Adventurers: Ages 8-12
Adventurers: Ages 8-12
Adventurers: Minecraft & Game Coding
|Price||£570.00 £520.00 (Early bird!)|
This course is a thrilling journey into the world of game creation and customisation using Python. Students will explore the realms of Minecraft Education Edition, MakeCode Arcade, and Machine Learning for Kids! Plus, they will learn to modify, personalise, and expand the Minecraft experience through the magic of coding.
In our Game Coding, campers will dive into the fundamentals of Block-Based and Python coding while engaging in exciting original game projects. With every line of code they write, they'll delve deeper into programming concepts, all while discovering the enchanting art of crafting their very own game features, items, and interactions.
This course aims to engage kids through creative coding projects in the popular online game, and give them a thorough grounding in computational principles.
They will code using Microsoft’s Blockly language, applying coding skills to Minecraft to learn how to use loops, functions, variables, and conditionals, amongst other things. We’ll introduce them to text-based coding through Python and will give them an understanding of the behind the scenes of the Minecraft universe.
Their team-working skills will grow through the collaborative testing of multiplayer mods and their understanding of how the internet, IP addresses and web servers will improve. Finally, students will work on projects that utilise both off-screen activities and programmes outside of Minecraft to develop their imagination and practical skills, which can then be applied to their in-game servers!
Information for parents
This course will use Minecraft: Education Edition. Bringing your own laptop is recommended. Tablets will not be suitable for this course.
If you are unsure if your laptop will run Minecraft: Education Edition, please check the system requirements by following this link.
If you are bringing your own laptop, please ensure that you install Minecraft: Education Edition before coming to Camp. You can download and install the program by following this link.
First off we'll get to know our teacher and classmates through some great mini games. Once we're all friends, we'll be introduced to our activity for the day. Let's jump in to coding!
Now that we've had a healthy snack, we're ready to get right back into our activity. We'll carry on flexing our creative muscles by designing, coding and building our project.
After half an hour for lunch it's time for some offline, outdoor time. Students take part in activities ranging from inflatable obstacle course races to football tournaments, scavenger hunts to water games (fingers crossed for some sunny weather!).
Let's refocus after lunch and playtime by diving into building our robots!
It's time to finish off our project for the day and show it off to the rest of the class. Time has flown by - let's tidy up our work stations, pack up our things and get ready to go home!
My favourite part was building bridges with code!
Student, aged 9
Campers should not be brought to camp if they are displaying signs of illness. In the case of a camper who has become ill during camp hours, parents will be notified immediately to pick their child up. If a child misses a day or multiple days of camp because of an illness, credit towards another camp can be arranged for when they're feeling better.
You can cancel your camp booking up to 14 days prior to the start date. If you want to cancel your camp booking less than 14 days before, you can receive 50% refund or full credit towards future courses when cancelling between 13-7 days before, or full credit when cancelling less than 7 days before. If we are unable to run our camps, you will receive credit or a full refund. If you cancel for any reason you may be liable to pay the difference if our prices increase.
(Please note credit is only valid for 1 calendar year.)
What are you doing at camps with respect to COVID-19?
At BlueShift, our top priority is always the safety and wellbeing of our students, parents and staff. That's why we have thought carefully about our upcoming camps and what we can do to ensure we keep our community safe. Please read our COVID-19 Camps Policy Overview FAQ for more information on how we are doing this.
Please be aware these policies will be shared with you in more detail closer to the beginning of camp.
What does my child need to bring to camp?
Please bring snacks, a packed lunch, and a water bottle to camps each day!
For Explorers, Adventurers, and Innovators:
Please also bring a laptop! Using a laptop from home means your child can save their own work! If you don't have a laptop to bring, you can borrow one from us when you make your booking. An iPad will not be enough for most of our courses.
Do I need to install anything prior to the camp?
Please ensure that your child's laptop has a modern web browser such as Google Chrome installed. Any additional software will be listed above under "Information for Parents."
Can I switch camp dates incase holiday plans change?
Yes! Read our CampShift policy for more information.
"Thank you BlueShift for doing such a great job. My son is so excited about coding and learning made fun."
"These courses are an amazing way to get kids interested in coding and robotics. Fun and educational"
"My son was very keen to advance in programming. Not only has this been achieved, but his self-esteem has been greatly raised through your work. Thank you!"
"The teachers have been excellent, full of enthusiasm and patience making the whole experience really fun"