Minecraft Residential Camps

Swap the tablet for the trees and the computer for the real thing, as Minecraft Comes to Moray! Following on from the success from our Minecraft Holiday Clubs, you can now join us for the experience of a lifetime on our Minecraft Residential Camps!

Take on challenges and learn new skills during an amazing 4 day / 3 night wild Minecraft adventure, during the summer holidays, on the stunning coastline of the Moray Firth. Our Minecraft Residential Camps provide a safe, educational and fun filled wild camping experience for children aged 8-12 years. Our qualified and experienced leaders will ensure that everyone has a great time, is challenged, and goes home with a sense of achievement and some incredible memories.


*Not an official Minecraft product. Not approved by or associated with Mojang.*

Held in Culbin Forest on the stunning Moray Coast, we have fantastic access to the woodlands and shoreline. The residential camps are more adventurous 3 night camps, where the participants will have the chance to learn camp craft, experience the lure of a night in the woods and get to sleep in hammocks or tipis (boys & girls will be separated in groups of 3 or 4 in each tipi).

Grey and common seals, as well as red squirrels, are often visitors to the site. Minecraft favourites, Steve and The Creeper might make an appearance too!

Minecraft activities will include a selection of those listed below:

  • Minecraft Themed Games and Team Building Challenges – The Creeper Staking Game or Dimond Treasure Hunt
  • Establish your Base – Den building with natural shelters
  • Navigation – Locating Points in the Forest
    Mask Making – Minecraft Characters
  • Collect Materials & Resources
  • Use your Crafting Table to Gain the Tools you need
  • Crafting – Catapults, Spears, Cordage and Leather Purses
  • Traditional Firelighting & Cooking on Camp Fire – Including Evening Meals
  • Discover items you need to Survive
  • Thrive in the forest and coastline around Forres

There is no permanent infrastructure so we spend the duration of the camp outdoors, in the clear, fresh Scottish air. We do however, have plenty of shelters to protect us from the clear, fresh Scottish rain! These sessions are for children aged 8-12 years old. No previous experience of Minecraft necessary.

Accommodation is in tipis, hammocks or tents and our bathroom facilities consist of a composting toilet and camp shower. Wild things! provide all food, necessary field equipment, tools, and outdoor clothing.

Instruction and supervision is provided by our qualified and experienced Wild things! activity leaders. Maximum group size is 12 participants. Emergency Transport (4-wheel drive vehicle) is always available.

These sessions are for children aged 8-12 years old. No previous experience of Minecraft necessary. Parents MUST remain in local area and be contactable AT ALL TIMES while child is on residential camp.

There are a minimum of two Wild things! leaders available at all times during the overnights on the camp, with additional volunteer help. All meals and equipment are provided. Compost toilet is available on sight. 

Participants are required to bring:

  • Suitable outdoor footwear
  • Warm and waterproof clothing
  • We can provide some additional kit if required

Minecraft Residential Camps are excellent value at just *£220 per participant for the full 4 days and 3 nights. Please select your chosen camp from the options listed above and complete the online booking form and make payment to confirm your place.

Please feel free to Contact Us for additional information about our holiday clubs, or if you wish to pay a deposit to secure your booking.

*A limited number of concessions are available for students, unemployed and low income families. Please get in touch for further information about these places.

“The camp was one of the best five days of my life” – Residential Camp Participant

“Chuffed that she got over her fear of falling asleep at bed time in the wild with people she never knew. We’re both so appreciative that the team made such a big effort to help her during her homesick moment. Keep up the good work guys. You’re all doing an awesome job.” – Residential Camp Participant’s Parent