Online Girls’ Summer Camps in Minecraft

Coming in Summer 2017

All camps are run online in our Minecraft servers.

More than 50% of all future STEM jobs will be in coding, and who better to fill those jobs than women? Research has shown that women excel at coding and with our Girls Summer Camps, girls can explore their STEM interests in a non-competitive setting. Our camps are designed to support girls in leveling up their skills in STEM topics like coding, game design, and survival mode. Turn an interest in Minecraft into a passion for designing, building, and making programs run!

  • • Girls Survival Camp
  • • Girls Beginning Coding
  • • Girls Intermediate Coding

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Girls Survival Camp In Minecraft

In this all girls survival camp teamwork and communication are key. Work as part of a team to conquer the survival world as you collaborate to gather and use resources. This camp is suitable for both beginners and more experienced players, with a custom built world that rewards cooperation, planning, and teamwork. Campers will learn to master Minecraft’s challenging survival world, exploring and developing their understanding of all the core game mechanics.

  • Work with a small team of 5 girl campers. Each camp will include 20 girls total.
  • Two of our experienced female counselors will work closely with campers to make sure everyone has a great experience
  • Sessions run 2 hours per day for 5 days
  • For ages 9-12

Campers will learn the mechanics of Survival mode in Minecraft, including:

  • Movement, navigation, and crafting
  • Basic and advanced farming
  • Basic redstone engineering
  • Inventory and resource management
  • Enchanting and brewing
  • Building and design

Campers will develop a variety of skills and strategies including:

  • Finding creative solutions to complex problems
  • Collaborating with others to develop a shared vision
  • Reshaping a world or problem using their own imagination
  • Iterating, assessing, and improving their designs

Girls Beginning Coding In Minecraft

Girls code best! Learn the basics of computer coding with other likeminded girls in our custom built Minecraft world. Switch between a visual and text-based programming interface while coding Lua-driven robots (“Turtles”) to solve problems and build personalized projects. The overall goal is to move beyond coding syntax and learn how code robust, unique programs to complete specific tasks. No coding experience is required.

  • Learn in a small class environment, with a maximum class size of 12 girl campers
  • Two of our experienced female counselors will work closely with campers to make sure girls of all ability levels have a great experience
  • Sessions run 2 hours per day for 5 days
  • For ages 10-13

In Girls Beginning Coding campers will learn to:

  • Use ComputerCraftEdu to control “Turtles” in our custom Minecraft world
  • Write basic programs, controlling movement, output, and world interactions
  • Use loops and if-statements to build more complicated programs
  • Use variables and functions to tackle more challenging projects

Prerequisites: Campers should have basic familiarity with Minecraft and/or completed one of Connected Camps’ Survival Camps.

Girls Intermediate Coding In Minecraft

In this all girls coding course campers will build on the coding fundamentals they learned in Beginning Coding or Girls Beginning Coding, honing their programming, collaboration and communication skills by tackling more advanced challenges with Turtles. Working both individually and in small teams our girl coders will move beyond basic syntax and programs to creatively code robust, unique solutions to complex problems involving navigation, inputs, outputs and randomness.

  • Learn in a small all-girl class environment, with a maximum class size of 12 campers
  • Two of our experienced counselors will work closely with campers to make sure girls of all ability levels have a great experience
  • Sessions run 2 hours per day for 5 days
  • For ages 10-13

In Girls Intermediate Coding campers will learn to:

  • Program “Turtles” to dynamically navigate the environment
  • Write programs to collect and use resources
  • Use loops, variables, and randomness to create new behaviors
  • Write programs that keep track of information and use it to complete tasks
  • Use variables and functions to create powerful and versatile programs

Prerequisites: Campers should have completed Beginning Coding Camp or Girls Beginning Coding Camp or have experience using ComputerCraftEdu.

NOTE:

  • All camps are run online in our Minecraft servers
  • Summer Camps do not include a Minecraft account, it must be purchased separately at minecraft.net. Connected Camps is only run through the PC/Mac versions of Minecraft
  • Please allow up to 24 hours to receive your instructions to join the camp.
  • See our FAQ for more information.
  • “Minecraft” is a trademark of Mojang AB