3D printing camps

3D printing camp gives kids and teens first-hand experience with this exciting new technology, allowing them to develop their design and print skills. On this page parents, kids, and teens will find:
Camps focused on 3D printing
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Programs specializing in 3D Printing (3 results)

Camps listed below are focused heavily on teaching and developing 3D printing skills, giving kids and teens extensive hands-on experience with this technology.

  • Throughout Ontario (3)
  • Age 9 to 11 (Coed)
  • From $350
MississaugaRichmond HillThornhillOntario

Your Child will learn how to program their Robotic Finger to Mimic their Finger's Movements and take their Robots Home :) Visit website

Meet them at Camp Expo on Feb 25
Exceed Robotics3509-112022-12-012023-01-012023-02-012023-03-012023-04-012023-05-012023-06-012023-07-012023-08-01,364,177,300,302,299,303,353,180,332,67,159,130,2,50,268,daycamp,coed,
  • Throughout Ontario (3)
  • Age 12 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $525
MississaugaRichmond HillThornhillOntario

Students will first design, laser-cut and assemble the car's parts then proceed to design 3D-printed attachments. Visit website

Meet them at Camp Expo on Feb 25
Exceed Robotics52512-152023-07-012023-08-01,364,177,300,303,334,180,67,159,130,2,50,268,daycamp,coed,
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Age 11 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $250
VancouverBritish Columbia

In this practical camp students learn to design their own 3D models using Blender and print them in VISST's own Maker Lab. Visit website

VISST Camps25011-162023-03-012023-04-012023-05-01,364,177,300,159,268,2,programclass,coed,


Programs offering 3D Printing as an activity (33 results)

Camps and programs listed below offer 3D printing activities as part of a broader schedule of camp programming.

  • Throughout Ontario (3)
  • Age 4 to 6 (Coed)
  • From $65
TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkMarkhamThornhillOntario

Welcome to our Summer Break camp! The camp features a variety of sports and activity options to choose from. Visit website

TAC Sports - Toronto Athletic Camps654-62023-06-012023-07-012023-08-01,154,5,22,258,165,337,10,9,364,177,300,331,180,304,12,3,347,54,58,254,35,188,0,daycamp,coed,
  • North-York, Toronto
  • Age 7 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $65
TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkOntario

Introduces campers to two of the newest emerging technologies, skills that will be essential for their lifetimes. Visit website

TAC Sports - Toronto Athletic Camps657-122023-03-01,300,177,331,180,304,68,18,daycamp,coed,
  • Richmond Hill, ON
  • Age 8 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $1,070
Richmond HillOntario

Explore every facet of your creativity, from woodworking and 3D printing to painting and fashion design! Visit website

Meet them at Camp Expo on Feb 25
The STEAM Project10708-152023-07-012023-08-01,293,5,345,197,71,336,361,10,9,363,173,123,333,174,134,364,177,300,299,67,159,281,2,182,50,130,317,314,268,11,3,347,54,181,daycamp,coed,
  • Richmond Hill, ON
  • Age 8 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $1,140
Richmond HillOntario

Do REAL science in a fun, hands-on environment, from bubbling chemical reactions to raising monarch butterflies! Visit website

Meet them at Camp Expo on Feb 25
The STEAM Project11408-152023-07-01,293,5,345,197,71,336,361,10,9,363,173,123,333,174,134,364,177,300,299,67,159,281,2,357,50,182,130,317,314,268,11,3,347,54,181,daycamp,coed,
  • Richmond Hill, ON
  • Age 4 to 8 (Coed)
  • From $1,070
Richmond HillOntario

Explore every facet of your creativity, from woodworking and 3D printing to painting and fashion design! Visit website

Meet them at Camp Expo on Feb 25
The STEAM Project10704-82023-07-012023-08-01,293,5,345,197,71,336,361,10,9,363,173,123,333,174,134,364,177,300,299,67,159,281,2,182,50,130,317,314,268,11,3,347,54,181,daycamp,coed,
  • Richmond Hill, ON
  • Age 4 to 8 (Coed)
  • From $1,140
Richmond HillOntario

Blast off to other worlds, explore space, build electrical circuits and robots! Visit website

Meet them at Camp Expo on Feb 25
The STEAM Project11404-82023-07-01,293,5,345,197,71,10,9,363,173,123,333,174,134,364,177,300,299,67,159,281,2,317,50,314,268,11,3,347,54,181,daycamp,coed,
  • Richmond Hill, ON
  • Age 4 to 8 (Coed)
  • From $1,140
Richmond HillOntario

