Unleash Your Child’s Potential
Rated #1 Kids Summer Camps (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.
MakerKids runs kids 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?
Your Child Will Learn:
21st century skills
Kids have gone from having emotional or academic difficulties to leading clubs, improving their marks, and taking on more responsibility and ownership at home.
Your kids will learn from NASA-educated entrepreneurs, teachers and engineers. These professional skills will help them become leaders in their future careers.
Your kids will feel like they fit in with this community of like-minded peers and feel a sense of belonging. Kids make friends, learn conflict resolution skills, and collaborate to build amazing projects.
Join our summer camps: Robotics, Coding, Minecraft or Idea Incubator
Coding: Video Game Design and Launch Camp
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.
Our coding programs are interdisciplinary. Programs also involve design, logic, math, computer skills, teamwork and creativity
Robotics: Arduino Inventor’s Camp
Design the world around you! In our 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 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 Reader!
Minecraft: World Design and Master Camp
By the end of our Minecraft camps, kids will have learned how to make Minecraft even more awesome, having learned how computers and servers work and about core computer programming concepts while collaborating with kids equally excited about Minecraft. They will learn technical and critical soft skills, like effective communication and conflict resolution.
4-5 Day Idea Incubator Camp (Sampler)
Kids are separated into groups based on:
Grades 1-2, 3-5 and 6-8
Camp runs from 9AM-3:30PM
Before care: 8-9AM
After care: 3:30-6PM
We take kids to a nearby family-friendly park for outdoor games.
Please send a nut-free lunch and snacks.
Sibling discounts are available.
“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!”
Our Unique Locations:
The Original Makerspaces for Kids
Established in 2010, MakerKids is the original makerspace concept for kids. Our fun and funky makerspaces inspire kids to imagine the possibilities of what they can create. Check out our Inspiration Station to see the latest gadgets, borrow maker books from our Learning Library, and check out projects that other kids have built. Our spaces are nut-free and in amazing neighbourhoods with many shops, restaurants, and cafes to explore.