FOR PARENTS

 

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.

FOR KIDS

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!).

HOW WE LEARN

 

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 April -June 2017

MONDAY

CREEKSIDE REC CENTRE (VANCOUVER)

Apr 10 - Jun 12  (8 sessions) $184

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

TIME 4 - 5:30PM

NOTE: Registration opens April 6

Getting to know the MCKids community and how we learn while we play. Dig deeper into the tools that Master Minecraft builders use to create awesome games and maps such as WorldEdit. Help troubleshoot our latest custom modpacks.

 

TUESDAY

HARRY JEROME REC CENTRE (NORTH VANCOUVER)

MCKids LEVEL II/III

TIME  4 - 5:30PM REGISTER

Apr 11 - Jun 13 (10 sessions) $230

Join us at Harry Jerome Rec Centre. We continue Term 3 with an Int/Adv camp that will facilitate advanced learning with a focus on social-emotional skills for pre-teens. Play-based learning at it's core, your child will participate in our Canada150 in Minecraft server build while we test mods and more. Max 8. REGISTER

 

WEDNESDAY MORNING HOMESCHOOL

HASTINGS COMMUNITY CENTRE (EAST SIDE)

MCKids ALL LEVELS

TIME 10-11:30 AM REGISTER

Apr 12 - Jun 14  (10 sessions) $230

MINING THE ESSENTIALS OF MINECRAFT

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. REGISTER

 

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MINECRAFT MCKIDS CLUBS 2017 at schools

Not open for public registration. Your child must attend school where
the club is being held.

 

MULGRAVE SCHOOL

Tuesdays Level II Gr 5/6

7:45AM to 9AM

Apr 4 - June 13 (10 SESSIONS, NO CLASS MAY 23)

REGISTER

Thursdays Level I  Gr 3/4

3:20PM to 5PM

Apr 6 - June 15 (10 SESSIONS, NO CLASS MAY 25)

REGISTER

 

CHARTWELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, WV

Wednesday All Levels Gr 3-7

12:20PM - 2PM

Apr 5 - June 14 (11 SESSIONS)

CLICK HERE FOR INTERACTIVE PDF & REGISTRATION LINKS

 

GLENEAGLES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, WV

Wednesday All Levels Gr 3-7

2:40PM - 4:10PM

Apr 5 - Jun 14 (11 SESSIONS)

CLICK HERE FOR INTERACTIVE PDF & REGISTRATION LINKS

 

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

ALL LEVELS

9am-3pm

$75 sess

 

REGISTER

Creekside (Van)

FRI MAY 5

 

REGISTER

West/North Vancouver

Location: TBA

FRI MAY 19

 

SUMMER CAMPS 2017  at Creekside Rec Centre OPEN FOR REG

Learning Through Minecraft

(8-13 yrs) Beg/Int

Optimizing your child’s social-emotional skills while we mine the basics of Minecraft multi-player play (and learning) on our Legacy server. A great introduction to our community and how we play.

Tu W Th F

Jul 04-Jul 07  REGISTER

Aug 08-Aug 11  REGISTER

9:00 AM-4:00 PM

$300/4 sess

 

The Hero’s Journey in Minecraft

(8-13 yrs) Int

Self-directed play on our Castles Minecraft server. Re-enact stories around the mythic cycles of The Hero's Journey by Joseph Campbell.

M Tu W Th F

Jul10-Jul14  REGISTER

Aug14-Aug18  REGISTER

9:00 AM-4:00 PM $375/5 sess

 

LearnToMod Minecraft Coding

(8-13 yrs) Int/Adv

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).

Instructor: Richard 'PXMinion' Kwan

M Tu W Th F

Jul10-Jul14  REGISTER

Jul17-Jul21 REGISTER

9:00 AM-4:00 PM $375/5 sess

 

Canada150 in Minecraft

(8-13 yrs) All levels

Welcome the world on our custom modded history, agriculture and tech themed Canada150 in Minecraft server! Fly over Canada in your virtual Cessna 172 while your ComputerCraftEDU turtles mine, farm and build back at base.

M Tu W Th F

Jul17-Jul21  REGISTER

Aug21-Aug25  REGISTER

9:00 AM-4:00 PM $375/5 sess

 

Mythopoeia 3.0

(8-13 yrs) Int/Adv

Explore historic examples of myth-making within ancient Greek, Roman and Celtic cultures or venture to the Twilight Forest

on our modded Mythopoeia 3.0 server.

M Tu W Th F

Jul24-Jul28 REGISTER

9:00 AM-4:00 PM $375/5 sess

 

PixelmonGO Pro

(8-13 yrs) Int/Adv

The ultimate merging of tech, learning and play! We go, go, go with play on our Pixelmon server then head outdoors with PokemonGO and the latest in drone* and Go Pro tech! Bring a data-ready device. Portable wifi provided.

M Tu W Th F

Jul31-Aug04  REGISTER

9:00 AM-4:00 PM $375/5 sess

* Subject to Transport Canada approval.

 

Minecraft Mash-up!

(8-13 yrs)

What's your flavour of play? Explore our modded games or just hang-out in Vanilla. Momibelle will talk best practices in cyberspace, netiquette, how to detect viruses and download protocols.

It's back-to-school 21st C Learning at it's best!

M Tu W Th F

Aug28-Sep01  REGISTER

9:00 AM-4:00 PM $375/5 ses

 

NOTE: Half of our day is outdoor play! Bring your laptop. We play on the full PC/MAC version of Minecraft ($35 CA) and not on the Pocket Edition for iPad or other lesser devices. Laptop rentals $15/day payable to instructor. Children must adhere to the MCKids Code of Conduct for ongoing play on our servers after camp is over.

Instructors: Anna 'Momibelle' Belluz & Richard 'PXMinion' Kwan

 

NEED HELP? CONSULTING and more ...

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.

 

 

What is my
child's level of play?

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

 

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

 

Level III - Advanced

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.

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 13 in Vancouver and on the North Shore!

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