Minecraft Game Design & Server Development Camp

Host A Private Minecraft Server Camp

Minecraft Game Design & Set Up a Minecraft Server

Course Description

Minecraft is a great game, but it is even better when you make all the rules! Ever wanted to moderate the game of Minecraft while playing with your friends? Then this is the camp for you, because, at VisionTech, we take Minecraft seriously! You will design a secure, safe, and private cloud server where anyone you allow can join from all over the world, complete with an epic lobby, castles, airships, and anything you want in your Minecraft server! You will learn how to use the most advanced plugins to protect your server from griefers, as well as create safe zones to prevent your “friends” from breaking the structures you worked hard to build!

Learn to troubleshoot any complications with routers, modems, or ISP’s in order to let as many friends as you want to join from wherever they are in the world! Add as many mods as you want, to customize Minecraft to your liking, whether you want a fantasy themed server with magic or a technological server where players launch EMP’s at each other’s electronics! At the completion of this camp, you will be crowned the King/Server Admin of your own Minecraft world!

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
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Genre:
Minecraft

Ages:
10-13

Skill Level:
Beg-Adv

Locations:
Berkeley, Danville, Saratoga

Software & Hardware:

Hours:
9 AM - 5 PM

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Build a Server

Build a server world using tools such as WorldEdit and MCEdit to create a fantastic looking lobby, parkour maps, and more to spice up your server!

Make it Powerful

Use custom plugins and mods to make custom shops, warp points, automatic minigames, and more! Deploy custom anti-grief protections so nobody can ruin it!

Run on the Cloud

Upload it to the cloud so your server can run 24/7 any time, and be connected to by any of your friends!

Minecraft Skills Learned

Campers learn to:

  • Learn about the difference between a cloud Minecraft server and a LAN
  • Learn about networking and port forwarding
  • Safety and security – designing a server whitelist and password
  • Creating a lobby and an engaging server map
  • Designing redstone structures into your server for convenience and playability
  • Designing gameplay modifications into your server
  • Deploying and preparing your server for your home network
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 server, manage the world with a variety of Minecraft world development tools, and learn how to use remote server management tools such as Filezilla and others.

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 Server Setup should brush up on their Minecraft playing skills to ensure that they are familiar with basic recipes, controls, using multiplayer servers, 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, Filezilla, and various server management tools. Servers will be paid for by Vision Tech for one month, after that the account will be transferred to the student, who may continue using the server as long as they wish. 

Camp Dates & Registration

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

Other Location Information will be available on Jan 15, 2017

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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