Archive | Update


New Online Afterschool Coding and Game Design Courses

We’re writing with some exciting updates! We’ve just launched online after school courses in coding and game design in Minecraft, repackaged to accommodate busy after school schedules. We heard from many of you that you wanted more STEM learning in Minecraft for your kids, but you needed more flexibility in scheduling and more tailoring for […]

Continue Reading 0

Inside Look: One-on-One Mentoring in Minecraft

We recently launched our Online Mentoring program that offers a one-hour solo session with an expert counselor. So, what is learning to code one-on-one in Minecraft like? Let’s take a look. To be able to code in Minecraft, we use ComputerCraft which adds ‘turtles’ to a student’s Minecraft world. Then, the student can write instructions […]

Continue Reading 0
Meet HS Volunteers-2

Coming This Fall: New Afterschool Programs

This fall, we are launching new afterschool programs with Minecraft. Join us to level up your Minecraft skills with our expert counselors. Interested in continuing to level up your Minecraft experience? We’re offering new online courses where you can master coding, engineering with redstone, and survival mode in two-hour sessions that will take place once […]

Continue Reading 0
Adventure Maps

How-To: Create an Adventure Map

This week, we check out how to build an adventure map. Adventure maps are a series of challenges and puzzles that players must conquer on the way to accomplishing a goal. Planning is an important part of designing an adventure map. You could create a simple list of what you want to include in the […]

Continue Reading 0
Copy of Meet HS Volunteers

Making an Impact: Richmond Collaborative

For the second year in a row, the Richmond Collaborative partnered with Connected Camps to bring Minecraft to kids in the Richmond, California area. The Collaborative provides high quality learning experiences to kids in a predominantly low-income community where many lack access to computers and the internet. This summer, 48 kids between the ages of […]

Continue Reading 0
Minecraft Summer Camps-2

Meet Cherry Jung: Counselor Builder Extraordinaire

A huge part of Minecraft is building. A lot of the time, it’s about building a structure just to survive. But other times, it’s about taking your creation to a whole other level. Let’s learn more about building extravagant structures from our counselor builder extraordinaire, Cherry Jung. Cherry Jung, known on our serves as VIVIDfiasco, […]

Continue Reading 0
Minecraft Summer Camps

Highlights from Our First Week of Camp!

Last week, we kicked off our summer camps! Our campers knocked it out of the park! They designed and built so many amazing creations. Let’s check out some of the highlights. In Survival Mode camp, campers teamed up, boarded ships, and embarked on journeys to unknown worlds within Minecraft. Once they arrived in their new […]

Continue Reading 1
Our Minecraft Summer Camps

Kicking Off Our Summer Camps!

This week marks the beginning of our summer camps! We’re holding several online summer camps, including Survival Mode, Architecture, Engineering with Redstone, and Beginning Coding. Let’s check out some of the activities campers have done this week. Survival Mode in Minecraft In Survival Mode in Minecraft camp, campers learn many of the basics of surviving, […]

Continue Reading 0