SUMMER
CAMPS

Minecraft Survival Camp (Ages 9-12) - July 12th to 16th

Jump into the world of Minecraft with us as we advance our knowledge of Survival Mode! Work as a team to gather resources, defend your base and venture into the nether, while improving your knowledge of the game.

$99.99

per week

(Canadian dollars. Plus tax)

Price Includes

  • 2 hour instructor-led sessions every day for 5 days
  • Pre-start "Tech Check" to help you get setup
  • Tech support available by phone, chat and email
  • Access to our Private Game Servers during Camp

Times

All times are Mountain Time
-1 hour for Pacific Time (2pm becomes 1pm)
+2 hours for Eastern Time (2pm becomes 4pm)

11am MST
11am MST
3pm MST
3pm MST
Clear

Basic Details

Dates:

July 12th to 16th 2021

Skill Level:

Beginner to Advanced

Ages:

9 to 12

Sessions:

2 hours, for 5 days, Mon - Fri

Scroll Down for a full Program Description!

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Private & Secure

Play on Private Servers with just your fellow kids and your host

Supervised & Structured

One of our Vetted and Experienced Hosts is with the kids all the time

Small Groups

Up to 6 kids are in each session, led by a dedicated Codo Host

Free Time For Parents

Get predictable time where a Codo Host will Supervise and Entertain

Positive Role Models

Our Hosts are the kind of people kids look up to and respect

Socialization

Socialize with other kids in a safe and controlled environment

Program Description

This Camp is suitable for kids ages 9 to 12

In Minecraft we will expand our knowledge of the game and work on advanced techniques such as automatic farms, Redstone builds and potions.

We lay the foundation so your child is ready for the quest one day to slay the Ender Dragon. Don’t worry if that doesn’t mean much to you, but trust us that it’s pretty cool!

Together we will complete challenges that will help improve your child’s game play while also working on cooperation and teamwork.

Your child will socialize and build confidence while playing through our guided content with our specialized Codo Staff.

We will learn through collaborating together as well as opportunities for individual problem solving.

 

 

 

Topics Covered

  • Survival Mode Minecraft
  • Connecting to a private Minecraft Server
  • Surviving the Nether
  • Potion Making and Enchantments
  • Redstone
  • Team Base Building and Defense
  • Venture to the end with your Minecraft team!
  • Socializing and learning teamwork to achieve victory

Typical Agenda

  • Introductions (get to know the Instructor and other kids)
  • Fun Icebreakers
  • Minecraft challenge explanation
  • Guided Minecraft play on our Private Server
  • Fun break time activities and games
  • In-game presentations to the other kids

Stuff Your Kid Will Want To Know

Hey Expert Minecraft survivalists! Do you love Minecraft, because we sure do!

Join us for this camp as we put our survival knowledge to the test. We’ll be playing on our own Private Minecraft Server, full of awesome maps and plug-ins.

We will learn how to protect our team base from Mob attacks with Redstone-powered trapped doors and arrow filled dispensers. Those mobs won’t stand a chance!

You’re probably already an expert at farming and taming pets, so let’s work on creating automatic farms so you can gather those resources faster.

Help your team bravely venture into the Nether to gather resources for potion making and discover the secrets of Netherite.

On the last day of camps we’ll find and create the End portal so we can find the End and battle the Ender Dragon!

How Codo Camps Work

Codo Camps are a great activity to help kids develop social skills, have positive adult role models and make new friends. They’re also all a ton of fun!

Bonus: parents get a predictable 2 hours where their kids are safe, supervised and learning new skills!

Everyone (kids and the Host) is able to communicate through our custom video conferencing software called Base Camp. This allows everyone to see and hear everyone else. There’s up to 6 kids in each session, plus the Host, so plenty of individual attention.

Something To Look Forward To

Weeklong Camps

We're Kinda Like Their Cool Cousin

Hosted By Awesome Adults

It takes a special kind of person to be a great Codo Host. Luckily for us, we’ve got lots of them!

