Maker camps

Uniquely creative settings open up possibilities


Find maker camps near you, as listed below, and grow skills in the exciting world of technology development. One aspect critical to the success of maker camps is the open-ended diversity of projects that kids can take part in or explore. Makerspace culture features shared spaces, with a juxtaposition of kids working on projects that may all be quite different from each other.  Read more

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    Crescent Camps & Summer Programs   
    Our Camps and Programs reflect Crescent School's excellence in academics, robotics, athletics, business, leadership and the arts, with highly qualified, enthusiastic instructors and staff in our exceptional facilities.

    North Toronto, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $340/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 340 6-17 0 North Toronto, Toronto
    Innova STEM Labs   
    STEM based camp and workshops •3D Design and Printing •Robotics • Mechatronics •Virtual & Augmented Reality •Internet Of Things (IoT) • Computer programming •Video Game Design

    Mississauga

    Education: STEM

    • Ages 5 to 16
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Day, Program, family
    from $99/month
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed, Girls, Boys 99 5-16 1 Mississauga
    Active Scholars   
    A unique summer experience, Where Sports Meets Educations and campers get to engage in both STEM Learning & Basketball or Soccer Development. Each week we offer a unique experience for continued growth and engagement.

    Ajax; Guelph; North Toronto, Toronto

    Education (multi)

    • Ages 7 to 13
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $185/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 185 7-13 2 Ajax, Guelph, North Toronto, Toronto
    Ross Creek Centre for the Arts   
    SummerArts combines the best of camp with the best of the arts, with great food, a full rec schedule, campfire, and of course a core of incredible arts programming, all on a beautiful campus overlooking the Bay of Fundy.

    Canning

    Art (multi)

    • Ages 5 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, Program, family
    from $290/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed 290 5-18 3 Canning
    Summer Youth Programming at the Daniels Faculty   
    Summer STEAM camps for children from ages 9-14. The theme for this summer’s youth programs is Drones in the City. We will explore the potential of this disruptive technology and how the city design might respond.

    Downtown West, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 9 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $400/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 400 9-14 4 Downtown West, Toronto
    Spirit of Math   
    Does your child love math challenges? Spirit of Math’s summer camps focus on the core topics from our curriculum with an extensive range of fun & exciting summer camps designed to challenge students from grades 2 - 9.

    Alberta (1); Ontario (3)

    Education: Math

    • Ages 4 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $275/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 275 4-17 5 Leaside, Toronto, Willowdale, Toronto, Richmond Hill, Markham, Calgary
    Idea Lab Kids Oakville   
    Innovative programming with a focus on STEM. Summer camp, after school, birthdays and more. Courses for all ages in coding, game design, circuitry, toy engineering, the arts, VR, robotics, 3D printing, cooking and more!

    Oakville

    Education: STEM

    • Ages 4 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $154/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 154 4-14 6 Oakville
    VEX Robotic Science Summer Game   
    Two weeks robotics summer camp program for students Gr 3 to Gr 12. Will be using VEX-IQ, EDR Cortex, V5 Platform. Topics covered will include solving technical challenges, programming/coding, and robotics competition.

    Richmond; Vancouver

    Computer : Robotics

    • Ages 7 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $400/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 400 7-17 7 Richmond, Vancouver



    Maker camps have similarities to related tech kids camps such as STEM camps, Minecraft camps, kids' LEGO camps, and others. All of these offer a technology-heavy orientation, focused on appealing to kids' budding technology interests. Some key concepts relatively unique to makerspace are hands-on acticvity and collaboration. 

    Camp activities often involve electronics, an integration with coding skills, and may also include hand crafts and hand tools as well as improvisation. Among other things, makerspace camps develop kids' and teens' interests in making toys, games and other inventions.  Camps for teens and older kids may also have an orientation toward entrepreneurialism. Maker projects are situated in a broader world. So, for example, there is nothing stopping kids from bringing their idea for a new robot to any of the makerspace camps listed above.

    Maker camps may also be more flexible than camps that previously identified themselves as robotics camps, for example. Makerspace is entirely open-ended, allowing for the integration of any or all of coding, cutting-edge application design, and any other skills needed to make the things kids have in mind. This open-endedness extends from maker culture, where an open-concept-feel to the architecture and layout of buildings and workspaces fosters collaboration, as opposed to private learning.

    Juxtaposition of interests and orientations opens up space for uniquely creative interactions. Unusual ideas may be sparked and unexpected insights made by those working within the open space of a maker environment. It's a uniquely creative setting.

    Success in Maker Camps

    Maker camps in Toronto and elsewhere have many success stories to share, including projects that have helped kids as young as 12 years and younger start their own business. Camp projects produced by kids in Toronto and elsewhere in Canada have won international awards from organizations as highly respected as NASA (as well as corporations and others). The success of these camps is just one sign of their relevance to our contemporary world as well as the world coming in the next years and decades.





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