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Minecraft: Apprentice
Grades: K-1

What wonders await in your Minecraft world?  As a Minecraft Apprentice, campers will explore custom-built Minecraft worlds with their fellow campers.  On their journey, they’ll complete fun mini-games, create digital art projects and discover hidden treasures and secrets.  They’ll also be learning and practicing core computer skills including; mouse control, typing, navigating a digital space, and more.

21st Century & SEL Skill Focus: Problem Solving, Collaboration, Initiative, Empathy. Learn more about other skills we build through The EDMO Method.

Please note that campers work in pairs or teams and share computers. This allows for a more collaborative process, as well as more comprehensive and innovative projects. Plus, it’s more fun!

Sample Projects

Build a House

Build a House

Campers will be given a set of blocks, decorations and tools, and get to design and build a house.

This project will focus on 3D spatial reasoning, as campers navigate their in-game building space plot and construct their project.  They will also practice mouse skills to manage their game inventory and select the various blocks used in building.

Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunt

This Minecraft world is full of hidden artifacts and secret areas.  As they venture into it, campers will be challenged to explore the world and find as much treasure as they can.

Campers will practice 3D navigation and keyboard skills as they move around the Minecraft world.  They will also be challenged to flex their logic and reasoning skills to complete puzzles that “unlock” the treasures.

Minecraft Art Gallery

Minecraft Art Gallery

Campers will be given an assortment of colorful blocks, which they can use to create a massive “pixel art” project to add to EDMO’s Minecraft Art Gallery.

This project will allow campers to practice their creativity and innovation, as well as mouse and keyboard skills to select and place Minecraft blocks.

Sample Schedule

  • A Day in the Life...

Some kids thrive on routines and harmony. Others not so much. Good news! We’ve found the secret recipe that works for all EDMO campers!

Day/Time Click Each Activity Below to Learn More
8:00-9:00AM AM Program

During our EDMO AM Program, campers start the day listening to music, playing games and doing structured art projects. The AM Program allows campers time to engage and wake up for the day.

8:50-9:00AM Drop-Off

Be greeted by name or a high five by a professional staff member…dressed in a mermaid costume or a Viking hat. In a hurry? Pull up and we’ll open the door for you. In no rush? Park your car, come right in and shake your counselor’s fin.

9:00-9:30AM Morning Rally

Although we have a strict “No Nuts” food policy, we have also have a strict “Go Nuts” rally policy. You never know what surprises await when staff and kids take the stage for songs, skits, dress up days, and ridiculous contests.

9:30-10:30AM Game Time

Game Time is all about playing games and having some good ‘ol run-around time. During Game Time, campers will participate in organized recreation activities designed to promote teamwork, collaboration and fun physical activity.

10:30-10:50AM Snack

Active minds lead to hungry bellies! Don’t forget to pack a healthy snack for your camper every morning…with no nuts of course! Remember: If you ordered a delicious lunch, you automatically receive a healthy morning snack!

10:50-11:50AM Enrichment 1

During enrichment stations, campers really get into the weekly theme and curriculum. Campers are introduced to the weekly subject and concepts, learn new skills and facts, and design, create and build daily and weekly projects.

11:50AM-12:25PM Lunch

Add a delicious lunch each day. It’s a snap! Just click/check the lunch box on your enrollment form and a quality lunch will be delivered to camp daily. Rather pack your own lunch? Please just do not bring any products that contain: cashews, almonds, brazil nuts, pine nuts, walnuts or heaven forbid, the “‘Mother of All Nut Allergies”—the peanut.

12:30-1:30PM Enrichment 2

During enrichment stations, campers really get into the weekly theme and curriculum. Campers are introduced to the weekly subject and concepts, learn new skills and facts, and design, create and build daily and weekly projects.

1:35-2:35PM Team Time

In Team Time, we focus on team building and community. We get to know our teammates names, meet our Kimochis’ friends, create team names and cheers, and play the EDMO Vibe Game.

2:40-3:00PM Closing Rally

Our Afternoon rally ends the day in an upbeat way. This gives staff  a chance to wrap up the day, make announcements for the days to follow and give SNAPS!

3:00-3:15PM Pick-Up

Pull up or walk up, whichever you fancy. Either way we’ll make a point to let you know something special about your child’s day. Look out for our daily email from the Camp Director detailing the activities at your camp location, along with a reminder to visit EDMO At Home to see what to look forward to tomorrow and suggested activities, books, websites, museum exhibitions, and more ways to keep the curiosity going.

3:15-6:00PM PM Extended Day, PM Snack & Free Play

During our EDMO PM Program, campers are given time to have a snack and participate in some free play before the PM enrichment program begins. The PM program curriculum will follow the themes of each week in Tech and Science/Makers. See theme descriptions for specific PM theme. Parents are welcome to pick up any time between 3:15-6PM…but no later please! Our staff needs to get home too.

“This was our first time with EDMO and we will be back next summer! The Instructors and Director were always enthusiastic and happy which is very important for parents to see!”
– 1st Grade, Los Altos Parent