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Spring Break Camps 2018: For kids between 8-13 years

Would you like to ignite your kid’s passion for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)? Are you looking for some inspirational, educational and online spring break camps for your kids between 8-13 this easter? If yes, then I think this is for you. This post is about spring break camps that aim to help kids to improve their skills in problem-solving, teamwork and collaboration, planning and being part of a community with other kids with similar interests.

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Facts about Connected Camps Spring Break Camps 2018


  • 2 different spring camps available: Creative Cinema and Survival Rescue
  • Creative Cinema Camp is offered between March 26th – 30th
  • Survival Rescue Camp is offered between April 2nd – 6th
  • For kids between 8-13 years
  • Online, all from the comfort of home
  • Training led by experienced counselors
  • Language: English
  • 90 minutes each day for 5 days (=7.5 hours)
  • Lessons between 3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Pacific Time
  • $20 for each 5-day camp session
  • A Minecraft account is also needed, which you’ll need to purchase separately at minecraft.net. “Minecraft” is a trademark of Mojang AB.

Technical details for online camp sessions


  • PC or Mac version of Minecraft (no tablets or phones)
  • A working microphone, so your child can utilize the audio chat feature in camps
  • All camps are run online in Connected Camps Minecraft servers

Connected Camps offers these 5-days coed online camps for kids 8 to 13 years old. All the Connected Camps programs are taught by experienced counselors. Kids are connected to an inspiring online community of coders, builders, designers and engineers this spring break, all from the comfort of home.

Check out the online Spring Break Camps at ConnectedCamps.com

How is a Minecraft camp different from just playing the game at home?

Over 100 million people have registered worldwide for Minecraft which is one of the top-selling PC games of all time. The game offers players limitless opportunities to build, discover and problem-solve. As players they travel through vast landscapes of mountains, forests, caves and various water bodies. The characters construct homes, caves and objects by breaking and pacing textured cubes in a 3D world while hunting, sailing and farming. I think it is a really fascinating digital world with infinite possibilities to learn new things and be creative.

I think Minecraft has been acknowledged in recent years by many as a good and an engaging educational tool in STEM fields such as coding, video game design and development and more. I think one of the main benefits of the game is that kids get training in how to think critically about their work with the infinite possibilities of the game. In the game, players are able to create themes, storylines, dialogue between characters, objectives, goals, and if they wish, delve deeper into game design & development, modding, and level design.

The difference between joining a camp and just playing the game at home for pure fun is that kids are connected to an inspiring online community of coders, builders, designers and engineers who will offer support and tips. I believe kids will learn a lot faster, which in return will enable even more options to be explored by them.

Conclusion

For kids who want to improve their skills in problem-solving, teamwork and collaboration, planning and being part of a community, I think the spring break camps is an excellent option to either get started or to gain more knowledge. I am convinced that kids will have a great time, and a lot of fun while they’re learning. A win-win deal!

Check out the online Spring Break Camps at ConnectedCamps.com

What do you think about online spring break camps? I would love to hear what you think. Just leave a comment below and I will get back to you!

If you also are interested in online summer camps you can read more about it here.

Marika

6 comments

Wow never thought of doing an online camp, sounds pretty fun. Do you know how many hours a day this camp meets? I’ve never been a part of one of these but definitely know that minecraft is popular right now, I’d love to recommend this to some of my friends with kids in this age. Do you have access or know the best place to check out some online reviews?

Thanks,

Nick

Hi Nick,

Yes, these camps are 90 minutes each day Monday-Friday (=7.5 hours).

About Connected camps reviews, when I check with Google I only seem to find positive posts from other affiliates. The only concerns I have read about is the fact that many parents don’t associate a camp with indoor activities. They really want their kids to go outside and play too.

Marika

Hi Norman,

Thank you for reading!

I have planned to write more posts for parents with toddlers, like suitable experiments for our youngest ones. Stay tuned. 🙂

Marika

Your insight into the Minecraft game is interesting. My son plays it but I would’ve never thought it was actually helping him learn. Instead I thought it was just providing fun but I couldn’t have been anymore wrong, especially if they’re using it as a learning tool in school nowadays. The fact that kids can learn how to code, design and engineer makes this game a no-brainer if you ask me. Cheers

Hi Brandon,

I agree it is really a no-brainer to let kids play the game, especially if combined with lessons held by experienced counselors. If I think about how I myself learn things, I know it is a lot faster if someone shows me how to do things and explains WHY. 🙂

Thank you for reading!

Marika

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