Minecrafter Camp

An innovative coding camp for rising 5th-12th grade students



Session I: JUNE 3-8, 2018. Grades 5-8. To register click here.

Session II: JULY 8-13, 2018. Grades 9-12. To register click here


For more information please contact the IDEAL office.

Our Minecrafter camp is designed to introduce middle and high school students to computer programming,computer coding and video game design. Computers are an incredible tool and the use of computers will continue to grow throughout the 21st century. Even if your student is not interested in a career as a computer programmer, learning to program will allow your student to think computationally, which in turn can lead to better performance across all disciplines.

Our Minecrafter Camp introduces students to the world of programming,world of coding and lays the groundwork for the students to move on to increasing complex programming projects.

 Session topics and activities include:

  • Principles of Programming
  • Introduction to Animation
  • Creating a Video Game

The camp goals are to provide students with information regarding:

  • Computational Thinking
  • Programming
  • Video Game Design
  • The academic skills necessary to succeed

Additional Information


Classes are team taught by experienced university faculty and industry professionals to emphasize hands-on activities. Classes are interdisciplinary to allow campers to explore the many aspects of electronic media through the lens of a professional. Students will be grouped into classes by grade level.

Room & Board

Students are housed in Texas Tech residence halls. Each camper will have one roommate. Campers may request a roommate (not guaranteed). Students will be supervised at all times by trained camp counselors. Meals are served daily in a Texas Tech dining hall. Each student will receive a linen set/package that includes: Flat Sheet, Fitted Sheet, Blanket, Pillow & Pillow Case, 2 Towels, 2 Hand Towels, 2 Washcloths, Bath Soap, and Disposable Cup. No changes in linens provided during stay.


Evenings are devoted to traditional summer fun that includes swimming, basketball, and volleyball at the TTU Student Rec Center, a pizza party, a trip to Main Event and college readiness activities.

Registration Guidelines

Registration fee includes instruction, supervision, room and board, lines set/package, a camp t-shirt and evening recreation.