Become a hands-on problem solver by building structures, engineering and racing cars, competing in design challenges & more! Visit website

Meet them at Camp Expo on Feb 25
The STEAM Project11404-82023-08-01,293,5,345,197,71,10,9,363,173,123,333,174,134,364,177,300,299,67,159,281,2,182,50,130,317,314,268,11,3,347,54,181,daycamp,coed,
  • Throughout Ontario (3)
  • Age 7 to 8 (Coed)
  • From $450
MississaugaRichmond HillThornhillOntario

A fun-filled week for our campers building Lego robots, doing DIY crafts, learning computer design and 3D printing! Visit website

Meet them at Camp Expo on Feb 25
Exceed Robotics4507-82023-06-012023-07-012023-08-01,364,177,300,299,303,67,159,130,2,50,314,268,180,daycamp,coed,
  • Markham, ON
  • Age 5 to 11 (Coed)
  • From $1,140
MarkhamOntario

Become a hands-on problem solver by building structures, engineering and racing cars, competing in design challenges & more! Visit website

Meet them at Camp Expo on Feb 25
The STEAM Project11405-112023-08-01,293,5,345,197,71,10,9,363,173,123,333,174,134,364,177,300,299,67,159,281,2,182,50,130,317,314,268,11,3,347,54,181,daycamp,coed,
  • Markham, ON
  • Age 5 to 11 (Coed)
  • From $1,070
MarkhamOntario

Explore every facet of your creativity, from woodworking and 3D printing to painting and fashion design! Visit website

Meet them at Camp Expo on Feb 25
The STEAM Project10705-112023-07-012023-08-01,293,5,345,197,71,336,361,10,9,363,173,123,333,174,134,364,177,300,299,67,159,281,2,182,50,130,317,314,268,11,3,347,54,181,daycamp,coed,
  • Throughout Ontario (3)
  • Age 9 to 11 (Coed)
  • From $525
MississaugaRichmond HillThornhillOntario

Students will learn electronic circuits and programming to control all the launcher's motors using a single joystick 😀 Visit website

Meet them at Camp Expo on Feb 25
Exceed Robotics5259-112023-03-012023-04-012023-05-012023-06-012023-07-012023-08-01,364,177,300,303,67,159,268,2,222,3,daycamp,coed,
  • Markham, ON
  • Age 5 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $800
MarkhamOntario

The all-in-one summer destination for sports, outdoor adventure, and STEAM learning! Visit website

Meet them at Camp Expo on Feb 25
The STEAM Project8005-142023-07-012023-08-01,298,6,41,81,10,5,9,296,173,355,123,134,364,177,300,299,67,159,182,2,50,130,317,314,268,11,3,347,12,327,323,223,26,54,58,63,251,260,161,252,66,daycamp,coed,
  • Richmond Hill, ON
  • Age 4 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $500
Richmond HillOntario

Get your kids off their screens this spring and give them engaging hands-on activities to keep their minds active! Visit website

Meet them at Camp Expo on Feb 25
The STEAM Project5004-142023-03-01,10,5,9,173,134,364,177,300,178,350,67,159,179,365,196,2,32,281,129,182,50,130,317,314,268,11,3,347,12,327,223,54,58,63,daycamp,coed,
  • Richmond Hill, ON
  • Age 4 to 8 (Coed)
  • From $1,140
Richmond HillOntario

Do REAL science in a fun, hands-on environment, from bubbling chemical reactions to raising monarch butterflies! Visit website

Meet them at Camp Expo on Feb 25
The STEAM Project11404-82023-07-01,293,5,345,197,71,336,361,10,9,363,173,123,333,174,134,364,177,300,299,67,159,281,2,357,50,182,130,317,314,268,11,3,347,54,181,daycamp,coed,
  • North-York, Toronto
  • Age 3 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $47
TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkOntario

Welcome to our March Break camp! Camp features a variety of sports and activities options to choose from. Visit website

TAC Sports - Toronto Athletic Camps473-122023-03-01,154,5,22,258,165,337,10,9,364,177,300,331,180,304,67,68,12,3,347,54,58,56,322,188,0,daycamp,coed,
  • Throughout Ontario (3)
  • Age 12 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $550
MississaugaRichmond HillThornhillOntario

