After school Minecraft programs

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 specializing in Minecraft (11 results)

These after school programs offer an intensive focus on Minecraft.

  • Online
  • Age 12 to 13 (Coed)
  • From $225
Online

Attendees will build on their understanding of concepts used in coding for Minecraft and other programming languages. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 8 to 11 (Coed)
  • From $720
Online

Create shops, farms, games, or other experiences to engage their fellow Crafters. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $720
Online

Students will choose a book to study and challenged to summarize the story by creating at least three key scenes in Minecraft Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $199
Online

Dive into the world of Minecraft where kids can link virtual concepts to Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, and Math. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 8 to 10 (Coed)
  • From $199
Online

Dive into the world of Minecraft where kids can link virtual concepts to Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, and Math. Read more

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  • East-End, Toronto
  • Age 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $150
TorontoEast-EndEast-EndOntario

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

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  • Online
  • Age 10 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $720
Online

Use Minecraft to explore new planets, collect resources, build energy sources, and survive in the far reaches of the galaxy. Read more

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VIRTUAL
Minecraft
Coding with Minecraft
Sep 22, 2021 - Jun 22, 2022

  • Online
  • Age 8 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $150
Online

We will design our own narrative worlds in Minecraft as we learn about effective storytelling and game creation. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 10 to 13 (Coed)
  • From $90
Online

Campers will explore advanced features of Minecraft Java Edition; learn to build more technical and creative components. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 7 to 9 (Coed)
  • From $90
Online

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

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  • Online
  • Age 8 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $440
Online

This program uses your participant’s love of Minecraft to explore the fundamentals of design and architecture! Read more

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Programs offering Minecraft as an activity (19 results)

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

PROGRAM
Programming
CODE NINJAS CREATE
Aug 15, 2020 - Dec 15, 2022

  • Mississauga, ON
  • Age 7 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $89
MississaugaOntario

Code Ninjas Create is a flexible program that teaches kids how to code. Read more

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VIRTUAL
Computers
1-on-1 Virtual Tutoring
Jun 17, 2021 - Jun 17, 2022

  • Online
  • Age 7 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $60
Online

Elite instructors, curriculum tailored to your kids' interests and skill levels, and ultimate flexibility for your family. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 6 to 8 (Coed)
  • From $260
Online

Grade 1 - 3 Students use our robotics kit dropped off with a tablet to build and program robots.eg. Race Car, Helicopter, Fan Read more

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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. Read more

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  • Throughout British Columbia; Ontario (5)
  • Age 3 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $600
TorontoDowntownDowntownBramptonBurlingtonMississaugaVancouverBritish ColumbiaOntario

Computer program via game development. Python, GML, C#, and C++ on the GMlegacy, Unity, Unreal, and Visual Studio engines. Read more

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VIRTUAL
Python
Python: Beginner
Oct 10, 2021 - Aug 15, 2022

  • Online
  • Age 7 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $34
Online

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

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VIRTUAL
JAVA
Advanced Java Mod Minecraft
Oct 10, 2021 - Aug 15, 2022

  • 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. Read more

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VIRTUAL
JAVA
Java: Intermediate & Advanced
Oct 10, 2021 - Aug 15, 2022

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

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

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

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

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VIRTUAL
JAVA
Java: Beginner
Oct 10, 2021 - Aug 15, 2022

  • Online
  • Age 7 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $34
Online

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

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PROGRAM
STEAM
STEM Club
Sep 18, 2021 - Jun 18, 2022

  • Aurora, ON
  • Age 8 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $350
AuroraOntario

Each month focuses on a new and exciting area of STEM including 3D Design, Robotics, Coding, Video Game Design, and more! Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 10 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $50
Online

STEM Senior programs are designed for LEGO, robotics and Minecraft enthusiasts. Read more

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  • Richmond Hill, ON
  • Age 4 to 7 (Coed)
  • From $450
Richmond HillOntario

Offering science, robotics, coding with Roblox and Minecraft, engineering, 3D printing, culinary arts, and more! Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $149
Online

Join us each week as we learn and create Rube Goldberg simple machines using Roblox and Minecraft. Read more

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  • Oakville, ON
  • Age 7 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $149
OakvilleOntario

Everyone needs to learn how to program. Have your kids learn the skills essential for future careers. Read more

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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. Read more

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  • Online
  • Age 11 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $385
Online

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

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  • Online
  • Age 6 to 10 (Coed)
  • From $40
Online

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

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  • Richmond Hill, ON
  • Age 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $450
Richmond HillOntario

Offering science, robotics, coding with Roblox and Minecraft, engineering, 3D printing, culinary arts, and more! Read more

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Organizations with Minecraft programs (TBD)


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. STEAM camp, STEM camp, and 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. Lifehack.org.

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. Nspcc.org.uk.



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