Minecraft Mod Design Camp

Minecraft Mod Pack Development Camp

Minecraft Modpack Development

Minecraft Mod Pack Camp

Course Description

If you ever wanted to build your own customized version of Minecraft filled with your favorite mods like Galacticraft, Tinker’s Construct, and Power Suits, then this is the camp for you. In this camp, you will build a Minecraft modpack, a fun way to expand the world of Minecraft using a combination of both your own mods and other, famous mods, and get your feet wet learning Java programming. 

To build one, students will select their favorite Minecraft mods, and learn to combine them into a single unified Minecraft experience. You will create your own mods using Minecraft Forge and mix them with other mods by adding advanced weaponry, magic, and electricity. You will then learn how to publish and share your modpack, so you can access your modpack from home or with friends.

At the end of the week, you will take your modpack project folder home, as well as a link to the published version of your modpack. Minecraft accounts will be provided during the duration of camp for students who do not have one, though students who already own a Minecraft account may use their own.

Camp Information
Information

Genre:
Minecraft

Ages:
10-13

Skill Level:
Int-Adv

Locations:
Berkeley, Danville, Saratoga

Software & Hardware:

Hours:
9 AM - 5 PM

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Choose Your Favorite Mods

Create impressive looking games for mobile — all with a gentle intro to programming!

Create Your World

Learn how to code your game with touch and accelerometer based controls for mobile-centric gameplay!

Share Your Pack

You’ll learn how to not just build your game, but how to submit it to both the iPhone App Store and the Android Google Play Store!

About this Minecraft Summer Camp

Campers learn to:

  • Learn about modpacks and their uses
  • Learning about different mods which exist
  • Writing code to integrate different mods to work together
  • Designing a unified system to remove duplicate blocks, items, and merging them into compatible units
  • Modifying world generation to use the unified designs
  • Testing the modpack to ensure functionality
  • Packaging and Distributing the modpack
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Students working on redstone projects at minecraft camp

Prior Minecraft Understanding

In the world of Minecraft, players engage in a “sandbox world”, a world where there is no defined “story” or defined place for players to go. Instead, players simply explore the world around them, and build structures to protect against monsters, or can create wonderful structures as proof of their ability. 

However, most Minecraft players just explore this world. In this camp, students will explore the world beyond basic Minecraft, and learn to create their own mods, modpacks, configuration files, and deploy them using a modpack platform.

Basic playing experience and knowledge of how to survive in Minecraft is a bonus when attending this camp, though students who are unfamiliar with Minecraft will get a quick introduction to Minecraft. Students who are planning to attend Minecraft Modpack Development should brush up on their Minecraft playing skills to ensure that they are familiar with basic recipes, controls, and logging in.

Equipment and Software Used

In this camp, each camper will have access to a custom-built, high-end computer and a large monitor to fully experience the Minecraft adventure. Students will use a variety of Minecraft tools and software including Minecraft, Eclipse, Minecraft Forge, and Java 

Camp Dates & Registration

Camp Hours: 9 AM – 5 PM (Full Day) | 9 AM – 12 PM (AM) | 1 PM – 4 PM (PM)

Sample Day

Each day at Vision Tech Camps is carefully planned to ensure a personalized learning experience and to ensure that each student meets their individual goals. Our flexible schedule provides time for group instruction, one on one attention, project completion, and teamwork exercises.

7:30 am: Extended Care Check In 

Early check-in for campers who have chosen the AM Extended Care Option – students can choose from a variety of pre-camp activities.

8:30 am – 9:00 am: Rolling Drop off

Check-in and pre-camp activities, including introductions & hardware & computer distribution

9:00 am – 9:15 am: Welcome and review of daily schedule

Students connect with instructors, ask questions, and instructors go over the course outline

9:15 am – 10:30 am: Core Tech Modules

This hour is reserved for work on course skills and may include small group learning, individual learning, or class-wide instruction depending on the particular tech modules being taught

10:30 am – 11:00 am: Break

Students can spend their free time having snacks, drinks, continue working independently, play, reading, or relax on the sofa

11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Core Tech Modules

This hour is reserved for work on course skills and may include small group learning, individual learning, or class-wide instruction depending on the particular tech modules being taught

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Lunch Break

Kids & teens who have ordered our Meal Plan will be provided their hot lunch. Other students may bring their own bag lunch and eat outside under the supervision of camp staff. Students may utilize nearby parks to play and experience the outdoors.

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Core Tech Modules

This period is reserved for work on course skills and may include small group learning, individual learning, or class-wide instruction depending on the particular tech modules being taught

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Break

Students can spend their free time having snacks, drinks, continue working independently, play, reading, or relax on the sofa

3:30 pm – 5:00 am: Core Tech Modules & Wrap Up

This period is reserved for work on course skills and may include small group learning, individual learning, or class-wide instruction depending on the particular tech modules being taught. Kids & teens wrap up the day’s projects.

5:00 pm – 5:15pm : Pick up Time

Parents pick up kids & teens who are not enrolled in extended care. 

5:15pm – 6:15pm: Extended Care Pick Up Time

Students in extended care are picked up

Vision Tech Camps Instruction

Real Instruction. Quality STEM Summer Tech Projects

We believe that learning technology should be part of kids & teens summer camp experiences. Summer tech camps offer kids a relaxed and fun way to explore their tech interests and gain an edge for college or university. At Vision Tech Camps, we pride ourselves on building STEM curriculum with concrete learning goals, where teachers initially lead students through lessons with a projector, followed by students doing their own projects on their computers. This way, kids & teens learn the basics and go on to explore their interests, resulting in tech projects that students are proud to call their own at the end of the course.

Beginner through Advanced Students

Our STEM summer camps are designed to accommodate a wide skill range, challenging the most advanced students, while encouraging beginners to take that first step into the field. We achieve that through hiring instructors who are tech savvy, and a technology curriculum that is adjustable for all skill levels. In addition, our low student-to-instructor ratio, which is kept at 8:1 instructor to student ratio – *not* a staff ratio, allows plenty of personalized one-on-one attention during the summer course.

Comfortable & Private Facilities

Since we own our two tech camp facilities at Danville & Saratoga, students feel comfortable and at ease at our facilities. As these are our permanent summer camp locations, we are able to minimize technical difficulties ahead of time and provide the most advanced tech hardware, custom-built computers, and professional grade software to our campers for a more enjoyable summer tech camp.

The Best Computer Camp Instructors

Vision Tech only hires the most passionate and caring instructors who are also experienced in the individual course material they are hired to teach. We train each instructor personally and instill them with Vision Tech teaching practices and values, ensuring that all students have fun in our summer camps, learn skills, and most importantly are inspired to continue their journey long after they have left our summer tech camps.

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