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A Minecraft Camp for Kids

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Camp Stats

  • Ages 8+
  • Instructor Ratio: 6:1 (typical)
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Concepts: Blocks, Python, Javascript
  • Camp Description

    Let’s face it: Kids love video games. It’s quickly becoming one of the best ways for kids to learn computer science skills — especially coding.

    At theCoderSchool, we can teach coding through the video game Minecraft. Kids at our Minecraft Coding Camps learn how to build, create, and modify in their worlds through coding. We use Minecraft for our summer camps and sometimes even our after-school programs because kids love it: It’s easy to learn, is engaging, and is perfect for kids 9 years old and up.

    While known for its popularity among games, Minecraft can be educational. Our students come away with hands-on experience of programming in a fun and accessible format.

    Which Teaching Platform Is Used in Coding Camps?

    Coding with Minecraft at theCoderSchool Unlike our video game camp, students learn to code here using Minecraft Education Edition's Code Builder tool. We love this platform because of its easy-to-use code editor, allowing students to code objects and behavior throughout their Minecraft world via an agent. And kids love this platform because... well, you know why!

    If your child is new to coding, Minecraft camp offers a good introduction. Far from boring syntax memorization, the Minecraft teaching platform gives kids a glimpse into the world of virtual world development. The Minecraft coding camp experience adds to the fun, as kids get to learn and code together in a social and collaborative environment.

    What Coding Concepts and Languages Will Students Learn at Camp?

    While camps are rooted in fun and making new friends, our Minecraft camp is also perfect for helping your child gain a new appreciation for computer programming. Students will use Minecraft's Code Builder, and may be exposed to coding languages such as Microsoft's MakeCode, Tynker, Javascript, or Python, depending on the skill level of the campers. While Minecraft is coded in Java, we typically aren't going to dive into Java (as it's a fairly advanced language), although it is possible some locations may "configure" Java to use Minecraft mods.

    Our educators are committed to helping kids learn while they’re at camp. The learning experience will include some bit of gameplay, but it will also test their problem-solving skills and give them a chance to get creative. Coding is all about inventive thinking, and tech camps like the Minecraft camp is a perfect intro to coding.

    Campers will come away with great exposure to fundamental coding concepts such as loops, variables, and functions. As students get more creative with their coding, they’ll have a chance to learn more complex coding concepts. We’re confident that Minecraft can teach kids coding, and our Code Coaches will be there to help them pick up key concepts along the way.

    What Skill Level Is Appropriate for Minecraft Camp?

    The Minecraft coding camp is perfect for beginner coders. The best age range for campers is 9 years old and up, and we don’t require any prerequisites for students. We find that our camps work best in low-ratios, which is why our camps are staffed with one educator for every six students.

    Coding doesn’t have to be boring or complicated, and our Minecraft camps help kids learn in a supportive and fun environment. Depending on the location, theCoderSchool offers Minecraft learning in several settings, from day camps to summer camps and afterschool programs. Sign up for a camp (or lessons) near you to start your child’s coding journey today.

    Ready to sign up for a coding camp? Find your nearest location to get pricing and schedule, then sign up right there! Ask about some pre-camp Coaching sessions to get your kids ready to go too!
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    What is theCoderSchool? We are an after-school drop-off (and virtual) program for kids learning to code - a coding school! There's after-school kung fu. There's after-school music lessons, sports, art, tutoring, Chinese, you name it, it's out there. But coding classes for kids? Founded in 2013, we're the first of many, and the largest in Silicon Valley with more locations on the way around the country. The future will be ever more dependent on technology so let's get our young generation ready. Learn to Code, Change the World®.

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