• Minecraft  |  "Weather Up"

    Design a virtual world using Minecraft software and propose solutions natural disasters

    Ages: 10 - 14 years old

    Week(s) Offered:
    Week 4 (July 7 - 11)

    Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (early drop / late pick-up available)
    Cost: $325 per Week

    Location:
    Austin Discovery School
    8509 FM 969 # 200
    Austin, TX 78724

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About Minecraft

Minecraft is a game about breaking and placing blocks.  At first, people built structures to protect against nocturnal monsters, but as the game grew players worked together to create wonderful, imaginative things.  Every day, more and more teachers are using the world-building game Minecraft to engage and educate.

The STEM Council at Skillpoint Alliance is proud to host Minecraft “Weather Up” as a one week summer camp in 2014.  This Minecraft camp will challenge campers to design and build together in a single world, with a focus on the awe-inspiring storms, quakes, waves and more that we call natural disasters.

Campers are invited to bring their own laptop with Minecraft if they would like to take their design work home with them at the end of camp.  All required equipment will be provided at camp.

Minecraft campers will:

Minecraft is for boys and girls

  • Design a virtual world using Minecraft software;
  • Research and propose solutions natural disasters;
  • Learn how their communities work and become better citizens;
  • Develop stronger teamwork and presentation skills; and
  • Enjoy weekly field trips and outdoor excursions

 

Opportunity Grants Available

Thanks to the support of Freescale and Dell Powering the Possible, we have Opportunity Grants available for a select number of qualified families and can provide financial aid to cover a significant portion of their registration fee. Opportunity Grant applications will be reviewed bi-weekly on a first-come, first-served basis.  Grant applications must be submitted no later than one week prior to the first day of your selected camp.

Security Deposit

Space is limited.  In order to guarantee your child’s spot, we require a $50 deposit, which will be credited toward the cost of the camp.  The deposit is non-refundable if your child drops out of the program any time after May 15, 2014.