FALL BREAK CAMP : Designing with Minecraft for 8-12 yr olds

Can’t get enough of Minecraft? Curious how to take your gaming skills to the next level? campMODA’s Designing with Minecraft camp is a unique opportunity to design a world within Minecraft and be a part of shaping the game that everybody loves to play.

This camp will delve into Minecraft’s expanding horizons, challenging campers to learn the steps necessary to create 3D CAD models of Minecraft structures, to use command blocks that teach coding, to learn different aspects of a Minecraft server and to experiment with Redstone circuitry (a building tool which is used to activate or control mechanisms in Minecraft).

Minecraft servers are an integral part of the Minecraft community and allow users to collaborate and build worlds together.  This summer, campers will have the opportunity to design in MODA’s Minecraft server. We will investigate the physical design of the server and learn about different types of servers and their hosting. We will work to create a safe multiplayer experience for all ages that focuses on design in its many forms -- architecture, urban design, and industrial design. By designing in the server, campers will use design thinking -- a problem-solving user-driven tool to build empathy and creativity.

Skills campers will learn:

  • how Minecraft servers work

  • keyboarding and other computer skills

  • design thinking

  • different ways to use Minecraft

  • command block coding and redstone circuitry

While we provide a laptop/computer for each participant, many campers express the desire to share designs they’ve already created. As long as they feel comfortable ensuring the safety of their devices, young designers are welcome to bring the portable electronics they use to play Minecraft.

MODA Members: $55 / Non-members: $65