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Press Releases

After-School STEM Camps Emphasize Minecraft, Coding Skills

Experts Discuss Game-based Learning

Summer of Minecraft Launch Release


Minecraft Kid Club

Minecraft Summer Camp

Minecraft Coding Workshops

Connected Camps Educator Network

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Our affiliates camp mostly consisted of kids who had only played the pocket edition of Minecraft, many of whom did not have a computer at home, many of whose parents did not speak much English. This camp opened up a whole new dynamic world of multi-player gameplay to them. They rushed to their computers and had to be pried away each day. This is a testament to the power this game has for children of all races and all classes. And genders, too! While we had to work hard to recruit girls, those who enrolled were very engaged. This camp may well have been the first positive, playful experience many of these kids had with computers. On top of it all, our campers gained valuable experience with how to work on teams and be a good online citizen.

Connected Camps was a great addition to our summer programs at the library. The kids loved the counselors and the opportunity to collaborate on builds and compete in mini-challenges. This was a fun and easy way to get new kids into the library and keep our Minecraft programming going during the busy summer months. I have never really gotten the chance to play before and had a blast exploring the grown-up server. It’s so great for the adults and the kids to have a safe, fun and supportive environment in which to play, learn and share their passion for Minecraft. Thank you!

Summer of Minecraft was an engaging learning experience for my children. My daughter was excited to participate in the creative building challenges. She explored outside her safety zone and was impressed with her new creations. My son was intrigued with Redstone and loved working with the circuits. He also loved playing in the PvP challenges, and I appreciate the safe, kid-friendly, competitive arena. The mods stepped in wherever and whenever needed to encourage campers and to emphasize the importance of teamwork and the importance of a positive learning environment.

I’ve never seen anything like the Minecraft phenomenon. For the first time, we have an opportunity to connect play and learning through a massively successful commercial title that is loved by kids, parents, and educators alike.

The activities provided a structure that fostered a spirit of camaraderie and collaborative play. We really loved it.

Minecraft has tremendous potential to engage kids in becoming creators and designers if given the right support and guidance from peers, parents, and educators. Connected Camps is designed to provide that support by building a learning community around the game.

Minecraft is more than a game, it’s an environment that can teach problem solving, programming and social skills. It’s like LEGO, in a social, virtual world.

Press Coverage

Univision: “Minecraft” impulsa el aprendizaje en CA (Minecraft encourages learning in California)

NPR Youth Radio: Virtual Summer Camp Uses ‘Minecraft’ To Teach Digital Skills

MTV: How Playing Minecraft Can Change Education (Really) Connected Camp uses games to help children learn to write programs

The Epoch Times: Teaching Children to Play Minecraft Online

NCWIT Aspirations in Computing: Connected Camps and Institute of Play Offer ‘Summer of Minecraft’

Educator Innovator: What is it about Minecraft?

EdSurge: S’Cool Tools of the Week: Renegade Buggies, Connected Camps, Skills Navigator

Game Skinny: Club Minecraft is an online afterschool camp for young gamers

Learning Works for Kids: Summertime Learning: Going to Minecraft Camp

TechZulu: Kids Can Camp Online at “Summer of Minecraft”

EdSurge: Bring Summer of Minecraft to Your Community

WinBeta: From Connected Camps and the Institute of Play, ‘Summer of Minecraft’ is a virtual summer camp for kids

Henry Jenkins: Connected Learning through Minecraft: An Interview with the Three Co-Founders of Connected Camps (Part One)

Henry Jenkins: Connected Learning through Minecraft: An Interview with the Three Co-Founders of Connected Camps (Part Two)

Institute of Play: Make It a Minecraft Summer: Register for a New Online Camp

DML Research Hub: Connected Camps and Institute of Play Offer ‘Summer of Minecraft’

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