Special Events

Make friends while getting creative and trying something new in our workshops and holiday camps.

Connected Camps offers camps and special events for kids 8 to 13 years old.
All our programs are taught by experienced counselors.

DRAWING WORKSHOPS:

In August, we’re getting back to the basics with a series of fun and interactive drawing workshops. The workshops will be hosted on a range of free web platforms, including web platforms like Sketchpad, Piskel, and Nova Skin. Simply RSVP now for the workshops you are interested in.

drawingSaturday August 11: Sketchpad, Art-ify yourself! A celebration of you! Strike a fun pose and take a picture. We’ll be filling in your silhouette of things that you enjoy and make you, you!

drawingSaturday August 18: Novaskin, Create your Unique Minecraft Skin Calling all Minecraft aficionados! We’re making our own skins! Pixelize yourself and watch it come to life in-game!

Media LabSaturday August 25: Sketchpad, Make Brilliant Photos with Special Effects Paint your world into something new. Add effects for magic or recolor everything into a fantasy!

drawingSaturday September 1: Sketchpad, Creating Ghosts and Spooky Scenes Is.. is that a g-ghost? Sike! Learn how to make your own cool effects to create spooky scenes!

drawingSunday August 12: Sketchpad, Photo Abstraction Workshop Pick a photo and style it to your aesthetic! From abstract to realistic, we’ll be learning different art styles to suit your taste.

drawingSunday August 19: Piskel, Bringing Art to Life Workshop Lights, pixel, action! Bring a sprite or Minecraft skin to life by turning it into a .gif!

drawingSunday August 26: Pixilart, Comic Storytelling Workshop Create your own comic! We’ll be learning the tools of the trade to make our own mini-comic strip.

Media LabSunday September 2: Passion Project Day Create your own project! Rework a project or create one of your own—a story, comic, picture, or something completely different. The choice is yours!

HOLIDAY CAMPS:

If you love participating in our summer camps and other seasonal programming, you’re in luck; we’ve got a series of multi-day Holiday Camps coming up for Halloween/Dia de Los Muertos, Thanksgiving, and Winter Break. RSVP to save your spot now. (PC or Mac version of Minecraft is required.)

Media LabMonday, Oct. 29th – Nov. 2nd 3:15pm to 4:45pm PT: Halloween / Dia de Los Muertos
A Survival Camp where the campers are transported from their regular Minecraft homes to a spooky land haunted by a fearsome curse. The campers must band together as a community to ward off the dangers and terrors or this accursed land and find out how to lift the curse of the town.
Thanksgiving CampThursday, November 22nd – 25th 11:00am to 12:30pm PT: Thanksgiving Break
A Survival Camp where the campers have just landed ashore a mysterious land as nomads, travelers, and explorers, and must work together to forge a community in a newfound wilderness. On their journey they will encounter new people and work with them to find harmony in their new lands.
Winter CampDecember 17th – 21st 11:00am to 12:30pm PT: Winter Break
A Creative Theater Camp incorporating special effects and scripted characters through Redstone and ComputerCraft. Campers will brainstorm, script write, code, and tell stories through expressive robots and machines in Minecraft.
Winter CampDecember 24th-28th from 11:00am to 12:30pm PT: Winter Break
A Winter Adventure Camp where the campers will band into team to create epic adventure maps of their own design to tell stories, create games, and give an immersive Minecraft experience with a Winter theme.

QUICK AND EASY RESERVATIONS: Because our special events are very popular, we have a limited amount of spots—RSVP to reserve your spot. It’s fast and easy! Event reservations close 3 days before the start date or when they fill up, whichever comes first. If you aren’t a Connected Camps member, sign up here first!

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How It Works

SPECIAL EVENTS ARE FREE FOR ALL MEMBERS: With your Connected Camps membership, you’ll pay one monthly or annual fee to get unlimited access to all our workshops, holiday camps, and Labs. There’s no need to pay for anything individually.

HIGH-QUALITY ONLINE INSTRUCTION: We offer a variety of events during the week, and on weekends. Every event meets for 90 minutes a day while it’s in session.

Click here to view the full schedule.

EXPERIENCED COUNSELORS: During each special event, your child will get instruction, interaction, and guidance from experienced online counselors. Our counselors come directly from top university programs in computer science, media arts, and game design.

ACCESS TO OUR FREE ONLINE CLUBHOUSE: With your Connected Camps membership, you’ll get lifetime access to our safe, moderated, Kid Club Minecraft server on Fridays from 1pm – 5pm PST. Kid Club is an online clubhouse where active members and Connected Camps alumni can play, hang out, build, and create things together.

FREE ACCESS TO ALL LABS: Your Connected Camps membership also gives you unlimited access to all of our year-round Labs. Connected Camps Labs offer a fun, flexible and hands-on place for kids to design, create and code together. Labs run 7 days a week, year-round.

Get Access to All Labs and Special Events by Becoming a Connected Camps Member

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First 14 days are free – cancel anytime.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get started?
You can start signing up for special events as soon as you become a member. You can sign up for your free trial right away, then start browsing and reserving spots for your child.

Once you register for your membership, you’ll get an email that explains exactly how to sign up for special events.

Do special events get filled up?
Yes! Seats fill up fast so be sure to RSVP so your spot is secure. Reservations will close the 3 days before the event begins or when it fills up, whichever comes first.

“Are these program safe? I don’t want my kid coming into contact with questionable people or online predators.”
Yes, your child will be completely safe when participating in all our special events and Labs. All our Minecraft programs take place in a safe, moderated, server that is open only to Connected Camps participants and our counselors.

Although we will encourage campers to keep personal information private, we cannot prevent kids from sharing with one another online.  Moderators will remove personal information and explain to campers that sharing it violates our terms of service and risks their own privacy and security.

Is there a minimum age requirement?
Yes. Your child must be between 8 and 13 years old to participate in our camps. If you are a high school student, we also have volunteer opportunities available.

I have multiple kids, and I need to sign all of them up for your programs. How do I go about doing this?
Once you purchase a Connected Camps membership, you will have access to all of our programs. Upon purchase of a membership, you will be emailed a link to RSVP for the camps your kid would like to attend. A separate form will need to be filled out for each kid. Can’t find the link? Email us at support@connectedcamps.com

How do I cancel my membership?
You can cancel your membership at any time by logging into your account or by contacting us at support@connectedcamps.com or (323) 287-5580. It’s quick and easy, and we won’t hassle you.

Get Access to All Labs and Special Events by Becoming a Connected Camps Member

Get My Unlimited Membership Now
First 14 days are free – cancel anytime.