Top Maker camps for 2024/2025

Find a Makerspace camp near you

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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    Programs focusing on Makerspace (1 results)

    These camps focus on curriculum for young makers.

    • Program
    • Midtown, Toronto
    • Age 12 to 16 (Coed)
    TorontoMidtownMidtownOntario

    Experiment with a variety of mediums, and try felting, printmaking, and collage! Visit website

    St. Clement's School Summer Program30012-162024-06-01,281,2,programclass,coed,


    Programs with Makerspace, session dates TBD


    Programs offering Makerspace as an activity (32 results)

    Camps below offer Makerspace among other fun kids' camp activities.

    • Program
    • Richmond Hill, ON
    • Age 10 to 14 (Coed)
    Richmond HillOntario

    Learn coding structures and building sophisticated electronics projects with LEDs and mothers. Visit website

    The STEAM Project37510-142024-07-012024-08-01,173,5,9,134,364,177,350,281,2,129,182,50,130,314,268,programclass,coed,
    Jun 17 - Jul 12, 2024
    • Day camp
    • Newmarket, ON
    • Age 10 to 14 (Coed)
    NewmarketOntario

    hands-on mediums including sculpture, digital photography, visual arts, radio production and graphic design Visit website

    Pickering College Summer Camps39610-142024-06-012024-07-01,263,5,345,291,335,292,361,10,9,363,173,355,123,333,69,174,281,2,24,188,0,daycamp,coed,
    • Day camp
    • Richmond Hill, ON
    • Age 8 to 15 (Coed)
    Richmond HillOntario

    Hands-on STEAM experiences kids don't get in school. Visit website

    The STEAM Project10608-152024-07-012024-08-01,293,5,345,197,71,10,9,363,173,123,333,174,134,364,177,300,299,67,159,281,2,317,50,314,268,11,3,347,54,181,daycamp,coed,
    Jul 29 - Aug 02, 2024
    • Day camp
    • Newmarket, ON
    • Age 10 to 14 (Coed)
    NewmarketOntario

    Creative students who are interested in new ways of exploring math and science will enjoy working together. Visit website

    Pickering College Summer Camps49510-142024-07-012024-08-01,67,177,159,160,2,281,129,130,50,268,daycamp,coed,
    Jul 15 - Jul 19, 2024
    • Day camp
    • Uptown, Toronto
    • Age 10 to 11 (Coed)
    TorontoUptownUptownOntario

    Challenge campers will enjoy fun activities that challenge them to work collaboratively using a holistic approach. Visit website

    Crescent Camps54510-112024-07-01,48,6,33,2,91,281,268,161,1,188,0,daycamp,coed,
    • Day camp
    • Markham, ON
    • Age 5 to 14 (Coed)
    MarkhamOntario

    Sports Adventure Camp is an all-in-one summer destination for sports, outdoor adventure, and STEAM learning! Campers will be Visit website

    The STEAM Project3705-142024-07-012024-08-01,81,6,10,5,9,173,134,364,177,300,159,281,2,130,50,314,268,8,3,224,11,347,12,327,223,54,63,66,252,daycamp,coed,
    • Day camp
    • Richmond Hill, ON
    • Age 14 to 15 (Coed)
    Richmond HillOntario

    Our CIT Program is geared towards our oldest campers (grade 9) who are interested in taking on a leadership role at camp. Visit website

    The STEAM Project200014-152024-07-012024-08-01,48,6,10,5,9,173,355,134,364,177,300,350,334,180,67,159,196,2,32,344,135,88,91,366,33,281,129,97,130,50,314,268,daycamp,coed,
    Aug 06 - Aug 08, 2024
    • Day camp
    • Newmarket, ON
    • Age 10 to 14 (Coed)
    NewmarketOntario

    Our Makerspace includes 3D printers, CNC Mill, Laser Cutter and Engraver and Cricut machines. Visit website

    Pickering College Summer Camps39610-142024-08-01,361,5,364,177,300,67,159,160,2,281,130,50,268,daycamp,coed,
    Jun 17 - Aug 09, 2024
    • Day camp
    • Newmarket, ON
    • Age 4 to 11 (Coed)
    NewmarketOntario

    Campers will love our traditional outdoor camp, featuring nature games, challenges and more. Each week has new theme Visit website

    Pickering College Summer Camps4754-112024-06-012024-07-012024-08-01,10,5,9,173,123,333,160,2,281,24,268,12,3,347,327,54,139,188,0,daycamp,coed,
    Jun 24 - Aug 16, 2024
    • Day camp
    • Uptown, Toronto
    • Age 4 to 5 (Coed)
    TorontoUptownUptownOntario

    Discovery camp is the perfect place for campers who are looking for a fun, exciting and enriching way to spend their summer! Visit website

    Crescent Camps4364-52024-06-012024-07-012024-08-01,48,6,10,5,9,281,2,24,268,188,0,daycamp,coed,
    Oct 20, 2023 - Jun 07, 2024
    • PA day
    • Richmond Hill, ON
    • Age 4 to 10 (Coed)
    Richmond HillOntario

