Minecraft SurvivalCraft Academy

Learn the essential skills to mine, craft and create in Minecraft!

June 21-25
9 am–3:30 pm
Boy and girls ages 8-14

Tuition: $490
Deposit required: $490
Space is limited to 12 campers. Minimum of 5 required.

Minecraft Survivalcraft Academy is full, and we are sorry that we cannot accept additional registrations.

Program Highlights
In SurvivalCraft Academy, campers will ‚Äčlearn the essential skills to mine, craft and create in MineCraft! Move beyond the creative mode and learn how to mine and harvest all of the needed supplies to thrive and survive in the game. Campers will learn how probability can help them become better miners, apply their math knowledge to plan for larger projects, be introduced to logic and programming through redstone contraptions, learn about economics through bartering, and much more. By the end of the week, each student will have learned how to efficiently gather resources, craft their own tools, and create a working homestead with a farm. The daily themes are shelter, farming, animals, redstone and magic. Students will also be given tiered daily challenges to engage students of all Minecraft experience levels.

Camp Staff
Corey Kilbane, co-founder and director of the IdeaLabs at Penn Charter, will direct this camp. With over a decade of working with students, Corey has also been recognized as leader in the field of technology and education. In addition to supporting teachers and students in the IdeaLabs, Corey teaches atoms and reactions, bits and bots, and service through design. He got his start teaching by creating science magic shows for local schools while studying biochemistry at Washington University in St. Louis. He went on to study organocatalyst methodology as a graduate student at University of Chicago, before returning to education. As a teacher, he continues to develop new curriculum with a high-tech hands-on approach. Recent projects include: gamifying Kerbal Space Program and Minecraft for the classroom, presenting about Making as Learning at conferences including South by Southwest, developing an innovation curriculum with a Wharton professor, serving as a Smithsonian 3D digitization partner, and a summer teaching associate at the National Museum of American History, where he has implemented an interdisciplinary approach to teaching the history and engineering of circuits.


2021 Enrollment Information for One-Week Specialty Camps

Enrollment is limited, so please register early. Full payment is due at time of registration in order to hold a spot for your child and is nonrefundable. We accept credit card, money order or check payable to William Penn Charter School. If registering after June 1, full payment is due in the form of a credit card or money order. 

Please note: This year we are not able to offer a lunch option or extended-day. Campers must bring their own lunch, including a beverage.

All campers must have a physical examination prior to camp. Print and complete this physical exam form for each camper and returned to the summer camp office before the first day of camp.

By registering, campers and their families agree that should they develop any symptoms in the weeks leading up to camp or during camp, (or have exposure to persons who are ill with covid-19 symptoms) they will immediately and voluntarily withdraw from participation in the camp until they have confirmed negative test results and are cleared by a physician. If there are any exposures during our camp, PC’s on-site nurse will conduct contact tracing and families will be notified of any concerns. 

Welcome letters for our specialty camps are available here and on our registration site:

Science Stem Camp 
Science Discovery Camp 
Robotics Camp (to come)
Junior Robotics Camp 
Girls Empowerment Camp 
Minecraft SurvivalCraft Academy 
Minecraft SurvivalCraft Virtual (to come)
Beginner Chess Camp 
Intermediate/Advanced Chess Camp
Young Architects 

Contact Information
If you have questions, contact:

April Witherspoon, Director of Specialty Camps
215-844-3460 ext. 177
Summer Camps Office
215-844-3460 ext. 364