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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  • Camps that specialize in Makerspace

    MakerKids   
    Empowering the makers of tomorrow! MakerKids specializes in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs with highly trained instructors. We run camps, after-school programs, private classes and more.

    Leaside, Toronto; Bloor West Village, Toronto; Online

    Computer (multi)

    • Ages 6 to 13
    • Coed
    • Virtual Program, Day, Program
    from $1/week
    sessions & dates
    Virtual Program, Day, Program Coed 1 6-13 0 Leaside, Toronto, Ontario, Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program,
    Sprouts - Growing Bodies & Minds   
    Sprouts offers a wide array of traditional day camps as well as specialized STEM and dance camps for children 4 - 12 years of age.

    Leslieville, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 1 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $340/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 340 1-12 1 Leslieville, Toronto, Ontario


    Camps offering Makerspace as an activity
    Crescent Camps & Summer Programs   
    Our Camps and Programs reflect Crescent School's excellence in academics, robotics, athletics, business, the arts and leadership, with highly qualified, enthusiastic instructors and staff.

    North Toronto, Toronto; Online

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Virtual Program, Day
    from $60/week
    sessions & dates
    Virtual Program, Day Coed 60 6-17 0 North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program,
    Code-it Hacks   
    Blend of 5 flavors in our Kids Coding & Robotics Camp in Toronto! Learn to Code, Learn to build: Robotics & Circuits, Outdoor play:Logic Games & a field trip to a tech company! Never a dull moment in our camps & programs

    Bloor West Village, Toronto

    Computer (multi)

    • Ages 4 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $250/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 250 4-18 1 Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ontario, Bloor West Village, Toronto, ON
    Rotherglen Summer Camp   
    Summer Camps will include Robotics, STEM, Drama, Art, Sports and Cooking Camps, all taking advantage of our beautiful new state of the art facility. Registration opens Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

    Oakville

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 6 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $340/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 340 6-14 2 Oakville, Ontario
    Digital Media Academy   
    Digital Media Academy offers the most impactful STEAM learning experiences available anywhere. Learn from art and technology professionals using industry-level software. Overnight and multi-week options are available.

    Vancouver; Bay Street Corridor, Toronto

    Computer (multi)

    • Ages 9 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $1,390/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 1390 9-18 3 Vancouver, British Columbia, Bay Street Corridor, Toronto, Ontario
    No Fuss Tutors - In Home Tutoring   
    Private In-Home Tutoring | Throughout the GTA | $30 Per Hour | Math, English, Science & More | Grade 1-12 | Rated 5 Stars on Google | Try Your First Hour on Us

    Oakville; Markham; Lawrence Heights, Toronto

    Education: Academic/Tutoring

    • Ages 7 to 18
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $27/session
    sessions & dates
    Program Coed 27 7-18 4 Oakville, Ontario, Markham, ON, Lawrence Heights, Toronto, ON
    SV Robotics Academy   
    SV Robotics Academy is a project based learning program for bright and curious students! We help students find their love for learning, innovate and participate in numerous events year round!

    Markham; Brampton; Online

    Education: STEM

    • Ages 6 to 18
    • Coed
    • Virtual Program, Day, Program
    Cost Varies
    sessions & dates
    Virtual Program, Day, Program Coed 0 6-18 5 Markham, Ontario, Brampton, Ontario, Virtual Program,
    Toronto Kidz   
    Every week at Toronto Kidz Camp we focus on a theme such as Dinosaurs, Underwater World, etc. and includes a field trip to one of Toronto's top attractions: Ripley's Aquarium, the ROM, Pirate Life Cruise, Casa Loma, etc.

    High Park, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $202/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 202 5-12 6 High Park, Toronto, Ontario
    Science North Camps   
    Science North offers innovative and stimulating summer day camps and virtual camps that introduce children to the worlds of science, technology, engineering and math. Camps are available for 4-11 year olds.

    Ontario (5)

    Education: STEM

    • Ages 4 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $153/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 153 4-14 7 City of Thunder Bay, Sudbury, Barrie, North Bay, Kenora
    BrainTech Robotics   
    BrainTech Robotics offers experiential camp & year round STEM based virtual/augmented reality programs for youth 7-17 years of age to develop skills in technology, robotics, coding and virtual / augmented reality.

    Harbourfront, Toronto; Online

    Computer : Computer programming

    • Ages 7 to 17
    • Coed
    • Virtual Program, family
    Cost Varies
    sessions & dates
    Virtual Program, family Coed 0 7-17 8 Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program,
    Codezilla   
    Educational Fun! 40+ schools, 5 camps in GTA. Small-size camps, girl-friendly curriculum. STEM and Coding camps include: Game Makers, Toy Makers, Slime Makers, Movie Makers, App Makers, Doll Makers and Space Makers.

    Danforth Village, Toronto; Wychwood Park, Toronto; West Toronto Junction, Toronto; Online

    Education: STEM

    • Ages 6 to 14
    • Coed
    • Virtual Program, Day, Program
    from $340/week
    sessions & dates
    Virtual Program, Day, Program Coed 340 6-14 9 Danforth Village, Toronto, Ontario, Wychwood Park, Toronto, Ontario, West Toronto Junction, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program,
    Neilson Park Creative Centre   
    Arts-focused camps, classes and workshops supporting a creative learning environment where children, teens and families are encouraged to explore and enrich their lives through the arts.