This camp will teach advanced microcontroller circuits and programming using radio communication. 😃 Visit website

Meet them at Camp Expo on Feb 25
Exceed Robotics55012-152023-03-012023-04-012023-05-012023-06-012023-07-01,364,177,300,303,67,159,130,2,50,314,268,daycamp,coed,
  • Throughout Ontario (3)
  • Age 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $65
TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkMarkhamThornhillOntario

Welcome to our Summer Break camp! The camp features a variety of sports and activity options to choose from. Visit website

TAC Sports - Toronto Athletic Camps654-122023-06-012023-07-012023-08-01,154,5,22,258,165,337,10,9,364,177,300,331,180,304,12,3,347,54,58,254,35,daycamp,coed,
  • Richmond Hill, ON
  • Age 8 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $1,140
Richmond HillOntario

Become a hands-on problem solver by building structures, engineering and racing cars, competing in design challenges & more! Visit website

Meet them at Camp Expo on Feb 25
The STEAM Project11408-152023-08-01,293,5,345,197,71,10,9,363,173,123,333,174,134,364,177,300,299,67,159,281,2,182,50,130,317,314,268,11,3,347,54,181,daycamp,coed,
  • Throughout Ontario (3)
  • Age 4 to 6 (Coed)
  • From $65
TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkMarkhamThornhillOntario

Welcome to our Summer Break camp! The camp features a variety of sports and activity options to choose from. Visit website

TAC Sports - Toronto Athletic Camps654-62023-06-012023-07-012023-08-01,154,5,22,258,165,337,10,9,364,177,300,331,180,304,12,3,347,54,58,254,35,188,0,daycamp,coed,
  • Richmond Hill, ON
  • Age 8 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $1,140
Richmond HillOntario

Explore other worlds, space, build electrical circuits and robots! Visit website

Meet them at Camp Expo on Feb 25
The STEAM Project11408-152023-07-01,293,5,345,197,71,10,9,363,173,123,333,174,134,364,177,300,299,67,159,281,2,317,50,314,268,11,3,347,54,181,daycamp,coed,
  • Throughout Ontario (3)
  • Age 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $65
TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkMarkhamThornhillOntario

Welcome to our Summer Break camp! The camp features a variety of sports and activity options to choose from. Visit website

TAC Sports - Toronto Athletic Camps654-122023-06-012023-07-012023-08-01,154,5,22,258,165,337,10,9,364,177,300,331,180,304,67,68,12,3,347,54,58,56,322,188,0,daycamp,coed,
  • Thornhill, ON
  • Age 12 to 15 (Coed)
  • From $350
ThornhillOntario

Students will program, design, 3D print and build a robot that will autonomously draw various shapes and sketches :) Visit website

Meet them at Camp Expo on Feb 25
Exceed Robotics35012-152022-12-012023-01-012023-02-012023-03-012023-04-012023-05-012023-06-012023-07-012023-08-01,364,177,300,302,303,353,180,332,67,268,2,daycamp,coed,
  • Markham, ON
  • Age 5 to 11 (Coed)
  • From $1,140
MarkhamOntario

Blast off to other worlds, explore space, build electrical circuits and robots! Visit website

Meet them at Camp Expo on Feb 25
The STEAM Project11405-112023-07-01,293,5,345,197,71,10,9,363,173,123,333,174,134,364,177,300,299,67,159,281,2,317,50,314,268,11,3,347,54,181,daycamp,coed,
  • Markham, ON
  • Age 5 to 11 (Coed)
  • From $1,140
MarkhamOntario

Do REAL science in a fun, hands-on environment, from bubbling chemical reactions to raising monarch butterflies! Visit website

Meet them at Camp Expo on Feb 25
The STEAM Project11405-112023-07-01,293,5,345,197,71,336,361,10,9,363,173,123,333,174,134,364,177,300,299,67,159,281,2,357,50,182,130,317,314,268,11,3,347,54,181,daycamp,coed,
  • Thornhill, ON
  • Age 3 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $218
ThornhillOntario

Welcome to our Mid Winter Break camp! The camp features a variety of sports and activities options to choose from! Visit website

TAC Sports - Toronto Athletic Camps2183-122023-02-01,337,5,10,9,364,177,300,331,180,304,12,3,347,54,188,0,daycamp,coed,
  • Online
  • Age 11 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $195
Online

