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Minecraft Camp 2017 – The End of an Era

It was a really fun week with our Crafters.  They went on epic quests, fought big baddies (sometimes of their own design), and built amazing structures.  We hope to see our Crafters back next year–and have new Crafters join us!

Have a great summer–and Happy Crafting!

Minecraft Camp 2017 - Group Photo

Minecraft Camp 2017 Crafters (photo credit:  Matthew Sanders)
L-R, Front Row:  Crafters Victoria, Boyd, Alex, Evan, and Steven
L-R, Back Row:  Crafter Annalee, Counselor Bryson, Camp Facilitator Mr. Cook

Going out with a Bang…

We had a great camp this year, with lots of modding, building, and–of course–crafting.

The camp ended with a one-two punch of awesome:

1.) Crafter Boyd created the insidious “Shadow,” a malevolent force of pure evil.  The students defeated this (very, very difficult) NPC after a long fight, and received whatever they requested as a reward (within reason; “infinite emeralds” was, unfortunately, impossible to fulfill).

2.) After giving the students ten minutes of PVP action–they’d been begging for it all week–Counselor Bryson (“Mr. Willis” to the Crafters) created a MASSIVE TNT block to end the game with a bang.  The explosion was so huge, it crashed the server!  No worries, though–Mr. Cook saved the game map right before the carnage.  Maybe next year’s Campers can rebuild?

Some major destruction to end camp.  But from Chaos comes Order.

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Battle of Creepzilla

As we type this post, Crafter Boyd is describing the big bad boss he created, “Shadow.”  The students have been playing around with the Custom NPCs mod (as well as a few others) today, and Crafter Boyd has cooked up an epic quest (pictures to come).

This morning, crafters fought Creepzilla, who terrorized Seyda Neen (after Creepzilla was slain, Seyda Neen exploded–d’oh!).

What a Creep(er)

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Screenshots from Day 2

We’re already halfway through Minecraft Camp 2017–we can’t believe it!  Our Crafters are making some amazing stuff (and our Counselor Bryson made a tower out of pumpkins).  Check out what they’ve been cookin’ up today!

 

A Pumpkin Tower, lots of houses–including a big one–and a HUGE explosion.  The students will colonize the crater tomorrow; there’s already talk of a prison (!) and a vault going in.

Day 2 of Crafting is Underway!

We’re back for another day of Minecraft Camp!  Here’s the plan for today:

  • We installed the Custom NPCs mod, a perennial camp favorite.  We’ll begin playing around with that later this morning.
  • Camp Counselor Bryson Willis has constructed “Trump’s Vault,” which is full of goodies.  It’s hidden in a forest to the west of the fishing village he built yesterday.
  • Players are still working on their home village, and are (slowly) colonizing “Newland.”

Here are some views of the sunset from the Newland coast:

Who knew blocks could be so beautiful?