At MCKids Academy we’ll explore the basics of multi-player gaming including play etiquette, ‘what’s real’, in-game planning, and ‘plan your play’ ideas for kids while building on core 21st Century learning like basic programming, leadership and critical thinking. Momibelle leads specialized learning environments that engage and provoke discussion about the more complex concepts that children may face in this new social environment. Does your child have minimal experience playing in a group setting? Are you worried about the influences that play on public servers pose? Is your child showing an interest in building and learning about how to mod their game safely or would like to learn how to create their own game using Redstone circuitry and command block science? We 'play' with all of the above and more at MCKids Academy.


What other's are saying:

“Our son joined MCKids with a love for the game and came away with new computing skills, friends, and more than a few new tricks. Anna has put together a wonderful, interactive program blending the real and imaginary worlds our kids traverse.”  - Bonnie M.


“Our son came to MCkids with enthusiasm, some nervousness, and no computer skills. Thanks to the week at camp with Momibelle our son was able to ‘get it’ and participate alongside all the other kids who had been playing Minecraft for 3,6,12 months or more. It was a great success for our son. Wyatt left totally turned on.”  -  Jacquie S.


Are you a builder, crafter, miner or farmer? Have you only been able to play on your iPad and want to see what the full PC/MAC version of Minecraft is all about? Don't like playing on public servers because you're always getting griefed and trolled, or you don't like the way other's talk in chat to you? Are you a little more experienced and want to check out the latest mods? Learn chemistry and genetics while you battle to survive in an extreme environment, or blast-off to planets only found in a fictional universe ... You will have the chance to explore, create and build together with other MCKids at MCKids Academy. Each camp will be kid-directed, so you get the chance to tell us what you want to do and play! PLUS it won't stop after camp is over. As long at you stick to the MCKids Code of Conduct, you'll get access to our private, monitored servers for the rest of the year (parent approval required, of course!).



During the years that Momibelle home-schooled Emibelle, we discovered that in an educator -guided gaming environment, there were endless opportunities for learning. Languages and numeracy, geology, history and sciences can be incorporated with team-based building and exploration activities that encourage problem-solving and positive play. Our camps are an awesome educational enhancement for kids who already love the game. In addition to guiding your child through the technical aspects of play and socially acceptable behaviors, we provide planned opportunities that help reinforce past learning and encourages inquiry based learning and self-regulation practice all in the open-ended virtual playground, Minecraft!

AFTER-SCHOOL January - March 2017



Jan 16 - Mar 06 (No class Mon Feb 13)


MCKids Very Vanilla + MasterBuilders Level I-ll Grades 3-7

TIME 4 - 5:30PM REGISTER (Pro-rated)

Optimizing your child's social-emotional skills. Mining the basics of Minecraft in-game player commands and the social side of multi-player gaming. Getting to know the MCKids community and how we learn while we play. Curriculum covered: Math, Sciences, Social Studies, History, 'Netiquette' and keyboarding skills. Dig deeper into the tools that Master Minecraft builders utilize to create awesome games and maps, like WorldEdit and command blocks. Test your redstone know-how and ready your commands. Laptop rental and guest Minecraft account extra. Please inquire.




MCKids ALL LEVELS Gr 3/4, 5/6, 7/9


Jan 17 - Mar 07 (8 sessions) $184

Join us as we launch our NEW after-school at Harry Jerome Rec Centre. We start with an all-level camp that will facilitate every child and their knowledge of the game. Play-based learning at it's core, your child will be able to participate in our Canada150 in Minecraft server build, while we test beta mods and the latest snapshots. Laptops provided for our inaugural semester of learning and collaborative play. Max 10.




MCKids LEVELS I & II Gr 3/4, 5/6

TIME 10-11:30 AM REGISTER (Pro-rated)

Jan 18 - Mar 01  (7 sessions) $161


Become a part of our growing on-line community. We guide your child through Vanilla Minecraft game play while focusing on 21st C learning concepts and curriculum-based (Ages 8-12) learning experiences in a virtual and real life setting. Weekly O4Ls and/or reporting provided.



Not open for public registration. Your child must attend school where
the club is being held. Please contact your school administrator for more info.



