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Survival Saturday Minecraft (Remote)

Welcome to "Survival Saturday" Remote Minecraft! Participants will have access AU's Minecraft world from the comfort of their own home and instantly connect with friends all over the community. Minecraft is a class designed for participants to use interests in Minecraft to improve computer skills and to engage in socialization and peer relationship development skills in a non-threatening way. Skills and strategies for turn-taking, working collaboratively, and social problem solving will be targeted through team projects, missions, and goals. Staff will support participants as much or as little as needed, challenging them to navigate Minecraft, practice programming skills, and improve technology savvy. To provide additional social opportunities, participants will be offered to utilize Zoom throughout Remote Minecraft classes. Zoom allows participants to talk with each other verbally instead of messaging in the actual game! Our Minecraft Survival Saturdays will take place in a new world separate from the other virtual world where participants will be ONLY in survival mode. They can work together to build and secure food or venture out and try to survive alone. Mobs can and will spawn in caves and during the night so craft a hut and a bed and try to survive till morning! There is the availability for player vs. player between participants with consent from both parties, but if you do not want to engage in player vs. player it's not required.

Category: Social Class

Ages: 7+

Criteria: Open to the public/participants of all abilities

Goals: Improve social skills, problem-solving skills, improving computer skills

Outcomes: Peer-relationships, Minecraft competency, managing emotions while interacting with peers

* "Survival Saturday" can be included in other Minecraft packages if you desire to participate multiple times during the week


* Program Director will follow-up with each participant enrolled to provide Remote Minecraft Guidelines and Expectations

** Parents and/or Caregivers are responsible to monitor messaging within the gaming system if needed to ensure safety precautions are followed

  • $285
  • Sep 23 - Dec 23
  • Survival Saturday (10:15-11:15a)
    • Saturday10:15am - 11:15am
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Please contact us with questions or concerns:

Craig Jones, Program Operations Director
P: (585) 248-9011, ext. 116

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