Chels just wrapped up her first ever week of day camp… and I think it’s going to be a hard one to beat. She went to MINECRAFT CAMP!
All this week, Chels attended the Minecraft Adventure Camp, which was held at the NSCC Institute of Technology Campus here in Halifax, and I’m pretty sure she would go every single day this summer if that was an option.
The camps combine computer learning with time for play and other breaks and run a full day from about 8:45 am to 4 pm. Due to the location of the Halifax classes, outside time was limited to their lunch hour, but there is an elementary school with a playground right across the street where they enjoyed their lunches each day… so along with mining and crafting, Chels also had the opportunity to get some grass stains and even a blister (from the monkey bars, and she was annoyed because it was her ‘mouse hand’ HA!).
Girls were the minority in the Minecraft Adventure Camp… there were 3 of them and about 20 boys (and 3 trainers, 1 female and 2 male… who were all so wonderful and even managed to remember ALL the kids names the first day), but Chels is used to the ‘boys club’ when it comes to Minecraft. Level Up Kids also holds a ‘Coding Girls‘ camp this summer that is 100% Girl Power, and I’m sure Chelsea will want to be signed up for that one in another year or two.
Chels came home today not just with a certificate, but with a thumb drive full of her saved ‘worlds’, other Minecraft info (that I don’t understand LOL), pride that she went to ‘college’, and even the phone number of a new friend… and isn’t that what camp’s all about?
Level Up Kids is holding camps for 7 to 15 year olds in Halifax and across Canada all summer long, and are a great experience for your tech (and YouTube) loving kids. I know that some of the camps here in Halifax have been expanded, so there’s still some time to enroll.
Disclosure: Chelsea was invited by Level Up Kids to attend Minecraft Adventure Camp for free in exchange for her reporting her experience to me so that I could then share it with you. Opinions are my own… or in this case, hers.