Space Exploration and Astronomy in Minecraft Spring Camp!

Thank you for your interest in enrolling your child in our Minecraft + Astronomy camp!

This camp is currently closed for enrollment

Over the five days will use Minecraft to learn about an awesome variety of topics, including:

– Exploring alternate Earth’s and distant exoplanets.
– Learning basic programming skills through an in-game data pack we call barrel-bot
– Designing your own base on Mars to endure the harsh Martian environment

Camp Information

Note here: Seats in this camp are first-come first-serve.


Versant Power Astronomy Center & Jordan Planetarium
University of Maine, 167 Rangeley Rd
Orono, ME 04469

Dates and times

Camp Dates: April 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, & 19th

Morning Session: 9:00AM to 12:00PM
Afternoon Session: 1:00PM to 4:00PM

Parent/Guardians must choose either the morning or afternoon for their student. Each student is expected to attend camp each day. The desired session can be selected in the google form below. Once you have selected the desired session, your student is expected to attend only that session. (not both)

Ages 10 to 14

Transportation is NOT provided. The students’ legal guardian is responsible for ensuring transport to and from the camp.

This camp is about science and learning, not just Minecraft. Make sure your child understands this – we won’t have any player-vs-player (PvP violent play) and won’t be joining any big game servers like Mineplex or Bedwars. We provide Java edition Minecraft accounts and computers for all students and everything is free.

To Enroll

  1. This camp is part of a research study funded by the National Science Foundation run in collaboration with the University of Illinois, University of Maine and University of Pennsylvania. To fully enroll your child, you will need to fill out the WHIMC-UMaine Parental Consent form (link to be sent via email at a future date or filled out in-person on the first day of camp). Your child does not have to participate in the research study to attend camp, we just need to know if they are participating.
  2. Please fill out the WHIMC Emergency Contact Information and Talent Release form and either email it to us or bring it to the first day of camp.
  3. Please fill out this google form. You will receive an email from At that time we will indicate what seats are available. We will also send out the additional links that are not available.

Please reach out to Bryce at if you have any questions.

We look forward to hearing from you!