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locations: Summerhill, Toronto; Bloor West Village, Toronto; Ottawa, ON

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Locations: Summerhill, Toronto; Bloor West Village, Toronto; Ottawa, ON
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Day camp, After-school / weekend classes
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Computer (multi)
Cost:
$1 to $600/week
Age:
6 to 14
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About this program

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Mission: Empower the leaders of tomorrow with the skills and mindsets to change the world

MakerKids runs award-winning, internationally recognized programs, camps and parties for kids on Robotics, Coding and Minecraft to help them develop the skills and mindsets to become inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs. Graduates have started businesses, won NASA prizes, been featured on TV and more.

We are an accredited camp with Ontario Camps Association.

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Summerhill, Toronto, Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ottawa, ON

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weekly or weekend class / kids programs
Coed
Ages: 8 - 14
Computer (multi) $135/month
Bloor West Village,ON
2451 Bloor St W
Mar 25-Dec 31$135/month
Robotics|Math|Engineering|STEM|Video Game/Web Design|Technology|Web design/development|Computer programming|Minecraft
weekly or weekend class / kids programs
Coed
Ages: 6 - 8
Computer (multi) $65/month
Bloor West Village,ON
2451 Bloor St W
Mar 25-Dec 31$65/month
Robotics|Math|Engineering|STEM|Video Game/Web Design|Technology|Web design/development|Computer programming|Minecraft
PA day
Coed
Ages: 6 - 14
Computer (multi) $100 to $200
Robotics|Math|Engineering|STEM|Video Game/Web Design|Technology|Computer programming|Minecraft
Day Camp
Coed
Ages: 6 - 14
Computer (multi) $400 to $600
Bloor West Village,ON
2451 Bloor St W
Jun 18-22 $500 - $600
Bloor West Village,ON
2451 Bloor St W
Jun 25-29 $500 - $600
Ottawa,ON
362 Mariposa Avenue
Jul 03-06 $400 - $500
Summerhill,ON
1320 Yonge Street
Jul 03-06 $400 - $500
Bloor West Village,ON
2451 Bloor St W
Jul 03-06 $400 - $500
Ottawa,ON
362 Mariposa Avenue
Jul 09-13 $500 - $600
Ottawa,ON
362 Mariposa Avenue
Jul 16-20 $500 - $600
Ottawa,ON
362 Mariposa Avenue
Jul 23-27 $500 - $600
Bloor West Village,ON
2451 Bloor St W
Aug 07-10 $400 - $500
Summerhill,ON
1320 Yonge Street
Aug 07-10 $400 - $500
Bloor West Village,ON
2451 Bloor St W
Aug 27-31 $500 - $600
Robotics|Public Speaking/Debate|Math|Engineering|Entrepreneurship|Instructor lead (group)|STEM|Reading|Video Game/Web Design|Technology|Animation / 3D design|Web design/development|Computer programming|Minecraft
Day Camp
Coed
Ages: 8 - 14
Computer (multi) $500 to $600/week
Summerhill,ON
1320 Yonge Street
Jul 09-13 $500 - $600/week
Bloor West Village,ON
2451 Bloor St W
Jul 23-27 $500 - $600/week
Summerhill,ON
1320 Yonge Street
Jul 30-Aug 03$500 - $600/week
Bloor West Village,ON
2451 Bloor St W
Aug 20-24 $500 - $600/week
Robotics|Public Speaking/Debate|Math|Engineering|Entrepreneurship|STEM|Reading|Photo/Video|Drawing|Video Game/Web Design|Technology|Animation / 3D design|Web design/development|Computer programming
Day Camp
Coed
Ages: 8 - 14
Computer (multi) $500 to $600
Bloor West Village,ON
2451 Bloor St W
Jul 09-13 $500 - $600
Summerhill,ON
1320 Yonge Street
Jul 16-20 $500 - $600
Bloor West Village,ON
2451 Bloor St W
Jul 30-Aug 03$500 - $600
Summerhill,ON
1320 Yonge Street
Aug 13-17 $500 - $600
Robotics|Public Speaking/Debate|Math|Engineering|Entrepreneurship|STEM|Reading|Photo/Video|Drawing|Video Game/Web Design|Technology|Animation / 3D design|Web design/development|Computer programming
Day Camp
Coed
Ages: 8 - 14
Computer (multi) $500 to $600
Bloor West Village,ON
2451 Bloor St W
Jul 16-20 $500 - $600
Summerhill,ON
1320 Yonge Street
Jul 23-27 $500 - $600
Bloor West Village,ON
2451 Bloor St W
Aug 13-Dec 17$500 - $600
Robotics|Public Speaking/Debate|Math|Engineering|Entrepreneurship|STEM|Reading|Photo/Video|Drawing|Video Game/Web Design|Technology|Animation / 3D design|Web design/development|Computer programming|Minecraft

Upcoming Events May 15, 2018

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  • May 15, 2018Summer Camp Registration
    MakerKids, 2451 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario
    Register by Tuesday, May 15 from 08:00 am - 08:00 pm

    Our Summer Camps are filling up fast! Register today! 

