Learning Thru Play: Subscribe!

Subscribe monthly to our learning servers and activities.

(PLS NOTE: Subscribe to access our Summer Camps online with the Netherite Tier!) We have now partnered with DreamSchools Canada, to bring MORE options for your child to contribute from home, and become a part of our growing community of learners and content creators. (All times Pacific).

HOW MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTIONS WORK
Your child will join us from home.
Each Minecraft Block = One weekly session. Each Block/Tier includes the previous Block/Tier of classes/sessions so the higher the tier the more options you have to participate.

 

Bedrock Block Membership Ages 8+
Mondays MarketPlace Maps from 3:30 - 5:00pm ($55/month)
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. ($13.75 per session)

 

Gold Block Membership Ages 8+
Tuesdays Curricular Learning: Animal Sciences 4:00 - 5:00 pm 
Thursdays Minecraft Master Mini Builders  4:00 - 5:00 pm

($75/month)

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 ($5.35 per session)


Diamond Block Membership Ages 10+

Thursdays Modded Minecraft 7-9 pm ($95/month)

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 ($4.31 per session)

Netherite Block Membership Ages 10+

All Tiers + Private 1hr sess. + Summer Camp online access ($115/month)
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!

SUMMER 2022 at Creekside Rec In-person! REGISTRATION OPEN

We are BACK this summer with a bigger and better line-up of Learning Through Minecraft Summer Camps for ages 6-14. Half (or more) 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/Bedrock Minecraft installed, and/or your iPad if you are attending a Bedrock camp. See the map HERE for Creekside Rec location.

PLEASE REGISTER EARLY! These camps are filling quickly. IF camps are full, pls place your child on the waitlist. We may be able to accommodate you. Your child may also have the option to join us online for the in-game portion of our days together. Please see our subscription options.

FOR OUR CALENDAR VIEW, CLICK HERE.


WEEK 1A | JULY 4 - 8, 2022
Minecraft STEaM: Young Learners REGISTER

(6-9 yrs)

Daily explorations in STEaM concepts while we practice what we know in Minecraft! An intro to the MCKids community where we can practice our understanding of multiplayer play etiquette and the MCKids Code of Conduct. Daily challenges (AM Creative-mode) then we collaborate on a village build (PM Survival-mode). Bedrock Edition play on iPads, WIN10. Active breaks and outdoor play both AM and PM.

M Tu W Th F

9:30 AM-4:00 PM

$425/5 sess

 

WEEK 1B | JULY 4 - 8, 2022

Minecraft STEaM: Java Edition REGISTER

Ages 10-14

Next level gaming! Learn more about in-game commands, redstone engineering and command block sciences! An intro to MCKids for newcomers and returning students alike. Wild Update content while we play together.

M Tu W Th F

9:30 AM-4:00 PM

$425/5 sess

 

WEEK 2A | JULY 11 - 15, 2022

Intro To Game Design: Minecraft Bedrock Edition REGISTER

Ages 6-9 yrs

Exploring a different genre of play every day together on our private MCKids Map Realm. Parkour? Puzzle? PvE? Or all three? We'll learn to build our own maps for others to play on! For Win10/Bedrock. Active breaks and outdoor play both AM & PM.

M Tu W Th F

9:30 AM-4:00 PM

$425/5 sess

 

WEEK 2B | JULY 11 - 15, 2022
Game Design in Minecraft: Build a Server! REGISTER

Ages 10-14 yrs

Learn how to create a 'themed' Minecraft server for you and your friends to play. How to select and install plugins, datapacks and mods, create and place schematics, establish an economy and a Code of Conduct and more! Lots of troubleshooting and game-testing, so come prepared to learn the technical side of Minecraft administration. You?ll finish with a Master-built world where your friends will want to stay and play.

