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Unleash Your Child’s Potential
Rated #1 Kids Programs (Toronto Life Magazine)
What do Steve Jobs, Sergey Brin and Bill Gates have in common in their educational background?
No, they didn’t all go to Ivy League universities – but they all went to technology summer camps or after-school programs when they were kids.
MakerKids runs STEM summer camps, after-school programs and parties on Robotics, Coding and Minecraft. But what we’re really all about is helping kids develop the skills and confidence to become innovators, inventors, and entrepreneurs.
Graduates of our programs have started their own businesses, presented their projects on national TV, and been featured in magazines. What will your child create?
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Give your child the skills of the future
Experienced & Vetted Instructors
MakerKids has carefully screened and trained each Maker-Mentor to ensure they have proper STEM experience and knowledge to deliver results in a fun and safe environment.
MakerKids uses technology as a medium to help kids develop confidence, social skills, change-making abilities and a positive relationship with technology.
Results & Time-Tested Lesson Plans
MakerKids graduates have started businesses, been featured on TV, been published in magazines, and more. Our curriculum has been refined over 7 years by industry leaders and STEM experts.
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Set your child up for success with MakerKids
MakerKids specializes in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs with highly trained instructors. We run camps, after-school programs, private classes and more.
STEM jobs are in demand and an increasing number of careers look for STEM skills. Studies show that kids decide between ages 7-12 whether they will consider STEM as a career option.
The key is having positive exposure to STEM. Your child will develop:
– Interpersonal skills
– Change-making abilities
– A positive relationship with technology
Maybe it’s time your child got excited about STEM with us?
Join our kids program
Kids will learn everything they need to know to code their very own game: character development, storyboarding, animation, environment and level design, beta testing and, of course, coding.
Our coding programs are interdisciplinary. Programs also involve design, logic, math, computer skills, teamwork and creativity
Design the world around you! In our Robotics programs, kids will design, plan, program, and build electronic inventions while using an Arduino and learning how to code. Kids will better understand how everyday objects around them work and will have the opportunity to bring their ideas to life.
An Arduino is a microcontroller and is used by industry professionals. It was even used to prototype the Square credit card reader!
In our Minecraft programs, kids learn how to make Minecraft even more awesome, how computers and servers work, and core computer programming concepts while collaborating with kids equally excited about Minecraft.
They learn technical and critical soft skills, like effective communication and conflict resolution.
Services in Hamilton
Your child will learn coding, robotics and Minecraft with MakerKids! We provide award-winning programs for kids from grade 1 to 8. Kids learn technical skills, interpersonal skills and 21st century skills to prepare them for the future ahead.
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Virtual STEM Classes
Bring MakerKids to your child’s school
Your child and their classmates can experience MakerKids’ weekly programs, camps, assemblies, workshops, or Maker Days.
Contact us at [email protected] or 416-385-3577 to find out more!
Meet Thomas, one of our Maker Mentors
8+ years of camp experience
Thomas is a passionate Minecrafter with a deep love of sci-fi, fantasy, puns and music! After studying at the University of Guelph, he taught for two years at Guelph’s largest private music school. He started building his own Minecraft servers and coded his own website as well.
Thomas is all about game design, fairness and fun. He is great at helping kids problem-solve and helping kids of all age levels.
Specialties: Minecraft, coding, servers and networks
“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.”
“I love that the kids take the lead on their projects and learn how to achieve their goals Absolutely the kind of things my kids are interested in exploring in a guided setting!”
“MakerKids was a great experience for my kids this summer. One of my sons did 4 different weeks and each was a different program. Jacob loved MakerKids and learned a great deal about electronics and computer programming. These programs are the way if the future. It really was a very positive experience for him as well as our younger son who joined him for one of the weeks. I recommend MakerKids to anyone whose kids want to try something different, it is just great!”