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!).
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 Fall 2016-17
We have a variety of offerings for Fall 2016 at your school,
home-school or community centre. If you are interested in MCKids leading a camp in your community please contact us!
PLEASE NOTE: NORTH SHORE CAMPS coming soon!
SCHOOL-SPECIFIC CLUBS 2016-17
Contact your school administrators for more info.
MULGRAVE SCHOOL Tuesday's Gr 5/6 7:45AM to 9AM
MULGRAVE SCHOOL Thursday's Gr 3/4 3:20PM to 5PM FULL
CHARTWELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, WV
Wednesday's Gr 3-7 12:20 - 2PM OCT 05 - DEC 14 (11 SESSIONS)
REGISTER (bring your laptop) $253
REGISTER (with laptop rental) $297
GLENEAGLES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, WV
Wednesday's Gr 3-7 2:20 - 4PM OCT 05 - DEC 07 (10 SESSIONS)
REGISTER (bring your laptop) $230
REGISTER (with laptop rental) $280
HASTINGS COMMUNITY CENTRE (Wednesday's) 10:00AM to 11:30AM
OCT 04 - NOV 16 (7 sessions $191)
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.
Call (604) 718-6222 or REGISTER ONLINE HERE
COMMUNITY CENTRE AFTER-SCHOOL CAMPS
Creekside Recreation Centre, Vancouver
Jewish Community Centre, Vancouver
See below for details and links to register
MCKids Very Vanilla Grades 3-5
CREEKSIDE REC CENTRE (Monday's) REGISTER
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. Laptop rental and guest Minecraft account extra. Please inquire.
MCKids Modding Madness Grades 5-7
CREEKSIDE REC CENTRE (Monday's) REGISTER
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTRE (Tuesday's) REGISTER Call (604) 257-5111
Exploring Minecraft mods, modpacks and our own private MCKids custom modded servers RealTech and Pixelmon. Curriculum covered: Language Arts, Natural History, Sciences (chemistry, geology), in-game computer programming (ComputerCraftEDU, OpenComputers). Bring your laptop for easier access to play from home. Rentals available for additional $5 per class.
MCKids Behind & Beyond Minecraft Grades 7-9
CREEKSIDE REC CENTRE (Monday's) REGISTER
Minecraft server management and game design. Programming basics (LUA, JAVA, C+) with OpenComputers exploration using self-directed learning tools in-game and on-line including participation in our ongoing server build project for release June 2017: Canada150 in Minecraft. Bring your laptop for easier access to play from home. Rentals available for additional $5 per class.
PRO-D Fall/Winter 2016-17 Tales of Castles & Kingdoms
Join us this Fall for a new series of learning and play on our new "Tales of Castles & Kingdoms" custom Minecraft server (replacing last years Pirates server).
Our 2016-17 Pro-D days will focus on the historic tales and trials of the Middle Ages. Children will learn about the forts, tower houses, castles and the feudal families and city states that dominated the times, while we role-play and build our own Castles & Kingdoms in 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.
WINTER (CHRISTMAS) BREAK CAMP at Creekside Rec Centre
WINTER CAMP W/ MCKIDS ACADEMY
8-13 YRS (ALL LEVELS)
Curriculum themed week-long indoor and outdoor play-based learning introducing newcomers to the MCKids community and welcoming back returning learners. Mod or modpack intro on Wed/Thurs for advanced play.
Instructor: Anna ‘Momibelle’ Belluz
M – F Dec 19-23
9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Mon - Fri
Creekside Rec Centre, Vancouver
MOMIBELLE & MCKids IN THE NEWS!
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 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?
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.
NOTE: Children move from game 'play' to game design/management by Level III.
Educational gaming camps and after-school clubs for children ages 8 to 14 in Vancouver and on the North Shore!
CANADA 150 IN MINECRAFT:
BE A MASTER BUILDER!
Next school year 2016-17 is going to be an epic one! Your child may participate in our Canada 150 Project and help us build Canada in Minecraft! Click here for more information.