August 3–7, 9am–3pm (5-day camp). Recommended for ages 10–14. In Minecraft: Builders Unite! campers will use Minecraft to explore why design matters. We all have stories to tell—and so do buildings. Minecraft Camp turns campers into digital storytellers. In addition to developing skills in the Minecraft virtual world, students will take walking tours of downtown and explore buildings first-hand.
Campers pursue answers to questions such as: "How was that designed?", "What was the architect thinking?" and "What stories can this building tell us?" Participants will work with a team to solve a unique design problem. Campers will move between the physical and digital worlds build with Minecraft and LEGO®. CAF will provide MinecraftEdu server and laptops. No experience needed!
Camps are limited to 16 participants. Campers should wear comfortable clothes appropriate for doing arts and crafts and bring a lunch, water bottle and hat. All campers will go outside each day and explore the Chicago Loop. Snacks and materials will be provided. Each camp will culminate with a showcase for family and friends the last 90 minutes of camp on the last day. Cancellations made more than 5 days in advance of the camp are eligible for a full refund. Refunds can be made by calling 312.922.TOUR (8687) or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAF Summer Camps invite campers ages 7-18 to explore the built environment as they learn first-hand why design matters. Camps inspire teamwork and creative problem-solving, build self-confidence and visual thinking and give participants the opportunity to communicate ideas using a variety of media.