Ashbury College

Summer Camps at Ashbury College, Ottawa

Kids Summer Camps TorontoIf you’re looking for inspiring STEM education, this is the right place! In each camp, kids make something awesome, create their own projects and collaborate with others. We aim to create a transformative experience for kids to empower them to be creators, not consumers, find their inner talents and discover skills they can use throughout their lives.  
About Ashbury College
362 Mariposa Avenue, Ottawa Ontario, Canada, K1M 0T3
Established in 1891, Ashbury College is a leading independent school for boys and girls, grades 4 to 12. Located in Ottawa, Canada, Ashbury’s mission is to engage students in a dynamic learning environment and to inspire them to become intellectually vibrant, compassionate and responsible citizens. Ashbury is a World IB School, with an average class size of 17 students, and a university placement rate of 100%

Program Details

Kids Camps Toronto

Program Info

Ages 8-12
4-5 days
9am-3:30pm
Multiple start dates
All experience levels welcome

Kids Camps Toronto

Hardware + Software

May include:
Arduino
Scratch
Minecraft
Stencyl
LEDs, sensors, and more

Kids Camps Toronto

What will kids learn?

At the end of the program, kids will learn technical and soft skills, including robotics, design, engineering, coding, problem solving and leadership.

Kids Camps Toronto

What do kids make?

Kids will bring their invention to life. Projects include light shows, Minecraft contraptions, apps, video games and night lights. Learn something awesome and make new friends!

MakerKids Experience and Skillset

Empower the leaders of tomorrow with the skills and mindsets to change the world.

Project-Based Learning

Through a hands-on experience, kids will master Robotics, Coding or Minecraft in our Summer Camps, build leadership skills, meet other kids who are makers, make your own project, and more.

21st Century Skills

Students work in teams to solve problems as well as create their own designs and inventions. Combining on- and off-screen work, our camps will advance skills in communication, leadership, design and critical thinking.

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The MakerKids Difference

Great Instructors

Our instructors are highly trained and come from various backgrounds, including engineering, theatre, music and design. They have worked at City of Toronto, P&G and YMCA. CEO, Jenn Turliuk, attended the Graduate Studies Program at NASA’s Singularity University and business school at Queen’s University.

Leading Edge Technology

We use leading edge technology used by industry professionals. We use Arduinos, which was used to prototype the Square Reader, in our robotics programs. Kids will work with real coding languages, wires, LEDs and more to create their robotic inventions.

Space to Experiment

Our makerspace is a safe space for kids to experiment. Our instructors are first aid trained and have police checks. We have students from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. We are capable of working with kids with different learning abilities. Kids work in groups, design on and offscreen and have time for games/park.

Learn technical skills!

Coding
Robotics and Electronics
Computer Skills
Design
Engineering


Learn soft skills!

Leadership
Communication
Creativity
Confidence
Resilience

My boys flourish here and look forward to it every week. They show social skills improvement and more confidence since coming to MakerKids and finding their “tribe.” Happy children make me a happy and grateful mom. Thanks MakerKids for creating programs for my quirky, “outside the box thinking” boys.

Tammy

Parent

While school’s out, keep kids away from their iPads with a trip to MakerKids, an intensely creative DIY emporium. Amateur Elon Musks are invited into a room full of supplies to bring techy fantasies to life: crayons for drafting, 3-D printers for making new shapes and easy electrical kits for robotics.

Toronto Life Magazine

This MakerKids Graduate learned key sound, robotics and design concepts and now runs his own business fixing stereo equipment in his neighbourhood!

Robotics Programs for Kids Toronto

Sample Day

9:00-9:15 Welcome to MakerKids and ice breakers
9:15-11:00 Robotics Discovery
Instructors will guide students through key robotics functions while kids try it themselves and collaborate
11:00-11:10 Break
Kids can have their snacks, play games and explore our Inspiration Station
11:10-12:00 Coding Discovery
Kids learn how to code using a language like Scratch to create their own games
12:00-12:15 Lunch
12:15-12:45 Park
We bring kids to a neighbouring park to play games
12:45-1:40 Coding continuation
1:40-1:50 Break
1:50-3:20 Minecraft Discovery
Kids will create unique contraptions with in the program with other students.
3:20-3:30 Show and Tell and Clean Up
See the work the kids have created!

