Multiple start dates
All experience levels welcome
Hardware + Software
LEDs, sensors, and more
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.
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.
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.
The MakerKids Difference
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!
Robotics and Electronics
Learn soft skills!
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
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!
|9:00-9:15||Welcome to MakerKids and ice breakers|
Instructors will guide students through key robotics functions while kids try it themselves and collaborate
Kids can have their snacks, play games and explore our Inspiration Station
Kids learn how to code using a language like Scratch to create their own games
We bring kids to a neighbouring park to play games
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!
$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?
Register for a Camp!
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?
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.
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.
MakerKids graduates have started businesses, led classes, been featured on national TV and have shown academic and social improvement in and outside of school.
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.
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.