Spring Break Camp (2021)

The STEAM-3D Maker Lab is excited to offer a virtual Spring Break Camp for 2021!

Instead of meeting in the Lab, this year’s MineCoders March Break Camp will take place primarily in Google Meet and Minecraft: Education Edition as a platform for designing, making, and coding. As campers work through daily team challenges, they will develop global competencies and important socio-emotional skills, including: communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity!

This year’s March Break Camp will run from Monday April 12th to Friday April 16th, 2021, and is being offered in two sessions to maximize interactivity:

  • 9:30am – 11:30am: Campers in Grades 4 – 6
  • 1:30pm – 3:30pm: Campers in Grades 7 – 8

Click here or on the thumbnail image on the right to view the brochure for this year’s Spring Break Camp.

Registration for this year’s Spring Break Camp is full! We appreciate your interest, but we are unable to accept any additional registrations at this time. However, please feel free to explore the resources and activities below to guide your learner’s engagement with Minecraft: Education Edition!

  • Click here to view resources we used during camp.
  • Click here to download a copy of the Minecraft: Education Edition worlds we created during camp!
  • Click here to view extension activities your child can complete outside of camp.

Day 1 – Intro to Minecraft: Education Edition

This icon indicates a resource that can be downloaded.To download a copy of the “Intro to Minecraft: Education Edition” world we were building in today, click here. This copy is yours, so you can build or destroy whatever you wish!

Day 2 – Team Design Challenge:
Designing The Village of the Future

Day 3 – Intro to Coding & Team Design Challenge Work

Day 4 – Intro to Redstone & Team Design Challenge Work

Day 5 – Wrapping up our Villages of the Future

Download Your Minecraft Worlds:

Learn to Play Minecraft: Education EditionThe program icon for Minecraft Education Edition.

If you’ve never played Minecraft: Education Edition before, we recommend playing through its quick tutorial worlds. There are nine tutorials that will teach you to move, place and break blocks, interact with blocks, and more! You can do as few or as many as you like. We will also be exploring basic movement and building on Day 1 of camp.

Screenshot of Minecraft: Education Edition showing the nine tutorial modules available.

To access these tutorials, log into Minecraft: Education Edition. From the home screen, follow these directions:

  1. Click on Play
  2. Click on View Library
  3. Click on How to Play
  4. Click on Start Here
  5. Choose the tutorial you’d like to try, and have fun!

Exporting Worlds You’ve Created

The @ontariotechu.onmicrosoft.com Minecraft accounts you’ve been using to attend camp will no longer be available after April 16th, 2021. As such, we recommend that you back up any worlds that you’ve created or worked on in single-player mode so that you can use them again later (for example, if you have a Minecraft account through your school). Watch this short video to see how!