    Hands-on STEAM experiences kids don't get in school. Visit website

    The STEAM Project1204-102023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,10,5,9,173,134,364,177,159,281,2,182,50,130,314,268,paday,coed,
    • Day camp
    • Richmond Hill, ON
    • Age 4 to 8 (Coed)
    Richmond HillOntario

    Hands-on STEAM experiences kids don't get in school. Visit website

    The STEAM Project10604-82024-07-012024-08-01,293,5,345,197,71,10,9,363,173,123,333,174,134,364,177,300,299,67,159,281,2,317,50,314,268,11,3,347,54,181,daycamp,coed,
    • Program
    • Richmond Hill, ON
    • Age 10 to 14 (Coed)
    Richmond HillOntario

    Students will learn how to assemble and 3D print accessories to customize how their robot battles. Visit website

    The STEAM Project37510-142024-07-012024-08-01,173,5,9,364,177,300,350,334,180,67,159,281,2,129,182,50,130,314,268,programclass,coed,
    • Program
    • Richmond Hill, ON
    • Age 10 to 14 (Coed)
    Richmond HillOntario

    Learn basic woodworking skills in a safe, exploration-based environment! Visit website

    The STEAM Project35010-142024-07-012024-08-01,173,5,9,134,364,177,281,2,129,182,50,130,314,268,programclass,coed,
    Jul 15 - Jul 19, 2024
    • Day camp
    • Mississauga, ON
    • Age 10 to 13 (Coed)
    MississaugaOntario

    At Inventors Academy, young minds aged 10-13 embark on a journey of innovation. Fueled by curiosity, creativity, and guidance Visit website

    Empower Learning Centre33010-132024-07-01,160,2,281,182,50,130,314,268,daycamp,coed,
    Aug 06 - Aug 09, 2024
    • Day camp
    • Mississauga, ON
    • Age 4 to 6 (Coed)
    MississaugaOntario

    Dino Week is the ultimate adventure for little ones who love dinosaurs. With exciting and interactive activities ! Visit website

    Empower Learning Centre2454-62024-08-01,292,5,337,10,9,173,355,123,333,366,2,91,145,281,24,270,357,50,356,daycamp,coed,
    • Program
    • Richmond Hill, ON
    • Age 10 to 14 (Coed)
    Richmond HillOntario

    Students will learn how to create architectural scale models using 3D design software, circuit building, furniture design... Visit website

    The STEAM Project37410-142024-07-012024-08-01,173,5,9,134,364,177,281,2,129,182,50,130,314,268,programclass,coed,
    • Day camp
    • Richmond Hill, ON
    • Age 13 to 14 (Coed)
    Richmond HillOntario

    Experience leadership workshops, develop hands-on skills and organize camp-wide events! Visit website

    The STEAM Project219013-142024-07-012024-08-01,10,5,9,173,355,134,364,177,300,350,334,180,67,159,196,2,32,344,342,135,366,91,33,281,129,97,130,50,314,268,daycamp,coed,
    Jun 30 - Aug 23, 2024
    • Overnight
    • Newmarket, ON
    • Age 13 to 17 (Coed)
    NewmarketOntario

    Pickering College’s ESL Summer Camp combines English language learning with a summer vacation in Ontario, Canada. Visit website

    Pickering College Summer Camps695013-172024-06-012024-07-012024-08-01,196,2,32,342,358,79,281,97,270,271,19,11,3,347,12,327,54,251,28,222,139,260,161,1,overnightcamp,coed,
    • Day camp
    • Richmond Hill, ON
    • Age 4 to 10 (Coed)
    Richmond HillOntario

    Hands-on STEAM experiences kids don't get in school. Visit website

    The STEAM Project10604-102024-07-012024-08-01,293,5,345,197,71,10,9,363,173,123,333,174,134,364,177,300,299,67,159,281,2,317,50,314,268,11,3,347,54,181,daycamp,coed,
    Aug 06 - Aug 09, 2024
    • Day camp
    • Burlington, ON
    • Age 8 to 14 (Coed)
    BurlingtonOntario

    This program is designed for creative souls of all skill levels who want to learn about jewelry design and creations. Visit website

    Camp Laureate3808-142024-08-01,71,5,292,10,9,281,2,130,50,314,8,3,172,daycamp,coed,
    Jul 08 - Aug 23, 2024
    • Day camp
    • Burlington, ON
    • Age 6 to 14 (Coed)
    BurlingtonOntario

    Aftercare hours run from 4:00-5:30pm. The program includes a light snack. Visit website

    Camp Laureate156-142024-07-012024-08-01,292,5,10,9,160,2,281,24,314,268,12,3,347,327,54,63,324,28,daycamp,coed,
    Aug 12 - Aug 16, 2024
    • Day camp
    • Oshawa, ON
    • Age 10 to 13 (Coed)
    OshawaOntario