Tuition Includes

 $400-$500 per camp

 

  • All materials for activities
  • Laptops to use
  • Experienced instructors
  • One-on-one coaching
  • Lunch included
  • Kids may take home their digital projects

 

How do our Camps Work?

Our day camp runs from Monday to Friday from 9am to 3:30pm. Before and after care is available. Our camps are designed for ages 8-12 of varying experience. Before care is 8-9am and after care is 3:30-5pm. Outdoor time is included in all of our summer camps, weather permitting.

Students are immersed in a world of creativity, innovation and real-world skills.

 

 

Register for a Camp!

Kids Camps Ottawa

4-day Idea Incubator Camp

July 4-7
In our Idea Incubator Camps, kids will dive into our three core STEM topics (Coding, Robotics and Minecraft) to propel their ideas, help them create something awesome and realize their full potential.
Kids Camps Ottawa

5-day Idea Incubator Camp

July 10-14
In our Idea Incubator Camps, kids will dive into our three core STEM topics (Coding, Robotics and Minecraft) to propel their ideas, help them create something awesome and realize their full potential.

Register

Kids Robotics Camps Ottawa

Robotics: Arduino Inventor’s Summer Camp

July 17-21
Robotics camp, kids will design, plan, program, and build an electronic invention while using an Arduino and learning how to code. Kids will better understand how everyday objects around them work and bring their ideas to life.

Register

Coding Camps for Kids Ottawa

Coding: Video Game Design and Launch Summer Camp

July 24-28
Kids will learn everything they need to know to create their very own game: character development, storyboarding, animation, environment and level design, beta testing and, of course, coding.

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MakerKids Ashbury College Camp Schedule

 

362 Mariposa Avenue, Ottawa Ontario, Canada, K1M 0T3

July 4-7 4-day Idea Incubator Camp (Sampler)
July 10-14 5-day Idea Incubator Camp (Sampler)
July 17-21 Robotics: Arduino Inventor’s Summer Camp
July 24-28 Coding: Video Game Design and Launch

Why Choose MakerKids?

Robotics Programs for Kids Toronto

21st Century Skills

Our kids' STEM programs teach and encourage a wide variety of skills. Soft skills: A) confidence B) social skills and C) engagement. Technical skills: A) coding, B) design, and C) electronics.

Robotics Programs for Kids Toronto

Advanced Curriculum

We’ve developed curriculum for Intel and trained staff from the Toronto Public Library and various school boards. Programs are designed and created by industry professionals and makers.

Robotics Programs for Kids Toronto

Real Results

MakerKids graduates have started businesses, led classes, been featured on national TV and have shown academic and social improvement in and outside of school.

Robotics Programs for Kids Toronto

Experience

MakerKids was named “Best Kids’ Workshops” by Toronto Life Magazine. We run programs at schools throughout the GTA, such as Toronto French School, Kingsway College, and more.

Robotics Programs for Kids Toronto

FAQs

Does my child need experience coding or with Arduinos?

Our classes are open to new and experienced kids of all backgrounds. With our small ratio of 1 instructor for every 8 kids, our instructors will be able to work with each child’s individual needs. We go over robotics fundamentals and may hold breakout sessions for beginners and advanced students.

Do we have to bring our own laptop and supplies?

We will provide all the materials needed for the program and activities, which include laptops, Arduinos, mics, wires and more.

What will my kid make?

Kids will create robotic inventions using sound. Kids are in charge of their own projects, from start to finish, and can design their own creations. Some past robotics projections include: cat alarms, voice records and sound machines that can play a multitude of notes! There are no physical take-aways in the program, as materials are reused and re-purposed for future students. Kids will leave with a comprehensive understanding of robotics, design and electronics and the actual code used to program the Arduinos.