Our Instructors all come from Laser City (our laser tag facilities in Alberta), so are already awesome at working with kids.

Way Cooler Than Online School Was!

See And Hear Each Other

Our video conferencing system (Base Camp) allows all the kids to see and hear each other, as well as their Host.

We actively want them to be talking and interacting, so no always-muted here (like some online schools do!)

Always Something New To Learn

Become A Gaming Pro

Whether it’s Roblox, Minecraft or Among Us, there’s always something new to learn!

Our Hosts are experts and can help your child with any of their questions!

Stay Safe Online

Safe, Secure and Private

Safety is a our number 1 priority. All of our Hosts are vetted and supervised.

Our video calls are secure and private (only the kids and host on them), and we only play games on private servers (no random people!)

Use Things You Probably Already Own

Simple Technology

We’ve worked hard to make Codo as accessible as possible to everyone, so there’s no complicated hardware required. Most families already have everything needed. 

And we’re always here to help make sure it’s setup properly!

Hardware and Software

Click a Button to see how to use each Hardware option!
Basecamp is our video conferencing system

Run both Minecraft/Roblox and Basecamp on
a Windows or Mac laptop.
Most reasonable new computers will be fine

Windows or Mac Laptop for BasecampiPad for Minecraft/Roblox

Run Minecraft/Roblox and Basecamp
on a Windows PC or Mac with a webcam.
Most reasonable new computers will be fine

Windows PC or Mac with a webcam for BasecampiPad for Minecraft/Roblox

Unfortunately Chromebooks can’t run Minecraft/Roblox.
You can use them for Basecamp (video chat), but you’ll need another device for Minecraft/Roblox – an iPad for example

Chromebook for Basecamp

iPad for Minecraft/Roblox

Unfortunately you cannot use just an iPad.
You’ll also need a PC, Mac or Chromebook for Basecamp (the Video Chat).

Unfortunately you cannot use just a phone.
While you can use a phone for Minecraft and then a PC, Mac or Chromebook for the Video Chat, we strongly suggest an iPad instead.
Playing Minecraft on a tiny phone screen isn’t a super fun time!

Unfortunately Minecraft/Roblox on Switch’s isn’t supported by Codo Camps or Clubs. You’ll need a PC, Mac or iPad.

Unfortunately Minecraft/Roblox on Playstation’s or Xbox’s isn’t supported for Codo Camps or Clubs.
You’ll need a PC, Mac or iPad.

Run both Minecraft/Roblox and Basecamp on
a Windows or Mac laptop.
Most reasonable new computers will be fine

Windows or Mac Laptop for BasecampiPad for Minecraft/Roblox

Run Minecraft/Roblox and Basecamp
on a Windows PC or Mac with a webcam.
Most reasonable new computers will be fine

Windows PC or Mac with a webcam for BasecampiPad for Minecraft/Roblox

Unfortunately Chromebooks can’t run Minecraft/Roblox.
You can use them for Basecamp (video chat), but you’ll need another device for Minecraft/Roblox – an iPad for example

Chromebook for Basecamp

iPad for Minecraft/Roblox

Unfortunately you cannot use just an iPad.
You’ll also need a PC, Mac or Chromebook for Basecamp (the Video Chat).

Unfortunately you cannot use just a phone.
While you can use a phone for Minecraft and then a PC, Mac or Chromebook for the Video Chat, we strongly suggest an iPad instead.
Playing Minecraft on a tiny phone screen isn’t a super fun time!

Unfortunately Minecraft/Roblox on Playstation’s or Xbox’s isn’t supported for Codo Camps or Clubs.
You’ll need a PC, Mac or iPad.

Whatever devices you’re using, we always suggest headphones!

What People Are Saying

Frequently Asked Questions

Legitimate questions!

