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Minecraft Summer Camp

Monday, July 3, 2023
 – Friday, July 7, 2023
 | 9:00 am
 – 5:00 pm 
 | $150
Registration required | Recommended for ages 8–12

Registration will open on June 15, 2023.

Join MOCA Toronto for its first week-long summer camp, developed in partnership with select students and graduates of the John H. Daniels School of Architecture. This week-long programme explores concepts of city-building, technology and urban design through Minecraft. Each day, participants will be led by the camp leaders in play directed by an expansive curriculum on architectural design. Campers will develop skills around design, teamwork, visual communication and creativity. The programme will merge the worlds of play and architectural studies to better understand our built environment. 

This summer camp programme is informed by MOCA’s current exhibition Impostor Cities, which is all about Canada’s architectural identity and the way Canada’s buildings and cities double as other places in film and television. Exploring new directions for architecture, Impostor Cities brings us together in a shared cityscape — likewise, this camp examines Minecraft as a powerful site of architectural experience, expression and authenticity that functions as a tool to recreate locations. 

Please note that a laptop, charger and Minecraft: Java Edition are required for this activity. These activities are youth-friendly and ideally geared towards ages 8-12, but every activity can be adapted to suit the needs and capabilities of each participant.


Yes, campers are required to register for the entire week. The fee for the camp is for the full week, with registration covering Monday to Friday, 9:00 am–5:00 pm.

No, lunch and snacks are not provided for the campers. Campers should bring two snacks, a lunch and water with them to camp. Parents/guardians will be emailed prior to the camp start date with additional details on what is needed for each day.

MOCA’s Learning Team has worked closely with students and graduates of the John H. Daniels School of Architecture to develop an engaging camp curriculum that draws from the concepts and themes of MOCA’s architectural history and current exhibition Impostor Cities. In the mornings, campers can expect to interact with museum content in various ways, such as exhibition tours and arts-based activities led by MOCA’s Arts Educators. The afternoons will be Minecraft focused and led by Minecraft-specific facilitators.

Unfortunately, MOCA is only able to offer one week of the camp programme at this time. MOCA also offers camp models over the spring and winter holiday seasons. 

Yes, laptop, charger and Minecraft: Java Edition are required for this activity.

About the John H. Daniels School of Architecture

The Architecture Applied Landscape Design (AALD) is a University of Toronto student-based club that operates out of the Daniels Faculty. AALD utilizes a distinctive hands-on approach to foster student learning through workshops and academic assistance.

About the Facilitator

Tarek Mokhalalati is an Architecture and Visual Studies graduate from the John H. Daniels School of Architecture. He is the lead developer of the Daniels Minecraft camp curriculum and programming, with a decade of experience in Minecraft.

Image courtesy Impostor Cities.

Venue Information

MOCA Toronto

158 Sterling Rd
Toronto, ON  M6R 2B7

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