Learning Thru Minecraft Play: SUBSCRIBE!

SUBSCRIBE monthly to our learning servers & activities


HOW IT WORKS
Your child will join us from home on our Discord server and in our virtual Minecraft Schoolhouse for a variety of planned curricular -based learning events!
Each Block/Tier includes the previous Block/Tier of classes/sessions so the higher the tier the more options you have to participate.
All times Pacific. We take bank and ProD day holidays!

 

Bedrock Block Membership Ages 8+ ($55/month)
Mondays MarketPlace Maps from 4:00pm - 5:30pm
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.

 

Gold Block Membership Ages 8+ ($75/month)
Tuesdays Curricular Learning: Animal Sciences 4:00pm - 5:30 pm 
Thursdays Minecraft Master Mini Builders  4:00pm - 5:30 pm

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 sessions


Diamond Block Membership Ages 10+ ($95/month)

Thursdays Modded Minecraft 7-9 pm

Includes access to MCKids modded JAVA Minecraft server "Create: Above and Beyond" world where cooperative play with a focus on social-emotional learning through play.

Incl. Bedrock & Gold Block sessions

Netherite Block Membership Ages 10+ ($115/month)

All Tiers + Private 1hr sess. + Summer Camp online access
Your child will have unlimited access to all of our current games and can join our voice channel while Momibelle is live-streaming (ages 13+). Includes one hour of private learning through collaborative play sessions weekly w/ Momibelle or Emibelle with follow-up/feedback reports weekly that can be submitted to your learning institution.

NOTE: Private sessions run during the school year only. JOIN THIS TIER to access our Summer Camps 2022 online!

FALL 2022 PRO D DAYS and WINTER CAMP REGISTER

It's the end of Summer Camp already?! Don't forget you can subscribe your child for School Year learning! See the tab above.

 

OCT 21 2022 (Fri) REGISTER
NOV 25 2022 (Fri) REGISTER

 

Turn on 'yer Pirate speak and join us for a fun-filled pirate -themed Pro D day crafting, building and exploring with others on our custom built Minecraft server Ancient Worlds. Learn about pirates of days past, who they were and how they lived. Explore the Medieval ports on the island of French Corsica, and warp to destinations across the Seven Seas and beyond (Here Be Dragons!). Our day includes 90 minutes of play morning and 90 minutes afternoon PLUS active outdoor games in Hinge Park and Habitat Island. Bring a healthy lunch and snacks. Dress for the weather and the terrain! )Closed toed shoes are best!). Yes children have access to our private, parent monitored server after camp is over (as long as you stick to the Pirate Code of Conduct!).9 AM to 4 PM Cost $85. Rental laptops with guest accounts available for $15.

 

9:00 AM-4:00 PM

$85/1 sess

Half of our day is outdoor play in and around Creekside Community Recreation Centre located at #1 Athletes Way in the former Athletes Village on False Creek. Camps run from 9:30 AM to 4 PM. Bring a healthy lunch, your laptops with Java Minecraft installed. See the map HERE for Creekside Rec location.

 

STRANGE WORLDS for the Holidays! REGISTER

DEC 19-23

Ages 8-14 yrs

Let's adventure together this holiday season to an uncharted new world, where we can collaborate on builds, learn about new fantastical beasts, and explore all there is to learn about Minecraft. Build, mine and play more efficiently together on a new lite modded Java Minecraft game filled with new creatures, and new dimensions. Half of our day is outdoor play, too! So come prepared to explore our real world around us. Our focus this week is your child's social-emotional health and well-being. Play-based discovery and learning through Minecraft play. Inclusive of ALL of your child's needs for a fun adventure -based week of online and in-person play.

Bring your own laptop, or borrow one of ours. PLEASE NOTE: Modpack and camp theme is subject to change!

Mo-Fri Dec 19, 20, 21, 22, 23

9:00 AM to 4 PM

Cost: $455

One-on-one Tutoring

One-on-one Tutoring and intro to the
MCKids Community (for newcomers)

Ages 8+ yrs

ALL LEVELS

Momibelle and Emibelle now provide one-on-one play-based learning opportunities for your child. MCKids Academy can assist you with your child's learning goals. In Minecraft we focus on social-emotional learning and interest-based learning through play. Emibelle who was diagnosed with Autism at age 9 (she's now 18) 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 and/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

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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!

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

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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.

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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!