M Tu W Th F

9:30 AM-2:00 PM

$425/5 sess

 

WEEK 3A | JULY 18 - 22, 2022

Minecraft Master Class: Bite-sized Builds REGISTER

Ages 6-9 yrs

For budding Minecraft Content Creators! Daily 'bite-sized' creative build challenges to grow your design skills. Small spaces with a focus on interior details finishing with a survival multiplayer build challenge. We'll connect with some real-life Minecraft content creators, too! Time management, planning and collaborative play will be key while we play together on our Minecraft Bedrock Realm and Java Worlds! Max 12

M Tu W Th F

9:30 AM-2:00 PM

$425/5 sess

 

WEEK 3B | JULY 18 - 22, 2022

Minecraft Master Class: Tools of the Trade REGISTER

Ages 10-14 yrs

For Minecraft Java programmers and designers. Want to build amazing content in our game just like the pros? We look at the best tools and online learning resources that are available for us to learn to code in Java AND , while we work in a collaborative, and creative environment.

M Tu W Th F

9:30 AM-4:00 PM

$425/5 sess

 

WEEK 4 | JULY 25 - 29, 2022

NEW DESCRIPTION
Minecraft Mob Sciences: Learn to Mod REGISTER

(8-14 yrs)

Animal Sciences meet the NEW hostile mobs of Minecraft! This week we adventure to the new Deep Dark places and learn all about the passive and hostile mobs that make up our worlds. Yes, there's a 'science' to it all! We'll also look at the latest 'mob' -based mods, and maybe even model our own in BlockBench. Let's build a 'mob' themed modpack together PLUS we’ll meet some of the behind-the-scenes teams, who help make Java Minecraft so special. No previous coding experience necessary.

M Tu W Th F

9:30 AM-4:00 PM

$425/5 sess

 

WEEK 5 | AUG 2 - 5, 2022

Minecraft Ancient Roman Cities REGISTER

Ages 8-14 yrs

Discover new ways to learn about history and how historic battles shaped our world. This camp is all about the understanding of geography, topography and PvE (player versus entity) custom roleplay! We?ll head to Ancient Rome, where the Capitoline Hill stands tall over the Roman Forum, and learn about it's beginnings on the Tiber River. Pure Vanilla Java play! Max 20

Tu W Th F (4 days)

Aug 02-Aug 05

9:30 AM-4:00 PM

$380/4 sess

 

WEEK 6 | AUG 8 - 12, 2022

Fantastic Beasts in Minecraft! REGISTER

Ages 8-14 yrs

Based on the screenplays in the 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' series, we're creating and playing on a whole NEW Minecraft game to explore all of the wonders of the wizarding worlds! Roleplaying and adventuring, building and discovering all that an epic modded Minecraft game could possibly offer. (Latin learning optional).Additional materials fee payable to instructor on first day.

M Tu W Th F

Aug 08-Aug 12

9:30 AM-4:00 PM

$425/5 sess

 

WEEK 7 | AUG 15 - 19, 2022

Living Earth in Minecraft: Dinos +Tech REGISTER

Ages 8-14 yrs

Do you LOVE dinosaurs? Do you like the idea of crafting programmable machines to help you dig, mine and explore? Want to learn about prehistoric animals, and travel to far-away dimensions? This modded game is going to be DINO-MITE!

M Tu W Th F

9:30 AM-4:00 PM

$425/5 sess

 

WEEK 8 | AUG 22 - 26, 2022

Indie Games & Make a Game Week! REGISTER

Ages 8-14 yrs

Explore and play on age-appropriate Indie games: Analyze and compare, share our ideas and learn about the programming languages and online learning resources that we can use to create our own games. Those who are wanting to play catch-up with our new Minecraft modded games introduced this summer (LivingEarth & Beasts), can also attend.

M Tu W Th F

9:30 AM-4:00 PM

$425/5 sess

 

WEEK 9 | AUG 29 - SEPT 2 2022

Back to School in Minecraft: Staying Safe REGISTER

Ages 6-14 yrs

Set our time management back on track with a week worth of engaging in-game and IRL activities based on the new school year and our BC Curriculum.  PLUS we?ll leave lots of time for outdoor play and explorations,  helping ease our transition into our new year of learning!

M Tu W Th F

9:30 AM-4:00 PM

$425/5 sess

 

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.
Now on-line! 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!