This year’s March Break camp for middle schoolers and teens will take place virtually! Visit website

The Cube STEM Camps19511-172023-03-01,10,5,9,296,173,355,69,364,177,300,302,178,299,349,303,350,266,334,180,354,353,331,352,332,304,343,67,159,68,351,301,179,365,160,2,281,129,182,50,130,137,314,268,18,virtualprogram,coed,
  • Online
  • Age 7 to 10 (Coed)
  • From $185
Online

Are you a complete beginner or a Minecraft pro? this March Break Mini is a fun & recreational week, all things Minecraft. Visit website

The Cube STEM Camps1857-102023-03-01,10,5,9,296,173,355,69,364,177,300,302,178,299,349,303,350,266,334,180,354,353,331,352,332,304,343,67,159,68,351,301,179,365,160,2,281,129,182,50,130,137,314,268,18,virtualprogram,coed,
  • Richmond Hill, ON
  • Age 4 to 7 (Coed)
  • From $100
Richmond HillOntario

Learn "how" and "why" things work in this beginner engineering course! Visit website

Idea Labs Kids Richmond Hill1004-72023-01-012023-02-012023-03-01,133,5,10,9,296,363,297,173,295,355,123,300,177,178,299,266,334,180,331,332,304,343,67,159,68,135,2,160,281,129,130,50,314,268,programclass,coed,
  • Oshawa, ON
  • Age 6 to 9 (Coed)
  • From $325
OshawaOntario

Explore and experiment with cool materials, learn to use simple tools, explore with conductive materials... Visit website

Ontario Tech University Camps3256-92023-07-01,10,5,9,300,177,159,314,2,daycamp,coed,
  • Richmond Hill, ON
  • Age 4 to 7 (Coed)
  • From $95
Richmond HillOntario

Hands-on project-based learning! Spend a week learning science, tech, engineering, cooking and art! Visit website

Idea Labs Kids Richmond Hill954-72023-03-01,10,5,9,296,173,295,355,123,333,364,177,300,299,349,350,266,334,180,354,353,331,332,304,343,67,135,2,160,281,357,50,130,315,317,314,268,255,3,daycamp,coed,
  • Uptown, Toronto
  • Age 6 to 13 (Coed)
  • From $485
TorontoUptownUptownOntario

This camp is meant to show your child the beauty of science, math and coding and how they can make a difference in our life Visit website

Toronto STEM School4856-132023-07-01,364,177,300,178,299,349,303,332,180,305,67,159,68,179,196,2,32,280,33,91,129,357,50,130,316,317,7,314,268,224,3,54,347,188,0,daycamp,coed,
  • East-End, Toronto
  • Age 7 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $395
TorontoEast-EndEast-EndOntario

During our March Break camp, campers in grades 2 to 6 will be introduced to basic coding skills, robotics and digital arts. Visit website

The Cube STEM Camps3957-172023-03-01,10,5,9,173,69,364,177,300,302,178,299,349,303,350,266,352,180,332,304,343,67,159,68,351,301,179,365,160,2,129,182,50,130,137,314,268,18,daycamp,coed,
  • Richmond Hill, ON
  • Age 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $95
Richmond HillOntario

Spend the week learning science, coding, cooking, arts and more! Visit website

Idea Labs Kids Richmond Hill954-122023-03-01,10,5,9,296,173,295,355,123,333,364,177,300,299,349,350,266,334,180,354,353,331,332,304,343,67,135,2,160,281,357,50,130,315,317,314,268,255,3,daycamp,coed,



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3D printing camps near you

We list 3D printing camps and kids programs in cities across Canada. Find your city in the list below and find camps that offer training in 3D printing skills (at the top of the list), with other camps offering introductory 3D printing activities (as part of a broader schedule of the camp’s programming) beneath that. Use OurKids.net's advanced search to discover camps in the following places:

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More than just summer camp

If you want to truly build 3D printing knowledge and skills, you can use OurKids.net to find a variety of ways to immerse yourself in this field. Find a variety of options linked to below.

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What are the benefits of 3D printing camps?

Camps are 2-in-1! Most camps listed above are full-day, offering 3D printing for half the day, and another related activity for the second half of the day. Some camps offer more in-depth learning about code or how to use a microcontroller to design interactive projects such as multiplayer games. Others teach basic block-based code in order for kids to add their own modifications and custom content for their own Minecraft world. Depending on your child’s interests, 3D printing camps offer a variety of experiences to keep them entertained and learning.

