MCKids Academy is
a unique and inclusive place for your child/youth to learn through Minecraft play.
Make life-long friends, collaborate with us on international projects and grow your creator expertise. Play with us online or join us for one of our in-person camps or ProD days. Our community of like-minded and professional 'crafters, led by Momibelle and the MCKids Admin Team is THE place for safe, structured, purposeful play.


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

Educational gaming camps and classes for children ages 8+.  
 Personalized learning opportunities since 2012


SUBSCRIBE monthly to our learning servers & activities

Your child can join us from home most afternoons on our Discord server and in our virtual Minecraft worlds/servers for a variety of curricular based learning activities.
Each Block/Tier includes the previous Block/Tier of classes/sessions so the higher the tier, the more options you have to participate. Please note all times PST.

Spring 2024 server play schedule (may change):
Mon 7:00PM - 8:00PM "Various servers" Build and explore!

Tues 7:00PM - 8:30PM "Let's Play"  Challenges

Wed 7:00PM - 8:30PM "Trials & Tribulations" Java Snapshot

Thurs 7:00PM - 8:30PM SteamPunk (modded Java)

Sun 10:30AM - 11:30 AM "Building Vancouver"

Gold Block Membership Ages 8+ ($65/month)
ALL HUB Java server access


Diamond Block Membership Ages 10+ ($85/month)

ALL Vanilla & Modded server access

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

+Gold & Diamond Tiers
ALL server access + 1hr semi-private session per week

Your child will have unlimited access to all of our current games (incl. several not listed above) and group sessions as per our schedule at top. This includes 1 hour semi-private session per week

Vancouver ProD days | Creekside Rec 2024

Minecraft Pro-D Days
with Momibelle and MCKids Academy

Hone your Minecraft build skills at our monthly ProD day meet-ups at Creekside Rec! Learn more about how to work with command blocks, redstone engineering, and how to work with plugins like World Edit, GoPaint and GoBrush, or just play alongside other MCKids who are joining you from home! Access to the MCKids HUB and ALL of our awesome servers for the day, plus laptops, included!

Instructors: Anna (Momibelle) & Emiliana (Emibelle) Belluz

Apr 22
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Summer at Creekside Rec | July Aug 2024 | REGISTER

Registration opens April 9 at noon!
Please click on REGISTER for complete descriptions. Have any questions? Email us! All camps are held from 9AM to 4PM in MP4, upstairs in the Creekside Recreation conference room. Centrally located at #1 Athletes Way, Vancouver, BC.
Note: We play on PC/MACs and not lesser devices. Please contact us for rental info

WEEK 1 | JULY 2 - 5, 2024
‘Let’s Play’ Summer Start:
Learning Through Minecraft



WEEK 2 | JULY 8 - 12, 2024
A Minecraft Master Class:
Game Design, Build a Server



WEEK 3 | JULY 15 - 19, 2024
A Minecraft Master Class:



WEEK 4  | JULY 22 - 26, 2024
Building YVR and
our Real World in Minecraft



WEEK 5 | JULY 29 - AUG 2, 2024
A Pokemon Adventure in Minecraft



WEEK 6 | AUG 6 - 9, 2024
Culinary Explorations in Minecraft



WEEK 7 | AUG 12 - 16, 2024
Earth & Animal Sciences in Minecraft



WEEK 8 | AUG 19 - 23, 2024
Mythopoeia: Exploring Storytelling
in Minecraft



WEEK 9 | AUG 26 - 30, 2024
Back to School in Minecraft: Stay Safe






One-on-One Tutoring

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

Ages 8+ yrs


Momibelle and Emibelle provide one-on-one play-based learning opportunities for your child. We can assist you with your learning goals and can provide weekly reports to you and/or your school. In Minecraft we focus on social-emotional skills and interest-based learning through play. Emibelle who was diagnosed with Autism at age 9 (she's now 20) continues to be an avid Minecrafter and can support your child on our game. Minecraft became our family's respite and a learning playground for us 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.


REGISTRATION is ongoing and based on our weekly, schedule availability. Also see Netherite Subscription Tier.
Please email us for more information


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.

     Anna 'Momibelle' Belluz has used online gaming to connect with her students for over 12 years. Trained in play-therapy concepts, and former creative director, Anna is mom to Emiliana 'Emibelle' Belluz now support instructor (age 20 and the reason we play Minecraft!). Together we incorporate a host of established learning plans with your children. We use a combination of aligned curricular subjects that can include Sciences, Math, Programming, Literacy and the Arts to connect and engage your child. A focus throughout our sessions together include self-management/regulation prompts, digital literacy and netiquette, collaboration and social-emotional learning skills on our private,  Momibelle -monitored custom built, Minecraft servers.

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.


During the years that Momibelle homeschooled Emibelle, we discovered that in an educator -guided gaming environment, there were endless opportunities for learning through Minecraft. Most if not all curricular subjects can be incorporated while we play, with team-based building and exploration activities that encourage social-emotional growth, problem-solving and positive/supportive play practices. 21st century skills include critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration, too! 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 sand-box playground, Minecraft!


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? After school 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.



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.

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