Learning Thru Online Play: Subscribe Monthly 2021

Momibelle is changing things up for easier access to our weekly, online virtual Learning through Play schedule. Subscribe monthly to our learning servers and activities. This means MORE chances for your child to contribute and become a part of our growing online community of learners and content creators. (NOTE: all times Pacific and we take bank holidays!)


Here's how it works:
Your child can join us from home!
Each Minecraft Block below reflects one themed weekly session. Each Tier includes the previous tier of classes/sessions, so the higher the tier the more options you have to participate (it's not necessary to participate in all sessions). To access our live-stream voice channel you must select the 'Netherite' Tier. Includes activities on our 'How-To' YouTube series and other events and activities.

 


Stone Block (Tier 0)
After IRL camp access only ($15/month)

For returning/former MCKids who have attended IRL (in real life) camps. Access to our Legacy, Ancient Worlds and Newlands servers. Includes MCKids Official Discord access. Chat & play monitored 24/7.

 

Bedrock Block Ages 8+
Mondays MarketPlace Maps from 3:30 - 5:00pm ($55/month)
Subscribe here if you are new to MCKids Online and play exclusively on console. We provide 90 minutes of structured play weekly, while we look at some of the new content on the Minecraft MarketPlace. Sessions are live-streamed and saved to our YouTube channel. Must have Xbox LIVE to participate in our multiplayer games. Does not include access to our Java Edition servers. ($13.75 per 1.5 hr session)

 

Iron Block Ages 8+
Tuesdays Curricular Learning: Animal Sciences 3:30 - 5:00pm ($65/month)

FOR NEW & returning MCKids Online students ages 8 and above. We play on our 'Newlands' Java Edition Minecraft (for PC/MAC) server. YOUR child directs our play, as we incorporate curricular subjects in Geography, History, Sciences and more (Grs 3-6). Incl. Bedrock Block Tier ($8.25 per 1.5 hr session)

 

Gold Block Ages 8+
Thursdays Minecraft Master Builders 3:30 - 5:00pm ($75/month)

Weekly themed build and 'game within our game' design challenges on Thursday afternoons w/ in-game tools, custom plugins like World Edit, GoPaint/Brush & more!
Incl. Bedrock & Iron Block sessions ($6.25 per 1.5 hr session)


Diamond Block Ages 10+

Thursdays Modded Minecraft/Game Night 7-9pm ($95/month)

Includes access to MCKids modded JAVA Minecraft server Mythopoeia and The MadPack (rotating each week) worlds where cooperative play with with a focus on social-emotional PLUS 'Game Night' where we finish-up the evening playing on new age-appropriate games such as AmongUs. (2 hour total play limit).

Incl. Bedrock, Iron and Gold Block sessions ($5.94 per 1.5 hr session)

Netherite Block Ages 10+

All Tiers + Private 1hr sess. + see below! ($115/month)
Your child will have unlimited access to all of our current servers and games that we may be testing and can join our voice channel while Momibelle is live-streaming. Includes one hour of private learning through play sessions weekly w/Momibelle or Emibelle.

PLUS

Workshop Wednesday's! Play on the latest Minecraft JAVA snapshot (beta)! Our focus is bug-finding and discussion about what's new and upcoming. Learn how to provide feedback directly through the Mojang feedback website to help shape Minecraft. PLEASE NOTE: This class ONLY takes place when a new snapshot is released. There may be weeks where there is no new beta to explore.

PLUS

Let's Play Tuesday nights from 7 - 8:30 pm. Our most exciting evening, where we collaborate on content for our streaming show and later post it to our MCKids Academy YouTube channel! Kid's love participating!

Subscribe to Bedrock Tier

Vancouver Pro-D Day IN-PERSON/ONLINE Camps REGISTER!

Sept 24 (Fri) REGISTER
Oct 22 (Fri) REGISTER
Nov 26 (Fri) REGISTER
Please inquire about attending virtually (from home!)
Learning Through Minecraft Pirate ProD day

ALL LEVELS Ages 8-14

Cost $75

Time 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Location  Creekside Recreation Centre, #1 Athletes Way

JOIN us as we adventure through our Minecraft survival world in search of gold, diamonds and all things Pirate! While we explore our game together, children will learn about the ‘rich’ histories of pirating past from the Sea Peoples of ancient times to Barbarossa the infamous Red Beard commander and others. We’ll look at the culture and social structure of pirating, too, and debunk those one eyed, parrot-totting myths that are so prevalent in story-telling today. Epic learning through play every Pro-D day with MCKids Academy!