    Find out what all the buzz is about Makerspace activities. Visit website

    Ontario Tech University Camps32510-132024-08-01,159,177,281,2,130,50,314,daycamp,coed,
    Jul 02 - Aug 23, 2024
    • Day camp
    • Ottawa, ON
    • Age 12 to 16 (Coed)
    OttawaOntario

    Fun STEM summer camps for teens from grades 7 through 9! Visit website

    uOttawa Engineering Outreach28512-162024-07-012024-08-01,364,177,300,302,178,349,303,350,266,334,180,354,353,331,352,332,304,305,67,159,68,351,301,179,365,281,2,357,50,130,316,315,317,314,268,daycamp,coed,
    Jul 02 - Aug 30, 2024
    • Day camp
    • Halton Hills, ON
    • Age 5 to 6 (Coed)
    Halton HillsOntario

    Jr Camp provides a superior ratio of care to make the transition into the camp setting smooth and fun. Visit website

    Kids Inc Camp3005-62024-07-012024-08-01,150,5,37,59,288,336,337,10,9,160,2,281,24,11,3,347,327,54,28,56,322,161,1,188,0,daycamp,coed,
    Jul 08 - Jul 12, 2024
    • Day camp
    • Burlington, ON
    • Age 10 to 16 (Girls)
    BurlingtonOntario

    This Girls Boss event will guide girls through the adventures of creating tiny pop store all on their own! Visit website

    Radiant Girls49910-162024-07-01,71,5,289,288,59,337,10,9,173,355,123,69,360,338,342,2,135,278,88,91,366,33,145,281,24,97,19,320,1,153,329,161,28,3,188,0,daycamp,allgirls,
    Mar 11 - Aug 30, 2024
    • Day camp
    • Throughout Alberta; British Columbia; Ontario (3)
    • Age 8 to 12 (Coed)
    CalgaryOakvilleVancouverAlbertaBritish ColumbiaOntario

    Create your own RGB lamp using a combination of coding, 3D modeling, 3D printing, and circuit-building. Visit website

    Steamoji3998-122024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-012024-07-012024-08-01,10,5,9,295,355,360,364,177,300,302,178,299,349,303,350,266,334,180,354,353,331,352,332,304,305,343,67,159,68,351,301,179,365,196,2,32,160,281,129,182,50,130,137,314,268,daycamp,coed,
    Mar 01, 2024 - Dec 22, 2025
    • Program
    • Throughout Alberta; British Columbia; Ontario (6)
    • Age 5 to 14 (Coed)
    CalgaryKelownaMississaugaOakvillePort MoodyVancouverAlbertaBritish ColumbiaOntario

    Structured, reinforcing projects in the subject pathways of fabrication, physical computing, engineering and digital arts. Visit website

    Steamoji2995-142024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-012024-07-012024-08-012024-09-012024-10-012024-11-012024-12-012025-01-012025-02-012025-03-012025-04-012025-05-012025-06-012025-07-012025-08-012025-09-012025-10-012025-11-012025-12-01,10,5,9,295,355,360,364,177,300,302,178,299,349,303,350,266,334,180,354,353,331,352,332,304,305,343,67,159,68,351,301,179,365,196,2,32,160,281,129,182,50,130,137,314,268,programclass,coed,
    • Day camp
    • Calgary, AB
    • Age 4 to 6 (Coed)
    CalgaryAlberta

    Using technology such as Scratch Jr. kids will learn how to explore coding alongside learning art techniques. Visit website

    Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School Camps3254-62024-07-01,10,5,9,173,355,349,177,304,180,159,281,2,314,daycamp,coed,
    • Day camp
    • Ottawa, ON
    • Age 8 to 12 (Coed)
    OttawaOntario

    Hiking, play, shelter-building, storytelling and art! This active outdoor program offers space to be creative. Visit website

    Out to Play3658-122024-07-012024-08-01,48,6,298,41,81,256,5,339,37,150,291,292,361,337,10,9,173,340,123,174,344,2,342,377,366,91,33,281,24,357,50,182,314,268,19,153,1,225,3,252,daycamp,coed,
    • Day camp
    • Calgary, AB
    • Age 8 to 12 (Coed)
    CalgaryAlberta

    Using tools, and building techniques, our campers will learn about how things work, and where good ideas come from. Visit website

    Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School Camps3008-122024-07-012024-08-01,10,5,9,355,334,177,180,159,281,2,314,172,daycamp,coed,
    • Day camp
    • Ottawa, ON
    • Age 7 to 9 (Coed)
    OttawaOntario

    The perfect mix of STEM and Robotics mornings and outdoor education afternoons. Visit website

    Kanata Camps3957-92024-07-01,10,5,9,303,177,160,2,281,129,24,130,50,314,268,54,3,347,daycamp,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. 


    Frequently Asked Questions

    How many Maker camps are there?
    There is 1 program specializing in MakerspaceIn addition, there is 32 program offering makerspace 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 Maker camps?
    Fees for Maker camps range from $300 to $300 per program (program types and lengths vary). Use the filters here to narrow programs by age and type.

    What age do Maker camps start at?
    There are programs available for children aged 12 through 16.

    Where can parents meet with Maker 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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