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    What do Steve Jobs, Elon Musk and Bill Gates have in common in their educational backgrounds?

    No, they didn’t all go to Ivy League universities – but they all went to technology summer camps or after-school programs or got involved with technology from an early age.

    MakerKids runs award-winning kids classes, after-school and weekend programs, summer camps, 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?

    #1 STEM Programs for Kids

    Coding Programs for Kids

    Coding

    Robotics Programs for Kids

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    Minecraft Programs for Kids

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    Give Your Child the Skills of the Future

    Your child will learn the skills and mindsets needed to change the world.

    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. Maybe it’s time your child got excited about STEM with us?

    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.

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    Technical Skills

    Your kids will learn from NASA-educated entrepreneurs, teachers and engineers. These professional skills will help them become leaders in their future careers.

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    Social Skills

    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.

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    Week-long
    Camps

    Summer Camps
    March Break Camps
    Winter Break Camps

    Weekdays:
    Monday-Friday (except holidays)

    PA Days

    Hours:
    9AM-3:30PM

    Before care: 8-9AM
    After care: 3:30-6PM
    Please send a nut-free lunch and snacks.

    Three Age
    Groups

    Grades 1-2: Neutrons
    Grades 3-5: Protons
    Grades 6-8: Atoms

    Daily Outdoor
    Play Time

    Weather permitting, we take kids to a nearby family-friendly park for outdoor games for at least an hour a day.

    1:8 Ratio

    1:8 Maker-Mentor to Student ratio, or better. All instructors are police-checked, first-aid trained, triple-reference checked, and highly trained.

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    Robotics, Coding, Minecraft or Idea Incubator

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    STEM Camps for Kids

    Mini MakerKids Camps

    Grades 1-2

    Mini Makers introduces kids to our core technology topics: Coding, Robotics, and Minecraft. Your child will get to work on a variety of projects each day in small groups. They will design their own video game, create robotic inventions, explore the 3D design world of Minecraft, and do STEM experimentation. Each day your child will build on the skills they’ve learned, leaving with transferable technical and social skills.

    The daily cross-discipline exposure focuses on valuable skills and allows kids to see progress as their abilities grow. Their projects tie back to this theme to reinforce the importance of interconnectivity in technology.

    Skills Learned: Social Skills, Confidence, Design, Problem-solving, Game Design, Electronics and Planning

    Idea Incubator STEM Camps

    Grades 3-5 and 6-8

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

    If 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. Build leadership skills, meet other kids who are makers, make your own project, and more.

    Skills Learned: Social Skills, Confidence, Design, Problem-solving, Game Design, Electronics and Planning

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    Coding Camps for Kids

    Coding Camps

    Grades 3-5 and 6-8

    Coding is an important language to learn. With the demand for STEM workers increasing, learning coding from an early age is a sure way to gain an advantage in today’s competitive career world. Kids code games, websites and more. They learn how computers work, exercise creativity, and build resilience and perseverance when trouble-shooting their code.

    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.

    Skills Learned: Resilience, Confidence, Internet Safety, Logic, Game Design, Beta-Testing

    Robotics Camps

    Grades 3-5 and 6-8

    Kids use online robotics simulator technology to learn how to make electronic creations that they previously only dreamed of. Make virtual lights light up, wire circuits, and code a virtual ‘robot brain’ to make something awesome. Kids get to see the results of their code right before their eyes. They realize that they can make things that others can use. These skills will help them learn to build projects such as nightlights, motion-activated alarms, rovers, and more. Kids exercise creativity by developing project ideas, learn to design projects for specific user needs, and give and receive feedback on their designs

    Skills Learned: Self-Confidence, Creativity, Teamwork, Coding, Electronics, Math, Reading, Writing, Design

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    Minecraft Camps for Kids

    Minecraft Camps

    Grades 3-5 and 6-8

    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.

    We use the incredibly popular game Minecraft as a medium to help kids build transferable skills such as coding, electronics, 3D design, servers, and more. We leverage kids’ interest in Minecraft as a gateway to introduce them to other STEM topics such as Robotics and Coding. Minecraft is also a great medium for teaching positive netizen skills and communication skills. Kids build amazing digital creations.

    Skills Learned: Social Skills, Patience, Communication, Teamwork, Problem-Solving, Coding, 3D Design

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    Hear what people have to say about MakerKids

    “I think that MakerKids is doing some outstanding things for kids. Let’s get more kids into making.”

    Carlos Contreras, Director of Education, Intel

    “MakerKids is a cool place where it’s cool to be smart.”

    Massimo Banzi, CEO, Arduino

    “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.”

    Tammy Isbell, Actress

    “Kids come in here not knowing what they can do and they leave with a phenomenal amount of self-confidence and capability.”

    Rod Fitzsimmons-Frey
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    Accreditations, Awards & Recognitions

    Check out some of MakerKids’ recent awards!

    Success Story

    Serena (12 years old) participated in MakerKids’ Robotics program. She used wearable technology to create a hat that lights up. She published a guide about it in OWL Magazine. Imagine what she could be when she grows up.

    Meet Ariel, One of Our Maker-Mentors

    Hello, my name is Ariel! I have worked for the YMCA, volunteered for day camps and had a number of placements in other learning spaces such as TDSB classrooms and the Boys and Girls Club. I completed my undergrad at Ryerson University where I studied Early Childhood Education. I most recently earned my Bachelors of Education at University of Ontario Institute of Technology where I graduated with the highest distinction. More simply put, I love learning.

    Specialties: Teaching children with unique skills and abilities, meeting diverse learning needs and optimism!

    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.

    Camp Day Schedule
    8-9AMBefore-Care (Optional)
    08:45-09:15Sign-In/Welcome to MakerKids
    09:15-10:15Making 1
    10:15-10:30Snack & Games
    10:30-11:30Making 2
    11:30-11:45Lunch
    11:45-12:00Park Prep
    12:00-12:30Walk to Park
    12:30-01:00Play At Park
    01:00-01:30Walk back From Park
    01:30-02:15Making 3
    02:15-02:30Snack & Games
    02:30-03:15Making 4
    03:15-03:30Sign-Out/MakerShare
    3:30-6PMAfter-Care (Optional)

    Space is limited. Sign up for Coding, Robotics, or Minecraft programs or camps today!

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