Exposure to the world of digital design. 3D printing begins with a design made on the computer. Enrolling your child in this type of camp will not only provide them with a suite of fun 3D-printed souvenirs, it also gives them opportunity to explore digital design. This is a rapidly expanding field, with many applications such as video game design, animation, and augmented reality.

Let their imagination run wild. In 3D printing camp, the sky is the limit in terms of design possibilities. The technology allows for the utmost flexibility and customization, giving kids a blank slate to let their creativity shine. Kids will have the opportunity to tailor their camp experience to their own interests by taking on a design project that is compelling to them.

Future careers. 3D printing is still young, but is redefining many industries, from biomedical science, to auto engineering, to computer science, and beyond! Having skills in this burgeoning new technology could be powerful for future occupations. Not only that. Supplementary skills in 3D printing, such as digital design and coding, are skills in-demand in the current workforce.

Active learning. 3D printing camps allow kids to learn by doing. They apply this in designing a project, as well as experiment with the technology on their own. 3D printing also produces a tangible object. They can see their project through from ideation to completion. Increased interactivity has been proven to help kids retain knowledge.

Creates excitement. 3D printing is still new. Not many people have can access this technology, but many of us have seen its fantastic capabilities. Enrolling your child in 3D printing camp gives them a unique camp experience, unlike conventional day camps focused on sports or arts. It's sure to be a memorable experience for your child, one they're excited to share with friends and family, 3D printed project in hand!

What will your child learn in 3D printing camp?

3D printing tips and techniques. Of course, at 3D printing camp, your child will learn the fundamentals of 3D printing. This begins with designing in computer software, to exporting and printing. Camps are taught by trained educators. Your child will have the benefit of taking on an individual project and learning through trial and error, with a supportive coach by their side. They'll learn some best practices, helping them achieve their desired result.

Tinkercad. Most camps use a modelling program called Tinkercad to design your 3D creations. Using pre-existing shapes, or your own imported shapes, Tinkercad allows kids to adjust, resize and combine shapes to create anything they can imagine. Its simplicity and ease of use means your child can start with the basics, and progress to more advanced, detailed designs. You can even turn your creation into an augmented reality experience.

Basics of coding. Beyond simply designing a 3D object, Tinkercad teaches kids the fundamentals of coding. Using block-based code, kids can make their designs come to life, or learn how to write code that builds designs for them. From there, kids will be able to turn their work into a shareable GIF, or they can 3D print their creation to show off to their friends and family! Coding is a fundamental skill, applicable to the creation of more types of projects. From there, they may take an interest in creating video games, animations and mobile apps, etc.

Visual communication skills. The fundamental goal of digital design and 3D printing is to communicate information and ideas through symbols, colour, and imagery. Through camp, kids gain an increased awareness of the significance of visuals in our society, and how to get a message across non-verbally. They'll begin to think about their audience, or end-user, and how they might interpret or interact with their design. This both encourages your child to think from another perspective, and bolsters their critical thinking skills.

Other camps and programs you might be interested in

STEM camp and/or STEAM camp offers curriculum combining science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—as well as arts, in the case of STEAM.

Robotics camp is one of many other kinds of technology camps that branch out into other interesting fields, for kids who love hands-on tech fun. 

Coding camp and kids’ coding class presents varied learning opportunities and challenges. Our site lists camps teaching many different kinds of languages.

Learn more about 3d printing for kids and teens

"The ultimate guide to 3D printing for kids!" Katie Victoria. teachyourkidscode.com
"3D printing for kids: A parent’s guide to getting children started." Ryan Barone. idtech.com


Frequently Asked Questions

How many 3D printing camps are there?
There are 3 programs specializing in 3D Printing. In addition, there are 33 programs offering 3d printing as an activity. Use the filters to narrow by age and program type, then click on matched programs to see daily activities, dates, rates and registration information.

What are the fees to attend 3D printing camps?
Fees for 3D printing camps range from $250 to $525 per program (program types and lengths vary). Use the filters here to narrow programs by age and type.

What age do 3D printing camps start at?
There are programs available for children aged 9 through 16.

Where can parents meet with 3D printing camps?
Meet with program directors and staff at the Our Kids Camp & Program Expo. The Expo is held annually in February, and is a fun and informative day for parents, kids, and teens. Find event details and free tickets here.


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