Summer Camp Descriptions

Ages 5-12 – Techsplosion.org – Stop-Motion Minecraft Animation!

Get ready to use cameras and Minecraft characters to create amazing stop-motion animation movies! Whether your story is about fighting the wither, going on an adventure, or building the coolest pixel art in the overworld, you’ll have an opportunity to tell it at Stop-Motion Minecraft Animation! We’ll create real-life sets as we learn about stop-motion animation (think Wallace and Gromit!), then film, edit, and upload our creations to YouTube!


Ages 7-12 – Techsplosion.org – Live-Action YouTube Stars!

Do you get excited about trick shots, game reviews, vlogs, or something even cooler? At YouTube Stars, we’ll work together to plan, film, edit, upload, and promote our own videos on YouTube! We’ll learn how to use Android smartphones and readily available software to go from start to finish without using a computer. PARENT ACTION REQUIRED: Visit techsplosion.org/youtube to configure your child’s YouTube channel and learn about how we keep your kids safe online.


NEW! Ages 7-12 – Techsplosion.org – Video Game Design & Command-Line Coding with Minecraft!

Imagine being able to construct a glass dome for your Minecraft Hunger Games Map or Mob Arena with a single line of code. We’ll learn to use WorldEdit’s powerful command-line code to make designing epic maps faster and even more fun. If you’re interested in coding but don’t know where to start, this is the camp for you!


NEW! Ages 7-12 – Techsplosion.org – Minecraft YouTubers: Let’s Play!

Learn what it takes to make epic Minecraft videos for YouTube like TheDiamondMinecart, CaptainSparklez, Stampy, and more! Whether you want to make a “Let’s Play” video, a funny skit, a build battle, or something even cooler, you’ll have the tools and expert help needed to make your dreams a reality! And all the while we’ll learn about internet safety so that when class is over, we can upload your video to YouTube!


Ages 7-12 – Techsplosion.org – Minecraft Challenge!

Spawn into the curious world of Minecraft! Learn the fundamentals of video game design as you create epic worlds with the help of your fellow campers and command-line coding in WorldEdit, make awesome screencasts like your favorite YouTubers, and during free time, compete in Minecraft Hunger Games, Sky Wars, and more! This is the Minecraft summer camp you’ve been waiting for. 

What will they do at Minecraft Challenge?
  • Game Design & Command Line Coding: Campers will embrace ingenuity as they learn to use WorldEdit and our expert instruction to learn the basics of video game design and coding via command line. Campers will enter commands like //hsphere glass 50 to automatically generate large structures that would be infeasible to construct manually.
  • Screencasting: Who’s your favorite Minecraft Youtuber? Learn to make videos just like their’s, then after a check for anonymity (no first or last names or personal information), upload them to Youtube!
  • Survivor: Campers will divide into teams, then attempt to out-mine, out-wit, and out-survive their foes in a survivor style competition.
  • Teamwork: Throughout the camp, kids will have many opportunities to develop their teamwork skills- from designing maps together to sharing tips and tricks to playtesting each other’s games.

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