Space Exploration and Astronomy in Minecraft Spring Camp!

Thank you for your interest in enrolling your child in our Minecraft + Astronomy camp!

We are still open for enrollment!

Over the five days will use Minecraft to learn about an awesome variety of topics, including:

– Exploring alternate Earth’s and distant exoplanets.
– Learning basic programming skills through an in-game data pack we call barrel-bot
– Designing your own base on Mars to endure the harsh Martian environment

Camp Information

Location
Room 160 Collaboration Center
7500 W Montrose Ave, Norridge, IL 60706
https://www.d234.org/

Dates and times
July 29 through August 2
9:00am to 12:30pm
Ages 10 to 14

Transportation is NOT provided. Until we have consent for participation and other required paperwork the students’ legal guardian is responsible for ensuring transport to and from the camp. Parents may waive or reassign pickup (to friends, siblings, etc) on the first day.

This camp is about science and learning, not just Minecraft. Make sure your child understands this – we won’t have any player-vs-player (PvP violent play, big game servers like Mineplex or Bedwars). We provide Minecraft accounts and computers for all students and everything is free!

To Enroll

  1. This camp is part of a research study funded by the National Science Foundation run in collaboration with the University of Illinois and University of Pennsylvania. To fully enroll your child, you will need to fill out and email us the parent consent form or bring it on the first day of camp. Your child does not have to participate in the research study to attend camp, we just need to know if they are participating.
  2. Please fill out the [emergency contact information] and talent release form and either email it to us at whimc@education.illinois.edu or bring it to the first day of camp.
  3. Please fill out this [google form]. You will receive an email from whimc@education.illinois.edu confirming signup and more details on the camp. We look forward to hearing from you!