    What do Steve Jobs, Elon Musk 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 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?

    In our camps, 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.

    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.

    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.

    About ROBOTICS 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!

    About CODING Camp 

    Our coding programs are interdisciplinary. 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. Programs also involve design, logic, math, computer skills, teamwork and creativity

    About MINECRAFT 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.

    About the SAMPLER Camp 

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

    HOURS:

    Camp: 9am-3:30pm
    Optional Before & After Care: 8:00-9:00am & 3:30-6:00pm



Director's Message

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Jenn Turliuk, CEO

When I was in 6th grade, I was given an enrichment assignment by my English teacher: to make a website for my book report. So at 12 years old, I coded my first website using HTML and drag-and-drop software. After receiving my grade on the project (an A+! Woo hoo!), I put the website aside and forgot about it for a while. But a few months later, my brother came down the stairs one day holding a magazine and saying “Hey Jenn, didn’t you make a website called Jenn’s Harry Potter?” My site had been featured in a major children’s magazine! And they called it “the most comprehensive Harry Potter image website on the internet”. I logged back onto the site for the first time in months, and saw that it had hundreds of thousands of views!

This was an extremely empowering moment for me – it helped me realize that I could make things that many other people could use. The increased confidence that I developed as a result of this experience helped me to get through the bullying I was facing at the time, improve my grades and my dedication to school, and even start some small businesses outside of school, such as a jewelry selling company and a private swimming lessons company. Later, I went to university and was accepted to a prestigious Graduate Studies Program based at NASA called Singularity University, where we learned about exponential technologies such as 3D printing and robotics and how to apply them to education.

Looking back, I realized that the experience that I had when I was 12 years old was pivotal in my life – I actually think that it was the moment I decided that I wanted to be an entrepreneur. I did some research and found studies showing that experiences like this in childhood can have a vast impact on a person’s life, and that many other successful professionals and entrepreneurs had similar experiences in their childhood. So I decided that I wanted to help facilitate more experiences like this for more children, to help them realize that they can be creators (not just consumers), and to help them realize their potential. 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.

I hope your child will join us for an adventure in realizing what’s possible. The teacher who took an interest in me helped show me what I was capable of – and that’s what we’re trying to do for your children, everyday.

See you soon.
Jenn


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Cost & Financial Aid

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Cost: $1 to $600 /week

Payment Options:

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Discounts

Discount for 2nd child 5%
Discount for 3rd child 5%
Discount for 4th child 5%

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Supporting girls in STEM

“I wish they had places like this when I was a kid. As a “tomboy”, I was actively discouraged from pursuing anything un-ladylike. It’s important to let kids find themselves in positive ways and MakerKids fills that need. These kids may not all grow up to be engineers or video game designers, but they will get the message that their talents and ideas are valuable and that they have something to contribute to their community – whether that community is a group of geeky kids or the world at large. Empowering kids with a sense of confidence in their abilities to solve problems is good no matter which way you look at it.”


"The ultimate playground for technology-oriented kids!"

“MakerKids has impressed me from the start. It’s the ultimate playground for wired, technology- oriented kids or any child that wants to play “inventor”, and what kid doesn’t! The atmosphere is relaxed and the teaching method is child-centered. Creativity comes first and no question is left unanswered. Experimentation and the learning process are emphasized more than the end result."


"My son would have set up camp there permanently if I let him!"

“A most excellent program and apparently unique in the world so far. My nine year old son had a blast, is recommending it to all his friends and would have set up camp there permanently if I let him! Higher praise has no nine year old believe me! And a strong focus on woman role models makes this a natural for girls interested in STEM too. I highly recommend it.”


"Outstanding!"

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


"They leave with a phenomenal amount of self-confidence"

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


"Jacob has expressed interest in working at MakerKids one day"

“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. Jacob has expressed interest in working at Makerkids one day. 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!”


In the News

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March 24, 2018 - Meet our Maker Mentors!

At MakerKids, our coding, robotics, and Minecraft instructors are world-class, highly-trained, and experienced teachers. ...


February 4, 2017 - Toronto's MakerKids Wins NextGen Franchising Global Competition

Selected amongst hundreds of businesse around the world, MakerKids is the winner of the 2017 NextGen Franchising Global Competition. ...


November 30, -0001 - MakerKids is now an accredited camp with Ontario Camp Association!

MakerKids has joined Ontario Camps Association as an accredited camp. Read more about us and our standards https://makerkids.com/about-us ...



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  • The Ontario Camps Association Associations

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Camp Locations

  • Summerhill, Toronto
    1320 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4T 1X2
  • Bloor West Village, Toronto
    2451 Bloor St W, Toronto, Ontario, M6S1P7
  • Ottawa, ON
    362 Mariposa Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1M 0T3

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