The #1 Virtual Coding Camps for Kids

Fun, safe and educational. Rated #1 kids programs

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Grades 3-5 & 6-8

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
Game Design
Beta Testing

Technology that inspires creativity.

Join our Award-Winning Kids Programs: Robotics, Coding or Minecraft

Real-World Technical Skills

Kids learn industry-leading technologies, equipping them for high-earning careers of the future.

Putting Projects into Practice

Kids don’t just learn programming concepts – they get to use them to make real projects like games.

Confidence & Social Skills

Embedded in all our programs are social skill lessons, and the chance for kids to socialize with like-minded peers.

A Positive Approach to Tech

We want every child to leave MakerKids with the belief that they can use technology to shape the world around them.

Virtual camps for every age, level and interest

Beginner, experienced and advanced options available. Please select your camp based on the grade your child will be going into.

Enjoy the flexibility of scheduling safe virtual camps – our 2-hour programs are easy to fit into your day.

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

Breaks and games are also included for kids to exercise their imagination, have fun and strengthen team-building.

Our Grade 1-2 camps are split between Beginner (no experience required) and Experienced (some coding experience) levels.

  • MiniMakers (Gr 1-2) Beginners: focus on introductory concepts in coding and robotics while experimenting with the fundamentals of electricity and programming in fun ways! Compatible with Chromebook
  • MiniMakers (Gr 1-2) Experienced: apply more elaborate concepts in coding, robotics & explore the 3D design world of Minecraft (day 4 and 5). MAC or PC required. Chromebooks are not compatible

Red Week or Blue Week: We have two different weeks of content for this camp – Red Week and Blue Week. For kids who have taken one camp (e.g. Red Week) and then take another (e.g. Blue Week), they will get to use the software platforms they have become familiar with to take on a whole host of different projects. The camps can be taken in any order.

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

Breaks and games are also included for kids to exercise their imagination, have fun and strengthen team-building.

Compatible with Chromebooks.

These Grades 3-5 & 6-8 camps are split between Beginner (no experience required) and Experienced (some experience) levels.

Red Week or Blue Week: We have two different weeks of content for this camp – Red Week and Blue Week. For kids who have taken one camp (e.g. Red Week) and then take another (e.g. Blue Week), they will get to use the software platforms they have become familiar with to take on a whole host of different projects. The camps can be taken in any order.

Do you use Google, YouTube or Dropbox? Did you know they are programmed using Python? Python can be seen almost everywhere. Its design philosophy is readability and simplicity. Because of its ease, general purpose application and being open-sourced, many systems are coded in Python. It is a high-level programming language that can make websites, applications, videogames, microchips and more.

Python is a modern programming language that is growing in popularity faster than any other.  Unlike many languages that don’t care about spaces and indents in your code, Python uses this “whitespace” to help keep things organized.  The functions in Python are very English-like and it has a huge repository of libraries you can install to handle practically any task.

Students will leave with the ability to install Python, create scripts with commands used in real world computer science, parse files and play with strings (lists of letters). They will also grasp core ideas of shell computing and navigating/modifying the operating system via the command line interface (lower level means of communication with computer systems).

Students will create their own website and a graphical front end game using Python. They can even create chatbots, calculators and guessing games. We believe in learning by doing, especially doing something fun. Kids will work hands-on with others on activities, such as inspecting websites and using HTML.

Kids will be equipped with skills they can take anywhere!

Returning Makers who have taken a coding class with us before are welcome.  Note this course contains lots of reading and technical typing.

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.

The websites you encounter every day are made up of at least three programming languages: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. These work together to define how the content on the server (text, images, videos, objects, etc) are displayed by a visitor’s browser.  When learning about websites the real knowledge lies in understanding the text based code itself, and we use it directly when making websites at MakerKids.

In our Make A Website Camp kids are led by a MakerKids Mentor through the basics of making a website.  Working on the same project session to session they continually add more features and functionality to their site learning as the create.  Starting with the skeleton structure and some common HTML elements, they progress on to style their elements with CSS, and finally take a look at dynamic content with CSS and a bit of JS.   By the end of the camp they will have made their very own website and have a better understanding of what is going on behind the scenes of every website they visit.  Kids will also see what else front website development is truly capable of if they commit the time and effort into steadily working on all the aspects of a long-term project.

Investing in Their Growth

All classes are VIRTUAL (learn from home) and taught by live instructors.
Select the location nearest to you to ensure you are enrolled with a MakerKids community near you.

Why Parents and Children
Love MakerKids

Expert Facilitators

With a passion for youth and technology, our Maker Mentors recognize the uniqueness of your child and fosters their creative side and joy for STEM. Maker Mentors are trained to have students focus on the why and discover the logic behind the code instead of following a prescriptive set of instructions.

Engaging Curriculum

Weekly programs are built for all interests and experience levels. See the excitement in your child as they watch their work come to life. All classes include mini-lessons on internet safety and computer literacy so your child is better prepared to navigate the digital world.

Social Connections

With a 5 to 1 child to staff ratio and a focus on collaborative problem solving our classes are designed for your child to actively participate. Parents are amazed at how fast their child opens up socially, as they connect and build friendships with like-minded children.