MINECRAFT Computer/Video Game Designer Day Camp 2019
Love Minecraft? Then join us for a week in this great virtual sandbox where you can build anything! We’ll cover the basics and then move on to redstone Minecraft machine building and how to design new texture images so you can digitally paint the entire look of your worlds. We will also get to experiment with some Mods that add features and change the game.
In addition to working collaboratively in Minecraft, we will also spend some of the week developing our own video games in the Scratch coding environment.
Parents: While your child thinks they’re playing, we’re secretly using the game to teach technology, design, problem solving, and presentation skills (insert evil laugh here). If screen time is a concern of yours you will prefer the robotics or animation classes.
This camp is for ages 8 to 13 Note: Sorry students who are not yet 8 may not attend regardless of minecraft proficiency. Proof of age will be checked.
Locations, Dates, Times:
Toronto camps will be held at.
Central / North: 131 Farnham Ave., Toronto, ON
Dates: 8 one week classes starting July 2nd
TIMES: Camps run from 9am to 4pm
Drop off between 8:30-9:00am (Movie Time)
Pickup between 4:00-5:00pm (Movie Time)
Extended hours option 8am to 6pm at additional cost
All our students spend at minimum 1 hour outdoors every day, weather and location permitting. We visit local parks for some outdoor recreation time. Students can play a variety of free play activities or just enjoy the outdoors under a tree.
We are very fortunate to have some very enthusiastic Ministry of Education certified teachers and ECEs helping us run our program. Providing expert classroom management and fun instruction at each location. Each location has at least one school teacher as part of their team.
All staff have completed Emergency First Aid certification which includes the use of an Epi-pen.
Staff and volunteers have been screened by police records checks.
Each camper will get one Academy T-shirt with their weekly registration. We ask the children to wear one of our shirts each day to help keep the group together on park outings. Additional shirts are available for order upon registration.
Camps are sold in one week sessions, either 5 days or 4 days if there is a holiday weekend. Prices vary depending on location. A 5 day week is between $295 and $320 plus HST. A 4 day week is between $236 and $256 plus HST. Note: prices across the camp industry rose this year due to costs associated with bill 148. Prices can be browsed in our online registration system.
Transfers: Students can be transferred at no charge to another week in the same season with at least 2 weeks notice if space is available in the requested week and theme.
Cancellation Policy: 4 weeks' notice in advance of the start of the intended session, a full refund minus a processing fee will be given equal to 25% of the full cost of the camp (not the deposit paid amount). Cancellation requests with less than 4 weeks' notice will be charged a 50% processing fee. There are no refunds for cancellations given with less than 2 weeks' notice regardless of cause. Examples include but not limited to, sickness, family funeral, injury, travel. Partial refunds for missed days or early removal from program are not available.
For the safety of all participants, disruptive behaviour or bullying will not be permitted at Brick Works Academy. Staff reserves the right to ask parents to remove disruptive students for part of or the remainder of the week. Refunds are not available to those who have disrupted the program and been asked to leave.
Brick Works Academy and its staff are not responsible for any valuables or belongings brought to a workshop or camp by the student or parent.
Physical goods are nonrefundable as they are custom ordered.
Special Needs Students
Parents of special needs children please investigate our support options as we do not have the staff to provide 1:1 support, however, if this is needed we are happy to work with your support worker. click here
Brick Works Academy cannot perform medical tests or administer medications. All medications should be taken before or after the camp hours. If you need to administer medications in the middle of the day, please make arrangements with the onsite manager to meet them at an appropriate time and show photo I.D. prior to administering your child's medication.
Children requiring puffers, insulin or epi-pens may bring their medication and self administer. These items should be kept on the child at all times during the day. Epi-pens should be worn in a fanny pack. Staff are trained in first aid assistance for emergency delivery of epi-pens
Fee does not include lunch.
Sorry, robots and lego don't get to go home. The lego sets used in camp are very expensive exceeding the cost of the week's registration.
“Learning is experience. Everything else is just information.”
― Albert Einstein