Minecraft Camps for Kids & Teens
Minecraft summer courses at iD Tech
Minecraft Summer Camps | iD Tech
Minecraft Courses at iD Tech
Many iD Tech students are BIG fans of Minecraft, making our Minecraft camps some of the most popular at prestigious campus locations nationwide.
Adventures in Minecraft Game Design
iD Tech Camps | Weeklong | Ages 7-9 | Beg – Adv
Minecraft 3D Game Design
iD Tech Camps | Weeklong | Ages 10-12 | Beg – Adv
Java™ Coding and Minecraft Modding
iD Tech Camps | Weeklong | Ages 13-17 | Int – Adv
Minecraft Game Development
iD Game Design & Development Academy | 2-week | Ages 13-18 | Beg – Adv
Java™ Programming and Modding with Minecraft
iD Programming Academy | 2-week | Ages 13-17 | Beg – Adv
Minecraft, a ”sandbox” game by Mojang based on building blocks, has taken the world by storm as one of the top selling PC games of all time—over 100 million people have registered worldwide. Players traverse vast landscapes of mountains, forests, caves, and various water bodies. Their characters hunt, sail, and farm while constructing homes and objects by breaking and placing textured cubes in a 3D world. The goal is to survive, or simply invent. Most anything imaginable can be performed in Minecraft. It is the epitome of creativity–limitless opportunity to build, discover, and problem-solve. In recent years, the game has gained traction as an educational tool, acknowledged by many as an important vehicle for engaging kids and teens in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields such as programming, video game design & development, level design, and more.
How is Minecraft Camp Different Than Playing Minecraft at Home?
Typically, kids and teens play Minecraft at home with little to no direction or goals in mind. At iD Tech, students approach gameplay from a new angle, and are empowered to discover the underlying mechanics of the game in a collaborative environment. Beginner to advanced students in our Minecraft summer camps learn how to think critically about their work with the infinite possibilities of the game. Students create themes, storylines, dialog between characters, objectives, goals, and more, while more experienced players delve deeper into game design & development, modding, and level design. Learning takes place in small clusters of just 8 students per instructor, allowing students to progress at their own pace.
Video Game Design Resources
Want to pursue a career in video game design and create awesome games like Minecraft? Check out the following resources and kick-start your journey to your dream job!
- Click here to download 10 Steps to Becoming a Professional Indie Game Designer.
- Click here to download 10 Steps to Becoming a Professional Game Designer.
- Click here to view Minecraft tutorials at Tech Rocket, our year-round, online learning platform for all ages.
If you have additional questions about our Minecraft camps, please give our Program Advisors a call at 1-888-709-TECH (8324), or contact us here.