FOR PARENTS

 

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.

FOR KIDS

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

 

HOME-SCHOOL 2016-17

HASTINGS COMMUNITY CENTRE (Wednesday's) 10:00AM to 11:30AM

OCT 04 - NOV 16  (7 sessions $161) COMPLETED

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.

 

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

TIME  4-5:30PM

CREEKSIDE REC CENTRE (Monday's) REGISTER

Nov 7 - Dec 12 No class Nov 28th

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 Master Builders Grades 5-7

TIME 5:30-7PM

CREEKSIDE REC CENTRE (Monday's) REGISTER

Nov 7 - Dec 12 No class Nov 28th

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTRE (Tuesday's) REGISTER Call (604) 257-5111

Dig deeper into the tools that Master Minecraft builders utilize to create awesome games and maps, like VoxelSniper and WorldEdit. Test your redstone know-how and ready your commands. Bring your laptop for easier access to play from home. Rentals available $5 per class.

 

MCKids Behind & Beyond Minecraft Grades 7-9

TIME 7-8:30PM

CREEKSIDE REC CENTRE (Monday's) REGISTER

Nov 7 - Dec 12 No class Nov 28th

Minecraft server management and game design for youth who are interested in pursuing leadership roles in the Minecraft community. Key participation in our ongoing server build project for release June 2017: Canada150 in Minecraft.

PRO-D Fall/Winter 2016-17  Tales of Castles & Kingdoms

Join us this winter for a 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 & Keeps 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.

 

 

 

Tales of Castles

& Kingdoms

Ages 8-12

9am-3pm

$75 sess

 

REGISTER

Creekside Rec Centre, Vancouver

MON DEC 5 (FULL)

 

REGISTER

West/North Vancouver

LOCATION TBA

FRI JAN 20

 

WINTER (CHRISTMAS) BREAK CAMPS 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 TBA (and subject to change).

REGISTER

 

NEW!

MCKids PixelmonGO PRO Minecraft

10-14 YRS (INT/ADV LEVELS)

Level-up the learning! Join MCKids for a three day post-Xmas tour with all things Pokemon! We’ll spend time designing and building gyms on our Pixelmon Minecraft server, exploring new biomes for rare spawns and building our Pixelmon teams. Have you ever wondered what EV training is or how to do it? We’ll learn how to calculate EVs and IVs (stat points), read Nature Charts, and run the math behind it all! Bring your PokemonGO devices and we’ll get outside to see how the games compare, spin a few stops and battle our local gyms while we work towards acquiring a living Pokedex. Don’t forget your cards for three days, and three ways to play, our favorite pocket monster game. Bring your laptop with Minecraft acct
or rent for $15 /day.

REGISTER

Winter Camp

Ages 8-13

9am-3pm

Mon - Fri

Dec 19-23

$335/5 sess

REGISTER

at Creekside Rec Centre, Vancouver

PixelmonGO PRO

Ages 10-14

9:30am-3:30pm

Wed - Fri

Dec 19-23

$225/3 sess

REGISTER

at Creekside Rec Centre, Vancouver

 

CONSULTING

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.

 

 

Join the MCKids Minecraft community! 
Build, learn and play together in a safe, non-violent and cooperative virtual social playground.

Educational gaming camps and after-school clubs for children ages 8 to 14 in Vancouver and on the North Shore!

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CANADA 150 IN MINECRAFT:
BE A MASTER BUILDER!

This 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.

What is my
child's level of play?

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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.
25+ wpm.

 

NOTE: Children move from game 'play' to game design/management by Level III.

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Minecraft© is a trademark of Notch Development AD and Microsoft Inc. MCKidsAcademy© is not affiliated with Mojang (or Microsoft). But we'd like to be!