Adventurers: Ages 8-12

Minecraft Modding + Roblox

This brand new camp combines two game-making favourites: Minecraft and Roblox. Students will learn Minecraft mods and create their own unique Roblox game in this jam-packed week of game-making activities.
Age 8 to 12
Difficulty Level
Suitable for beginners and experienced students alike
Date
Every day from 10AM to 4PM. You will be given a specific drop off time slot closer to the start of camp in order to ensure social distancing.
Date & Times 14th - 18th December (10AM - 4PM)
Price £555.00 £455.00 (Early Bird pricing, expires on 30th November)
Location Jane Cameron Building (JCB), Notting Hill Prep School, 95 Lancaster Road, W11 1QQ
£455.00
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Want to book a single day at camp? Due to restricted space, camp places are initially reserved for full-week students. We may have some last minute openings for single-day bookings - join our waiting list to be notified if they become available.

Two game-making favourites have come together in this brand new camp! If your child is crazy about Minecraft, Roblox, or both, or would love to learn how to make their own games, this is the perfect course for them! Students learn the fundamentals of coding, game design and development through an exploration into these popular games. Throughout the week, students will create their own unique Roblox game which they can publish and play with their friends! Campers will also learn how to make their own awesome Minecraft ‘mods’ and code for the game - all whilst learning key computing skills.

Learning outcomes

This course aims to engage kids through creative coding projects using the popular online games Roblox and Minecraft, and give them a thorough grounding in computational principles and game design. Students will learn the fundamentals of coding such as loops, functions, variables, and conditionals, as well as the main concepts of game development. They will be introduced to both block-based and text-based languages, gaining an understanding of the behind the scenes of the Minecraft and Roblox universes. Finally, students will work on projects that utilise both off-screen activities and programmes outside of the games to develop their imagination and practical skills, which can then be applied to their in-game servers!

Information for parents

Please note that if your child has attended an online Minecraft or Roblox course they may find some of the content of this course repetitive. Get in touch with our team if you have any questions. Chromebooks are not suitable for this course as they are not compatible with Minecraft Java Edition. A laptop with minimum i3 processor and 4GB RAM is required - you can find more detailed information HERE. If you’re not sure whether your laptop is suitable, get in touch and we can help. If you do not have a suitable laptop for this course, you can rent one at checkout.

Camp structure

This is a sample schedule for a typical day at camp. In between each lesson there will be a 15-minute snack break, or a 1-hour lunch and play break.
10.00 - 11.00
Lesson 1
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!
11.15 - 12.30
Lesson 2
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.
13.30 - 14.45
Lesson 3
Let's refocus after lunch and playtime by diving into building our robots!
15.00 - 16.00
Lesson 4
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 - lets tidy up our work stations, pack up our things and get ready to go home!
My favourite part was making the texture packs

Student, aged 9

  • How does it work?

    • We have a maximum teacher:student ratio of 1:6 - this means that all students receive dedicated support, and top-quality, hands-on teaching
    • Real-time communication with parents through our online platform means you can stay updated with what your child is up to
    • Reports from teachers detail what your child has learnt, their strengths, and how they can improve
  • What to bring?

    • A nut-free packed lunch and reusable water bottle
    • A face mask to be worn when entering the building and in corridors
    • Weather-appropriate clothing, so your child can enjoy outdoor play
    • A high-spec laptop (with passwords and chargers) - if you don’t have this, you can rent one from us before you checkout
  • Our tutors

    • BlueShift teaching staff are coding professionals, who are passionate about passing their expertise onto children - many have previously taught at prestigious schools
    • Teachers undergo a rigorous application and training process, ensuring we get the best of the best
    • All teachers are vetted by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Policies

Illness policy

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.

Refund policy

You can cancel your camp booking up to 30 days prior to the start date. If you want to cancel your camp booking between 29-14 days prior to the start date, your refund will be processed as credit towards future camp bookings. If we are unable to run our camps, you will be able to receive credit or a refund

FAQs:

  • What are you doing at camps with respect to COVID-19?
  • What does my child need to bring to camp?
  • What laptop or computer is suitable for this class?
  • Do I need to install anything prior to the camp?
  • "Thank you BlueShift for doing such a great job. My son is so excited about coding and learning made fun."

    Natalia, parent

  • "These courses are an amazing way to get kids interested in coding and robotics. Fun and educational"

    Isabel, parent

  • "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!"

    Marcos, parent

  • "The teachers have been excellent, full of enthusiasm and patience making the whole experience really fun"

    Angela, parent