We’re a business based in Alberta, Canada. Our main business is our laser tag facilities in Edmonton and Calgary called Laser City. We’ve been around for 8 years now. Click Here to visit the Laser City website!

We started Codo in May 2020 after temporarily closing our laser tag facilities in mid-March due to the pandemic.

We wanted to help keep kids social, having fun and being safe online. It also allowed us to hire a ton of our part time staff back to run our online camps, clubs and parties.

Since then we’ve grown a ton and hosted hundreds of kids!

Codo Camps are online weeklong camps for kids ages 6 to 12. They’re based around kids favourite games (like Minecraft, Roblox and Among Us) and are hosted by our awesome staff. They’re safe, secure, supervised and convenient.

Kids get to socialize with other kids, make new friends, learn about their favourite games, and more.

Parents get some predictable free time, knowing their kids are being supervised. Plus, no driving them all over town!

We totally understand that the concept of Codo is completely new to most people. Take a look around our site to learn more, but please get in touch if you’re left with un-answered questions.

Generally no. Most kids are absolutely fine on their own once they get going. Some younger kids might need to assistance from mom or dad with using the computer, but we make everything super simple.
 
Before your first camp you’ll do an orientation to make sure all of your technology is properly setup and everything is working.
 
It’s totally cool if you want to hang out with your child, but most parents take the opportunity to get some work done or have a break while their kids are at Codo Club.

Yes. Our camps are private (it’s only the kids in that camp and their host) and secure (we use a unique “Codo Code” system to prevent un-authorized access).

All of our Hosts are vetted and trained, plus all our camps are monitored by a supervisor at all times.

One of the big advantages of Codo Club is that your child can play online with other people, but without the dangers of playing with strangers

Codo Club is made up of two parts: Base Camp (our video conferencing system) and the actual game itself.

Depending on how you play the game, you can often use the same device for both (usually a PC or a Mac). But sometimes it makes more sense to play the game on a different device (like an iPad) and then use a computer (including a Chromebook) for the video conferencing part.

Take a look at the Hardware section above to see all the different combinations. If you want to check your setup, just get in touch and we’ll guide you through!

For Software, you’ll just need a web browser (Google Chrome is best) and then a copy of the game on whatever device you’re using. 

Each camp is ran by a live adult host. They’re there to organize the activities, supervise the game play, help the kids as needed and generally entertain!

All of our hosts are vetted and experienced with kids. They’re all adults and work for our Laser Tag facility, Laser City.

They either work from home or from one of our locations in Edmonton or Calgary. To be honest, they’re awesome. They’re the cool older cousin!

Up to 6, plus the Host. (Among Us Clubs have up to 9, to make the games run better)

Fair point! We feel there’s “good screen time” and “bad screen time”, and we obviously feel our clubs fall into the “good” category.

Why? Well, rather than just mindlessly watching YouTube or playing video games, while kids are in our clubs they’re getting to socialize, develop important communication skills, plus being exposed to positive role models (our hosts).

We totally understand that parents are wary about adding more screen time to their kids days, but our clubs are about as good as screen time can be!

Awesome, we want to hear them!

The world has changed a lot in the last year, and there’s lots of questions. The whole concept of Codo didn’t exist a few months ago, but now it’s real thing, but to people new to it, there’s lots of questions.

Please get in touch. We’ll take the time to answer your questions and concerns, even if they might seem silly.

Call us at 780-800-2324, email us at hello@codo.ca or use the chat in the corner. We’re friendly people, we promise!

About our Codo Hosts

Our Hosts are amazing! Part aspirational role model, part older cousin, part cool teacher.

They’re all experienced, vetted and supervised. They’re also all adults – no high-schoolers here. 

Ready To Book?

Hopefully Codo sounds awesome! If so, we'd love to have you join us!

If you've got some burning questions, we'd love to help! Give us a call at 780-800-2324, use the Chat in the bottom right, or email us hello@codo.ca