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Minecraft World Designer

  • Price: $399/week
  • Age: 7 - 9
  • Skill Level: Beginner–Intermediate
  • Format: Virtual Tech Camps | Small-Group, Online
  • Duration: Weeklong program, 2 hours per day

About This Course

Invest in your future as a game designer with your favorite game—Minecraft! You'll dive into the fundamentals of creating your own levels in a wide-open world, learning level design and problem-solving while building extraordinary environments. You can use custom resource packs to create visually stunning worlds or let your imagination run wild and create your own adventure. 

Tools: Minecraft Java Edition

Topics Covered

  • Create resource packs to re-skin blocks and items
  • Build redstone circuits and machines
  • Utilize command blocks to enhance maps
  • Develop planning and design skills

Sample Schedule

Students will use datapacks to modify Minecraft and create their own dungeon crawling adventure! As they explore the ins and outs of what makes an engaging Minecraft map, students will change mobs with datapacks to enhance their original Minecraft game.

Here’s a sample of what a week in the course could look like! Please keep in mind that students will progress at varying paces; this is a general outline of the key material and overall student experience. 

Students will explore the fundamentals of data packs by looking at the formatting and how to change properties in Minecraft.

Next, students will progress to changing the textures and names of different items through datapacks. They will install their datapacks and start building features they’ll use for their final projects.

To enhance their games, students will practice creating art assets and graphics and begin exploring mob textures and mob loot tables. Students will also dive into the crafting system and create new recipes.

Students will craft and refine their final projects with features like redstone traps and treasure chests.

To complete the week, students will polish their dungeons and add any story elements they’d want to add. They will share their projects with their peers for discussion and constructive feedback. 

Portfolio-Boosting Transcript

At the conclusion of your child's course, they will receive an official iD Tech transcript outlining the skills they learned over the course of the week.

Learn from the best.

Passion for tech. Unmatched expertise. Personality that brings out the absolute best in your child. With 23 years of experience, we know there's no replacement for the best teacher. It's no surprise that iconic companies like Google, EA, Microsoft, and Disney hire the same talent we do. Our iD Certified instructors possess the whole package of skills that top employers seek.

  • 100% USA-based, adult instructors

  • Recruited from top universities like Stanford, Caltech, and NYU

  • Rigorous background and reference checks

  • Robust training programs and certification

  • Adherence to American Camp Association accredited guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions

Using Java, kids can create command blocks - which are sets of instructions - in order to add a customized feature or action to existing gameplay. For example, different command blocks can change the weather, allow players to teleport, and more!

The learning benefits of Minecraft are as endless as the world itself. From game design, to coding, to activating kids’ creativity and critical thinking skills, Minecraft offers a wealth of learning opportunities beyond hours of entertainment.

If your child loves to build and interact with Minecraft, they’re steps away from becoming game designer! Making the transition from playing Minecraft to thinking critically about the game is one of the best ways to encourage young kids to pursue STEM in school, college, and beyond. 

Yes, this course is designed for beginner to advanced students. Our small class size ensures that each student receives individual attention and has the freedom to learn at their own pace.

While we are proud to offer world-class experiences on many of the world’s most prestigious university campuses, we also recognize that many families need the flexibility of quality virtual learning! It’s with these families in mind that we’ve adapted the core elements of our flagship camps to an online format with our Virtual Tech Camps

Like our on-campus programs, Virtual Tech Camps feature structured small-group sessions led by expert instructors. Each week includes live  teaching of our signature, cutting-edge curriculum, plus peer collaboration, social time, and independent project work. To complete the experience, our Virtual Tech Camps incorporate all the magic of summer camp including games, challenges, and legendary iD traditions!

To run this online course with iD Tech, students will need a Mac or Windows computer (no Chromebooks, unless otherwise specified), Minecraft Java Edition, a webcam, and a stable internet connection with access to Zoom video conferencing. Additional info on course-specific installation requirements will be communicated after registration.

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