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Maker camps are one of the most exciting, rapidly growing type of summer camp or March break program. These camps focus on a very practical curriculum influenced by the Makerspace (also called Hackerspace) movement. Some official maker camps originated in association with makezine.com, but the term is also applied more generally and includes camps around the world. Read more


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No Fuss Tutors - In Home Tutoring   

Oakville; Markham; Lawrence Heights, Toronto

  • Education: Academic/Tutoring
  • Program

Private In-Home Tutoring | Throughout the GTA | $30 Per Hour | Math, English, Science & More | Grade 1-12 | Rated 5 Stars on Google | Try Your First Hour on Us

  • Ages 7 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $27/session
Program Coed277-180Oakville, Ontario, Markham, ON, Lawrence Heights, Toronto, ONEducation: Academic/TutoringNo Fuss Tutors - In Home Tutoring Private In-Home Tutoring | Throughout the GTA | $30 Per Hour | Math, English, Science & More | Grade 1-12 | Rated 5 Stars on Google | Try Your First Hour on Us Oakville, Ontario, Markham, ON, Lawrence Heights, Toronto, ON Program Coed

Crescent Camps & Summer Programs  

North Toronto, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

Our Camps and Programs reflect Crescent School's excellence in academics, robotics, athletics, business, the arts and leadership, with highly qualified, enthusiastic instructors and staff in our exceptional facilities.

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $340/week
Day Coed3406-171North Toronto, Toronto, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Crescent Camps & Summer ProgramsOur Camps and Programs reflect Crescent School's excellence in academics, robotics, athletics, business, the arts and leadership, with highly qualified, enthusiastic instructors and staff in our exceptional facilities. North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario Day Coed

SV Robotics Academy  

Markham; Brampton

  • Education: STEM
  • Day, Program

SV Robotics Academy and Yamaha Music School is teaming up to present a STEAM Summer Camp Series through project based learning. Our program is focused on collaborating both the creativity of music & technical skill.

  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Coed
  • Cost Varies
Day, Program Coed06-182Markham, Ontario, Brampton, OntarioEducation: STEMSV Robotics AcademySV Robotics Academy and Yamaha Music School is teaming up to present a STEAM Summer Camp Series through project based learning. Our program is focused on collaborating both the creativity of music & technical skill. Markham, Ontario, Brampton, Ontario Day, Program Coed

Digital Media Academy  

Vancouver; Bay Street Corridor, Toronto

  • Computer (multi)
  • Day, Overnight

Digital Media Academy offers the most impactful STEAM learning experiences available anywhere. Learn from art and technology professionals using industry-level software. Overnight and multi-week options are available.

  • Ages 9 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $1,390/week
Day, Overnight Coed13909-183Vancouver, British Columbia, Bay Street Corridor, Toronto, OntarioComputer (multi)Digital Media AcademyDigital Media Academy offers the most impactful STEAM learning experiences available anywhere. Learn from art and technology professionals using industry-level software. Overnight and multi-week options are available. Vancouver, British Columbia, Bay Street Corridor, Toronto, Ontario Day, Overnight Coed

Rotherglen Summer Camp  

Oakville

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

Summer Camps will include Robotics, STEM, Drama, Art, Sports and Cooking Camps, all taking advantage of our beautiful new state of the art facility.

  • Ages 6 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $340/week
Day Coed3406-144Oakville, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Rotherglen Summer CampSummer Camps will include Robotics, STEM, Drama, Art, Sports and Cooking Camps, all taking advantage of our beautiful new state of the art facility. Oakville, Ontario Day Coed

Toronto Kidz  

High Park, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day

Every week at Toronto Kidz Camp we focus on a theme such as Dinosaurs, Underwater World, etc. and includes a field trip to one of Toronto's top attractions: Ripley's Aquarium, the ROM, Pirate Life Cruise, Casa Loma, etc.

  • Ages 5 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $202/week
Day Coed2025-125High Park, Toronto, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Toronto KidzEvery week at Toronto Kidz Camp we focus on a theme such as Dinosaurs, Underwater World, etc. and includes a field trip to one of Toronto's top attractions: Ripley's Aquarium, the ROM, Pirate Life Cruise, Casa Loma, etc. High Park, Toronto, Ontario Day Coed

MakerKids  

Leaside, Toronto; Bloor West Village, Toronto

  • Computer (multi)
  • Day, Program

Empowering the makers of tomorrow! MakerKids specializes in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs with highly trained instructors. We run camps, after-school programs, private classes and more.

