We are super excited to announce that we will be in Ottawa this summer! Our coding and robotics camps will be the at Ashbury College. We are happy to partner with them. Their mission is to provide a dynamic learning environment and to inspire kids to become intellectually vibrant, compassionate and responsible citizens. We couldn’t agree more.
Ashbury College is located at 362 Mariposa Avenue, Ottawa Ontario, Canada, K1M 0T3.
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World Renowned Kids’ Makerspace Opens in Ottawa
Toronto, ON – Founded in Canada, MakerKids is the first and largest makerspace for kids coming to the nation’s capital, Ottawa. MakerKids is an educational trailblazer providing after-school programs and a playful space dedicated to giving kids the resources they need to feel empowered by the digital world. Their mission is to empower the leaders of tomorrow with the skills and mindsets to change the world.
MakerKids will be providing their award-winning camps this year at Ashbury College. From 4 to 5 days, kids will be immersed in topics like:
- Robotics: Arduino Inventor’s Camp
- Coding: Video Game Design and Launch Camp
- Idea Incubator Camp
With a focus on effective and positive digital education, MakerKids hopes to cultivate minds that feel empowered by our digital contexts and seek to design supportive futures for everyone. Carlos Contreras, Director of Education at Intel, says “I think that MakerKids is doing some outstanding things for kids. Let’s get more kids into making.”
MakerKids’ education model develops leaders, designers, engineers and citizens that are excited to face a new generation of challenges. “In the many years that we’ve been running our camps and weekly programs, we’ve seen kids presenting their MakerKids projects on national TV, starting their own businesses with the skills they’ve learned (e.g. one 10-year-old makes, sells and fixes audio speakers in his neighbourhood), and most importantly – improving their confidence, social skills, and engagement at school,” Jenn Turliuk.
Through expanding, MakerKids will bring their innovative curriculum and teaching philosophy across the world, empowering thousands of kids. This is a huge win to further education and Canadian innovation.
Designed and created by industry professionals and makers (NASA’s Singularity University graduate, engineers, entrepreneurs, teachers and speakers from Queen’s University), MakerKids has been operating for over six years.
MakerKids was named “Best Kids’ Workshops” by Toronto Life Magazine. Thousands of kids have taken their STEM programs in Coding, Robotics and Minecraft. Their camps, after-school and weekend programs and birthday parties, empower children to be creators, not just consumers.