    Markland Wood, Toronto

    Art (multi)

    • Ages 5 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $240/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 240 5-12 10 Markland Wood, Toronto, Ontario
    DigiTeens Academy   
    Canada’s leading Robotics, Coding and Game Design club. Our program is different and unique as we combine robotics and game/animation design to teach students Entrepreneurship Skills and Artificial Intelligence.

    Thornhill; Scarborough Village, Toronto; Online

    Computer (multi)

    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Coed
    • Virtual Program, Day, Program, family
    from $100/month
    Virtual Program, Day, Program, family Coed 100 7-16 11 Thornhill, Ontario, Scarborough Village, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program,
    HIDDEN BAY LEADERSHIP CAMP   
    Small Camp, Big Adventure! Located near Parry Sound, we are a world away from the city and the perfect place for your child to learn leadership while enjoying traditional camp fun in a welcoming and inclusive environment

    Parry Sound

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $695/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 695 5-16 12 Parry Sound, Ontario
    Ontario Tech University Summer Camps   
    Get a unique science and tech education in this program by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, including LEGO Robotics, Makerspace, Coding, Minecraft. Girls only sessions, Family Camps, Educator sessions.

    Oshawa

    Science (multi)

    • Ages 5 to 17
    • Coed, Girls
    • Day, family
    from $260/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, family Coed, Girls 260 5-17 13 Oshawa, Ontario
    The STEAM Project   
    Camp for creative girls and boys who love science, technology, robotics, and design projects. Our kids learn while they experiment, invent, digitally fabricate, and build things with their hands.

    Richmond Hill; Online

    Education: STEM

    • Ages 5 to 14
    • Coed
    • Virtual Program, Day
    from $460/week
    sessions & dates
    Virtual Program, Day Coed 460 5-14 14 Richmond Hill, Ontario, Virtual Program,
    Active Scholars   
    A unique summer experience, Where Sports Meets Education 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; Online

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 13
    • Coed
    • Virtual Program, Day, Program
    from $235/week
    sessions & dates
    Virtual Program, Day, Program Coed 235 7-13 15 Ajax, Ontario, Guelph, Ontario, North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Virtual Program,
    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
    Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed 290 5-18 16 Canning, Nova Scotia
    UME Academy   
    Learn technology, critical thinking and the design process through game-making. For children who are ready to be creators and teens who are thinking about careers in technology, game design engages and educates.

    Vancouver; Yorkville, Toronto

    Computer (multi)

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $495/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 495 6-17 17 Vancouver, British Columbia, Yorkville, Toronto, Ontario
    Mad Science of Toronto   
    Mad Science Camps offer hands-on activities where children design and build a variety of projects and participate in indoor & outdoor summer camp games and activities. Create memories that will last a lifetime!

    Ontario (3)

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 12
    • Coed
    • Virtual Program, Day, Program
    from $220/week
    sessions & dates
    Virtual Program, Day, Program Coed 220 4-12 18 Bloor West Village, Toronto, Humber Valley Village, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Markham, Armour Heights, Toronto, Online
    Mississauga Code Club   
    Mississauga Code Club offers quarterly coding, digital media, and robotics courses for kids, youth &girls of age 8-17. The growing enrollment in our courses reflects high quality and community’s trust in our offerings.

    Mississauga

    Education: STEM

    • Ages 8 to 18
    • Coed
    • Program, family
    from $250/program
    Program, family Coed 250 8-18 19 Mississauga, Ontario
    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 15
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $60/month
    Day, Program, family Coed 60 4-15 20 Oakville, Ontario
    Explorer Hop   
    Featured in BBC. A camp where kids learn about Entrepreneurship, Money Management, Innovation, Debate Camp and even get to create their own board game!

    Leaside, Toronto

    Education: Entrepreneurship

    • Ages 6 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $350/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 350 6-14 21 Leaside, Toronto, Ontario
    Enrichment Studies Unit (ESU) at Queen's University   
    An academically enriched university experience for students in grades 5 to 12 focussing on unique courses, living in residence, and campus life. Come and experience your future!

    Kingston

    Education (multi)

    • Ages 10 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $305/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 305 10-18 22 Kingston, Ontario
    StemKid   
    We specialize in providing a holistic solution for children's science and technology innovation, we have 27 patents for robots and maker products, providing a wild range of educational products for different age groups.

    Markham

    Education: STEM

    • Ages 4 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $100/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 100 4-14 23 Markham, Ontario
    Imagine Architecture   
    Three exceptional summer courses for high school students interested in architecture, design, and building a portfolio.

    Ottawa; Online

    Science: Architecture

    • Ages 15 to 18
    • Coed
    • Virtual Program, Day
    from $600/week
    sessions & dates
    Virtual Program, Day Coed 600 15-18 24 Ottawa, Ontario, Virtual Program,



    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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