Top After school Minecraft programs for 2024/2025

Also including weekend activities

Minecraft afterschool programs keep kids entertained and learning through this building program that they and their friends love. Find programs focused on this activity, and others that offer it as part of a  broader schedule listed below. Use the filters to find programs that match your needs or find links to city lists below, along with more information for parents about Minecraft and related interests.  Read more

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    Programs offering Minecraft as an activity (7 results)

    These programs offer some Minecraft, along with a variety of other activities.

    Sep 03, 2023 - Jun 30, 2024
    • Program
    • Oakville, ON
    • Age 6 to 8 (Coed)

    Build and design, program and control, test and play! Robotics and learning made fun. Visit website

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    Mar 01, 2024 - Dec 22, 2025
    • Program
    • Throughout Alberta; British Columbia; Ontario (6)
    • Age 5 to 14 (Coed)
    CalgaryKelownaMississaugaOakvillePort MoodyVancouverAlbertaBritish ColumbiaOntario

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

    Mar 02 - Aug 31, 2024
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 13 to 17 (Coed)

    18 weeks, 2 hours per week. Maximum of 4 students per instructor. RP4K has 24+ years of experience. Visit website

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    Mar 02 - Aug 31, 2024
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 8 to 13 (Coed)

    18 weeks, 1 hour per week. Maximum of 4 students per instructor. RP4K has 24+ years of experience. Visit website

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    Mar 02 - Aug 31, 2024
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 7 to 12 (Coed)

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

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    Mar 02 - Aug 31, 2024
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 11 to 17 (Coed)

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

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    Mar 01 - Aug 31, 2024
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 11 to 17 (Coed)

    18 weeks, 2 hours per week. Maximum of 4 students per instructor. RP4K has 24+ years of experience. Visit website

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    Minecraft programs near you

    Kids after-class or after-school Minecraft programs are found in cities across the country. Find yours in the list below and discover after-school and weekend programs near you, with Minecraft-focused programs at the top of the linked lists and programs where it's an activity further down each.


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    The benefits of Minecraft programs


    Far from just a game, Minecraft makes learning fun for kids, and parents are well-advised to leverage kids’ love of this game to encourage this. Look closer: 

    Practical learning benefits

    Minecraft introduces numerous math concepts and develops kids’ interests in this area. This understanding is core to programming, engineering, and numerous other

    career paths that will be in-demand and lucrative for decades to come. Skills kids develop include analysis, computer literacy, and spatial literacy. While your son or daughter might not likely be concerned about this, they will find math class easier and more enjoyable. These skills acquired in regular Minecraft play are enhanced in the formalized instructional environment of an afterschool program.

    Social and personal benefits

    Minecraft game play tends to be isolationist but at an afterschool program kids work with others who share their love of Minecraft. It’s an easy way to make friends and have fun building together. Programs like those above encourage interaction and collaboration, and kids gain social confidence as well. 

    In addition, observers praise Minecraft for the sense of control and mastery kids gain through the platform. They build and manipulate structures, creatures, and characters. This self-determination is all-too-often a respite from the role they play in the real world. This can be especially helpful for kids who deal with any kind of stress (from family turmoil to bullying and/or self esteem issues). 

    Other benefits

    Attending an afterschool program has other benefits as well. Programs offer a mix of coding with crafts and other activities. The simple act of attending a program gives kids a measure of independence. A number of programs and educators use Minecraft to work with kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and kids on the spectrum tend to love the game. 

    More programs and camps you may also like

    Minecraft kids camps are obviously interesting for kids who love the game (and you’ll find many great camps on the page just linked to). As we list many thousands of camps and programs there are more types that you might find interesting. Here’s a quick glance, with links to more information.

    After school Lego and Lego camps for kids are perfect for kids in the same age group who enjoy building and learning. Through activities centered around this respected building toy, kids indulge in imaginative world-creation, explore planning and design, and interact with others in an enjoyable learning setting.

    Avengers camp is focused on fun related to Marvel Universe characters and other superheroes. Kids in this age group are sure to find these fascinating. 

    Kids' robotics programs are a good transition to more practical tools as kids mature and learn. These are ideal for older kids and teens with an ability to grasp electronics concepts and series circuitry. Along with robotics camps for kids, these are eminently practical.

    Afterschool Makerspace programs offer engaging activities encouraging kids to creatively use and work with a variety of materials. As well as Makerspace camps, these are an ideal next step from Minecraft's virtual space to real-world creation. Maker programs encourage creativity, collaborative problem-solving, and many other skills.

    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. These camps, as well as after school programs for STEM and STEAM, apply a curriculum that combines science, technology, engineering and math (as well as arts, in the case of STEAM). Camps and programs present this at a level kids understand, starting as young as the age of seven.

    As kids mature out of an interest in Minecraft, there are more camps and programs that will further their intellectual development in practical pursuits, including everything from engineering camp to coding class to math camp, and many other education and technology programs.

    Sources and further reading:

    10 reasons Minecraft is beneficial for kids.

    A Parent’s Guide to Minecraft. Webwise.

    How I use Minecraft to help kids with autism. Stuart Duncan. Ted Talks video.

    Tips and advice for keeping children safe on Minecraft.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How many After school Minecraft programs are there?
    There are 7 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 After school Minecraft programs?
    Fees for programs offering minecraft as an activity range from $39 to $445 per program (program types and lengths vary). Use the filters here to narrow programs by age and type.

    Where can parents meet with After school Minecraft programs?
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