Kids Summer Camps, Winter Camps, March Break Camps & PA Days

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.
2 Summer camp locations! Join us at:
  • Our flagship location in Bloor West Village (2451 Bloor St. West)
  • York School Summerhill Location (1639 Yonge St)

 

 

Program Details

Kids Camps Toronto

Program Info

Ages 8-12
4-5 days
9am-3:30pm
Multiple start dates
2 locations
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, PA Days, Winter Camps, and March Break Camp. 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 within the program with other students.
3:20-3:30 Show and Tell and Clean Up
See the work the kids have created!

Tuition Includes

 

(starts at $15.38/hour)

 

  • All materials for activities
  • Laptops to use
  • Experienced instructors
  • One-on-one coaching
  • Kids may take home their digital projects
Our camps are designed for ages 8-12 of varying experience. Outdoor time is included in all of our summer camps and PA days, weather permitting.

How do our Camps Work?

Our day camp runs from Monday to Friday from 9am to 3:30pm. Before and after care is available (only at MakerKids location 2451 Bloor St. West). Students are immersed in a world of creativity, innovation and real-world skills. We have summer camps in all our topics (Robotics, Coding and Minecraft) as well as Sampler camps, which touch on each topic throughout the week.

After care for York School is available offsite at Unicorn Day Care located at 454 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON  M4V 2J1. It is $50/week 4pm-6pm and separate registration will need to be filled at http://www.unicorndaycare.com. Payment to be completed by Unicorn Daycare as well. We will walk kids over to Unicorn for After Care where they will be picked up at 6pm. PLEASE INDICATE IN REGISTRATION THAT KIDS WILL NEED TO BE WALKED OVER FOR AFTER CARE.

How do our PA Days Work?

Our PA days run from 9am to 3:30pm. Before and after care is available. In each PA day, kids will learn a little bit about all our three core topics: Coding, Robotics and Minecraft.
Space in our programs is limited, so register ASAP to avoid disappointment.

 

Register for a Camp or PA Day!

Kids Camps Toronto

Sampler Camps

In our Sampler Camps, kids will dive into our three core STEM topics: Coding, Robotics and Minecraft.

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PA Day Programs Toronto

PA Days

Kids make something awesome and collaborate with others. We aim to create a transformative experience to empower kids to be creators, not consumers, find their inner talents and discover skills they can use throughout their lives.

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Kids Camps Toronto

Coding Camps

Learn different coding languages at MakerKids! Kids can learn how to code with Scratch, Stencyl, or Caterpillar. Code your own video game, apps and objects.

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Kids Minecraft Camps Toronto

Minecraft Camps

Work with people in the real world collaboratively playing and building in the game and have an opportunity to learn new skills, such as mod installation, powerful server plug-ins and more!

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Robotics Camps for Kids Toronto

Robotics Camps

Kids will design, plan, program, and build an electronic invention while learning how to code. Kids will understand how everyday objects around they work will have the opportunity to bring their ideas to life.

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MakerKids Bloor West Camp Schedule

2451 Bloor St. West (Bloor and Jane)

 

July 4-7 4-day Idea Incubator Camp (Sampler)
July 10-14 Robotics: Arduino Inventor’s Camp
July 17-21 Coding: Video Game Design and Launch
July 24-28 Minecraft: World Design and Master Camp
July 31-August 4 Robotics: Arduino Inventor’s Camp
August 8-11 4-day Idea Incubator Camp (Sampler)
Aug. 14-18 Minecraft: World Design and Master Camp
Aug. 21-25 Coding: Video Game Design and Launch
Aug. 28-Sept. 1 5-day Idea Incubator Camp (Sampler)

MakerKids Summerhill Camp Schedule

NEW LOCATION: York School
1639 Yonge St (St. Clair Station)

July 4-7 4-day Idea Incubator Camp (Sampler)
July 10-14 Coding: Video Game Design and Launch
July 17-21 Robotics: Arduino Inventor’s Camp
July 24-28 Coding: Video Game Design and Launch
July 31-August 4 Minecraft: World Design and Master Camp
August 8-11 4-day Idea Incubator Camp (Sampler)
Aug. 14-18 Robotics: Arduino Inventor’s Camp

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.

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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.