Minecraft Camps in Brisbane
Minecraft. You either like it or loath it. But the fact remains that our Brisbane Kids LOVE Minecraft and the concept of building online worlds where the only limit is their imagination. One way to get the most out of Minecraft, and turn it into an positive educational experience for your children is to book them into a Minecraft camp. Held in school holidays and on occasional weekends throughout the year, we share some further details on the what, why and where of Minecraft camps in Brisbane.
What is Minecraft Camp?
Minecraft Camps in Brisbane offer players and their families online Minecraft gaming security and support. The camps are generally aimed at children aged 5 to 14, though this varies according to how technical the class is designed to be. Class sizes are capped to ensure appropriate supervision, and are highly organised; with high behavioural expectations from participants.
What are the benefits of Minecraft Camp?
Minecraft camps provide a wonderful haven for children to find new friends and to interact with others over shared love of online gaming. Camp may be of extra value for children who experience difficulties connecting with others and who don’t make friends easily. Minecraft camps in Brisbane feature a strong emphasis on each participant building leadership skills that will continue to benefit even after their attendance at camp is complete. The camps provide children with the Minecraft support and feedback that they may otherwise struggle to find when playing from home, with staff on hand to offer immediate assistance when needed.
What happens at Minecraft Camp?
At Minecraft camp, children are supported to develop their skills within their own Minecraft world, but they also have breaks throughout the day and have the opportunity to participate in competitions, quests and mini lessons. Each of these aspects are guided and facilitated by the camp leaders. All Minecraft activity occurs on a secure server and is strictly supervised at all times.
Where and when is Minecraft Camp held in Brisbane?
Minecraft camp is held in a variety of locations in Brisbane, though camps are also available for those who live in regional and remote areas of Queensland. Each camp can be experienced as a stand-alone day, as a series of days within school holidays, or over a weekend. These are not overnight camps, so children are required to be dropped off in the morning and picked up the afternoon each day, as well as supplied with lunch and snacks for the day.
How to book
There are a number of organisations hosting Minecraft camps in Brisbane, including –
Bifrost Studios – Bifrost Studios hosts full day and half day Minecraft workshops for children aged 10 to 16 years in the Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast regions. www.bifroststudios.com.au
BuddyVerse – Buddyverse Minecraft Camps for kids are usually held in schools across Brisbane in school holidays, though they occasionally hold camps on weekends throughout the year. www.buddyverse.net
The State Library of Queensland – SLQ does Minecraft classes during most school holiday periods, as well as workshops in coding and computer animation for kids. Bookings are ESSENTIAL, and spots fill fast. We make a point of including these popular workshops in the Brisbane Kids Event Calendar, so keep an eye out there or on our Facebook page for booking info, or check out the SLQ What’s On page for further details – www.slq.qld.gov.au/whats-on
Your local Council Library – Local libraries often hold minecraft workshops in school holiday periods. Find your local council libraries here, and take a look at their What’s On calendar in the lead up to school holidays to find an event nearby. Bookings are usually required.
Did you know?!
Brisbane City Council has created a Brisbane City Minecraft Map?! You can download the map here and create a wonderful local education experience for your Brisbane Kids.
If your eyes glaze over at the mention of Minecraft, and you have no idea what is all about, then you’ll want to check out our Ultimate Guide to Minecraft for Parents! Brisbane Kid Ben (aged 7 years) has also written this great guide to How To Play Minecraft for those just starting out.