Fun and Safe Multiplayer Minecraft Clubs – Now for Kids Playing All Minecraft Editions

It can be challenging for kids to get started in multiplayer Minecraft and find a safe and fun server. At Connected Camps, our mission is to expand access to these kinds of social and playful experiences, and support the growth of kid-friendly online communities. We’re excited to be moving one step forward in this mission by making it possible for kids to access our Minecraft servers and programs with any device.

We recently upgraded our servers for our Survival and Builder’s club programs so that players can connect with Bedrock in addition to the Java edition of Minecraft. This lets players connect to our Survival and Builder’s clubs in Minecraft with a tablet, mobile phone, Chromebook, Switch, Xbox, PS5 or personal computer. Players of either version will get to participate in the same Minecraft world.

Get your first club session FREE!

Use the coupon code below to get one free club session

Coupon code valid until 1/31/2024.

*One time use, only for a club that your child has not already enrolled in.

Decoding the Differences Between Minecraft Editions

The Java edition was the original version of Minecraft that has spawned a lot of servers and modifications. But Bedrock is easier to get started in. In the years since we started our Minecraft clubs, Bedrock has become more popular than Java because it is more accessible and can be played on phones, tablets, and consoles.

One important note is that if your child has an account on the Education Edition of Minecraft, they won’t be able to access any Bedrock or Java editions servers (including ours).

Here is a quick rundown of the differences between the two versions of Minecraft.

Bedrock

Java

Devices Supported

Windows PCs, Chromebooks, Switch, xBox, PS4/PS6

Windows 7/8/10/11 PCs, Macs, Linux

Computing Requirements

Windows 10 or up, Android, iOS, Chromebook, Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4/5, XBox One

Intel Celeron J4105

Windows 7 and up OR macOS 10.14.5 Mojave and up.

Intel Core i3-3210 3.2 GHz | AMD A8-7600 APU 3.1 GHz | Apple M1 or equivalent

Mods and
Add-Ons

Available via Minecraft Marketplace

Free community made mods available online

Skins

Limited customization. Extra skins available via Minecraft Marketplace

Customizable skins can be made with free online tools

Bedrock does have a few limitations. One is customizability. Access to “mods” (user-level modifications to the game) are very limited. Skin creation is also fairly limited and most premium clothes and accessories will need to be purchased via the Minecraft Marketplace. Bedrock also doesn’t run on Macs. In short – If you have a more advanced gamer or one that wants to explore modding the game, Java edition may be a better option. If you have a child that is just beginning or just wants to play and not code or modify the environment, the Bedrock edition is the better choice.

Fun and Safe Multiplayer Minecraft Experiences

For over 6 years, Connected Camps has offered a free, fun, and safe Minecraft server for kids and offered helpful, research-backed advice for parents in navigating online games. Our Kid Club server and online clubs offer a safe moderated space that allows them to learn new tech skills and improve existing ones, and connect with new friends. In our programs, your child will find a community of gaming enthusiasts who play and create together with the help of expert counselors.

Survival Club in Minecraft provides an adventure-filled guild where a community of like-minded gamers gather and overcome obstacles together. Whether it’s completing quests, defeating evil bosses or helping the team to gather resources to survive there is plenty to do.

Builder’s Club is a community for Minecraft enthusiasts to collaborate in projects and build structures together. It takes the magic of Creative Mode a bit further by making it an enriching experience where kids can brainstorm, make decisions, and accomplish team goals. This is a collaborative club where kids can participate to test and design epic structures.

Our clubs also include two girls’ programs which are inclusive learning communities where we welcome any child who identifies as female. Our friendly atmosphere is the perfect antidote to the sometimes over-competitive and intimidating online social world. We have a Girls’ Builder’s Club and a Girls’ Survival Club.

Again, all of these clubs support Bedrock and Java editions. So no matter what device or version you have your child will be able to participate.

Our clubs offer flexibility and can easily fit into your child’s schedule. We run these clubs in Minecraft 7 days a week. Whether you’re looking for after school or weekend activities for your child we have you covered.

Our clubs are

  • 90 minutes per session
  • Limited to 10 campers
  • Led by a counselor who facilitates fun activities
  • Held virtually through zoom

Here is what parents had to say about our Minecraft clubs:

“My child finds this social group fun and engaging.”

“Our son really loved this group and it gave him a place to play with others without all the pressure of finding a group at school with common interests. He looked forward to it every week!”

“Amazing class! My student loves the easygoing vibe and had fun socializing with other homeschool kids.”

Get your first club session FREE!

Use the coupon code below to get one free club session

Coupon code valid until 1/31/2024.

*One time use, only for a club that your child has not already enrolled in.