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Daniels Minecraft Program - Summer 2022

Run by Youth Programming at the Daniels Faculty at U OF T



About this Virtual Program

Youth Programming at the Daniels Faculty at U OF T - Daniels Minecraft Program - Summer 2022

  • Virtual Program
  • Age 8 - 14 (Coed)
  • Specialized in Minecraft—offers 7 activities
  • 16 session dates to choose from
  • Cost starting from $352
  • Special needs support not available  

This program is designed to build the following character traits:

  • Interpersonal skills: Learn to design and build with others in a team environment
  • Creativity: Work on creative building project in Minecraft

Our Daniels Minecraft Program (Online) is back and better than ever! This program uses your participant’s love of Minecraft to explore the fundamentals of design and architecture while building teamwork and communication skills. his summer, we THREE levels: Level 1 (Foundations), Level 2 (Cityscapes) and Level 3 (World Building and Game Design). 

Registration for this program is now open: Click here

Level 1: Foundations of Architecture
Level 1, the Foundations of Architecture course, uses Minecraft to introduce concepts of Architecture and Design for beginners. This course aims to familiarize campers with basic architectural terms for Minecraft beginners, through friendly and accessible content and activities.

Level 2: Cityscapes
Level 2 explores urban design and city planning! From the cities of antiquity, to drones and automated cars, Level 1 uses Minecraft to introduce urban planning, community building, city infrastructure, mapping and careers in architecture to consider how communities around the world build over time. With guest lecturers and digital field trips, participants will develop the fundamentals of visual thinking and problem solving while creating their own levels, worlds, games and elaborate environments in Minecraft.   

Level 3: World Building & Game Design
Level 3 uses the fundamentals of building and design to focus on large scale world building and storytelling through game design. Participants will work alongside their peers and employ narrative to develop interactive worlds and games. Our program allows participants to be online working on activities that are collaborative and creative. Level 2 uses storyboarding, set design and storytelling to develop and build parts of the Minecraft world in a team setting. 

In all levels, participants will play some classic Minecraft games liked bed wars, hunger games and spleef to learn about the gamification of the biomes with their teams. We will have 5 participants with 1 leader. Join our online Minecraft Program for a fun and creative experience! 

WHO?

This online program is designed for all participants aged 8 to 14 (grades 3 to 8) who are interested in design, technology, art, science, and engineering. Ages will be grouped (8-10 and 11-14). Participants have more fun when they’re grouped with their friends so please let us know and we can match accordingly. 

WHAT & WHY?

Minecraft is not only a game but a powerful design tool. This program fosters design skills and collaboration with group work through both Minecraft and other digital platforms. 

The program will also includes guest visits, virtual field trips and special lectures. Students will leave the program with a certificate given to them during the graduation ceremony.

WHERE?

This program is delivered online on our private Minecraft Server and through Zoom. Participants will need a Zoom account and Minecraft Java Edition account.

Computer Requirements 
To participate in our Minecraft Programming, you will need Zoom and the Minecraft Java Edition to access our Minecraft server. Participants will require a computer and access to wi-fi. We recommend that participants have a webcam and mouse but isn’t necessary. If you are need of hardware (laptop) please contact us.  

Zoom 
We will be using Zoom as our main platform. The platform allows us to be all together and work in our smaller groups of 5 participants. It is important for every participant to have access to a computer with relatively stable internet, and a microphone. Though a webcam is not strictly necessary, it will help to keep everyone engaged and see each other. 

Minecraft  
To participate in our program, you will need the Java Edition of Minecraft. Other versions are not compatible with our server. 

Minecraft Server 
We will be running our program on U of T E-sports Minecraft server. 

WHEN?

The Daniels Minecraft Program will be streamed into three levels. 
Students will have some live instruction and some time to work individually and in teams.
Mentors will be monitoring and supporting students during their individual and team work. 

Level 1: Foundations of Architecture

Level 2: Cityscapes

Level 3: World Building & Game Design

We will be offering our camp as 1-week full-day or 2-week half-day sessions.

Full-day sessions run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a 1-hour lunch break at noon (12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.).
We also have two fifteen minute breaks - one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

Full-Day Session 1: June 27 - June 30, 2022*
(*4-day session - no program on Canada Day)
Full-Day Session 2: July 4 - July 8, 2022
Full-Day Session 3: July 11 - July 15, 2022
Full-Day Session 4: July 18 - July 22, 2022
Full-Day Session 5: July 25 - July 29, 2022
Full-Day Session 6: August 2 - August 5, 2022*
(*4-day session - no program on Civic Holiday)
Full-Day Session 7: August 8 - August 12, 2022
Full-Day Session 8: August 15 - August 19, 2022

Half-Day (a.m.) sessions run from 9:00 a.m. to noon with a fifteen minute break.
Half-Day (p.m.) sessions run from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a fifteen minute break.

