Kids love Minecraft! It has become one of the most popular video games amongst children and can be an engaging tool that allows for limitless creativity. Players create their own lands and experiences using various materials within the virtual world.
When kids play Minecraft, they’re building on their creativity, problem solving, organizational and planning skills. Kids can work together as a team, or even individually. They can create their own adventure, so all skill levels are welcome to play.
In addition to building soft skills, Minecraft can also be used to construct accurate scale models of buildings, teach kids about programming and coding, as well as gamify other concepts kids learn in school – such as showing students how redstone can be used as an electrical energy source to power certain aspects of their world.
The future of the planet lies in the hands of future generations. Sustainable urban development is an achievable goal for the future if we empower our young people with the knowledge and tools they will need within STEM to make a difference.
There are five themes in Engineering for Kid’s Urban Innovations with Minecraft Camps:
Kids apply their new, scientific understanding to design and create their very own city in Minecraft using the Engineering for Kids design process.
We offer 5 Minecraft themes (in consecutive order) over 10 weeks of summer. A flight is defined as each rotation of the full set of 5 themes. There are two flights for Summer 2021.
Enrolling for a Minecraft Summer Camp is easy! Simply get in touch with your nearest EFK location to learn more.
In each camp, students will build their own complete, futuristic, innovative city within the Minecraft game. Students can submit their completed map into our Global Build Competition and will have the chance to compete with other Engineering for Kids students across the world.
Details to register for the competition will be provided to participants and parents upon enrollment.
Our expert panel of judges will score each submission based on the following judging criteria: adherence to theme(s), originality and creativity, and execution. Register now to join the competition!
With 75+ locations across 37+ countries, we provide thousands of kids with the opportunity to learn science, technology, engineering, or mathematics each year. Check our website for a full list of EFK locations.
Engineering for Kids offes after-school programs, evening classes, camps, birthday parties, and special events designed to present kids with challenging yet accessible engineering activities from which they can learn and grow. Explore our programs.