  • Ages 6 to 13
  • Coed
  • from $1/week
Day, Program Coed16-136Leaside, Toronto, Ontario, Bloor West Village, Toronto, OntarioComputer (multi)MakerKidsEmpowering the makers of tomorrow! MakerKids specializes in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs with highly trained instructors. We run camps, after-school programs, private classes and more. Leaside, Toronto, Ontario, Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ontario Day, Program Coed

Active Scholars  

Ajax; Guelph; North Toronto, Toronto

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Program

A unique summer experience, Where Sports Meets Educations and campers get to engage in both STEM Learning & Basketball or Soccer Development. Each week we offer a unique experience for continued growth and engagement.

  • Ages 7 to 13
  • Coed
  • from $235/week
Day, Program Coed2357-137Ajax, Ontario, Guelph, Ontario, North Toronto, Toronto, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Active ScholarsA unique summer experience, Where Sports Meets Educations and campers get to engage in both STEM Learning & Basketball or Soccer Development. Each week we offer a unique experience for continued growth and engagement. Ajax, Ontario, Guelph, Ontario, North Toronto, Toronto, Ontario Day, Program Coed

Explorer Hop  

Leaside, Toronto

  • Education: Entrepreneurship
  • Day, Program, family

Featured in BBC. A camp where kids learn about Entrepreneurship, Money Management, Innovation, Debate Camp and even get to create their own board game!

  • Ages 6 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $350/week
Day, Program, family Coed3506-148Leaside, Toronto, OntarioEducation: EntrepreneurshipExplorer HopFeatured in BBC. A camp where kids learn about Entrepreneurship, Money Management, Innovation, Debate Camp and even get to create their own board game! Leaside, Toronto, Ontario Day, Program, family Coed

The Maker Bean Cafe  

Dovercourt Park, Toronto; Wallace Emerson, Toronto

  • Education: STEM
  • Day, Program

Creative technology camps to engage your kids & teen. Topics include Robotics, Inventions, Minecraft & Video Game Programming.

  • Ages 2 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $40/week
Day, Program Coed402-129Dovercourt Park, Toronto, Ontario, Wallace Emerson, Toronto, OntarioEducation: STEMThe Maker Bean CafeCreative technology camps to engage your kids & teen. Topics include Robotics, Inventions, Minecraft & Video Game Programming. Dovercourt Park, Toronto, Ontario, Wallace Emerson, Toronto, Ontario Day, Program Coed
  • Education (multi)
  • Day, Overnight

An academically enriched university experience for students in grades 5 to 12 focussing on unique courses, living in residence, and campus life. Come and experience your future!

  • Ages 10 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $305/week
Day, Overnight Coed30510-1810Kingston, OntarioEducation (multi)Enrichment Studies Unit (ESU) at Queen's UniversityAn academically enriched university experience for students in grades 5 to 12 focussing on unique courses, living in residence, and campus life. Come and experience your future! Kingston, Ontario Day, Overnight Coed

Mississauga Code Club  

Mississauga

  • Education: STEM
  • Program, family

Mississauga Code Club offers quarterly coding, digital media, and robotics courses for kids, youth &girls of age 8-17. The growing enrollment in our courses reflects high quality and community’s trust in our offerings.

  • Ages 8 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $250/program
Program, family Coed2508-1811Mississauga, OntarioEducation: STEMMississauga Code ClubMississauga Code Club offers quarterly coding, digital media, and robotics courses for kids, youth &girls of age 8-17. The growing enrollment in our courses reflects high quality and community’s trust in our offerings. Mississauga, Ontario Program, family Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

Summer STEAM camps for children from ages 9-14. The theme for this summer’s youth programs is Drones in the City. We will explore the potential of this disruptive technology and how the city design might respond.

  • Ages 9 to 99
  • Coed
  • from $400/week
Day, Overnight Coed4009-9912Downtown West, Toronto, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) Summer Youth Programming at the Daniels FacultySummer STEAM camps for children from ages 9-14. The theme for this summer’s youth programs is Drones in the City. We will explore the potential of this disruptive technology and how the city design might respond. Downtown West, Toronto, Ontario Day, Overnight Coed

Idea Lab Kids Oakville  

Oakville

  • Education: STEM
  • Day, Program, family

Innovative programming with a focus on STEM. Summer camp, after school, birthdays and more. Courses for all ages in coding, game design, circuitry, toy engineering, the arts, VR, robotics, 3D printing, cooking and more!

  • Ages 4 to 15
  • Coed
  • from $60/month
Day, Program, family Coed604-1513Oakville, OntarioEducation: STEMIdea Lab Kids OakvilleInnovative programming with a focus on STEM. Summer camp, after school, birthdays and more. Courses for all ages in coding, game design, circuitry, toy engineering, the arts, VR, robotics, 3D printing, cooking and more! Oakville, Ontario Day, Program, family Coed

UME Academy  

Vancouver; Yorkville, Toronto

  • Computer (multi)
  • Day, Program

Learn technology, critical thinking and the design process through game-making. For children who are ready to be creators and teens who are thinking about careers in technology, game design engages and educates.

