. RP4K has 20+ years of experience. Visit website

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VIRTUAL
JAVA
Java: Beginner
Mar 01, 2023 - Feb 29, 2024

  • Online
  • Age 7 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $37
Online

Maximum of 4 kids per one class. Live dedicated instructors. 23 years of experience Visit website

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VIRTUAL
Python
Python: Beginner
Mar 01, 2023 - Feb 29, 2024

  • Online
  • Age 7 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $37
Online

18 weeks, 1 hour per week. Maximum of 4 students per instructor. RP4K has 20+ years of experience. Visit website

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  • Online
  • Age 11 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $195
Online

This year’s March Break camp for middle schoolers and teens will take place virtually! Visit website

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  • Montreal, QC
  • Age 6 to 10 (Coed)
  • From $40
MontrealQuebec

STEM Middle programs are designed for kids who have a passion for LEGO and want to take it to the next level. Visit website

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  • East-End, Toronto
  • Age 7 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $395
TorontoEast-EndEast-EndOntario

During our March Break camp, campers in grades 2 to 6 will be introduced to basic coding skills, robotics and digital arts. Visit website

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  • Online
  • Age 7 to 10 (Coed)
  • From $185
Online

Are you a complete beginner or a Minecraft pro? this March Break Mini is a fun & recreational week, all things Minecraft. Visit website

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  • Montreal, QC
  • Age 10 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $50
MontrealQuebec

STEM Senior programs are designed for LEGO, robotics and Minecraft enthusiasts. Visit website

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  • Vancouver; West Vancouver, BC
  • Age 5 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $299
VancouverWest VancouverBritish Columbia

Structured, reinforcing projects in the subject pathways of fabrication, physical computing, engineering and digital arts. Visit website

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PROGRAM
STEM
STEM Club
Oct 11, 2022 - May 23, 2023

  • Mississauga, ON
  • Age 4 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $120
MississaugaOntario

We uncover the fun in S.T.E.M. learning through hands-on engineering activities. Visit website

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PROGRAM
STEM
STEM Club
Oct 11, 2022 - May 23, 2023

  • Mississauga, ON
  • Age 4 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $120
MississaugaOntario

We offer STEM classes that will get your child building and creating to solve real life problems. Visit website

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We list camps from all the major cities across Canada. You can sort the list above, using filters, but our advanced search opens up other ways for you to explore learning opportunities around you. Start by finding your city in the list below and find specialized Minecraft activity camps (top of the list) and camps that feature Minecraft among other activities (further below in linked lists).

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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).

Specific skills kids develop during Minecraft play include:

  • Problem solving skills like analysis, use of trial and error, and patience
  • Computer literacy and encouraged interest in programming
  • Creativity and design awareness
  • Mathematical and spatial literacy

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 other advantages to kids. They 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 with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Minecraft modding camps

Minecraft players know there are thousands of downloadable modifications that can be added, for example, Tinkers Construct, which adds foundries that smelt metal into tools or weapons. Minecraft modding camps and programs will teach Java coding that provides the basis for creating your own mods. Modding for Minecraft, you’ll build things like custom blocks, tools, or weapons, guided by experienced programmers. As more camps teach this curriculum, we'll add them to the list above.

Discover related camps and programs

While we also list after school programs with Minecraft, it’s worth looking at other kinds of camps with programming related to, or that develops kids' interests beyond Minecraft. Consider these related camp types, presented in order of age of interest:

Kids’ LEGO camp is an ideal change of pace for the youngest Minecraft lovers, focusing on hands-on activities with this beloved construction toy. LEGO encourages imaginative world-building at an early age, like Minecraft (sometimes called online LEGO.)

Robotics for kids might be considered a logical next step after Minecraft, where young kids transition into real world creation. Bear in mind that this does require the ability to understand series circuits and complex electronics, so it’s more suitable for kids 12 and older. Parents will also be aware of the career possibilities in this industry.  

Avengers camps are fun-focused programs featuring activities related to Marvel Universe characters and other superheroes. These appeal to many kids in this age group. 

Maker camp is similarly practical, engaging kids with a diverse, open-ended range of products and media. Makerspace is a suitable next step for kids who’ve grown up with Minecraft. Parents love how these camps develop creative skills in a fun, collaborative environment. 

STEAM camp and STEM camp apply a curriculum combining science, technology, engineering and math (as well as arts, in the case of STEAM). Camps present this at the level of kids’ understanding, starting as young as 7.

Math camp is ideal for kids who want to develop mathematical skills, or explore an interest in the code and functions that underlie technology development.  

Engineering camp is likely more advanced than the above, applicable to kids in their mid-teens and older. Interest in this area can rise out of kids’ early interest in Minecraft and other maker activities.

Coding classes are ideal for older teens interested in programming.

Sources and further reading:

10 reasons Minecraft is beneficialLifehack.org.

A Parent’s Guide to Minecraft. Webwise.ie.

Minecraft Modding. wikipedia.org.

Tips and advice for keeping children safe on MinecraftNspcc.org.uk.


Frequently Asked Questions

How many Minecraft Camps are there?
There are 6 programs specializing in Minecraft. In addition, there are 18 programs offering minecraft as an activity. Use the filters to narrow by age and program type, then click on matched programs to see daily activities, dates, rates and registration information.

What are the fees to attend Minecraft Camps?
Fees for Minecraft Camps range from $100 to $420 per program (program types and lengths vary). Use the filters here to narrow programs by age and type.

What age do Minecraft Camps start at?
There are programs available for children aged 7 through 13.

Where can parents meet with Minecraft Camps?
Meet with program directors and staff at the Our Kids Camp & Program Expo. The Expo is held annually in February, and is a fun and informative day for parents, kids, and teens. Find event details and free tickets here.


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