Think Camp - PlayCraft Micro | Game Design with Minecraft | Grade 3 to Grade 5 | Monday, 14th January
Playing games is fun! Making them is even better. Learn to create games in the world of Minecraft and then test them out with your friends. In this Think Camp, we will learn how to use Command Blocks to build a simple game; learning and applying basic coding and level design skills.
PlayCraft Micro Requirements
- Participants must have successfully completed Grade 3, 4 or 5 in 2018.
- Children need to be able to read and work at their academic grade level (Grade 3 – 5).
- Minecraft experience (Children who haven’t had a lot of Minecraft exposure are requested to first complete our MakeCraft Camp, which will give them a good grounding in Minecraft.)
- General computer experience; working with a mouse and typing on a keyboard is required for this Camp.
What is Think Camp?
Think Camp teaches key 21st century skills in fun and energising full day camps during school holiday periods. On Think Camp, computer work is interspersed with frequent snack breaks (two per day), outdoor games (weather permitting) and exciting competitions. Powerful thinking skills such as Design and Lean Thinking are taught throughout, using carefully designed activities that compliment computer work and give participants the tools needed to master the world of tomorrow.
We understand parents’ busy lives, and so we offer you the option of flexible drop off and pick up times. Participants can be dropped off anytime between 7h30am and 8h00am and collected between 15h00 and 15h30.
What should we bring?
Busy minds get hungry! We ask participants to bring along their favourite brain food for snack and lunch breaks. All our venues have superb tech facilities and participants will be working on Windows PCs, so there is no need to bring any additional high-tech devices.
What happens at the end of the day?
The final discussion for the day along with certificate hand-out takes place between 15h00 and 15h10 - we invite all parents to be present for this. After certificate handout, between 15h10 and 15h30 parents are invited to come and see the incredible work done throughout the day.
Please note that at Think Camp we use the Education Edition of Minecraft, all work done in this edition is not compatible with any other Minecraft edition. We regret therefore, that no worlds can be taken home. However, since the Education Edition is similar to the Windows 10 Edition, any skills learnt at Think Camp are transferable to the PC version of Minecraft.
Think Camp can only offer refunds up to 14 days before the camp. Refunds will be done via EFT. To cover costs, all cancellations are subject to a fee of R50 per ticket cancelled.
Any cancellation that is requested within the 14 days prior to the camp, is subject to resale of the ticket. In this case, tickets will not be refunded, rather a ticket transfer credit will be issued.