Tuesday's Level II Gr 5/6

7:45AM to 9AM

Jan 10 - Mar 14

Thursday's Level I  Gr 3/4

3:20PM to 5PM

Jan 12 - Mar 16



Wednesday's All Levels Gr 3-7

12:20PM - 2PM

Jan 11 - Mar 08 (9 SESSIONS)

REGISTER (bring your laptop) $207

REGISTER (with laptop rental) $243



Wednesday's All Levels Gr 3-7

2:40PM - 4:10PM

Jan 11 - Mar 08 (9 SESSIONS)

REGISTER (bring your laptop) $207

REGISTER (laptop rental) $243


PRO-Days 2017  Tales of Castles & Kingdoms

Join us for a series of learning and play on our  Castles custom Minecraft server. We will explore the architectural variations in forts, tower houses and castle builds. For Spring we will  incorporate the comparative mythology studies of Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces. Children will re-enact tales and gameplay that center around the mythic cycles of Hero and/or creation mythologies. Epic story-telling all within Minecraft!

If you do not see corresponding dates for
Pro-D days for your District or School and would like
us to offer a camp please contact us.




Tales of Castles

& Kingdoms

Ages 8-14



$75 sess


Click on date below

Creekside Rec Centre, Vancouver





West/North Vancouver




SPRING BREAK CAMPS  at Creekside Rec Centre

SPRING BREAK CAMPS at Creekside Rec Centre


9am-3pm Mon - Fri

$335/5 sess


MCKids Academy: LearnToMod

Mar 20 - 24 REGISTER

Instructor: Richard 'PXMinion' Kwan

Children learn to code by designing and building their own mods, resource packs and schematics for Minecraft. Children test and play with their creations on multiplayer servers. Delivered in partnership with LearnToMod. Bring your laptop. Rentals available for $15 per day payable to instructor. Take the learning home with a LearnToMod subscription $30 US (optional). Children should have their own PC/MAC Minecraft accounts (35 CA).


MCKids Academy: Learning Through Minecraft

Mar 13 - 17 REGISTER

Mar 20 - 24 REGISTER

Instructor: Anna 'Momibelle' Belluz

Curriculum themed week-long indoor and outdoor play and learning that will introduce newcomers to the MCKids community and challenge advanced gamers/learners who are returning students. Canada150: the Minecraft builds we work on this week will be a part of our Canada150 in Minecraft public server for release in June! Bring your laptop. Rentals available for $15 per day payable to instructor. Children should have their own PC/MAC Minecraft accounts (35 CA).





Interested in starting an after-school Minecraft club, but don't know where to begin? Are you a teacher and would like to introduce Minecraft in your classroom, but need support? Are you a parent that wants to provide one-on-one learning ops for your child who is showing an interest with advanced Minecraft play that involves Command Blocks and Redstone? Do you have a special needs child that can do incredible things, but needs direction and behavioral support? Call us!


We can help guide you through the technical aspects of play that might include setting up a private server using server-side plug-ins to create the right kind of online play. We can help you understand what are socially acceptable in-game behaviors by building a Code of Conduct. We can help you create planned learning opportunities and lesson plans that reinforces past learning, introduces new concepts and encourages inquiry-based, child-directed learning in this fun and engaging game-based environment.


CONTACT US for more information.



Join the MCKids Minecraft educational community: Build, learn and play together in a safe, non-violent and cooperative virtual social playground.

Educational gaming camps and after-school clubs for children ages 8 to 14 in Vancouver and on the North Shore!


What is my
child's level of play?


Level I - Beginner (Gr 3/4)
0-1 yrs experience on the full version of Minecraft for PC/MAC. Experience on PE (iPad). Minimal typing.


Level II - Intermediate (Gr 5/6)
1-2 years experience on the full PC/MAC version of Minecraft with personal MC account. Good typing skills.


Level III - Advanced (Gr 7/9)

2+ yrs experience on full PC/MAC version of Minecraft, good redstone engineering skills, understanding of command blocks, ability to troubleshoot laptop with
min. 25+ wpm.


NOTE: Children move from game 'play' to game design/management by Level III.

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