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Jr. Adventures in Minecraft Game Design

Kids Camp  Ages 6-8

Design and Mod Minecraft Levels and Games

Dig deep into the exciting world of game design in this hands-on course created just for junior gamers. Campers learn what it’s like to be a real game designer as they work in teams with new friends to create their own stories, levels and games within Minecraft.

Using Minecraft™, a game which allows users to create their own game worlds with blocks of material they mine from the ground, students will explore the game design cycle and learn how to add original components to to a game. Explore your creative side as your construct your own original buildings, landscapes, puzzles, textures and more.

Staff Ratio: 6:1
Hardware + Software:
Minecraft

Ages: Students 6-8
Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM with Flex Pickup*
Program: Jr. Adventures Camp

Staff Ratio: 6:1
Ages: Students 6-8
Hours: Full Day, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM with Flex Pickup*
Program: Jr. Adventures Camp
Hardware + Software: Minecraft


*Flex Pickup is between 3-5 PM Monday –
Friday. Students must have their own Minecraft accounts for camp. Purchase a Minecraft account here >>

Course Information

Get ready for a fun and meaningful camp experience through project-based learning.

What Students Learn

• Customize or add original components to a game.
• 
Understand the game design cycle.
• 
Learn about systems thinking and problem solving.
• Take part in an iterative creative process.
• 
Practice teamwork and effective communication.

What Students Create

• Stories, levels and mini-games within the popular game, Minecraft.

Game Design

Our game design courses introduce the students to the game design cycle, where they’ll enter through an iterative creative process with their team to create anything their imagination can come up with. Our Jr. Adventures in Minecraft Game Design students have all the passion, we’re just looking to help give them the tools to customize their world, allowing them to be as creative as they want!

The Jr. Adventures Experience: Our Jr. Adventures program introduces our youngest campers, ages 6-8, to STEM fundamentals with the same project-based learning approach as our advanced learners. With Flex Pickup between 3-5 PM, you can create a camp experience that works best with your schedule and that allows your child to explore multiple topics over a summer!

Our game design courses introduce the students to the game design cycle, where they’ll enter through an iterative creative process with their team to create anything their imagination can come up with. Our Jr. Adventures in Minecraft Game Design students have all the passion, we’re just looking to help give them the tools to customize their world, allowing them to be as creative as they want!

What Students Learn

• Customize or add original components to a game
• 
Understand the game design cycle
• Learn about systems thinking and problem solving
• Take part in an iterative creative process
• 
Practice teamwork and effective communication

What Students Create

• Stories, levels and mini-games within the popular game, Minecraft

The Jr. Adventures Experience

Our Jr. Adventures program introduces our youngest campers, ages 6-8, to STEM fundamentals with the same project-based learning approach as our advanced learners. With Flex Pickup between 3-5 PM, you can create a camp experience that works best with your schedule and that allows your child to explore multiple topics over a summer!

What Students Learn

• Customize or add original components to a game
• Understand the game design cycle
• Learn about systems thinking and problem solving
• Take part in an iterative creative process
• Practice teamwork and effective communication

What Students Create

• Stories, levels and mini-games within the popular game, Minecraft

The Jr. Adventures Experience

Our Jr. Adventures program introduces our youngest campers, ages 6-8, to STEM fundamentals with the same project-based learning approach as our advanced learners. With Flex Pickup between 3-5 PM, you can create a camp experience that works best with your schedule and that allows your child to explore multiple topics over a summer!

Download the Course Syllabus

Get to know Jr. Adventures in Minecraft Game Design even better by taking an in-depth look at the syllabus for this course.

Our project-based approach to learning sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork as students seek solutions to real-world problems. Have additional questions about selecting the perfect course? Contact us →

Download the Course Syllabus

Get to know Jr. Adventures in Minecraft Game Design even better by taking an in-depth look at the syllabus for this course.

Our project-based approach to learning sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork as students seek solutions to real-world problems. Have additional questions about selecting the perfect course? Contact us →

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Camp Overview + Schedule

Take a look at your camp schedule, learn more about tuition, and explore add-ons.

Daily Schedule

8:00 am Check-in + Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am Morning Break
11:00 am Continued Instruction + Creation
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Back to the Classroom
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Continued Classroom Time
5:00 pm Pick-up

Tuition Includes

Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt
Personalized feedback + Project Achievement Report
Certificate of Completion
Google Apps email account + unlimited cloud storage
 Low staff to student ratios
 Alumni Club Membership

Friday Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House is typically finished by 4:00 PM.

 

Daily Schedule

8:00 am Check-in + Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am Morning Break
11:00 am Continued Instruction
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Back to the Classroom
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Continued Classroom Time
5:00 pm Pick-up

 

 Tuition Includes

Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt
Feedback + Project Achievement Report
Certificate of Completion
Google Apps email account + cloud storage
Personal Apple workstation for camp
 Low staff to student ratios

Friday Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House is typically finished by 4:00 PM.

Daily Schedule

8:00 am Check-in + Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am Morning Break
11:00 am Continued Instruction + Creation
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Back to the Classroom
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Continued Classroom Time
5:00 pm Pick-up

 

Tuition Includes

Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt
Feedback + Project Achievement Report
Certificate of Completion
Google Apps email account + cloud storage
Personal Apple workstation for camp
 Low staff to student ratios

Friday Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House is typically finished by 4:00 PM.

Camp Upgrades

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Lunch Plan

Get lunch on campus so you don’t have to pack your own. Lunch Plans start at $75/week at select locations.

DMA Online

Start learning now and get ready for camp when you register for an online course! DMA Online is $95 per course.

What Students Are Saying

“I love what we made. I really enjoyed building my mini game in Minecraft this week.”

Allegra H.
Jr. Adventures in Minecraft Game Design

The DMA Promise

You can count on us to deliver on all the things that truly matter. We pinky swear.

Top-Notch Staff

Educators, artists, and talented industry professionals with a passion for STEM education.

Well-Balanced Experience

Our students enjoy a balanced camp day with both in-class lessons and outdoor activities.

Project-Based Learning

Our curriculum sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork and collaboration.

Safety Matters

Our staff is First-Aid + CPR certified and have completed national background checks.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is this course different from Jr. Adventures in Game Coding?

They are similar in that they both are teaching kids how to create a video game, but our Minecraft class has a larger focus on game design principles, while Game Coding class has a larger focus on introducing kids to programming.

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