Minecraft Build & Share

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Do you like playing Minecraft? If so, you'll fit right in with our Minecraft Build & Share Group. In this camp, you and your campmates will get to build your own world and share with a small group of like-minded friends.

Sharpen your ability to interact and communicate as a team, all while having fun and honing your Minecraft skills.

Once kids present their creation, other kids naturally have questions and want to learn how they did it. What results is a passionate discussion among kids who all enjoy Minecraft. This is a fabulous way to make friends through shared interests, work on presentation skills, give and receive feedback, and up-level Minecraft skills.

WEEK 9: AUGUST 16-20

AGES: 8-10, 11-12, 13-16

TIME: 10:00am Seattle/ 1:00pm New York/ 6:00pm London (60 minutes)

PRICE: $30 per session billed as a 5-day camp

WEEK 5: JULY 19-23

AGES: 8-10, 11-12, 13-16

TIME: 10:00am Seattle/ 1:00pm New York/ 6:00pm London (60 minutes)

PRICE: $30 per session billed as a 5-day camp


AGES: 8-10, 11-12, 13-16

TIME: 11:00am Seattle/ 2:00pm New York/ 7:00pm London (60 minutes)

PRICE: $30 per session billed as a 5-day camp

INSTRUCTOR: Mark Henkels

Mark has been and continues to be a middle school math teacher for over 20 years in New York state. He's been a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert for 5 years and a Minecraft Global Mentor for 2 years. He lives with his wife, middle school age daughter, and elementary age son in the Poconos of Pennsylvania.

INSTRUCTOR: Maina Gachugu

Maina has been teaching 6th grade for over six years in Kent, Washington. He has a passion for community involvement, so you can usually catch him helping out at after-school events. Maina runs an annual Minecraft Club using Minecraft: Education Edition for the last three years in Kent, focusing on collaborative play and Game-Based Learning. He also is a Professional Learning Specialist for Insight 2 Execution (i2e). Additionally, he is a Graduate student at the University of Washington's iSchool, working towards a Master's of Library and Information Science degree. Maina hopes to make gaming more prevalent in education as a mode of learning, not just entertainment. Maina lives with his partner and puppy in Seattle, loving learning, games, and the outdoors.

INSTRUCTOR: Justin Jager

Justin Jager is an online tutor, coding coach and actor, teaching students online, as well as at the Summer Institute for the Gifted. Justin graduated from University of Connecticut and has been playing Minecraft since he was young. He’s excited to bring his knowledge and passion to Bright & Quirky!

INSTRUCTOR: Owen Groener

As a student who has played Minecraft for over a decade, Owen has been enjoying his time very much at Bright & Quirky! He's passionate about exploring and showing off the wonderful talent and creativity of today’s youth through a safe platform. He enjoys getting to work with 2e kids and play his favorite game, all while stimulating abstract thinking and promoting creative exploration.

"My son really enjoys the experience. He's fairly new to Minecraft, and he's learned from others in class. It's good to see him get excited about the class each week."

— Parent of a Minecraft Build & Share Student