Please bring your laptop with mouse and power cord. We play on Java Minecraft Edition for PC/MAC. Please inquire about rentals ($15)

Bring your laptop. We play on the full (PC) Java edition of Minecraft ($35. CA). Half of our day is outdoor play. 14 day cancellation notice.

Max 10 in-person

Interested in attending online from home? Contact Momibelle!

 

December Holiday Camps at Creekside REGISTRATION OPEN

Mo-Fri Dec 20-24 REGISTER

Cost $375

Wed-Fri Dec 29-31 REGISTER

Cost $225

Learning Through Minecraft Holiday!

ALL LEVELS Ages 8-13

Time 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Location  Creekside Recreation Centre, #1 Athletes Way

Take your know-how of Minecraft to the next level. Momibelle will guide you through Vanilla and modded game play. As we play we incorporate themed, planned learning in economics, social studies, sciences and programming. Children are encouraged to PYP (Plan Your Play) and are reminded to behave respectfully and thoughtfully to each other in-game AND in real life! Half our day is active outdoor play in Hinge Park and on Habitat Island. Bring a healthy lunch, snacks and water bottle. Dress for the weather! We go outside rain, snow or shine. (Dress in layers).

Please bring your laptop with mouse and power cord. We play on Java Minecraft Edition for PC/MAC. Please inquire about rentals ($15)

Bring your laptop. We play on the full (PC) Java edition of Minecraft ($35. CA). Half of our day is outdoor play. 14 day cancellation notice.

Max 12 in-person

Interested in attending online from home? Contact Momibelle!

 

 

 

One-on-one Tutoring

One-on-one Tutoring and Introduction to the
MCKids Community (Required for newcomers).

Ages: 8+ yrs

ALL LEVELS

Momibelle and Emibelle now provide one-on-one learning opportunities for your child with special needs. MCKids Academy can assist you with your learning goals. In Minecraft we focus on social-emotional learning and interest-based learning through play. Emibelle who was diagnosed with Aspergers at age 9 (now 16) continues to be an avid Minecrafter and can support your child on our game. Minecraft became our families respite, and our learning playground many years ago. Let us help you now, with your child who has an interest in, and is showing her own dedication to play and learning through our game.

$35/sess

REGISTRATION OPEN OR see Netherite Subscription Tier.
Please email us for times & availability.

WHO WE ARE

 

Momibelle is recognized by Microsoft and Mojang as a Minecraft Global Mentor. The only one credited as such in Western Canada. Momibelle (Anna Belluz teaches at several IB Private Schools in the Lower Mainland, using Minecraft to teach game-design and core curricular concepts. During school holidays we run IRL (in real life) gaming camps at various locations around Vancouver. MCKids Academy and Momibelle will help your child 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 introductory 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 modify their game or would like to learn how to create their own game using Redstone and command block science? We 'play' with all of the above and more at MCKids Academy.

 

Check out our livestreams and videos here:
Twitch.tv/Momibelle and youtube.com/momibelle

 

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.

LEARNING THRU MINECRAFT PLAY

 

During the years that Momibelle home-schooled Emibelle, we discovered that in an educator -guided gaming environment, there were endless opportunities for learning in Minecraft. 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 and online classes 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!

MCKIDS IN THE NEWS

Interview CBC On The Coast

June, 2016

CBC News

June, 2016

CBC News

July, 2016

North Shore News

December, 2015

Global National

September, 2014

CKNW News Radio

September, 2014

NEED HELP? Afterschool Clubs 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.

 

 

MCKids Academy is
a unique and inclusive place for your child/youth to learn and connect online through Minecraft play. Make life-long friends, collaborate with us on international projects and grow your creator expertise.

 

JOIN US
We can help your child connect,
socialize, build confidence and learn alongside us in our
 game Minecraft!

 

Subscribe and join us from home from wherever you are in the world! We're inviting the real world to our virtual worlds of Learning through Minecraft.

Educational gaming, design & programming camps
for children and youth based in Vancouver, BC Canada.
Now online! Personalized learning opportunities since 2012

©

What is my
child's level of play?

–––––

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.

 ©MCKids Academy 2021  |  info@minecampkids.com

Minecraft© is a trademark of Microsoft Inc. MCKids Academy is not affiliated with Mojang (or Microsoft), but we do play together from time to time!