Required: Experienced with Minecraft and interested in programming. Campers will be divided into 2 age groups: Gr. 2-4 and Gr. 5-8. This MODDING camp can be taken repeatedly! Kids NEVER reach the end. When taken multiple times, campers are challenged to write more complex code and build more mods, all NEW. Did you know that MinecraftTM was built using JavaTM code? In this camp, campers will build their own Minecraft servers in Java. If your camper aspires to be the greatest Minecraft warrior of all time, this camp is for them. While building a variety of “games within the game” using a code editor that supports both drag-and-drop and text-based programming in a single environment, campers will learn valuable real-world programming skills. This camp is a brilliant way for kids to explore their creativity through real computing and have a blast sharing their mods with their friends in and out of camp! Kids are challenged to progress from drag-and-drop to text-based programming, and the unique code editor allows campers to learn at their own pace while participating in a group. This camp provides a foundation in fundamental concepts like algorithms, data types, variables and loops. Campers may use their own Minecraft account if they bring their login credentials with them. Otherwise we will provide Minecraft and Modding accounts for in-class use. To purchase your own Minecraft™ account use this link: minecraft.net/store Purchase a JAVA edition for desktop version of Minecraft™ ($26.95.