Half-Day Session 1: June 27 - July 8, 2022* 
(*9-day session - no program on Canada Day)
Half-Day Session 2: July 11 - July 22, 2022
Half-Day Session 3: July 25 - August 5, 2022*
(*9-day session - no program on Civic Holiday)
Half-Day Session 4: August 8 - August 19, 2022

Sample Full-Day Schedule
9:00 - 9:15 a.m. | Orientation + Introduction to Day 1 
9:15 - 9:30 a.m. | Icebreaker Activity 
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. | Presentation 1: Minecraft Fundamentals and Building Essentials 
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. | Bio-Break 
10:30 - 11:00 a.m. | Activity: Using Minecraft, build an object in your room 
11:00 - 12:00 p.m. | Assignment 1 Tutorial: Individual Build + Show and Tell 
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. | Lunch 
1:00 - 1:15 p.m. | Activity and minigame 
1:15 - 1:30 p.m. | Presentation 1: Medieval Architecture and Teamwork 
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. | Activity: Fort Building brainstorm 
2:30 - 2:45 p.m. | Bio-Break 
2:30 - 3:00 p.m. | Fort Building Activity 
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Activity and Minigame: TEAM Show and Tell and capture the flag 

Sample Half-Day Schedule  (1 p.m. - 4 p.m.) 
1:00 - 1:15 p.m. | Orientation + Introduction to Day 1 
1:15 - 1:30 p.m. | Icebreaker Activity 
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. | Presentation 1: Minecraft Fundamentals 
2:30 - 3:00 p.m. | Fort Building Activity 
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Assignment 1 Tutorial: Individual Build + Show and Tell 

Fees & Registration

$440 for a 1-week full-day program or 2-week half-day program (a.m. or p.m.)
$352 for the 4-day session in the full-day program or $396 for the 9-day session in the half-day program

Registration is now open: Click here to apply 

All fees include a $50 non-refundable administrative fee.

Discounts are available for U of T staff, faculty, students, and alumni.  
Email [email protected] for details. 

Cancellation Policy 

Registrants can cancel their application no later than June 1 and will receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee per registrant per course/program cancelled. Refunds or credits are not available for any cancellation made after June 1 . This is necessary to ensure that our instructors can be hired and trained in time for program delivery and are treated fairly with confirmed contracts. 

Registrations received after June 1 are considered final. Refunds or credits are not available for registrations received after June 1.

Please see all our registration policies here

  Visit website to register

Session Dates and Rates

Jun 27 - 30. '22
Virtual Program,
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09:00 - 16:00
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$352
2022-06-27352
Jun 27 - Jul 08. '22
Virtual Program,
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09:00 - 12:00
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$396
2022-06-27396
Jun 27 - Jul 08. '22
Virtual Program,
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13:00 - 16:00
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$396
2022-06-27396
Jul 04 - 08. '22
Virtual Program,
Online

09:00 - 16:00
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$440
2022-07-04440
Jul 11 - 22. '22
Virtual Program,
Online

09:00 - 12:00
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$440
2022-07-11440
Jul 11 - 15. '22
Virtual Program,
Online

09:00 - 16:00
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$440
2022-07-11440
Jul 11 - 22. '22
Virtual Program,
Online

13:00 - 16:00
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$440
2022-07-11440
Jul 18 - 22. '22
Virtual Program,
Online

09:00 - 16:00
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$440
2022-07-18440
Jul 25 - 29. '22
Virtual Program,
Online

09:00 - 16:00
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$440
2022-07-25440
Jul 25 - Aug 05. '22
Virtual Program,
Online

09:00 - 12:00
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$396
2022-07-25396
Jul 25 - Aug 05. '22
Virtual Program,
Online

13:00 - 16:00
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$396
2022-07-25396
Aug 02 - 05. '22
Virtual Program,
Online

09:00 - 16:00
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$352
2022-08-02352
Aug 08 - 12. '22
Virtual Program,
Online

09:00 - 16:00
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$440
2022-08-08440
Aug 08 - 19. '22
Virtual Program,
Online

09:00 - 12:00
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$440
2022-08-08440
Aug 08 - 19. '22
Virtual Program,
Online

13:00 - 16:00
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$440
2022-08-08440
Aug 15 - 19. '22
Virtual Program,
Online

09:00 - 16:00
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$440
2022-08-15440

Activities

  Recreational         Instructional      
  Intense or Competitive

  Architecture
  Engineering
  Minecraft
  STEAM
  STEM
  Technology
  Video Game Design

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