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $495/session
Day, Program Coed4956-1714Vancouver, British Columbia, Yorkville, Toronto, OntarioComputer (multi)UME AcademyLearn technology, critical thinking and the design process through game-making. For children who are ready to be creators and teens who are thinking about careers in technology, game design engages and educates. Vancouver, British Columbia, Yorkville, Toronto, Ontario Day, Program Coed

StemKid   

Markham

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Program, family

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $100/week
Day, Program, family Coed1004-1415Markham, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) StemKid Markham, Ontario Day, Program, family Coed
  • Education: STEM
  • Day

Camp for creative girls and boys who love science, technology, robotics, and design projects. Our kids learn while they experiment, invent, digitally fabricate, and build things with their hands.

  • Ages 5 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $460/week
Day Coed4605-1416Richmond Hill, OntarioEducation: STEMThe STEAM Project: Makerspace, Camps & Classes @ Richmond HillCamp for creative girls and boys who love science, technology, robotics, and design projects. Our kids learn while they experiment, invent, digitally fabricate, and build things with their hands. Richmond Hill, Ontario Day Coed

Neilson Park Creative Centre  

Markland Wood, Toronto

  • Art (multi)
  • Day

Arts-focused camps, classes and workshops supporting a creative learning environment where children, teens and families are encouraged to explore and enrich their lives through the arts.

  • Ages 5 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $240/week
Day Coed2405-1217Markland Wood, Toronto, OntarioArt (multi)Neilson Park Creative CentreArts-focused camps, classes and workshops supporting a creative learning environment where children, teens and families are encouraged to explore and enrich their lives through the arts. Markland Wood, Toronto, Ontario Day Coed

HIDDEN BAY LEADERSHIP CAMP  

Parry Sound

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

Small Camp, Big Adventure! Located near Parry Sound, we are a world away from the city and the perfect place for your child to learn leadership while enjoying traditional camp fun in a welcoming and inclusive environment

  • Ages 5 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $695/week
Day, Overnight Coed6955-1618Parry Sound, OntarioTraditional (multi activity) HIDDEN BAY LEADERSHIP CAMPSmall Camp, Big Adventure! Located near Parry Sound, we are a world away from the city and the perfect place for your child to learn leadership while enjoying traditional camp fun in a welcoming and inclusive environment Parry Sound, Ontario Day, Overnight Coed
  • Art (multi)
  • Day, Overnight, Program, family

SummerArts combines the best of camp with the best of the arts, with great food, a full rec schedule, campfire, and of course a core of incredible arts programming, all on a beautiful campus overlooking the Bay of Fundy.

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $290/week
Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed2905-1819Canning, Nova ScotiaArt (multi)Ross Creek Centre for the ArtsSummerArts combines the best of camp with the best of the arts, with great food, a full rec schedule, campfire, and of course a core of incredible arts programming, all on a beautiful campus overlooking the Bay of Fundy. Canning, Nova Scotia Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed

Maker camps offer programming similar to STEM curriculum but add practical tech interests (ranging from robotics to coding to design) as well as craft materials. Makerspace camps tend to emphasize collaboration and can be thought of as more workshop-oriented than other technology camps. Some are associated with major corporations such as Intel and others.

Why maker camp?

The advantage of maker camps may seem obvious in our increasingly technology-oriented world, but here's a close look at some reasons to dive into a maker kids camp:

Addition of a social element. While technologically-oriented kids may delight in making things on their own, makerspace summer camps add the benefit of collaboration, comparison, presentation and communication (among other things).  Growth in these critical soft skills gives kids an edge in social situations, and in job skills as they look at future career paths.

Curriculum is created by experts. Maker camps in major cities are often associated with universities and/or corporate sponsors. Teen makers can always work on independent projects, but the discipline instilled through professionally-developed curriculum gives them needed guidance in understanding a practical application of makerspace learning.

They meet kids from elsewhere in their area. Kids at any summer camp form friendships and connections that can last a long time into the future. Some Toronto maker camps are attended by kids from countries around the world, in fact. This is an extension of camps' ability to help kids grow in social skills and form early connections to others with similar interests. They might indeed form collaborative connections that may extend far into the future and be fruitful in ways that parents and instructors cannot anticipate.

Related types of camps:

Maker camps are part of a rapidly expanding universe of technology camps focused on helping kids develop skills they will use well into the future. Their practical-oriented curriculum has implications for the development of an entrepreneurial bent, and career choices, etc.  these camps might be thought of as oriented toward older kids, related to robotics and other technology camps and targeted toward older kids who may have previously attended Lego or Minecraft camps.

Parents navigating their way through these options or descriptions need to work closely with their kids and with camps listed below to note which camps most closely match their needs and expectations. 



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